Weekly Feature

2010-06-17 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Hymn's for the Hungry

“Hymns for the Hungry,” a benefit concert for the West Seneca Food Pantry, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road. The event will feature Tina Marie Williams and other singers/songwriters. Nonperishable foods and donations will be collected at the door to directly benefit the food pantry. Visit www. HymnsForTheHungry. com.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart sets lawn fete

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, is hosting a three-day lawn fete from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 18; noon to midnight Saturday, June 19; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 20. The event features rides by Main Events Amusements, games, food, beer, raffles and a homemade pie bake-off contest. Attendees can save up to 50 percent when purchasing ride tickets in advance. Call the rectory at 824-2935.

St. Peter’s to hold dinner, craft show, concert

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, will host a chicken or ribs dinner from BW’s BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 18. Live music will be provided by the West Seneca Town Band at 5:30 p.m. Crafts will also be available for purchase. Tickets cost $11 each for a one-third rack of ribs and $9 for a half-chicken dinner. Presale tickets are available. Call 674-1233 or visit www.st-petersucc.org.

Parking lot sale planned at Winchester church

Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road, is hosting a flea market/parking lot sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tables with a variety of items will be available for purchase, as well as refreshments. Proceeds from the sale will sponsor area teens to attend summer camp. For more information, call Jan Dalbo at 909-1855 or e-mail jandalbo@aol.com.

‘Kids, I Did It’ run slated at Cazenovia Park

The South Buffalo Athletic Club will hold its 17th annual “Kids, I Did It” run on Saturday, June 19, at Cazenovia Park, on the border of West Seneca and South Buffalo. Activities begin with an aerobic warm-up and stretching at 9:30 a.m. in the park’s casino. There will be a bounce house, face painting and prizes after the events. All proceeds benefit local charitable children’s organizations. Registration is $8 by June 14 or $10 the day of the race. For information, e-mail Barb Krueger at SBACBarbK@aol.com.

Musical impersonators featured at fundraiser

Seneca Hose Fire Company, 2801 Seneca St., will host a fundraising event from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash impersonators will provide the entertainment. Tickets cost $21 and include beer, wine, pizza and raffles. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to charity.

Firemen’s Exhibit hosts antique fire apparatus

The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit, 4141 Seneca St., is sponsoring an antique fire apparatus show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The registration fee is $20. Call Jim Kavanaugh at 674-5585 for information.

Ebenezer UCC to host festival, concert

Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., will hold its annual Strawberry Festival at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. Hot dogs, beverages, and strawberry shortcake and sundaes will be available. A band concert is planned for 6:30 p.m., so bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, call 674-4566.

Strawberry festival set at South Park UMC

South Park United Methodist Church, 73 Ahston Place (corner of 2291 South Park Ave.), will host its annual Strawberry Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. Attendees can make their own strawberry dessert for $5. Also for sale will be hot dogs for $2 and hamburgers for $2.50. The Grandfather’s Orchestra will perform from 5 to 6 p.m. Call 822-1255, 627-3112 or 824-3824.

Firemen’s Exhibit slates trunk sale, flea market

The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit, 4141 Seneca St., is hosting a trunk sale/flea market and hot dog roast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. Space is limited, so call soon for reservations and costs. For more information, contact Linda at 628-2124 or John at 628-2682.

Marine Corps League slates June 29 meeting

The monthly meeting of the Marine Corps League — Niagara Frontier Detachment No. 239 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Harvey D. Morin Post 2940, 965 Center Road, West Seneca. For more information, contact Deborah C. Leous at 855-7250.

Seniors plan three-day trip to Lancaster, Pa.

The West Seneca Seniors have scheduled a trip to Lancaster, Pa., from June 29 through July 1. Attendees will see a production of “Joseph,” have dinner and see a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and have dinner at The Shady Maple Smorgasbord. A visit to the Christmas Museum and Kitchen Kettle Village plus shopping at the designer outlets is included. Individuals interested should sign up at the Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. Call 675-9288 for more information.

New Hope UMC to host strawberry festival

New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., will host its annual strawberry festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be available for purchase. The West Seneca Town Band will perform at 6 p.m. For more information, call the parish at 825-8745.

Credit union golf outing to benefit hospice

Financial Trust Federal Credit Union, 4257 Seneca St., has teamed up with other area credit unions to host the “Credit Unions Care For Kids Golf Outing,” ultimately benefiting hospice. The event is slated for Wednesday, June 30, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center. All proceeds will benefit Hospice’s Essential Care for Children program. Contact John Morrison at 831-3007, ext. 122, or e-mail JMorrison@FTCU.net.

Fourteen Holy Helpers slates indoor flea market

Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1339 Indian Church Road, is hosting an indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Table space costs $15 each. Admission costs 50 cents per person, and children younger than 3 are admitted free. The event is sponsored by the church’s Holy Name Society. Refreshments will be available for purchase for a nominal fee. For more information, call Tom Wilczak at 668-0309.

First Baptist Church to hold patriotic service

Pastor Dana Cline and the congregation at First Baptist Church of West Seneca invites the community to attend a special patriotic Independence Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 4. The outside tent service will feature music and offer an inspiring message. The church is located at 511 Union Road, between East & West and Reserve roads. For more information, call 674-1816 or visit www.firstbaptistofwestseneca. com.

Moms Club offers monthly social meetings

The Moms Club of Cheektowaga/ Lancaster, which serves the West Seneca area, hosts a new member social every month. Stay-at-home mothers looking for support and socialization with other moms are asked to contact Brooke at 812-5557 or e-mail momsclubofcheektowaga@ gmail.com.

Post 721 to hold summer cookout on Mondays

South Buffalo American Legion Post 721, 136 Cazenovia St., will host a summer cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday throughout the summer. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served for $1.50 each, cheeseburgers for $1.75 and Italian sausage with peppers and onions for $2. For more information, call the post at 825-9557.

Marine Corps club slates Tuesday meetings

The Bett-Toomey Lackawanna Marine Corps Club, 1794 Electric Ave., Lackawanna, invites all Marines to join an organization of “Marines for Marines.” Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Call 823-0998.

St. David’s to host meetings for widows

The Association of Widowed People meets at 7 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at St. David’s Church, 3951 Seneca St. All widowed people are welcome to join. For more information, call 823-3614 or 542-2772.

Parkinson’s disease caregivers to meet

The University at Buffalo Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center and the Parkinson’s Association of Western New York will offer a free Parkinson’s disease caregiver support group. The group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the first-floor education room at the new University at Buffalo Neurosurgery Building behind the Dent Tower in Amherst. For more information, call 859-3342.

Volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels WNY is seeking volunteers to join the Driving Force Volunteer Team, as a volunteer shortage in Buffalo has people on a waiting list for meals. Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to 1,600 homebound elderly and disabled people daily. Volunteering requires approximately one hour per delivery day, with no special skills or training needed. For more information, call 822-2002 or visit the Web site www. MealsOnWheelsWNY. org.

Historical Society opens doors to community

The West Seneca Historical Society and Museum, 919 Mill Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and the first Sunday of each month. Also, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. The Historical Museum houses various artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s during the Ebenezer period. For more information, call the Historical Museum at 674-4283. Also, visit www.westseneca. net/hsm.html to become a member of the society.

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