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2014-07-10 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Hull House schedules summer camp

A History Camp for Kids at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead will take place July 21-24 at the site, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster. Students in grades five through eight may register for the camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Activities will include pioneer chores, games, cooking, Native American crafts and an archaeological dig. The cost for the camp is $130. To enroll, call 681-5494.

Church to hold rummage, bake sale

Faith United Methodist Church will hold rummage and bake sales in the basement of the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. Admission is $1, and there will be a $2 bag sale at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, beverages and other refreshments will be available.

Bel Canto seeking young singers

The ABC Bel Canto Choirs are seeking singers in grades two through 11, with a special need for students entering grades three, four and five in the fall. Auditions are by appointment and can be made by contacting Sue Fay Allen, artistic director and founder, at 759-6428, amherstbelcanto@g mail.com or suefayca@local net.com. For more information, visit www.abcbelcanto.org.

St. Mary’s to hold outdoor summer masses

St. Mary of the Assumption Church will offer an outdoor Mass at 7 p.m. Saturdays, during July and August in the pavilion adjacent to the church. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, as there is no outdoor seating available. For information, contact the rectory on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 683-6445. St. Mary’s is located at the corner of St. Joseph and Aurora streets in the Village of Lancaster. Other Mass times are listed on the parish website: www.stmarysonthehill.com.

Parishes combine efforts to offer Bible school

St. Mary of the Assumption and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta churches will offer Vacation Bible School. Children ages 5 to 10 will spend five days singing, playing games, making crafts and participating in activities that enhance faith. The theme is “SKY: Where Everything is Possible with God.” The sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon, July 23 to 27, at St. Mary’s School, on the corner of Aurora and St. Joseph streets. The cost is $10 for one child, $15 for two and $20 for three or more. For information or registration, call St. Mary’s Office of Lifelong Faith Formation at 683-8564.

Fibromyalgia Support Group to meet

The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, Study Group Room, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome, as are family and friends. For information, contact the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-870-1771.

Marilla Car, Truck and Cycle Show to be held

The 11th annual Marilla Car, Truck and Cycle Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Broadway, West Main Street and Alden Town Park in Alden to benefit Mercy Flight WNY. Admission is free and show vehicle registration is $15 prior to July 15 and $20 after that date. The opening ceremony will be held at noon, and the event will feature more than 200 show awards, celebrity cars, live music, auctions, food and a kids zone. A show preview party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 13143 Broadway. For more information visit www.MarillaAutoShow.com, email MarillaAutoShow@ya hoo.com or call 445-4108.

Career camp available for middle-schoolers

Erie 1 BOCES is offering Summer in the Center in conjunction with Erie Community College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1. Campers can choose four courses from the following: animal exploration; camp culinary; criminal justice boot camp; fashion forward; let them eat cake; sports conditioning and sports science; seven-hour movie challenge; video game design; and express yourself. The cost is $200 for the week, and sessions will be held at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center, 99 Aero Drive, Cheektowaga. For information call 821-7375.

Chicken barbecue to celebrate anniversary

Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, at 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew, will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the merger of St. James and St. Augustine parishes with a chicken barbecue dinner. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the church. Takeout will be available, ice cream sundaes are included, and there will be entertainment, a clown, face painting, and live music in a wine and beer garden from 5 to 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Caring and Sharing Ministry, tickets cost $10, and more information is available by calling 683-2746, ext. 6.

Pig ‘n Pint to be held at Hull House

A Pig ‘n Pint event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5962 Genesee St. The evening will include a pig roast, beer tasting and music by City Fiddle. Tickets are available at $50 per person and include a full pig roast dinner, craft beer samplings and one full beverage. Tickets should be purchased in advance online at www.hullfami lyhome.org or by phone at 741-7032. Only those older than 21 will be admitted. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Hull Family Home and Farmstead.

Vacation Bible School registration open

St. Mary of the Assumption Church is accepting registrations for its Vacation Bible School. The camp for children entering grades kindergarten through five includes songs, games, crafts and other faith-based activities Sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 to 18, at St. Mary’s Elementary School, at the corner of Aurora and St. Joseph streets. The cost is $10 for one child, $15 for two children and $20 for three or more. Registration forms are available at www.stmarysonthehill.com, or by calling 683-8564. Teen volunteers and supply donations are needed. For information, contact Sister Therese Chmura, director of faith formation, at theresec@stmarysonthehill.org.

Summer Concert Series continues at GreenFields

The GreenFields 2014 Summer Concert Series will continue Wednesday, July 30, with a Caribbean night, featuring music by Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All concerts take place at the Green- Fields Gazebo, 5949 Broadway behind GreenFields Health & Rehab Center. GreenFields is located between Bowen and Pavement roads, next to the Lancaster Country Club. Call 684-8400 for information, or go online at www.thegreenfields.org or www.niagaralutheran.org.

Family picnic to be held at Our Lady of Pompeii

The Our Lady of Pompeii Parish Family Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the Bowen Road Grove on Bowen Road in Lancaster. A Mass will begin the event, and hot dogs will be provided. Attendees should bring a dish to share. Those planning to attend should call the rectory with a family count at 683-6522.

Pancake breakfast to benefit Team Wydro

The Lancaster Heat softball team Wydro will have a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Applebee’s Restaurant, 4967 Transit Road. It will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon and a beverage for $6. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Golf Classic planned at Fox Valley Club

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the fifth annual Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 11, at Fox Valley Club. The day will include 18 holes of golf with a cart, continental breakfast, country club barbecue, range balls, practice green, contests, prizes and awards, including a Porsche 911 Turbo rental for a day and season tickets to University at Buffalo football and basketball.

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