The municipal buildings in Amherst and Williamsville will be draped in orange this week.
In fact, several buildings and structures around the area will sport the color orange, to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis, a disabling and incurable disease that attacks the nervous system.
The lighting coincides with MS Awareness Week, which runs through Sunday. It also will be done at the Village Meeting House, Peace Bridge, Electric Tower and Larkin at Exchange. Even Niagara Falls will go orange briefly Monday night.
Multiple sclerosis affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide, including 500,000 in the United States, and its prevalence in Buffalo is significantly higher than average. For more information, check out the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org.
Also this week:
• The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. on Monday in Council Chambers at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. A work session begins at 3 p.m.
• A meeting of the Glen Park Joint Board begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal building.
• The Conservation Advisory Council meets 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.
• A meeting of the Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building.
• A volunteer open house will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village for anyone interested in volunteer and internship opportunities at Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road.