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2017-09-14 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Bel Canto choirs will hold open rehearsals

ABC Bel Canto Choirs will hold open rehearsals Thursday, Sept. 14, for those who sing, hum or whistle and would like to join. Children involved come from two counties and more than 30 schools. The rehearsals are held at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Harlem Road in Amherst. Students in grades 3 to 6 can come from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; students in grades 6 to 12 can come from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and high school students and guys with changed and changing voices can come from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.abcbelcanto.org.

Appliance, electronics raffle planned

St. Teresa’s Church will hold its seventh annual appliance and electronics raffle Saturday, Sept. 16, at the parish center, 33 Mineral Springs Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the raffle begins at 7 p.m. Prizes valued at more than $10,000, side raffles and a 50/50 split will be offered. Tickets are $25 and include pizza, beer, soda and snacks. Attendees must be at least 21 years old to enter, and do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available after weekend Masses and in the rectory from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesday, and on the day of the raffle. For more information call 822-0608 ext. 3.

Chicken and biscuit fundraiser planned

Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St., will host a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Dinner will include chicken and biscuits, salad, homemade desserts and beverages. The dinner is $9 for adults and $5 for children younger than 8. Takeout is available. Proceeds will be used toward the church’s handicapped accessibility construction. For more information, call 674-6869.

New Hope serves community dinner

New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., will host a free community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The meal will include sloppy Joes, chef salad, corn chips, beverages and dessert. The free meal is a community outreach effort. A free-will offering may be made if desired. Call 825-8745 for more information.

Historical society hears from Al Parker

The next general meeting of the West Seneca Historical Society and Museum will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St. The special guest will be Seneca historian Al Parker, who will present “Ely Parker — Civil War Soldier.” Parker is a descendant of Gen. Ely Parker, who served as one of Ulysses S. Grant’s secretaries during the Civil War. Among other notable contributions, Gen. Parker was involved in drafting Robert E. Lee’s surrender documents at Appomattox. The general membership meeting begins at 7 p.m., with Parker’s presentation immediately following. The meeting and presentation are open to the public and are free to members of the Historical Society. A donation of $5 is required for nonmembers.

Fly fishers to meet monthly at VFW post

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers will hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at American Legion Post 735, 35 Legion Parkway. The nonprofit organization welcomes the community to promote fly fishing and tying education and assist in stream restoration and veterans programs. Guest speakers will present on topics such as the environment, Great Lakes and tributaries, fishing projects and other outdoor activities.

Don Vidler to visit Ebenezer Seniors

How many times have you heard “If you can’t find it anywhere else, you’ll find it at Vidler’s”? Everyone loves to go to this store in East Aurora and to watch the founders and brothers and their comical ads. Now the store is being cared for by Don Vidler, who will be visiting the Ebenezer Seniors to show slides of the beginnings of this favorite store. Remember the front door and that great penny-candy aisle? It’s still there, still with all that “old-time” candy, but not for a penny any more. Join the Ebenezer Seniors at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. Call 674-4566 for more info.

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