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2017-09-21 / What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s to host home, clothing drive

The St. Mary’s Junior Ladies of Charity and St. Vincent de Paul Society will host a household collection and clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in the St. Mary’s church parking lot, 1 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster.

LCSD plans pops concert

The Lancaster High School Symphonic Band will host its ninth-annual pops concert from 2 to 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Richard Pascucci Memorial Band Shell, 200 Oxford Ave. in Lancaster. The band, under the direction of Richard Godd, will perform light concert selections, including the music of Jay Bocook, Ashman and Rice, Elvis Presley, music from WWI, “Echoes from the Battlefield” and the Clarinet Polka, among other songs.

Recovery Month event planned

A free musical event celebrating National Recovery Month will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Butler Rehabilitation Center auditorium on the Buffalo Psychiatric Center campus, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo. Singer, songwriter and storyteller Matt Butler will share his experience overcoming depression and addiction to alcohol through storytelling and song. For more information, emailBuffaloPC@omh.ny.gov or call 816-2014.

Polish Falcons sets cruise nights

The Depew Polish Falcons Club will hold a cruise night from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Call 684-2373.

St. Mary’s to offer yoga classes

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will offer meditation and yoga classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster. Call 683-6445, ext. 24, or email dianez@stmarysonthehill.org for details.

St. John’s Lutheran seeks crafters

St. John’s Lutheran Church is looking for vendors to participate in its craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Spaces are $20 each with an additional $5 charge for a table. The church is looking for vendors with homemade items only. Call 683-8972 or email stjohnslancaster@verizon.net for details.

Rites offered through St. Mary’s

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will be offering the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults with sessions from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 1, and running through May 2018 at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster. Those interested can join at any time throughout the year; call 681-4145 or visit www.stmarysonthehill.com for details.

St. Mary’s offers driver education

St. Mary’s High School has partnered with AAA of Central and Western New York, offering driver education classes to its students and members of the community from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 28. The first half of the program is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 142 Laverack Ave, in Lancaster, while the second half will be in the car from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The program costs $520; visit www.smhlancers.org for details and to download registration forms.

Library group hosts meat raffle

The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will have its first meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4569 Broadway in Depew. Admission is $5 and includes beer, wine and pop; bring your own snacks. Those wishing to reserve a table for eight can do so for $35. Call 432-2411 for reservations or stop by the Lancaster Library, 5466 Broadway in Lancaster. Proceeds help keep the library open on Sundays during the school year.

Civil War tour set for Hull House

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will host its annual Civil War Candlelight Tour on Saturday, Sept. 30. The first tour will start at 5:30 p.m., presenting a number of scripted Civil War scenarios by candlelight. Tickets are $12 per person. Call 741-7032 to reserve tickets.

Meat raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels

The Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway in Lancaster, will host a meat raffle to benefit Alden’s Meals on Wheels at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $7 and include pop, beer and wine; bring your own snacks. Call 937-7105 or visit 12482 Broadway in Alden for tickets.

Movie night set for Boys & Girls Club

The Lancaster-Depew Boys and Girls Club will have a movie night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 60 Preston St. in Depew. The club will be screening “Sing!” in the gym. Movie snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Polish Heritage Dancers start season

The Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY’s 20th anniversary gala will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, starting with Mass at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway in Lancaster, followed by a reception at Kloc’s, 1245 Seneca Creek Road in West Seneca. Tickets are $45 and the deadline is Thursday, Oct. 5. The group will also be performing Polish Christmas in the Village at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Saturday, Dec. 30. Call 983-5084 or visit www.phdofwny.com to learn more.

Harvest of Hope set for end of October

The 15th annual Harvest of Hope, which raises funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew. The event will honor WKBW newsman Irv Weinstein. Visit www2.mda.org/harvestofhope.com or call 585-484-6560; tickets are $75 each, and table sponsorships start at $600.

ACT/SAT testing offered at Maryvale

Students can take simulated ACT/SAT tests at Maryvale’s Robert A. Binner Educational Center, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Visit www.allprotutoring.com.

Bel Canto Choir sets rehearsals

ABC Bel Canto Choir will hold open rehearsals for anyone who likes to sing, on Thursdays, Sept. 21 and 28, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Harlem Road in Amherst. Students in grades three to six can come from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., those in grades six to 12 can stop by from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and high school students and guys with changed/changing voices can come from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Visit www.abcbelcanto.org for details.

St. Mary’s open house planned

St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave., will hold its open house for prospective students from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Call Andrea Drabnik at 683-4824, ext. 211, or email adrabnik@smhlancers.org for details.

Hockey team to host meat raffle

The Cheektowaga Warriors Pee Wee Major hockey team will hold a meat raffle from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Tickets are $5, and reservations for tables are available. Tickets include beer, wine, soda and a door prize entry. Separate tickets for a 50-50 raffle and more than 50 basket raffles are also available. All proceeds benefit team expenses. Call Dianne at 551-0949 or email raffle@dandreadesign.com.

Regency Day set for Hull House

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will hold its Regency Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5976 Genesee St. in Lancaster. Learn how firewood was prepared for winter or how to shuck and grind corn. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for youths ages 10 to 18, and free for children ages 10 or younger.

Pack 601 hosts open house

Cub Scout Pack 601 will hold an open house and ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St. in Bowmansville. Boys in kindergarten through grade five are invited to come with their families and learn more about Scouting. Call Jason at 444-6251 or email pack601wny@gmail.com for details.

Central Hose to hold Polish dinner

Depew’s Central Hose No. 4 will hold its annual Polish dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Northside Fire Hall, 112 Brewster St. in Depew. Dinners are dine-in or takeout, $11 presale or $12 at the door. Call 481-7156 or email ron.maciejewski@depewfire.org for tickets.

LYB hosts fall festival

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau will hold its fall festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 200 Oxford Ave. in Lancaster. Families can look forward to a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts, games, free children’s books and a driving and texting simulator. The Lancaster Police Department will also be offering its Operation Safe Child program during the festival.

Eagles to hold barbecue

The Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2692 will host a chicken barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. or until sold out Sunday, Oct. 1, at the hall, 3569 Broadway, near the Borden Road intersection. Dinner includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean almondine, roll, coffee and dessert. Dine-in or takeout available. Basket raffles and a 50-50 raffle will also talk place. Dinner tickets are $11.

Barbecue to benefit end to puppy mills

The NYS Citizens Against Puppy Mills will have a chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Elks Club, 33 Legion Drive in Lancaster. Dinners are $10; there is a vegan or vegetarian option available for $9. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit organization fighting to end puppy mills. Email jcdickinson66@yahoo.com for tickets.

Chamber to host fall business conference

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its fall conference from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew. Tony Delmonte, president of the Bank of Akron, will be the keynote speaker.

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