What's Going On
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. For tickets or more information, call Dawn Meyer-Dixon at 674-2494 or Dorothy Meyer at 675-9829.
Ebenezer Seniors to be entertained
The Ebenezer Seniors group will host “Clumsy the Entertainer” at its Friday, March 2, meeting. The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the Hearth Room of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. In addition, the group will also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16. Live Irish music will be performed by Gary Burdick on guitar and Lydia Herron on the fiddle. For information on either event, call 674-4566.
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.
Rotary Club announces meeting, guest speaker
The West Seneca Rotary Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Alton’s Restaurant, located at 2221 Transit Road, at Seneca Street. Guest speaker will be Tom Bennett, board chairman for the Western New York Housing Coalition. He will discuss the mission of the Veterans Outreach Center of Western New York. Admission to the meeting is $10 and includes breakfast. For information on Rotary membership, contact John Cleary 662-7214.
Fish dinner to benefit Queen of Heaven class
The eighth-grade class at Queen of Heaven School is sponsoring a fish fry dinner and 50/50 raffle to raise money for a trip to New York City. This will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the parish center, 839 Mill Road. Dinners include a beer-battered haddock fish, potato and macaroni salads, roll, a drink and dessert. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for $7 presale and $7.50 at the door. Call Laurie Radwan at 674-0193 for tickets.
South Towns Gardeners plan monthly meeting
The South Towns Gardeners will meet at 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 9, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. The meeting will feature the annual election of officers, followed by its regular business meeting. The group traditionally meets on the second Friday of each month.
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 information, call Andy at 393-1730 or Jim at 982-4477.
Fellowship Wesleyan plans auction night
Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, will host its eighth annual live and silent auctions with Cash ’n Carry Electronics from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 16. The event will feature new and gently used items to be auctioned by Todd Jantzi, a professional auctioneer with Bontrager Real Estate and Auction Services. There is no cover charge. Food sales will benefit the church’s youth.
Folk night planned for monthly coffeehouse
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, will hold its monthly third Friday coffeehouse from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 16. This month’s entertainment will be “folk night” with music from the ’60s and ’70s, to be performed by members of the church’s two music groups. 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 or visit online at www.st-petersucc.org.
Woman’s Club plans Lucky Names Luncheon
The West Seneca Woman’s Club has planned its Lucky Names Luncheon for Saturday, April 28, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. This year’s theme is “wine and cheese.” A viewing of gifts will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The “Get Away Raffle” is a $300 Visa travel card from AAA and a two-piece luggage set. Tickets for the luncheon cost $20 each and can be purchased by calling Debbie Hughson at 674-5044.