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.

Adult 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 with questions.

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.

Master’s Chicken BBQ Picnic and Family Fun Day

Sunday, August 4 2pm – 6pm

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Dinners include chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll, butter. Drinks are $1.00. We will be raffling off baskets and have a 50/50 split. Eat in or Take out! Live entertainment from Canine Sports Complex, ModDance Studio, and Riederer’s Kenpo Self-Defense Studio. Call 332-4375 for information.

Eclectic Book Club

Calypso by David Sedaris

Tuesday, August 13 at 2:00 pm

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Monthly Senior Luncheon - Fall Prevention with Maureen McCabe of Catholic Health

Wednesday, August 14 at 12:00 pm

Fall prevention is a variety of actions to help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. Nearly one-third of older persons fall each year, and half of them fall more than once. This is a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share.

Limited to 25. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays at 11:30 am

Stories and activities for the entire family. Continues through August 28.

Call 332-4375 with questions.

Autism Services Pop-Up Art Show

Thursday, August 8 5pm – 7pm

Arts Work for Autism Services is a program for people with autism, allowing them to express themselves through visual and performing arts. “The work is a peek into the minds of these creative people and a glimpse into the exceptional abilities they possess.” says Dana Ranke, a teaching artist at Autism Services. The arts is one facet of Autism Services’ mission that helps close the gap between people with autism and typical populations. Come see the work and meet the wonderful artists at this pop-up exhibition. Light refreshments will be served.

Call 332-4375 with questions.

Cursive Writing Workshop

Saturday, August 10 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Many schools have stopped teaching cursive writing. Join us for the second of two workshops where children can learn the basics and have guided practice time.

Limited to 15. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Mark Twain with Dr. Thomas Reigstad

Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

August of 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain signing papers to become managing editor and co-owner of a thriving newspaper in Buffalo, The Morning Express. This illustrated presentation will describe Twain’s journalistic and personal activities from August of 1869 and for the next 19 months of his residency in Buffalo, set within the historical context of his new home--a city whose economy and population were booming. Twain’s Buffalo period laid important groundwork for his literary career, including inspiration for his American classic fifteen years later, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Tom Reigstad is a fourth-generation Buffalonian, an English professor and a journalist. He has lived in Kenmore for 33 years and was recently re-elected to the Kenmore-Tonawanda School Board. Tom attended graduate school at the University of Missouri, where he first learned of Mark Twain’s affiliation with Buffalo. In 2018 an expanded edition of his book, Scribblin’ for a Livin’: Mark Twain’s Pivotal Period in Buffalo, was released, accompanied by a 10-minute documentary film.

Limited to 45. Call 332-4375 to reserve a spot.