The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is taking part in this week’s “Giving Tuesday” in hopes of achieving its goal of raising $30,000 to buy land for a skate park in Amherst.

In its second year, Giving Tuesday – which falls on Dec. 3 this year – is a nationwide movement kicking off the charitable giving season on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

The non-profit foundation has been soliciting funds to support the creation and preservation of a skate park in memory of Alix, who was 18 when she killed by a drunk driver in July 11 while riding her longboard home from work along Heim Road.

All donations can be made at

For more information on the foundation and its involvement in #GivingTuesday contact Jon Fulcher at 514-6148, Brian Duff at 866-3833 or email

Meanwhile, the annual exhibit of works by the faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Daemen College will open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual and Performing Arts, on the campus at 4380 Main St.

The show will feature an especially large and eclectic range of works by artists Steven Appler, Kevin Kegler, Dennis Barraclough, Brita D’Agostino, Kenneth Doyle, Nathan W. Naetzker, Craig LaRotunda, James Dana Hatchett, Kate Stapleton Parzych, Maria Pabico and others.

“Every year it is interesting to see the new work created by our faculty,” said Brian Hammer, curator of the show. “The faculty show is also a great way to showcase the diverse talent of our visual and performing arts faculty to the campus community.” The show will run until January 17.

Elsewhere, the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation recently presented a check for $5,000 to Amherst Youthworks, which provides small household services to seniors.

Seniors interested in using the services of Amherst Youthworks can contact Deborah Zimmerman at the Amherst Center for Senior Services at 636-3050 ext. 3130 to determine if they qualify for free services.

Youth interested in working for the program should contact Marcia Wrazen at the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department, 631-7217.

Also this week:

• The Amherst Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Council Chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. A board work session will be held at 3 p.m.

• The Glen Park Joint Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Amherst Municipal Building.

• The Amherst Veterans Committee will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Amherst Municipal Building.

• The Conservation Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

• The Traffic Safety Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

• The Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Municipal Building.