What’s Going On
New Hope serves free community meal
New Hope United Methodist Church will host a free community meal as part of its outreach ministry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the church, 2846 Seneca St. The dinner will include ham, cabbage, potatoes, bread and dessert. The meal is free, but a freewill offering can be made if desired. All are welcome.
Spaghetti dinner benefit to be held
A spaghetti dinner benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road. The cost is $7 per person and $4 for children under age 10. Each meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, a dinner roll, salad, beverage and dessert. There will be a basket raffle available for an additional cost. Takeout is available. Register by March 20 to 677-3500, ext. 4410 or ext. 4424.
Woman’s Club sets Lucky Names event
The West Seneca Woman’s Club’s 44th annual Lucky Names Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 1, at the Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road in Depew. This year’s theme is “Let’s Go Camping.” Viewing of the gifts starts at 11 a.m., followed by lunch promptly at noon. The raffle this year is a Weber Grill with grilling tools and a Buffalo cutting board. Hundreds of prizes and gift certificates are available to win. Proceeds go to local charities and school scholarships. Tickets are $25. For tickets call Diane at 675-0184.
Spring ‘Bada-Bing’ craft show planned
The Harvey D. Morin VFW Post 2940 Auxiliary will host a spring “Bada-Bing” craft and vendor show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the post, 965 Center Road. Attendees will see what’s new in spring fashion, accessories and home goods, in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. Call 674-2940 for more information on the event or how to register as a vendor.
South Line to hold babysitting course
The South Line Fire Company will host a free babysitting course from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the fire hall, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga. Doors will open at noon for registration. The course is open to all potential babysitters age 12. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a baby-sitters packet.
East Middle goes ‘Bald for Bucks’
West Seneca East Middle School will participate in “Bald for Bucks” during the school day Friday, May 12, to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
West sports boosters plan meat raffle
The West Seneca West Sports Boosters will host its second annual meat raffle on Saturday, April 1, at VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first spin is at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 each and includes draft beer, pop and snacks. Bottled beer and other beverages will be available at a cash bar. Tables of eight people may be reserved prior to the event dependent on availability. There will also be a big-ticket raffle for prizes including a chest freezer full of meat, BBQ gas grill, charcoal meat smoker, outdoor fire pit, and a dinner and overnight at Russell’s. Tickets for the big-ticket raffle are $5 each or three for $10. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 1, at the meat raffle, and you need not be present to win. Tickets for the meat raffle or big-ticket raffle are available by calling 213-3277 or emailing wswsports email@example.com.
West side plans ‘Bald for Bucks’ event
West Seneca’s west side schools will hold their “West Side Bald for Bucks” event Friday, April 28 at West Middle. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes Allendale Elementary, West Elementary, Winchester Elementary, West Middle and West Senior. Proceeds benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
St. Theresa’s to hold raffle April 1
St. Theresa’s Church will hold a raffle Saturday, April 1, in the parish center, 1974 Seneca St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m. Gift cards and theme baskets will be raffled, with a 50/50 split also being offered. Tickets are $5 and include pizza, beer, soda and snacks. Tickets may be purchased following weekend Masses or at the rectory between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, excluding Wednesday. Must be 21 years old to enter. Call 822-0608 ext. 3 for more information.
Trivia fundraiser, raffle to benefit library
The West Seneca Public Library will hold a trivia fundraiser to benefit the library’s expansion project from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at American Legion Post 735, 35 Legion Drive. The first-place team will be awarded a prize and receive a trophy, and the second-place team will receive a prize. Team registration is $80, and up to four players are allowed per team. Individual registration is $20 and players may be assigned a team if requested. Must be 18 years old to register. Refreshments, a basket raffle and silent auction will also be offered. There is no charge to attend and participate in the raffles. Volunteers are needed for the event, and raffle donations are being accepted at the library. Register online at www.buffalolib.org or at the library, 1300 Union Road. Call 674-2928 for more information.