Weekly Feature



2018-10-11 / What's Going On

What's Going On

LEAF seeks shoe donations this month

The Lancaster Educational Alumni Foundation is asking the community to donate gently worn, used and new shoes to any Lancaster Central School District building; the Olive Tree Family Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster; Depew Lancaster Boys and Girls Club locations, 5440 Broadway, Lancaster, or 60 Preston St. in Depew; or the Lancaster Village Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Visit www.nyleaf.org to learn more. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations.

Schoolhouse hosts Civil War Days

Lancaster’s Little Red Schoolhouse will hold Civil War Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The schoolhouse is located at the corner of William Street and Bowen Road.

Hull Home presents Civil War presentation

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will have its “Women of the Civil War” lantern tours starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5976 Genesee Street in Lancaster. Tours will begin every 20 minutes. Guests will be led through a series of scripted scenarios involving Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Mother Mary Ann Bickerdyke and Dr. Mary Walker. Tickets are $12 per person. Reservations are requested, call 741-7032 for details.

Lancaster Unleashed sets fundraisers

Lancaster Unleashed, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to establishing a dog park in Como Lake Park, will host “Woof and Treat” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the corner of Central Avenue and West Main Street, and a craft and vendor show at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster.

Buffalo Bandettes schedule auditions

The Buffalo Bandettes will hold its 2019 auditions from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Catalyst Fitness, 1402 French Road, Depew. Dancers are asked to bring a head shot and $25 in cash or check upon arrival. A prep class is available for $25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the same Catalyst Fitness. For more information, email beabandette@yahoo.com or check out the Buffalo Bandettes on social media.

Alden Farmers Market finishes season

The Alden Farmers Market will be closing up its summer and fall season with a kids and pets costume parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Young Elvis tribute artist Nathan Pittorf, 12, will also be performing. Raffle tickets for an Amish wooden shed will be for sale at the Alden Farmers Market. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5 or 15 for $10. The drawing will take place at 12:45 p.m., shortly before the market closes. A harvest festival, complete with a kids’ and pets’ costume parade, will also be held on the 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.

Faith United plans pet blessing

Faith United Methodist Church will offer a pet blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at 5505 Broadway in Lancaster. If you can’t bring your pet due to infirmity or size, call 683-5293.

Bowmansville Fire sets Halloween event

Bowmansville Fire Department will have its haunted hayride event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 36 Main Street in Bowmansville. Tickets are $5 per person. Visit the fire department’s Facebook page for more details.

Meat raffle set for Pompeii

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish will have a meat raffle at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 129 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. Admission is $7 and $40 for a table of eight. Reservations are accepted for groups of six or more. Call 683-6522 for details.

Craft show scheduled for October

The 8th District of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS will have a vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the VFW Leonard Post 6251, at 2450 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga. More than 35 vendors will be in attendance.

St. Mary’s slates men’s Bible study

St. Mary of the Assumption Church will offer a men’s Bible study group called “Helping Each Other Revive Discipleship” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 15, in Room 140 at the St. Mary’s Elementary School building, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. RSVPs are preferred, and new members are welcome. Call 573-6191 for details.

Sacred Heart to hold meat raffle

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will hold its meat and gift card raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. Admission is $5 and includes desserts and coffee. No outside alcohol permitted.

St. John’s to host Chowderfest

The Young Men’s Association of St. John’s Lutheran Church will host a Chowderfest from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 21 at 55 Pleasant Ave. in Lancaster. Soup will be $8 a quart or $24 for a gallon.

Meditation and yoga classes scheduled

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold meditation and yoga classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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.

Our Lady of Pompeii sets presentation

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish will have Alyson Borowczyk speak about “Theology of the Body” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at 129 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. Borowczyk will speak about Pope John Paul II’s messages about sexuality, marriage, chastity and respect for the human body.

Hillview meetings welcome all

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

Local 846 UAW sets monthly meetings

The Local 846 United Automobile Workers will hold its next meeting at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 35 George Karl Blvd. in Amherst. Rick Falkowski will speak about the history of music.

Hull Home to host Regency Night

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will host its 1812 Regency Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. Guests are encouraged to dress in period garb. Tickets are $50 for Hull Home members and $60 for the general public. Visit www.hullfamilyhome.com or call 837-0893 for tickets.

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.

Post 7275 plans Crash Cadillac dance

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 will hold its Crash Cadillac dance, starring the local band, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Tickets are $10 presale and $11 at the door. Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and food. Call 681-8387 for details.

Dinner program to discuss pelvic health

Catholic Health will host a community dinner program, “Pelvic Health: What All Women Need to Know,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga. For more information, call 447-6205 or visit www.chsbuffalo.org/ events.

St. Mary’s offers RCIA for adults

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Lancaster will offer the Rite of Christian Initiation for adults from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. Sessions will be held through May. For details, call 681-4145 or visit www.stmarysonthehill.com.

Holy Mother hosts towel bingo

Holy Mother of the Rosary Parish will host towel bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6298 Broadway in Lancaster. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is $5 per person. Extra boards are available for $2 each or 3 for $5. Call 685-5766 for details.

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.

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.

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