An event for teen girls and their parents, “Avoiding Unhealthy Relationships/Learning How to Recognize the Warning Signs,” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Mary Travers Murphy, director of the Family Justice Center, and Sharon Morgan, the FJC’s volunteer coordinator and a domestic violence survivor, will speak. The event is free.


M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills are teaming up to honor area teachers with Touchdown for Teachers. Five teachers will be recognized at a pregame ceremony at the Dec. 2 Bills game. To nominate your teacher, go to


The Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden, will hold open auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The production will be held Dec. 1-9. Bring a prepared memorized monologue of about one minute in length. The audition should take about 15 minutes. Crew members are also needed. For information, call Kathy at 937-7881.


Sacred Heart Academy will offer a Mother-Daughter Book Club for sixth- and seventh-grade girls and their mothers. The group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 9, Feb. 10 and April 14. The club, which is free to join, is limited to 10 girls and their mothers. For information, call 834-2101 or visit


Forest Lawn and Re-Tree WNY are looking for volunteers to help plant approximately 250 trees from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Ave. (assemble at the chapel). No experience is necessary; a brief training session will be held both days. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For information or to register, call Lesa Whitlow at 885-1606, Ext. 206.


The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and Archangel 8 Chess Academy will present the second annual Carrousel Chess Classic from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. The tournament is open to players in grades K-12 as long as they have sufficient playing ability to recognize check and checkmate. The tournament will feature three rounds of no-elimination chess, an all-girls competition and an awards ceremony. Cost is $10. Preregistration is necessary by Oct. 26; email with name, grade, school, phone number and USCF number. Players must bring chess set, board and digital chess clock and report by 11:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament. For more information, call 693-1885 or visit


The Vivace Choir of Bel Canto will perform its annual “Together Again!” concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Silver Creek High School, 1 Dickinson St., Silver Creek. Admission is free. For more information, call 759-6428.


The KeyBank Sunday Film Series continues with a screening of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (PG) at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $2. For information, call 692-2413.