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2018-06-21 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster school plans graduation

Lancaster High School will hold its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle in Buffalo. Five hundred twelve students will be graduating, according to Cesar Marchioli, high school principal.

DHS schedules commencement

Depew High School will hold its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the Depew auditorium, 5201 Transit Road.

Trinity Pantry clients receive bulbs

During the month of June, every household visiting Trinity Pantry, 5448 Broadway in Lancaster, for the regular biweekly food selection will be offered two packages of LED lightbulbs. Call 683-1111 or email Trinity Pantry@gmail.com for details.

St. James Church plans barbecue

St. James Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish will hold its Krolick’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at 496 Terrace Blvd. in Depew. Dinners are $11 for adults and $3 for children’s macaroni and cheese. Cock Robin will perform in the beer and wine tent from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 683-2746 for details.

Blue Mass set for Sunday

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will hold its Blue Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at 3298 Broadway in Lancaster. The special Mass recognizes first responders and their families. All are invited to a breakfast after Mass.

Harris Hill to host blood drive

Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive in Lancaster, will hold its blood donation drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the activities room. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.

St. Mary’s WINGS to play movies

The Women in God’s Spirit Bible study group at St. Mary of the Assumption Church will host a free movie series this summer, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. “All Saints” will show on Thursday, June 28; “Let There Be Light” on Tuesday, July 31; and “God’s Not Dead 3” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the elementary school auditorium, 1 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Call 200-2261 for details.

Happy Tails offers Arts and Barks

Happy Tails Doggie Daycare, 36 Central Ave. in Lancaster, will be offering paint nights weekdays and Saturdays, while still providing the same care to smaller dog breeds. Julia Corallo, owner of Happy Tails and an artist, will be the instructor. Call 685-0565 to book a paint night; the cost is based on theme choice and materials needed. A free painted tile is included for those who book before Saturday, Sept. 1.

Chamber to hold morning events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will host morning business events from 8 to 9 every Wednesday in June at Springhill Suites Hotel, 6647 Transit Road in Williamsville. There is no admission cost for members or member guests; the continental buffet breakfast is $5, with $10 for a full breakfast.

Alden Farmers Market varies weekly

The Alden Farmers Market welcomes the Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club to perform on Saturday, June 23. The market is situated at the Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot plaza, 13119 Broadway, Alden. Visit the Alden Farmers Market on Facebook for a full schedule of events.

Holy Mother slates barbecue

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will hold a chicken barbecue dinner, drive-thru only, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 at 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Dinners are $11 and include potato, vegetable, roll, butter and dessert.

Pompeii to host summer bash

Our Lady of Pompeii will hold its summer bash event from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 29, at 129 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. Families are invited to enjoy games, a bounce house and a hot dog roast at the event. Badlands, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Call 683-6522 for tickets.

Ride to remember Depew man

The Todd Penman Memorial Ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1, at Kodiak Jack’s, 3481 Two Rod Road, East Aurora. Riders will make four stops during the 100-mile ride to honor Penman, who died in an accident in February. The cost is $25 per rider and $40 for a rider with a passenger. Admission also includes a food and raffle ticket for a post-ride event, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit www.cyberspokes.com/events.htm.

Ring bell at Presbyterian church

Lancaster Presbyterian Church will celebrate Independence Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, in the church’s parking lot, 5461 Broadway in Lancaster. Families are invited to check out pony rides, a bounce house, carnival-style games, free food and drink, and a small petting zoo. As part of Lancaster Presbyterian’s 200th anniversary, guests are also welcome to pull the rope on the historic bell.

Garden club sets monthly meeting

The Bowmansville Garden Club will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St. Members will create a succulent roof birdhouse. Kathy Kwiatkowski will provide moss and succulent plants. Call Lynne Lowery at 685-8753 or email llowery@sprintmail.com to learn more about the club.

Post plans cruise nights

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 will hold its cruise nights from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday until Sept. 12 at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster.

Hull House offers survival class

Lancaster’s Hull Family Home and Farmstead will offer a survival class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at 5976 Genesee St. Topics covered in the class include survival tools, rescue techniques, wild plant usage and survival psychology tips. The cost is $55 per person. Call 837-0893 to register. Age range for the class is 16 to 96 and is limited to 12 people; participants must bring their own lunch.

Polish Falcons set car cruise

The Polish Falcons will hold its second annual Super Car Cruise from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at 445 Columbia Ave. in Depew. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless Female Veterans Shelter. The Depew location also hosts cruise nights from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the same location. Call 684-2373 for details.

Holy Mother to offer Bible school

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will offer Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, to Thursday, July 19, at 6298 Broadway in Lancaster. The program, titled “Everything is Possible with God,” offers children a chance to learn about God through a variety of activities. Call 685-5766 to enroll.

Depew Founders’ Day slated for July

Depew Founders’ Day will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in Veterans Park on Terrace Boulevard. Details will be released closer to the event.

Sacred Heart plans summer Bible study

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish has scheduled its summer Bible study from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays until Aug. 29 at 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. For more information, call 683-2375.

Hull House to hold history camp

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will hold its history camp for kids from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27, at 5976 Genesee St. in Lancaster. Students entering grades five through eight will have the opportunity to learn about life in WNY in the early 1800s. The cost per camper is $150; email sjacobs@hullfamilyhome.com or call 681-5494 to register.

Lancaster Chamber to host golf event

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf classic at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St. in Lancaster. Player slots are sold out, but the chamber is taking names for a waiting list at 681-9755. Sponsorships and program ads are still available. Visit www.wnychamber.com for details.

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