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2018-08-16 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Alden Farmers Market selling raffle tickets

The Alden Farmers Market will have raffle tickets for sale through the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce for an Amish wooden shed. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5 or 15 for $10. The drawing will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, the market’s closing day. The market is situated at the Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot plaza, 13119 Broadway, Alden. Visit the Alden Farmers Market on Facebook for information.

Holy Mother slates chicken BBQ

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

St. Mary’s WINGS to show 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 at 6:30 p.m. “God’s Not Dead 3” will be shown Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the elementary school auditorium, 1 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Call 200-2261 for details.

Hull House plans Heritage Day event

Families can experience life as it was in the early 1800s during the Hull Farmstead Heritage Day, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster. Indoor and outdoor activities and demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, cooking, period games, timber hewing and bonnet making. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 8-14, and free to younger children. For more information, visit www.hullfamilyhome.com/events.

Sacred Heart plans 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.

VFW post to host 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.

Hillview meetings welcome all

Hillview Ministry Center presents hope and encouragement meetings at noon Saturdays at 26 Rehm Road, Depew.

St. Mary’s sets car show, BBQ

St. Mary’s High School will hold its classic car show and chicken barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. To register a car, visit www.smhlancers.org or call Amanda Rebeck at 683-4824, ext. 237. Entries are limited to the first 200 cars.

Simulated ACT/SAT testing provided

Students can take simulated ACT/SAT tests at Maryvale’s Robert A. Binner Educational Center, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Visit www.allprotutoring.com.

Catholic Health plans lunch program

Catholic Health will have a lunch program focusing on arthritis treatment options from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew. Registration begins at noon. Andrew O’Hara, orthopedic specialist, will discuss treatment for knee, shoulder and hip arthritis. Admission is $20. Call 706-2101 for more information.

‘Arts and Barks’ event planned

Happy Tails Doggie Daycare, 36 Central Ave., Lancaster, will be offering “Arts and Barks” 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.

Meditation and yoga classes set

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold meditation and yoga classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11 and 25, at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. Jane Schmitt, certified yoga instructor, incorporates prayer, meditation and music into classes. Call 683-6445, ext. 24 for details, or email dianez@stmarysonthehill.org.

Lancaster Kiwanis meets biweekly

The Lancaster Kiwanis Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster. For more information, call Kelly at 868-6553.

St. Mary’s to offer outdoor Mass

St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish will be offering outdoor Masses at 7 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25 at 1 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call the rectory at 683-6445 or visit www.stmarysonthehill.com.

Our Lady of Pompeii plans forgiveness talk

Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz, of the Buffalo Diocese, will present a program on “Forgiveness: baggage, ‘fessing up’ and difficulties in forgiving” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept 17, at Our Lady of Pompeii Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Refreshments will follow. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call 683-6522 or visit www.olpparish.com.

Crafters sought for St. John’s event

St. John’s Lutheran Church is looking for crafters to participate in its craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Spaces are $25 each, with an additional $5 for a table. Only crafters with homemade items are needed. Call Cindy or Julianne at 683-8972 or email stjohnslancaster@verizon.net to reserve a spot.

Griefshare support group organized

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one may join the Griefshare support group at Our Lady of Pompeii Church. The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. A different DVD will be shown on two Wednesdays of each month on how to cope with grief and loss. Coffee and an informal discussion will follow. To register, call Sister Joyce at 683-6522, ext. 103, or visit www.olpparish.com.

Grief support group to meet

The Grief Recovery After Substance Passing peer support group, for loved ones of those who have died due to addiction or overdose, will meet at 2:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Drive, Lancaster. Call Maureen at 903-3247 or email mmhoconnor@aol.com for details.

Restart Program slated by center

Finish Strong Health and Wellness is holding a five-week program, including a three-week sugar detox. Visit 6229 Transit Road, Depew, or call 880-5967 for more information.

Pompeii youth groups continue

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish youth groups meet on Thursdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for grades seven through eight, and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for grades nine through 12, at the ministry center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Visit www.OLPParish.com or call 683-6522, ext. 112, for more information.

Faith UMC to hold free concert

Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster, will hold a free concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. According to information from the church, the concert, which will feature The Trouble Notes, is being planned in honor of Jesus and for the love of music and the community.

UAW Local 846 sets next meeting

United Auto Workers Local 846 will hold its next monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 35 George Karl Blvd., Suite 100, in Amherst. Insurance information will be available, and flu shots will be set up for September and October.

Hillview youth groups ongoing

Hillview Baptist Church hosts weekly youth groups at 26 Rehm Road, Depew. The high school group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and the fourth- and fifth-grade kids’ club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. All Western New York youth are invited. Call 684-4694 for information.

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