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2017-10-12 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Wines at the Shrine’ gathers wineries

The Shriners of Western New York will host “Wines At The Shrine” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Twenty wineries from Western and Central New York will be offering samples of their finest wines. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45 and include a wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and samples from the various wineries. The event will be held at The Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. A basket auction will also be offered. For more information, call 674-8666.

St. John’s serves annual chili dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church’s annual chili dinner will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct 15. Four types of chili will be available for purchase, along with tickets for raffle items and a $1,000 Splash Lagoon raffle.

Knights of Columbus set open house

Father Baker Council No. 2243, Knights of Columbus, will host an open house for new members at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at its hall, 2838 South Park Ave. in Lackawanna. The program will include information on its history, goals, charitable and fraternal activities and membership benefits. Refreshments will be served. Call 634-8997 for more information.

Covenant plans fall Apple Fest Oct. 21

Covenant United Methodist Church will hold an Apple Fest from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the church, 539 Main St. The menu includes roast beef or pork sandwich, salt potatoes, coleslaw, apple crisp, apple pie, or apple sundae and beverage for $10. All proceeds will go toward the church's handicapped accessibility construction. For more information, call 674-6869.

West High to perform ‘The Matchmaker’

“The Matchmaker,” the Thornton Wilder play, will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, at West Seneca West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St. In a series of slapstick romantic situations involving mistaken identities, secret meetings, separated lovers and a trip to night court, all find themselves paired with a perfect match. General admission tickets are $8 and will be sold at the door one hour prior to the show.

Boy Scouts to hold annual haunted house

Boy Scout Troop 735 is holding its seventh annual haunted house in the basement of American Legion Post 735, 35 Legion Drive, West Seneca, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The post is off Union Road, next to West Seneca Town Park and across from the new library. A donation of $4 per person, or $15 for a group of four, supports the outdoor adventures of the troop. The event is not recommended for young children.

Reformation concert marks 500 years

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir is presenting a concert, “Reflecting the Reformation,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the church, 3512 Clinton St., with a reception following. A freewill offering will benefit the church’s building fund. Tuesday, Oct. 31, is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle, Germany, in 1517, which resulted in the Protestant Reformation. For information, email chuth42@verizon.net.

Shrine fall meat raffle set for Oct. 28

The Shriners of Western New York will present a meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. Admission is $2 per person and includes beer, soda and sandwiches. A special $10 big ticket raffle will also be offered, with a chance to win a chest freezer with a $200 food gift card, a propane gas grill and a flat-screen TV. Big ticket raffle entries must be purchased in advance at the Shrine Center. For more information, call 674-8666.

St. David’s to host respite program

St. David Episcopal Church’s Respite Program offers a break for caretakers of family members with dementia, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the church, 3951 Seneca St. There is no charge but registration is required. Volunteers have attended the Alzheimer’s Association’s three-hour workshop. Besides companionship, volunteers are needed to plan, organize and present activities such as sing-alongs, crafts, bingo, exercises and games or plan and serve lunch. To volunteer or attend a workshop, call 674-4670 or email stdavidswny@gmail.com.

Fellowship to hold fall harvest carnival

Fellowship Wesleyan Church will hold a Fall Harvest carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., across from the YMCA. There will be fun for the whole family with lots of games and candy. Children and adults are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes. The event is free to attend. For questions, call the church office at 675-9245.

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