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2012-02-02 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Fellowship Wesleyan plans father/child dinner

Fellowship Wesleyan Church will host a father/child spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Grandfathers, uncles and neighbors are also welcome. Giggles the Clown will greet children when doors open at 5:30 p.m. Mike Randall, a ventriloquist, magician and puppeteer, will perform from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per adult and $1 per child. The church is located at 1645 Southwestern Blvd., across from the Southtowns YMCA. For more information, call 675-9245.

Cub Scouts plan ‘flapjack fundraiser’

Cub Scout Pack 616 out of Northwood Elementary in West Seneca will host a “flapjack fundraiser” breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Applebee’s in the Southgate Plaza on Union Road. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from a scout for $5 each. There will also be a mini-Chinese auction held during the breakfast.

Library programs planned for youth

Registration is currently being accepted for the following programs at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road: “Be a Library Kid” for students in grades 1-5 will be offered from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 8; March 1 and 14; and April 4 and 11. “Preschool Storytime” for ages 3-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 7-April 24. “Toddler Time” for children ages 2-3 is scheduled for 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 9-April 26. Call 674-2928.

Library Friends to host author, West graduate

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will host David Dachauer, author of “Tether Me Not,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. The West Seneca West Senior graduate will present excerpts from the novel, which he wrote following the death of his wife, Jennifer. She died from cancer in 2010. Dachauer will sign books after the presentation. Attendees will have the chance to win a basket filled with treats and a copy of the novel. The library is located at 1300 Union Road.

New Burchfield exhibit marked with reception

A reception to mark the new art exhibit, “My Vision ... An Eclectic Journey” by Veronica Benes, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. The artist’s work, including oil and acrylic paintings, will be on display from Feb. 5 through March 4. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

West Seneca West Musical Alumni Night

The West Seneca West Alumni Association, in partnership with the West Seneca West Performing Arts Department, has planned its annual Musical Alumni Night for Saturday, Feb. 11. Former cast and crew members are invited to a 5:30 p.m. reception at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St., prior to the school’s 7 p.m. performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” For more information or to reserve tickets, call the West Senior box office at 677-3372.

Buffalo Irish Center to host meat raffle

The Knights of Equity and the Daughters of Erin will hold a meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission costs $6, which includes a roast beef sandwich, salad, dessert, beer and pop. Tickets may be purchased at the Tara Gift Shoppe. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Equity charities. For more information, call Charlie McSwain at 677-4497 or Stacie Sommers at 812-0537.

Taste of Chocolate Night planned at St. Teresa’s

St. Teresa’s Parish, located at 1974 Seneca St., will host a “Taste of Chocolate Night” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the parish center cafeteria (enter from the rear of Hayden Street). Tickets start at 25 cents each and can be used toward the purchase of chocolate treats, roast beef sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chips, pop, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. For more information, contact Sr. Simon at 892-6444.

Queen of Angels plans ‘Taste of Italy’ dinner

The Holy Name Society of Queen of Angels Church will host an all-you-can-eat “Taste of Italy” spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. The church is located at Electric Avenue and Warsaw Street in Lackawanna. Dinners cost $9 for adults and $5 for children and include a homemade dessert and beverage. Tickets are presale only and will be available after weekend Masses. For tickets or other information, call Gene at 646-0513, Jim at 432-8162, Mike at 648-2097 or the rectory at 826-0880.

Blessed John XXIII plans spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Blessed John XXIII Church, located at 1 Arcade St., West Seneca. Admission costs $7 for adults and $4 for children. Dinners will include a salad, dessert and beverage.

Boy Scout Troop 483 schedules open house

Boy Scout Troop 483 of West Seneca will host an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Reserve Fire Hall, 2400 Berg Road. All past and present Webelows are welcome. The troop is involved in annual camping trips and team-building activities, as well as encouraging leadership skills and achieving rank of Eagle Scout. For more information, visit www.troop483.com.

St. David’s to prepare clam chowder luncheon

St. David’s Episcopal Church, located at 3951 Seneca St., will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Clam Chowder Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Lunches cost $6 per person and include choice of Manhattan or New England chowder plus one refill, as well as bread, dessert and a beverage. Presale and takeout orders must be made by Feb. 14. Call 675-3091. The church is handicapped-accessible.

St. John’s will serve chicken, fish dinners

A BW’s fish fry and chicken finger dinner will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., at Union Road. Dinners are takeout only. The fish fry costs $9 each and includes fries and coleslaw. The chicken finger dinner costs $7 each and includes fries and carrots. All proceeds will support the church’s new building fund. Call 668-3584 for more information.

Foundation plans third wine-tasting benefit

The third annual Amanda Hansen Foundation wine- and beer-tasting benefit will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, located at 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca. Tickets cost $25 each. The event will also feature a theme basket raffle, for which the Hansen family is seeking donations. Anyone willing to donate should call 380-1468 or email khansen10@msn.com.

Benefit for late Marine aids food pantry mission

A benefit in memory of Pfc. David M. Meyer Jr. of West Seneca has been planned for 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Seneca Hose Fire Company, 2829 Seneca St. All proceeds will benefit the West Seneca Food Pantry and its mission to feed the hungry. Tickets for the benefit cost $15 each. Donations are sought for food as well as theme baskets or other large-ticket items. Call Dawn Meyer-Dixon at 674-2494 or Dorothy Meyer at 675-9829.

Vigilant organizes weekend meat raffle

The Vigilant Fire Company, 666 Main St., will host its spring meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $3, which includes all you can drink and eat. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and bell jar tickets. The meats are supplied by Camillos Sloan Market. For more information, call Andy at 393-1730 or Jim at 982-4477.

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