HEADWAY FUNDRAISER: Headway of Western New York, a not-for-profit agency affiliated with People Inc., will host its annual fundraising event, Shine a Light, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today in Windows on the Green at Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Amherst. The event includes music, food and auctions. Tickets are $50 if pre-ordered online at www.headwayofwny.org and $55 each at the door. For information, call 408-3100.
m&t third fridays: The Buffalo History Museum will hold its third M&T Third Friday, “Giants of Buffalo: Sports,” beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and the program from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the museum on Nottingham Terrace at Elmwood Avenue. This month’s guests are Booker Edgerson, Edward J. Rutkowski, Dr. Daniel P. Starr and Paul Wieland. Pete Weber will moderate. Photographs and artifacts provided by the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will be on exhibit. The event is free for members of the museum, Buffalo Broadcasters Association, Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame with membership cards; $10 for the general public. For information, call 873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, will sponsor a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the John A. Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-REDCROSS for an appointment. ID is required. Participants must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.