Weekly Feature



2011-10-06 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Octoberfest to feature music by Auslanders

The 31st annual “Octoberfest” will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Shrine Center, located at 1600 Southwester Blvd., West Seneca. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Auslanders will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person and includes chips, pretzels and music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available by calling Donald at 652-5028, George at 633-1275 or the Shrine Center office at 674-8666.

Ebenezer Seniors plan herb presentation

The Ebenezer Seniors will host Terry Skura to talk about herbs at its Friday, Oct. 7, meeting. Skura will explain the many different types of herbs and “bewitch” attendees with how some of them relate to witchery and Halloween. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Hearth Room at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Call the church at 674-4566.

Mixed media exhibit at Enjoy the Journey

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. For information, call 675-0204 or visit www.etjgallery.com.

Super Second Saturdays offers crafts for youth

“Super Second Saturdays” for children ages 5 to 10 will be held on the second Saturday of each month at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. The 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. sessions will be held on Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Children will make a variety of seasonal crafts. Pre-registration is required and forms are available online at www.burchfieldnac.org. For more information, call 677-4843.

Apple Festival planned at Covenant UMC

Covenant United Methodist Church will host its annual Apple Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The church is located at 529 Main St. Dinners cost $8.50 each and includes roast beef, barbecue pork or turkey on a roll with potatoes, coleslaw, apple crisp, warm apple sundae, apple pie, cider, coffee, tea or soda. Items may be purchased a la carte. Baked goods may also be purchased from the “apple bin.” For information on the festival, call the church at 674-6869.

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’s 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. Admission is $1 per person. Proceeds will benefit the school’s scholarship fund. For more information, email northwoodscholarship@yahoo.com.

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, West Seneca. For more information on the group, call Sara at 662-9648.

Burchfield seeks artists for Fall Art Show

An opening reception for the Fall Art Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. The show will feature the works from members of the West Seneca Art Society, which is sponsoring the show, and other local artists. The show dates are Oct. 9 to Nov. 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, call the BNAC at 677-4843.

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, contact the church’s rectory by calling 822-0608 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Breast Cancer Network to hold discussion

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold an educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Medical oncologist Dr. Saif Soniwala will speak on the latest research on breast cancer. A professional support group will follow at 8 p.m. For reservations, call Daria at 894-8135. For information, call Sharon Faraci at 861-3038 or visit the network online at www.bcnwny.org.

CERT plans special needs registry at library

The West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team will host a special needs registry and presentation on DisasterLAN from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 14, at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. Forms are available for download online at www.wscert.net and should be returned to the West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness, 1250 Union Road. Call 558-3238.

Y.E.S. plans event, new members sought

According to Recreation Director Mary Josefiak, “Friday Fun Nite,” has been planned for Youth Engaged in Service members for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Kiwanis Youth Center, located at 50 Legion Pkwy. Applications for Y.E.S. are available for download on the town’s website, www.westseneca.net — click on “Youth Bureau” under “Departments and Services.”

New Hope UMC offers spaghetti dinner

New Hope United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2846 Seneca St. Presale tickets cost $7 each, or $8 at the door. Children 12 and under cost $5 each. Door prizes and several theme baskets will be available for raffle. For more information, call the church at 825-8745.

Elma Meadows senior golf club seeks members

The Erie County “Golden Agers” golf club is seeking new members. They play every Monday morning at Elma Meadows County Park & Golf Course at senior rates. Club dues are $30 per year and include four picnics with food and beverages. Interested parties, ages 62 and older, should call Dick Vogel at 668-5222.

Studio Modele plans charity event for Roswell

Studio Modele, 3670 Clinton St., West Seneca, will host the “Look Good, Feel Good” for charity event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. All proceeds from this event will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Select services will be available for $10 each, including mini-manicures, two color extensions and deep conditioning hair treatment. Gently used accessories such as purses and jewelry will also be available for sale. Call 677-0945 or visit www.studiomodele4hair.com.

