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2011-09-15 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Pie, pumpkin contests to be held at Burchfield

Friends of the Burchfield are sponsoring a pie-baking contest on Saturday, Oct. 1, in addition to a pumpkin-carving contest with prizes to be determined on the basis of creativity and character, judged by children and adults. Pumpkins will be raffled at the Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. All entries must be preregistered by Friday, Sept. 16. A $5 registration fee is required with each entry. For more information, call 677-4843.

Author, athlete hold book signing at Bases Loaded

Former Buffalo Bills’ player Mark Kelso and author Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca will host a book-signing event from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. Kelso wrote the foreword for Kirchmyer’s novel, “Diamonds in the Rough,” which is a collection of sports stories ranging from local sports leagues to human survival. For information, call the bookstore at 823-2665.

Southtowns Radiology offers free mammograms

Free mammograms will be provided to both underinsured and uninsured women throughout Western New York beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Southtowns Radiology, 3050 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. This event is in collaboration with Cancer Services Program of WNY. To schedule an appointment, call 886-9201. Appointments must be made by Sept. 16. More information may be obtained at www.cspwny.org.

WS Woman’s Club sets monthly meetings

The West Seneca Woman’s Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Ebenezer Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. The group usually has a guest speaker or a special program planned. Women in the Southtowns who are 18 and older are encouraged to join the group for socialization and support of the community. For more information, contact Nancy Hart at 674-7832 or send an e-mail to nhart2@peoplepc.com.

Chiavetta’s chicken BBQ planned at Southgate

A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue has been planned for noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Southgate Plaza on Union Road. This event is sponsored jointly by the Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center and West Seneca Historical Society. Dinners cost $9 each or $8 for presale tickets, which are available at the Firemen’s center, 4141 Seneca St., West Seneca.

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. For information, call Sara at 662-9648.

Eden Heights of WS plans charity fundraiser

Eden Heights of West Seneca, located at 3030 Clinton St., will host a Chinese auction from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will feature refreshments, live Polka music by Ken Nagel, and such vendor tables as Jewelry by Jeanette and Fabric Art by Lynn. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York.

Blessed John XXIII schedules flea market

Blessed John XXIII Church will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The church is located at 1 Arcade St., on the corner of Harlem Road and across from Winchester Fire Hall. Refreshments will be available. Table rentals are $10 each and may be reserved by calling the church office at 823-1090.

Historical Society plans Civil War program

The West Seneca Historical Society has planned a picnic with a Civil War theme from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Hot dogs, light snacks and beverages will be provided. To reserve a spot or for information, call 674-4283.

Shriner’s of WNY organize chicken BBQ

The Shriner’s of WNY will host a chicken barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. (or until sold out) on Sunday, Sept. 18. Cost is $8 per person and includes a two-pound half chicken, corn, salad and roll. Takeouts will also be available. The even will take place at the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. For more information, call 674-8666.

Grief support group slates Monday meetings

Griefshare, a grief recovery support group, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, now through Dec. 5 at the Tabernacle, located at 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. A $12 fee to cover cost of materials is required. For more information, call 712-1713.

Registration planned for Tiger, Cub scouts

Cub Scout Pack 618 will hold registration for new Tiger Scouts and Cub Scouts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the South Line Fire Hall, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga. Tiger Scouts are for boys entering first grade, and Cub Scouts are for boys entering second grade. The pack also needs parents to volunteer to be leaders. For information, call Elaine Rudnicki at 668-0907.

First Presbyterian to host ‘Posi Palooza’ this fall

First Presbyterian Church of West Seneca will host “Posi Palooza” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. The church is located at 2085 Union Road. The concert features a group of four Christian artists from various areas of the nation — they are Jana Stanfield, Daniel Nahmod, Richard Mekdeci and Sue Riley. Each artist is a recipient of the Posi Awards. For additional information on the group, visit www.empowerma.com. Tickets to Posi Palooza cost $20 each and may be purchased by calling 668-1115.

