Weekly Feature

2012-03-29 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Library hosts free home improvement program

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will host a free program titled “Home Improvements 101” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. The topic, “How to Pick a Reliable Contractor,” will be an open discussion about home improvements, inside and out. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, at 674-2928.

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 bms0916@aol.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.

St. John’s Youth Group plans dinner, fundraiser

The Youth Group at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 3512 Clinton St., will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30. 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 an upcoming youth convention in New Orleans.

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. A continental breakfast will be served. To register, call 821-7297 or email at snowak@e1b.org.

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.

Scouts set to collect food for local pantry

Boy 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.

East’s Booster Club sets spring fundraiser

The West Seneca East Spirit Booster Club will host its annual spring scholarship fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at East Seneca Fire Hall, 100 Lein Road, West Seneca. This year’s theme is “Night at the Races,” with races to begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Attendees must be 21 or older.

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.

Local author signs book at West Seneca library

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, is set to welcome local author Joe Kirchmyer on Wednesday, April 4. He will be available to sign his sports-themed novel, “Diamonds in the Rough,” at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The event is in connection to the opening day of Major League Baseball. Those who attend will be eligible to win a baseball gift basket. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 674-2928.

Plein-air painter offers art demonstration

The West Seneca Art Society will welcome artist Michael Killelea to its 7 p.m. meeting on Thursday, April 5, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca. Killelea is an inveterate “plein-air” painter who also sees himself as an author, teacher and traveler. His watercolor works have been on display at galleries around the country, and he was featured in “Water- color Magazine” this winter. Both the art demonstration and meeting are open to all artists.

Wonders Camp planned during spring break

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will host “Spring Wonders Camp” for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade. The two-hour camp will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, through Thursday, April 12. Various indoor and outdoor activities have been planned. Register by calling the center, located at 2001 Union Road, at 677-4843.

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.

South Towns Gardeners plans monthly meetings

The South Towns Gardeners meets on the second Friday of each month at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca.

Free workshop offered to special needs families

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. For more information, call 332-4170 or visit www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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 director@westseneca.org.

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. Call 826-1277, 983-7714 or 464-3832 for tickets.

Tupperware party raises funds for church building

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., 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 can not attend must turn orders in by April 25. Money raised will go toward the church’s building fund.

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