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2011-07-14 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Carnival Kids to perform at coffeehouse session

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, July 15, in the church’s fellowship hall, 1475 Orchard Park Road. This month will feature the music of the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. 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 674-1233 or visit www.st-petersucc.org.

Burchfield contest ‘WS in Bloom’ to begin

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, is sponsoring its annual “West Seneca in Bloom” gardening contest. Entry forms must be received by Friday, July 15. There is a $10 fee for each garden entered. Those who enter will have experienced judges and a photographer visit their gardens the week of July 17. Photos will be displayed from Aug. 3-18 in the Burchfield gallery. Awards will be presented Aug. 7. Call 677-4843 or visit BurchfieldNAC.org.

St. Teresa’s sponsors chicken barbecue

St. Teresa’s Church will host a drive-thru chicken barbecue dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Sunday, July 17, at the 33 Mineral Springs Road parish center lot. Presale tickets are available after weekend masses, and may also be obtained from the rectory between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $8.50 presale or $9 on the day of the event. For more information, call 822-0608.

Travel Group sponsors trip to wine country

The Lachat Travel Group, based out of West Seneca, is sponsoring a trip to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, July 17. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. from the Harlem Road Park. Cost for the one-day trip is $75, which includes bus transportation, entrance to the festival, a souvenir wine glass and unlimited wine tastings until 4 p.m. To reserve a spot, call Larry at 824-3501.

Web Wizard camp offered for youth

West Seneca Community Education is offering the “Web Wizard” camp for children ages 8 and up, who will learn how to create their own Web page while working with easy to use Web-creation software. The four-day camp has been scheduled for either July 18-21 or Aug. 8-11. Both programs run from 12:30 to 3 p.m. each day, and cost $99 per child. Previous students may return for one day to modify their existing site at a reduced cost. For more information or to register, call 677-3107.

Chamber plans event aboard Moondance Cat

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Cruising for Business” networking event aboard the Moondance Cat. This will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple, and includes two hours on the boat, food and open bar. Reservations must be made by contacting the Chamber at 674-4900 or email at director@WestSeneca.org.

Higgins schedules ’Congress on Corner’

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District, has scheduled a special “Congress on Your Corner” event to address the needs of local veterans for 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Leonard Post VFW Hall, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The Congress on Your Corner program provides residents with access to the congressman’s office through satellite locations in the district. For more information, call 852-3501.

Variety Club schedules Santa Fun Walk in July

The Variety Club of Buffalo will host the first Christmas in July Santa Fun Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23. The walk begins at West Seneca Town Hall and ends at the Southgate Plaza. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Each participant will receive a five-piece Santa suit, goodie bag, complimentary lunch and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. All proceeds benefit the Variety Kids Telethon. For more information, call 854-7577.

BOCES Summer Career Camp to soon begin

Erie 1 BOCES is currently enrolling middle school students in grades 5-8 during its weeklong Summer Career Camp. The first session will be held July 25-29 at Harkness Career and Technical Center on Aero Drive in Cheektowaga. The second session will be held Aug. 1-5 at Potter Career and Technical Center on Potters Road. Call Diane Scholl at 821-7390 or visit www.e1b.org.

Financial Trust sponsors Care For Kids golf event

Financial Trust Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the “Credit Unions Care For Kids Golf Outing,” which has been planned for Wednesday, July 27, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, located at 1330 Broadway, Darien Center. All proceeds will benefit the Essential Care for Children program through Hospice. Contact John Morrison at 831-3007 ext. 122.

NARFE seeks new members

The local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association invites all federal employees and retirees in Buffalo and surrounding areas to join. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 684-5466.

Arthritis Foundation plans summer sessions

The Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program summer sessions will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. each Wednesday throughout June and July at First Presbyterian Church, located at 2085 Union Road in West Seneca. Learn exercises for increased range of motion and flexibility. Some cost involved. For information, call 668-0309.

American Legion post sponsors pork roast

South Buffalo American Legion Post No. 721, 136 Cazenovia St., will host its second annual pork road from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Presale tickets cost $20 each, or $25 the day of event. Price includes food, draft beer, pop, snacks and music. This is an adult-only event. For tickets or more information, call 825-9557.

Summer concert, fireworks at Southgate

The Southgate Plaza will host its annual Hot Summer Night free concert from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Live music will be provided by Boys of Summer and Terry Buchwald as “Elvis.” Children’s activities include a free ferris wheel and bounce house, carnival games and food court. Additionally, a fireworks display will take place at 9:30 p.m.

Ebenezer UCC plans trip to Lancaster, Pa.

Ebenezer United Church of Christ in West Seneca is planning a two-day trip to Lancaster, Pa., for Sept. 17-18. Cost is $225 per person and includes bus transportation, lodging with breakfast, a tour of Amish farmlands with a family-style dinner, tickets to see “Joseph,” the Kitchen Kettle Village and Rockvale Outlets. A $100 deposit must be made by Monday, Aug. 1. For more information, call Camille at 675-0093.

Carl Lambein Golf Open planned at Harvest Hill

The West Seneca Rotary Club will sponsor its fourth annual Carl Lambein Golf Open on Monday, Aug. 1, at Harvest Hill Golf Course in Orchard Park. Charge per golfer is $125 and includes a golf cart, as well as lunch and dinner at the Ismailia Shrine Temple on Southwestern Boulevard. For more information, to sign up or purchase a tee sign, contact Nelson Cosgrove at 674-5609 or John Miskovski at 668-4632.

Senior lunching group slates monthly meeting

SEARCH, a senior lunching group, meets at noon on the third Tuesday of every month at Tony Rome’s restaurant, 1537 Union Road. Contact Sara at 662-9648.

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