If it’s not a miracle, it’s still pretty darn great.
A $60,000 donation from an anonymous donor has made it possible for the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York to break ground on a handicapped-accessible playground at the baseball complex in Veteran’s Park.
The donor has also offered to match donations made to the organization through April if they reach $25,000. Construction of the specially-equipped playground will start in the spring. The price tag on the project, which will feature wheelchair-accessible swings among other innovations, totals $126,000.
The Miracle League helps children and young adults with disabilities play baseball.
Also this week:
• The Grand Island Department of Parks and Recreation will host an open family swim from 12 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Island High School pool, 1100 Ransom Road. For more information, call 465-8370.
• The Grand Island Board of Education will meet Monday in the High School Professional Development Room, 1100 Ransom Road. It will meet with the administrators of Veronica E. Connor Middle School at 6 p.m., then convene its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the middle school Little Theater.
• The Grand Island Memorial Library will host one-on-one sessions to help patrons learn how to borrow electronic books using their eReaders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Appointments are available to patrons age 17 and older. Bring your eReader, library card, any usernames and passwords associated with your device and its USB cord if it requires one. To register, call 773-7124.
• Legislator Kevin Hardwick will talk about the federal Home Energy Assistance Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
• St. Timothy’s Church will host “Clean Air’s Hope and History,” a forum for local residents to share their experiences fighting pollution. It will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church, 1453 Staley Road.
• The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road. Members should bring items they have recycled or repurposed. For more information, call 998-1186.
• The Department of Parks and Recreation will host youth activities for children from ages 7 to 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nike Base Reality Cafe, 3278 Whitehaven Road. For more information, call 773-9680.