The merchants of the four corners of Clarence Center, at Goodrich and Clarence Center roads, are offering special deals and holiday cheer this Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. for “Lights up the Center.”
This year, the event will have a “Whoville” theme, based on the town in Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Participating merchants from Meet in the Center is scheduled to host an open house with snacks, refreshments, and holiday shopping.
Santa and special Whoville guests will be on hand. Free horse drawn carriage rides with holiday music will be given. Activities include a “find the snowman” scavenger hunt as well as a best Whoville costume contest which will take place between 2 and 3 p.m. Santa will light up a Christmas tree at 3:30 p.m.
Also, the Clarence Historical Society is holding a “Pearl Harbor Day” commemoration at the Clarence Historical Museum, 10465 Main Street at noon Saturday. Albert McFadyen will appear as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and recite the “Day of Infamy” speech.
The public is invited to write names of loved ones serving in the military on Christmas ornaments that will decorate a museum tree. Anyone who can’t attend but would like an ornament to be displayed in honor of someone can call the museum at 759-8575.
Also this week:
• The Clarence Town Board will meet Wednesday for two work sessions – at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. – followed by a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, One Town Place.
• Town Board will hold a special 2014 organizational review meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Town Board Room of Town Hall.