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2018-03-15 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Historian to revisit Crystal Beach

The next general meeting of the West Seneca Historical Society and Museum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. Guest historian Mark Janik will present a program on Crystal Beach, one of the area’s most beloved amusement parks of the past. The general membership meeting begins at 7 p.m., with Janik’s presentation following. The presentation is free to members of the Historical Society. A donation of $5 is requested for nonmembers.

St. John’s free dinner a Thrivent event

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its free monthly community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the church, 3512 Clinton St. Dinner will feature Buffalo cheese ravioli with drinks and dessert. A Good Friday church service will be offered at 7 p.m. Dinners are open to anyone in the community in need of food or fellowship. This month, Thrivent Financial has provided funds to make the dinner a Thrivent Action Event.

Trinity fundraiser seeks local support

Trinity Christian School, 146 Reserve Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, to support scholarship funds providing tuition assistance for families seeking a Christian education. The school is seeking donations of cash, services or products from businesses and organizations to aid the event. Contact Kathleen Fretthold at 674-5353 or kfretthold@thinktrinitychristian.com with questions or contributions.

Andrea Oswald sets March 22 art class

“Wine, Women and Art” with Andrea Oswald returns from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road. This evening’s project will be a set of wine glasses done in daisies and bumblebees. All art supplies and refreshments are included, and the cost is $30. For more information, call 675-0204 or visit www.etjgallery.com.

Day of Reflection offered during Lent

Sister Dianne Bergant will direct the Catholic Biblical Studies Program’s 26th Lenten Day of Reflection. Her presentation is “Jesus, the Face of the Mercy of God.” Bergant is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road. Call 871-9180, email info@cbstudies.org or visit www.cbstudies.org for more information and to register.

Fellowship Wesleyan sets Easter egg hunt

Fellowship Wesleyan Church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., across from the YMCA. The hunt is for children age 3 to fifth grade. Family activities will follow at 1 p.m. The event is free and offers candy and prizes, games and crafts. For more information, call 675-9245 or visit fellowshipwesleyan.org.

Library plans annual trivia fundraiser

The West Seneca Public Library will host its annual trivia fundraiser, for ages 18 and older, to benefit the library’s expansion project, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St. Prizes will be given for first- and second-place teams. Team registration is $80 for up to four players and $20 for individual registration. Refreshments and a basket raffle will be offered. There is no charge to participate in the basket raffle. Register online at buffalolib.org and at the library, 1300 Union Road.

Art Society seeking artists for show

The West Seneca Art Society has put out a call to artists for its “Spring Art Show, Fine Arts” exhibit, which will be held Friday, April 13, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, April 10. Contact Virginia Koeppel by email at vakoeppel@gmail.com for submission information.

Ladies of Charity plan ‘Party Saturday’

The Buffalo Ladies of Charity will hold its inaugural event “Party Saturday” gift card raffle at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Catholic Charities, 75 Caldwell Place, Lackawanna. More than 30 gift cards will be awarded. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and include two slices of pizza and a drink. Each round is $2. A basket and split club drawing will also be available. Gift card and basket donations of a $25 or greater value are being accepted. Call 895-4001 for more information.

Vigilant serves pulled pork fundraiser

Vigilant Fire Company will hold its third annual pulled pork fundraiser to benefit the scholarship fund from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the KeyBank parking lot on the corner of Seneca Street and Union Road. Pulled pork sandwiches are $7, and dinners are $10 at the drive-thru, and will include coleslaw and beans. Stop by to meet local volunteer firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog. Surprises will be available for all children who visit.

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