BNCC schedules first arts, crafts show

The Buffalo Niagara Court Center will host its first arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The center, located at 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca, is currently accepting registrations from crafters and artists for the event. Registration information may be found online at www.bnccsports.com. For more information, contact Kate Braun by calling 677-9100 or email at kate@bnccsports.com.

Community of Churches schedules CROP Walk

The West Seneca Community of Churches will hold the annual CROP Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The acronym stands for “Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.” Walkers will meet at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., and will follow a 3-mile route south on Union Road to Reserve Road. Light refreshments will be available for participants. One-quarter of the proceeds will benefit the West Seneca Food Pantry. Call Denise Knight at 827-8459.

Scouts serve spaghetti at all-you-can-eat event

Boy Scout Troop 409 will host its annual spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free. With the Scouts serving as waiters, the meal will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls, a beverage and dessert. Takeouts will be available. The event will also include a bake sale.

Buffalo Irish Center hosts book sale, crafts

The Daughters of Erin will hold a used book sale and craft show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road. Face painting will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost of an 8-foot table to rent for the craft show is $15. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit local charities or organizations in need. For information, call 648-1589.

West Seneca Rotary Club meets Wednesdays

The West Seneca Rotary Club meets at 7:45 a.m. every Wednesday at Alton’s Restaurant, located at Transit Road and Seneca Street in Elma. For more information on Rotary, its meetings or becoming a member, visit the club online at www.wsrotary.org.

St. John’s tool raffle to benefit building fund

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a tool raffle from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St. Tickets cost $20 each, which includes admission, food and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will go toward the church’s new building fund. Winners do not need to be present. Featured tools include an electric drill, tool cabinet and generator. For tickets or more information on the event, call 668-3584 or visit online at www.saintjohnsws.org.

‘Moving On’ seminar offered to seniors

A seminar tailored to seniors and their families in regards to “selling a home and moving on” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Room 103 of the West Seneca Community Education office, located at East Middle School, 1445 Center Road. The fee is $5 per person. The seminar will be led by licensed senior real estate specialists Shirleen Tomasello and Kevin Farrell, who can be reached at 812-5103 or 430-0229, respectively.

Watercolor course offered at art gallery

Introduction to Watercolor with Paulette Krakowski will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 16, 23 and 30, at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road. Such techniques as glazing, washes, spraying, dry-brushing, sponging, scratching and blending will be discussed. Cost is $80 per person. Registration must be made by Friday, Oct. 28. For information, call 675-0204 or visit etjgallery.com.

East Fall Craft Show planned for Oct. 29

Space is still available for vendors to participate in the annual West Seneca East Fall Craft Show, which has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at East Senior High School. For more information, contact Dyan Scritchfield by calling 677-3300 ext. 4142, or email dscritchfield@wscschools.org. Also visit www.wscschools.org.

Fall meat raffle planned by Ismailia Shriners

Ismailia Shriners will host its fall meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Ismailia Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission costs $2 per person and includes beer, pop and sandwiches. Meats to be provided by the Sloan Market.

Photographers wanted for fall contest, display

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center is encouraging amateur and professional photographers to enter its annual Fall Photography Contest. There are five different categories. Entry forms must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Nov. 1, or hand-delivered to the BNAC, 2001 Union Road, no later than Sunday, Nov. 6. Forms are available for download at www.BurchfieldNAC.org. For information, call 677-4843.

Vendor space available for Winchester fair

Participants are sought for the Winchester Elementary Vendor Fair, which has been scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. The school is located at 650 Harlem Road, West Seneca. Crafters and vendors may rent a 6-foot table for $25 per space. Space is limited. For information, contact Chris Evans at 827-0525.

Classical piano concert benefits charity

Victoria Cabri Ruggiero, 16, will host a classical piano concert to benefit the Response to Love Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Blessed John XXIII Church, 1 Arcade St., West Seneca. Several young adult musicians and vocalists will join in the event. Tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for students, and may be purchased at the door. Ruggiero studied at Berklee College of Music this summer and is in her final year of study with the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.

St. David’s slates meetings for widows

The Association of Widowed People meets at 7 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at St. David’s Church, 3951 Seneca St. Call 823-3614 or 542-2772.

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