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St. Peter’s UCC to host third Friday coffeehouse
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ will hold its monthly third Friday coffeehouse and open mic session from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the church’s fellowship hall, 1475 Orchard Park Road. This month will feature singer/songwriter Carl William Thiel with guests Mike Erb on bongos and Sanford Silverstein on classical guitar. Doors open at 7 p.m., and featured musicians will play until 8:30 p.m. An open mic session will start at 8:45 p.m. Cover charge is $2. Call the church office at 674-1233.
St. David’s to prepare clam chowder luncheon
St. David’s Episcopal Church, located at 3951 Seneca St., will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Clam Chowder Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Lunches cost $6 per person and include choice of Manhattan or New England chowder plus one refill, as well as bread, dessert and a beverage. Presale and takeout orders must be made by Feb. 14. Call 675-3091. The church is handicapped-accessible.
Ebenezer UCC slates roast beef dinner
Ebenezer United Church of Christ will offer its annual roast beef dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 630 Main St., West Seneca. Dinners include potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, a dessert and beverage. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 4-12. Children under 3 are free. Takeout orders will be accepted by calling 674-4566.
St. John’s will serve chicken, fish dinners
A BW’s fish fry and chicken finger dinner will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., at Union Road. Dinners are takeout only. The fish fry costs $9 each and includes fries and coleslaw. The chicken finger dinner costs $7 each and includes fries and carrots. All proceeds will support the church’s new building fund. Call 668-3584 for more information.
Foundation plans third wine-tasting benefit
The third annual Amanda Hansen Foundation wine- and beer-tasting benefit will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, located at 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca. Tickets cost $25 each. The event will also feature a theme basket raffle, for which the Hansen family is seeking donations. Anyone willing to donate should call 380-1468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian hosts Irish social dance
Buffalo Comhaltas is sponsoring a Céili, an Irish social dance, from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2085 Union Road, West Seneca. The event will feature live music and dance, as well as some refreshments. Admission is $10 for adults or $8 for Comhaltas members, and $5 for students. Children under the age of 16 who are accompanied by an adult are admitted for free. Dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Call 536-0490 for information.
St. Teresa’s to offer soup-and-salad supper
St. Teresa’s Church, located at 1974 Seneca St., will offer a soup-and-salad supper from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The cost is $5 per person and includes a variety of homemade soups to choose from along with a salad, roll, crackers, beverage and sherbet for dessert. The event will be held in the lower parish center; guests should enter from Hayden Street. For more information, call 822-0608 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sons of American Legion Squadron sets meetings
The South Buffalo Sons of the American Legion Squadron 721 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. All sons or grandsons of veterans are eligible to join. If interested in joining, contact Al at 823-1899 or the post at 825-9557. Also, visit www.westseneca.net/hsm.html for additional information.
Benefit for late Marine aids food pantry mission
A benefit in memory of Pfc. David M. Meyer Jr. of West Seneca has been planned for 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Seneca Hose Fire Company, 2829 Seneca St. All proceeds will benefit the West Seneca Food Pantry and its mission to feed the hungry. Tickets for the benefit cost $15 each. Donations are sought for food as well as theme baskets or other large-ticket items, each to be raffled away during the event. Call Dawn Meyer-Dixon at 674-2494 or Dorothy Meyer at 675-9829.
Student Council seeks crafters for spring show
The Student Council at West Seneca East Senior High School seeks crafters to participate in its annual spring craft show. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the high school, 4760 Seneca St. The school is looking for vendors who make handmade crafts. For information on reserving a space, call 677-3300, ext. 4142 or email email@example.com.
Kids Escaping Drugs to benefit from event
The second annual Khords for Kids event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Erie Community College City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 with all proceeds to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs and Renaissance Campus, both based in West Seneca. Admission includes valet parking, appetizers, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Visit www.clicketix.com to purchase tickets. For other information, call 827-9462.
Artist Veronica Benes on display at Burchfield
The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will display the “My Vision ... An Eclectic Journey” exhibit by Veronica Benes now through March 4. The artist’s work includes oil and acrylic paintings. The center is located at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Vigilant organizes weekend meat raffle
The Vigilant Fire Company, 666 Main St., will host its spring meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $3, which includes all you can drink and eat. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and bell jar tickets. The meats are supplied by Camillos Sloan Market. For more information, call Andy at 393-1730 or Jim at 982-4477.
WS Woman’s Club sets monthly meetings
The West Seneca Woman’s Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Ebenezer Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. The group usually has a guest speaker or a special program. Women in the Southtowns who are 18 and older are encouraged to join the group for socialization and support of the community. For more information, contact Nancy Hart at 674-7832 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.