Brighton Place Events

Knitting Club

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. We knit, crochet, and chat, or come with questions and materials. You do not need to attend every meeting; this club is very informal. Crocheters are welcome!

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Adult Coloring

Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Our Adult Coloring Club is a great way to relax and meet new friends. This is not a class and is very casual.

Call 332-4375 for information.

Toddler Time

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 - 5 years old.

Limited to 12 children. Call 332-4375 for more information.

Anime Meet-Up

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8pm

In this club we watch and talk about anime and related topics like Japanese culture, cosplay, and manga.

Limited to 35. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Cardcrafter's Club

Thursdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Create beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Experienced and beginning crafters are welcome. This is not a class; we share ideas and techniques.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Exercise for Strength and Balance

Thursdays at 12:00 pm

Learn tips and exercises from Mary Ann Linkowski to stay strong and safe.

Limited to 10. Suggested donation $2. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Laughter Yoga

Thursdays at 11:00

Come laugh your way to a healthier you! In Laughter Yoga we do laughing exercises to relax, boost immunity and feel great!

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Chair Yoga

Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Fridays at 10:00 am

Gentle yoga for people with physical limitations. Suggested donation is $2 - $5 per session.

Limited to 12 participants. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm or Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs. This fun weekly meetup is for all ages. Ukuleles are provided. No experience is necessary to join.

Suggested donation is $5 per session. Limited to 12. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Lissa Marie Redmond: Author Talk and Book Signing

Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm

Retired detective, Lissa Marie Redmond returns to Brighton Place with her second novel, The Murder Book, released on February 8, 2019. She will be bringing books to sell and sign.

Limited to 50 seats. Call 332-4375 to reserve your spot.

Univera Medicare Q&A

Saturday, March 9 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A representative from Univera will be here to answer your questions about Medicare.

Call 332-4375 with questions.

Eclectic Book Club

Arrowood by Laura McHugh

Tuesday, March 12 at 2:00 pm

Arrowood is the most ornate and grand of the historical houses that line the Mississippi River in southern Iowa. But the house has a mystery it has never revealed: It’s where Arden Arrowood’s younger twin sisters vanished on her watch twenty years ago. After the twins disappearance, Arden s parents divorced and the Arrowoods left the big house that had been in their family for generations. When her father dies and she inherits Arrowood, Arden returns to her childhood home determined to discover what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Monthly Senior Luncheon with Ian Seppala

“The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum”

Wednesday, March 13 at 12:00 pm

Join the museum’s education director, Ian Seppala, for an informative talk about its history and recent restoration efforts.

This will be a Potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to pass. Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Local Author Rosanne Higgins

The Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery Project

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm

Rosanne L. Higgins grew up in Buffalo, New York. Her experiences traveling in both the United States and in Europe as a child, and later to Ireland, resulted in a love of history and cultural diversity from an early age. She entered graduate school in 1990 as an anthropology student and studied the relationship between biology and poverty during the nineteenth century. Her main interest was the institutionalized poor. In the spring of 2012, Rosanne was invited to join the Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery project, undertaken by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Buffalo.

While writing her dissertation in the mid 1990's, Rosanne got to know many of the inmates of the institutions in Western New York as she pieced together what little could be told of their lives while researching their deaths. For over 20 years she had a desire to the tell the other side of the story in a way that would be accessible to more than just the scholarly community. Rosanne's first novel, Orphans and Inmates, is the first in a series chronicling fictional accounts of poorhouse residents inspired by the historical data. The book is followed by A Whisper of Bones, The Seer and the Scholar and A Lifetime Again. The fifth book in the series, The Girl on the Shore, has launched and is available for purchase.

Limited to 50 seats. Call 332-4375 to register.