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2016-06-16 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Ebenezer plans Strawberry Festival

Ebenezer United Church of Christ, located at 630 Main St., will hold a Strawberry Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 27. The event will feature works of Art from the West Seneca Art Society. There will also be live Dixieland music from the Back Room Jazz Band. Along with strawberry desserts, the 716 and Chef’s food trucks will be on site. For more information call the church office at 674-4566.

New Hope to hold community dinner

New Hope United Methodist Church will host a free community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the church, 2846 Seneca St. The meal will consist of hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, fresh baked desserts and beverages. This is an outreach ministry of the church but a freewill offering can be made if desired. For more information call 864-2989.

Kent State eyewitness will present book

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will host Tom Grace, local author of “Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the library, 1300 Union Road. As an eyewitness and one of the students who was wounded by the National Guard on May 4, 1970, Grace recounts the tragedy of that fateful day in Kent, Ohio. He is now an adjunct professor of history, with a PhD in history from the University at Buffalo. He will present his book and will be available for book signing. Reservations are required by calling the library at 674-2928.

St. John’s offers Vacation Bible School

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School “Parables in Paradise” for children age 4 to 11. The class will run from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1 at the church, 3512 Clinton St. Call Roger Griffiths at 913-9365 for more information or email rwgrif fithsjr@me.com.

Reading service to hold book sale

The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service will hold its annual Book and Media Sale for the Blind from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 13, through Saturday, June 18, at the NFRRS studios, 1199 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The sale features books, DVDs, CDs, videos and cassettes, and new stock will be brought in each day. For more information, call 821-5555.

Guaranty building featured in meeting

The Ebenezer Seniors will hear a presentation on the Guaranty building, not the Prudential building, and it’s mark on architectural history. When the building opened in 1896, it was known as Buffalo’s first skyscraper — standing at 152 stories. Join the Ebenezer Seniors at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17 at 630 Main St. to learn more. Call 674-4564 for further information.

Resource Center open Wednesdays

The West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will be open every third Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., offering free services to the public. For more information, call 710-9098 or email WestSenecaCRC@gmail.com. Follow the West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition on Facebook for center updates and a schedule of providers.

Preschool class registration now open

St. John’s Community Preschool, located at 3512 Clinton St., is now accepting registration for 3- and 4-year-olds for September classes. Morning classes are available from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with the possibility of afternoon classes from 12:30 to 3 p.m. if six or more children are interested. Call 668-3584 to sign up or to schedule a tour.

Freudig Singers seek singers for audition

The Freudig Singers of WNY, directed by Roland Martin, is auditioning new singers for its spring concerts. To schedule an audition appointment, call 881-0256 or e-mail rmartin@buffaloseminary.org. Leave a name and telephone number. To learn more about Freudig Singers, visit www.freudig singersofwny.org.

Woman’s Club welcomes members

The West Seneca Woman’s Club is seeking new members. Women who reside in the Southtowns and are 18 years old or older are welcome to attend monthly meetings held the second Monday of the month. The club meets at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road. The meetings start at 7:30 p.m. The club enjoys socializing and supporting community service events. For more information, contact Marie at 826-1508.

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