St. Teresa’s Church plans electronics raffle

St. Teresa’s Church will host an appliance and electronics raffle on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the parish center, located at 33 Mineral Springs Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle will begin at 7 p.m. A total of 22 prizes worth $10,000 will be raffled. Side raffles will also be available. Tickets cost $25, which includes admission, pizza, beer and snacks. Winners need not be present to win. For more information, call 822-0608 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Seneca Niagara Casino bus trip planned

A bus trip to Seneca Niagara Casino has been planned for Monday, Sept. 26. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, located at 1345 Indian Church Road, where it is expected to return at 6 p.m. For additional information, call Paul at 668-6037.

Marine Corps League plans monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Marine Corps League — Niagara Frontier Detachment No. 239 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Harvey D. Morin Post 2940. This is located at 965 Center Road, West Seneca.

Vigilant Fire Company plans fall meat raffle

Vigilant Fire Company will host its fall meat raffle on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the fire hall, 666 Main St., West Seneca. Doors open at 5 p.m. and first spin is at 6 p.m. Admission costs $2 and includes beer, sandwiches and pop. Meats will be supplied by Camillo’s Sloan Market. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and bell jar tickets. For more information, call Andy Oscypala at 393-1730 or Jim Beck at 982-4477.

Reading Council conference slated

The Niagara Frontier Reading Council will hold a conference from 8:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. For information, visit www.thenfrc.org.

Burchfield welcomes vendors for Fall Festival

Vendors are sought for the annual Fall Festival, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Crafters, food demonstrators and others interested in showcasing their goods or services are invited to be part of this event. For additional information on the Fall Festival, call Jean at 675-3698.

Mixed media art exhibit on display at ETJ

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca is featuring the work of mixed media artist Marleta Stansberry in the new exhibit, “An Awakening From Within.” The gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, will display this exhibit through Oct. 8. Hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.etjgallery.com.

Fall Strolling Sidewalks at Southgate Plaza

Fall Strolling Sidewalks at the Southgate Plaza in West Seneca will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The event features face painting, strolling musicians, clowns, a stiltwalker and more. For information on the event, call 674-5050 or visit the Southgate online at www.southgateplaza.com.

Seneca Hose to host benefit for cancer patient

A benefit for Bob Rodler, who is battling terminal cancer, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Seneca Hose Fire Hall, 2829 Seneca St. Tickets cost $25 and includes a pasta dinner, beer, pop, and live music by Ron LoCurto and the Reinhardts, with Carl Russo from 97 Rock as emcee. Raffle prizes include a 32-inch TV autographed by Jay Leno, as well as sports memorabilia signed by Derek Jeter and Jason Pominville. Information or advance tickets are available by calling 632-2926, ext. 404.

Northwood PTO plans fall craft show

The Northwood PTO Scholarship Committee is in search of vendors for its fall craft show, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Northwood Elementary is located at 250 Northwood Ave. Tables are available for $25 each, which includes electricity. For information, email northwoodscholarship@yahoo.com.

Artists sought for Fall Art Show at Burchfield

The West Seneca Art Society invites painters, sculptors and photographers to be a part of its Fall Art Show at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Show dates are Sunday, Oct. 9, through Wednesday, Nov. 2. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Applications and other details for the show may be obtained by emailing bms0916@aol.com with the subject line, “WS Fall 2011 Show Request.” Also, applicants must attach two samples of work as JPEG files to the email.

St. Teresa’s offers tables for craft show

St. Teresa’s Church will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the parish center, located at 33 Mineral Springs Road, West Seneca. Six-foot tables cost $15 each. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Sr. Simon at 892-6444 or Del Lillis at 823-2363. Also, call the rectory at 822-0608 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

PSAT registration underway

Registration for this year’s Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test is available now through Thursday, Oct. 6. Cost is a $15 cash-only fee. Students should register with the Student Services Center: call West Seneca East Senior at 677-3309, or West Seneca West Senior at 677-3361. All juniors and any sophomores in accelerated English classes are encouraged to take this exam. The PSAT has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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