CONCERT: St. Bonaventure University’s Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Music Ensemble will present their fall semester concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on the campus, 3261 W. State Road, Allegany.

LECTURE: Michael Weekes will discuss his book, “Building a New and Useful Buffalo,” as part of the Books Homegrown series of author talks at noon Thursday in the Ring of Knowledge area of the Central Library Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library at 1 Lafayette Square. Copies will be available afterward for sale and signing. For information, call 858-8900 or visit

AERO CLUB MEETING: The Aero Club will present Robert Young, the coordinator of the World War II ex-POW Support Group at the Veterans’ Day Treatment Center in Buffalo, as guest speaker for its next meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Young, a Navy veteran and adjunct professor at Daemen College, will share what he has learned about the experiences of captured airmen. For reservation information, call 833-4978.

THANKSGIVING DINNER: The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Center’s Moot Senior Center will host a Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Thursday, sponsored by Citigroup. Seatings will be at noon for seniors; and 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the general public at 292 High St. Tickets are $1 at the door or can be purchased in advance at the center. Pappy Martin and the Supreme Love Trio will provide entertainment for the first seating.

BPO FUNDRAISING EVENT: The Friends of the BPO, a volunteer group supporting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is sponsoring a fundraising event, The Joy of Music and Wine from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kleinhans Music Hall. The event features live music provided by Sal Andolina and Friends, wine tasting from five local wineries, beer from the Flying Bison Brewery, food sampling from 15 local food shops and restaurants, a giant basket raffle and early holiday shopping. Wines, food items and BPO CDs and tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30 from the BPO box office at 885-5000, or at

CHEEKTOWAGA HISTORICAL GROUP: The Cheektowaga Historical Association will host Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director for education of Niagara County Historical Society, at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Laura Ely Hacker at 683-1762.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Daemen College Diversity Committee and Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement will sponsor a panel discussion about homelessness at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alumni Lounge on the campus, located at 4380 Main St., Amherst. Panelists are Dr. Diane Bessel, Col. Walter Gordon and Rev. Eric Johns.

TREE-DECORATING CEREMONY: The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo is presenting a tree-decorating ceremony to honor donor families and living donors who have benefited numerous recipients across Western New York and the nation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the new dialysis center next to Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St. For more information, call 512-7918 or email