What's Going On
Art Society seeks participants for show
Entries are being sought for the West Seneca Art Society’s Spring Art Show, to begin April 8 at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Works of painters, sculptors and photographers will be accepted until the show is at capacity. Applications can be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com with the words “WS Spring 2012 Show Request” in the subject line. Two .jpeg samples of work should be attached to the email. The show will run through May 2.
Trojan football team sets fish fry fundraiser
The West Seneca East Senior Trojan football team will host a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, March 23. Dinners are takeout only and will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. at the East Senior Cafe 143, 4760 Seneca St. The cost is $10 presale or $11 day of. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for $9 presale of $10 that day. Call Joe Beres at 587-2460 for orders.
Boy Scout Troop 483 plans spaghetti dinner
Boy Scout Troop 483 will host its annual spaghetti dinner and fundraising event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Reserve Fire Hall, 2400 Berg Road. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Dinners will include salad, bread, a dessert and choice of beverage. Walk-ins are welcome. Additionally, the Friends of Troop 483 will hold a Chinese Auction. Proceeds will benefit the camping and educational portions of the Scouting program.
Albright-Knox reception celebrates student artists
A free opening reception for “Artworks: Inside the Knox” will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Educational Wing of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, located at 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The exhibit will feature the works of about 325 student artists in the West Seneca Central School District. The exhibit is currently on display, and will be shown through April 15.
Community center organizes fundraiser
The Seneca-Babcock Community Center will host its fifth annual Pot ’O Gold open mic and raffle fundraiser from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The community center is located at 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo. The cost is a $10 donation that includes admission and a chance to win one of three cash prizes. For tickets or additional information, call 822-5094 during the day or 560-6442 in the evening.
Migraine and headache support group to meet
The Western New York Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the All Care for Women building, 6095 Transit Road, East Amherst. Attendees are asked not to wear perfume or cologne as it may be a migraine trigger. The topic for the night is “Migraine and Exercise — Everything You Need to Know.”
‘Moving On’ program offered to seniors
West Seneca Community of Education is offering a one-night class on Wednesday, March 28, to guide seniors and their families through the steps of selling a home and “moving on.” Focus will be on issues and situations encountered during this process, options available to seniors, and housing-related resources that may be of assistance. For more information, call the Community Education office at 677-3107.
St. John’s Youth Group plans dinner, fundraiser
The Youth Group at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30. The church is located at 3512 Clinton St., at the corner of Union Road. Dinners cost $8 and include two meatballs, a salad, bread and a dessert. Meat-free dinners for Lent are available upon request. Proceeds will benefit the group’s participation in a youth convention in New Orleans.
Easter Bazaar features chocolate, crafts for sale
Queen of Angels Church in Lackawanna will hold its annual Easter Bazaar from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. The event will feature a cash raffle, booths with chocolate rabbits and handmade crafts for sale, as well as children’s booths. Refreshments will be available. The church is located on the corner of Warsaw Street and Electric Avenue.
Breast Cancer Network plans monthly meeting
The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at its Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Psychologist Jennifer Hydeman will speak on the emotional aspects of breast cancer. Make a reservation by calling Daria at 894-8135 or emailig firstname.lastname@example.org. A professional support group will follow at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.bcnwyn.org.
School board training offered through BOCES
The Erie County Association of School Boards will offer a free workshop, titled “Learning the Ropes of School Board Leadership,” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Erie 1 BOCES Education Campus, located at 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, in conference room B1. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. Learn the legal and human issues of school board leadership. To register, call 821-7297 or email at email@example.com.
Sgroi Financial offers finance workshops
Sgroi Financial LLC will present a series of workshops as part of its “Wisdom and Wealth” financial literacy program. Each class will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. They are led by Jennifer Jurek, certified financial planner. The next workshops will be “Elder Law” on April 17 and “Estate Planning” on April 24. Both will feature Estate Attorney Laurie Menzies from Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies. To register or for information, call 674-6700.
Sodality group bakes placeks, breads for sale
Fourteen Holy Helpers’ Sodality of Our Lady group will host a placek sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Placeks, or Polish coffee cakes, as well as breads and butter lambs will be for sale. Pussy willows and raffles will also be featured. The event will be held in the hall of Fourteen Holy Helpers School, located at 345 Indian Church Road.
Benefit raises funds for cancer patient
A benefit for Paula Smith Verdetto will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Fourteen Holy Helpers, 1339 Indian Church Road. Verdetto, 45, formerly of West Seneca, is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment following surgery for endometrial and ovarian cancer in December. Presale tickets cost $25 per person and $35 per couple, or $30 per person and $40 per couple at the door. The event will feature music, food and various raffles. Call 826-1277, 983-7714 or 464-3832 for tickets and information.
Scouts set to collect food for local pantry
Boy scouts and Cub scouts from of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and Nativity of our Lord Church will collect food and personal items for the local food pantry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Tops Friendly Markets, 3201 Southwestern Blvd. Scouts will also accept bottles and cans for deposit as well as cash donations. This is an annual event collecting food and other items for a local pantry. For more information contact Pat Covell at 512-6213.
Fiber Arts Exhibit showing at Burchfield
The Fiber Arts Exhibit will be on display until April 1 at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. There are woven, tatted, punched, quilted, macramé and other intricately hand-created designs. Among the show highlights are cross-stitched portraits and a handmade chair with needlepoint upholstery of a Plains Indian design. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 677-4843 for information.
Chamber plans luncheon for ‘Women in Business’
The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has planned its annual Women in Business Luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Columns Banquets, located at 2221 Transit Road, Elma. This year’s event has a country-western theme and menu. It will also feature basket raffles and a 50/50 split raffle. To register or for more information, contact the Chamber by calling 674-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Womans Club plans Lucky Names Luncheon
The West Seneca Womans Club Lucky Names Luncheon will be held 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. Tickets cost $20 each and can be purchased by calling Debbie Hughson at 674-5044 for more information.