Weekly Feature

2014-03-27 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Houghton College to host graduate school fair

Houghton College Adult Education is hosting a graduate school fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Palladian Building, 2732 Transit Road, West Seneca. Representatives from many area colleges and universities will be present to answer any questions regarding graduate school. The public is welcome to attend.

St. John’s holding community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., will be holding its monthly community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 28. Dinner is free, but the church will accept any free will donations. This month’s meal is grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, drinks and dessert. The meal will be served by the St. John’s Youth Group.

Boy Scouts holding annual spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 483 will be holding its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at 2400 Berg Road. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out is available. Call 563-5099 for tickets or to get more information.

Masons holding fundraiser for two causes

The West Seneca Masons are holding a special fundraiser breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the West Seneca Masonic Lodge, 647 Main St. Funds raised from the all-you-can-eat breakfast will be donated to victims of the recent flooding in West Seneca and the Kids Escaping Drugs program. The cost is $9 for adults and $ 5 for children.

Higgins will hold event at Senior Center

Congressman Brian Higgins will hold a “Congress on Your Corner” event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 28, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. During this event, residents have an opportunity to talk directly with someone from Higgins’ office about federal matters they may need assistance with. Erie County residents can also reach his office by calling 852-3501.

District Jazz Festival scheduled for April 3

The West Seneca Central Schools Music Department will hold its District Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the auditorium at West High School, 3330 Seneca St. The event will include the jazz ensembles of West Elementary, East and West middle schools, and East and West senior high schools, and will feature jazz trumpeter Mike Kaupa, an alumnus of the district. Tickets cost $3 and are available at the door.

Spaghetti dinner set to benefit flood victims

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, April 5, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 174 Cazenovia St., South Buffalo. The dinner, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., will benefit West Seneca flood victims. The price is $8 for adults, $3 for children between the ages of 4 and 12, and children under 4 eat for free. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the door. For pre-sale tickets, call Grace Lutheran at 822-0553.

Ebenezer Seniors will discuss quilts at meeting

The Ebenezer Seniors will host John Baronich at its next meeting 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Baronich will show pictures and talk about the relationship of quilts during the underground in the Civil War. He also may bring some of his own quilts to share. All are welcome. Call 674-4566 for more information.

Bus trip to Seneca Niagara set for March 31

A bus trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino is set for Monday, March 31. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, 1350 Indian Church Road, West Seneca. The bus returns at 6 p.m. For more information, call Paula at 668-6037.

Benefit slated to help Sandy Luderman Noyes

Friends and family of St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Seneca will hold a benefit for Sandy Luderman Noyes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Ismailia Shrine Temple, 1600 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca. Noyes, a lifelong church member and resident of West Seneca, is in end-stage renal failure and in need of a kidney transplant. The event will include a basket raffle. Tickets cost $20. Call Sandy Haas at 668-3584 or 674-8109, or Connie at 674-2409.

Tree Subcommittee plans first meeting

The West Seneca Environmental Commission Subcommittee on Tree Issues will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, 2001 Union Road. The meeting is open to anyone interested in preserving the natural beauty and assets of the town’s trees. For more information, call Karl Spencer at 633-8104.

Historical Society holding general meeting

The West Seneca Historical Society will be holding its next general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. The guest speaker will be Don Williams from the Steel Plant Museum. The museum is located at 100 Lee St. in Buffalo and was established in 1984 to preserve and document the newly extinct steel industry in Western New York. Also represented are Hannah Furnace, Republic Steel and other local companies as well as Bethlehem Steel. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will follow.

Library to show classic Cary Grant film

The West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, will be having a free movie showing of the Cary Grant classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. The showing is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Alcohol, drug abuse support meets Sundays

The Alcoholics Victorious Support Group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Fellowship Church, across from the YMCA, at 1645 Southwestern Blvd. The group is for individuals recovering from alcohol or drug abuse. For more information, call 675-9245.

East Middle is “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” in May

West Seneca East Middle School will be holding its “Goin’ Bald for Bucks” event from 11:24 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the school auditorium.

Chamber holding Women in Business Luncheon

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Women in Business luncheon Wednesday, April 9, at Kotecki’s Grandview Grove, 4685 Seneca St., West Seneca. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a lunch of chicken Marsala or broiled haddock being served at noon. The theme is “Stretch, Strengthen and Destress.” The guest speaker is Jennifer Rivier of the Stress Relief Centre. The cost to attend is $20 per person. To register for the luncheon, call the Chamber office at 674-4900 or register online at www.westseneca.org.

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, located at 1537 Union Road (across from the Route 400 entrance) in West Seneca. For more information, contact Sara at 662-9648.

Burchfield to offer Spring Wonders Camp in April

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will be holding a Spring Wonders Camp for children from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17, at 2001 Union Road. The camp will offer a variety of fun, educational activities for children in kindergarten through fourth grade during the school break. Pre-registration is required and class sizes are limited. The cost of the camp is $10 per session or $25 for all three sessions. Each additional child in the family may attend for $7.50 per session or $18 for the three. Registration forms are available at www.BurchfieldNAC.org, or in the foyer at the BNAC. Call 677-4843 for further information.

NARFE local chapter 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.

Parkinson’s support runs monthly meetings

The National Parkinson Foundation Western New York will resume monthly support group meetings. Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., participants should be in the early 50s or younger. Family members are welcome. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. all are welcome. Open time for socializing and refreshments will follow from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 218-1027 or visit www.npfwny.org.

Ice rink holding ice skating classes

The Town of West Seneca ice rink, located at 1250 Union Road behind Town Hall, is holding ice skating classes. They are held on Fridays and Mondays. Classes are held at 3:45, 4:15 and 4:45 p.m., and consist of a 30-minute class followed by a 30-minute practice. The classes are for 10 weeks and cost $80. Nonresidents are welcome. For more, call 874-7704.

Arthritis exercises available at church

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., will present an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. There will also be a Walk with Ease program 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays. For registration, call 491-6470. The cost is $3 per class.

Volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Western New York is in urgent need of volunteers in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, Elma and West Seneca. The nonprofit organization provides home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County. Delivering meals takes one hour each day, and volunteers are paired in teams of a driver and deliverer. For more information, call 822-2002, ext. 21.

County’s mobile auto bureau open Fridays

The Erie County Auto Bureau on-site mobile unit will serve West Seneca and surrounding areas from 10 a.m. to noon every Friday at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road. West Seneca. The unit makes it more convenient for all motorists who need to renew their vehicle registration, driver’s licenses, and other auto bureau business. If you have any questions, contact the Erie County Auto Bureau Call Center at 858-7450 or visit www.erie.gov/clerk.

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