What's Going On
Spring Fine Art Show highlighted by reception
The West Seneca Art Society will host an opening reception for its Spring Fine Art Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Admission is free. The show is on display now through May 2 and features various pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor, wood, digital art, sculpture and photography. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Albright-Knox exhibit celebrates student artists
The artwork of more than 300 students from the West Seneca Central School District is now on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, located at 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The exhibit, titled “Artworks: Inside the Knox,” will run through Sunday, April 15.
Free finance workshops offered to residents
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 workshop will be “Elder Law” on April 17 featuring estate attorney Laurie Menzies from Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies. To register, call 674-6700.
Rotary Club discusses international charity
The West Seneca Rotary Club will welcome Sylvia Kratzke to its April 18 meeting at Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road (at Seneca Street), in Elma. Kratzke will describe the mission of Heifer International, which believes “it’s better to teach a man to fish, than to give him a fish.” Rotary Club meetings are held at 7:45 a.m. every Wednesday. Admission is $10 and includes breakfast. Contact John Cleary at 662-7214 about membership.
Friday Fun Night sponsored by Y.E.S.
The West Seneca Youth Engaged in Service program will sponsor a “Friday Fun Night” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Kiwanis Youth Center, 50 Legion Parkway. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to attend. The event features such games as air hockey, foosball and pool, as well as music, Wii games and snacks for purchase. Admission is $3 per student.
Special needs families invited to workshop
Parent Network of WNY will host a free workshop titled “Looking into the Crystal Ball: Transitions Conference” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Erie 1 BOCES Education Campus, Building B, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca. Topics include Regents diplomas and how to plan for the future. Families who have children or young adults with special needs are encouraged to attend. Call 332-4170 or visit parentnetworkwny.org.
Covenant UMC serves chicken, biscuit dinners
A chicken and biscuit dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 539 Main St., West Seneca. Dinners will include a salad, dessert and beverage. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. A country kitchen will feature homemade treats available for purchase.
Pancake breakfast at South Park UMC
South Park United Methodist Church, 73 Ashton St., will hold its second annual pancake breakfast and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The cost is $5 for adults and includes three pancakes and three sausages, as well as juice and coffee. A smaller portion of the breakfast will be available for children, ages 4-12, for $3 each. Children under 3 are free. Takeouts will be available.
Benefit to raise 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. For tickets or other information, call 826-1277, 983-7714 or 464-3832.
Order of the Eastern Star sponsors meat raffle
The Erie District Past Grand Officers Association of the Order of the Eastern Star will sponsor a meat raffle on Sunday, April 22, at the 32 Masonic Community Center, located at 2379 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and drawings will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $4 presale or $5 at the door, and includes a sandwich, beverage and snacks. For presale tickets, call Kathy Gugino at 634-0419. Attendees should bring their own coolers.
Workshop geared toward small business owners
A team of employees from various state agencies will present a workshop geared toward small businesses at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo. Topics will include how to obtain and file tax forms and first steps for hiring employees. Information and materials designed to assist small businesses can be found at NYOpenforSmallBusiness.com.
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. To register or for more information, contact the Chamber by calling 674-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tupperware party raises funds for church building
St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca, will host a Tupperware party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The top seller who exceeds $300 in sales, before tax and shipping, will earn a special gift. Catalogs are available by calling Sue or Mark Koeppel at 823-2071 or 440-8173. Those who cannot attend must turn orders in by April 25. Money raised will go toward the church’s building fund. Refreshments will be served.
Woman’s Club plans Lucky Names Luncheon
The West Seneca Woman’s Club Lucky Names Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. 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.
OP Home Bureau hosts theme basket raffle
The Orchard Park Home Bureau will hold a theme basket raffle at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the cafeteria at St. John Vianney School, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Admission is $1 and sheets of 25 tickets cost $5 each. Coffee and desserts will be served during the event, which will also feature merchant raffles, a split club and door prizes.
Residents invited on casino bus trip
A bus trip to Seneca Niagara Casino has been planned for Monday, April 30. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, 1339 Indian Church Road, West Seneca, and is expected to return at 6 p.m. For more information about the trip, contact Paula at 668-6037.
Post 8113 to grill porterhouse steaks
The VFW Post 8113 “Chicken Coop” will host a steak roast dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The cost is $15 per dinner, which includes a charcoal-grilled one-pound porterhouse steak, salad, potato, rolls and coffee. Tickets will be available at the door. The post is located at 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca.
Scouts organize chicken barbecue
Boy Scout Troop 483 will hold a barbecue chicken dinner on Sunday, May 6, at the Reserve Fire Hall, 2400 Berg Road, West Seneca. Dinners will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. and include a half chicken, macaroni and green salads, and a roll with butter. The cost is $8 per person. All proceeds will benefit the troop. Takeouts will also be available. For more information, call 563-5099.
Mother’s Day dinner planned by Masons
The West Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 1111, 647 Main St., will host a Mother’s Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13. The dinners are family-style and will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, rolls, a dessert and beverage. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Takeouts will be available.
East plans barbecue during budget vote
The West Seneca East Senior High School PTG will host its annual chicken barbecue and student fundraiser on Tuesday, May 15, during the school district budget vote. Dinners are drive-through only and cost $9 each. They will be sold from 3 p.m. until about 6 p.m., or until sold out. The high school is located at 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca.
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. Women 18 and older are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Nancy Hart at 674-7832 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.