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2017-05-25 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Zumbathon to benefit Family Justice Center

The West Seneca West Key Club will host a Zumbathon for the Family Justice Center of Western New York . The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at West Seneca West High School, 3330 Seneca St. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and towel, and to wear purple in support of the fight against domestic violence. A prize will be awarded to the person with the best purple outfit. Smoothies will be available for purchase after the event. For tickets, email indian@verizon.net.

Benefit for Marlene McMillian to be held

A benefit for Marlene McMillian, a cleaner at East Senior High School, will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Seneca Hose Fire Co., 2801 Seneca St. McMillian is currently battling cancer and recently lost her husband, Dick, who served as head custodian within the district. She has been a district employee since 1984. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Organizers of the event are also seeking donations, both monetary and food, baskets for a raffle, and volunteers to help run the event. For more information, call 997-6175.

St. John’s seeks vendors for fall fair

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is preparing for its second annual vendor fair event and is looking for possible additional vendors. The event is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the church, 3512 Clinton St. During the event, a Weidner’s chicken dinner will be offered for takeout. For more information, call 440-8173 or email mkstitch@verizon.net.

Bus trip to casino planned

A bus trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino will be offered Tuesday, June 6. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Fourteen Holy Helpers’ parking lot, 1350 Indian Church Road, returning at 6 p.m. Tickets include a free buffet lunch, show and free play credits. Call 668-6037 for information or to reserve a seat.

New Hope plans annual strawberry fest

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the church, 2846 Seneca St. The meal will include shortcake, burgers and hot dogs. For more information, call 825-8746.

Basics of Alzheimer’s taught in free class

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free education program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St. Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn the facts surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including information on detection, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. Call 1-800- 272-3900 for more information or to reserve a seat.

St. John’s serves free community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will offer a free community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m., or until it runs out, Friday, May 26, at the church, 3512 Clinton St. Dinner will include Buffalo chicken wing soup, a roast beef sandwich, dessert and drinks. Dinner is provided for anyone who might need a meal or fellowship, and is a family-friendly event. The meal is free, but a free-will donation will be accepted.

Pancake breakfast benefits veterans

A pancake breakfast will be offered by the Harvey D. Morin VFW Post 2940 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the post, 965 Center Road. Breakfast includes unlimited pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee or tea, and orange juice. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and younger. Proceeds will further the VFW Auxiliary’s service goal in the West Seneca veteran community. Call 674-2940 for tickets or more information.

Chicken, rib dinner fundraiser planned

West Seneca Christian School will host a BW’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Schunke Insurance, 997 Union Road, across from the Southgate Plaza. Dinner includes either a half-chicken or a third-rack of ribs, potato salad, coleslaw and a roll. Tickets are $10 for chicken dinners and $13 for ribs. To pre-order, call the school at 674-1820 or email info@gowscs.com.

Veterans committee seeks marchers

The West Seneca Joint Veterans Committee will host its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 29. Marching units will line up behind Market in-the-Square, 940 Union Road in the Southgate Plaza, with step-off at 10:30 a.m. Units will march from Southgate Plaza, up Union Road to the West Seneca Town Hall, located at 1250 Union Road, where units will gather for the Memorial Day ceremony. If your club or organization has not marched in the parade and is interested in taking part, email wsvets1@gmail.com for more information.

Eric Laufer fundraiser set for June 3

The annual Eric Laufer Music Scholarship fundraiser will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the VFW Post 8113, the Chicken Coop, 299 Leydecker Road. The motorcycle awareness run will begin at noon from the post. Music by Chicago Rock n’ Blues, Miss Barbara Clifford and the Shakin’ Tailfeathers, Tony Scozzaro and Rock Bottom will be featured. Tickets are $20 and include food, drinks and music. Vendors and raffles will also be offered. For tickets and more information, visit ericlaufer musicscholarship.com or www.cyberspokes.com.

Library to hold annual yard sale Aug. 19

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will hold its 10th annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, on the hill adjacent to Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the parking lot in front of the ice rink. The public is invited to request table space for a $20 donation. For more information or to reserve a space, call 674-2928 or stop in the library, 1300 Union Road.

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