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2018-02-14 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Congregation plans Purim celebration

Congregation Shir Shalom, located at 4660 Sheridan Drive, will celebrate Purim with a country flavor at its event, “Noshville-A-Country Purim,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. The program is free, and country attire is encouraged. For more information, call 633-8877.

Smallwood Garden Club to meet Feb. 19

The next meeting of the Smallwood Garden Club will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Robert Poczik will present an overview of the philosophy and thought processes involved in creating a Japanese garden. His PowerPoint presentation includes photos of spectacular landscapes created by Asian designers and will provide inspiration for members looking to do something different in their gardens this year.

Faith UCC to host free lunch program

Faith United Church of Christ will host its free lunch program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, through March 23, at the church, 1300 Maple Road. Community members can experience a free lunch comprising casseroles, homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, drinks and fruit.

Ham radio group schedules auction

The Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association will hold its annual ham radio and electronics auction on Monday, Feb. 19, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. There will be ham radio gear, scanners, computer equipment, parts, books, test equipment and more up for auction. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. The doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the auction begins at 7:30 p.m. It is a $2 per person donation, and refreshments will be available.

Sewing guild plans informational session

The Buffalo Niagara chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. Marie Walters will present a program on how to use Westalee machine quilting rulers. This method enables quilters using a domestic sewing machine to quilt with rulers and templates. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit buffaloasg.weebly.com or email Susan at sjperry10@roadrunner.com.

Blood drive slated at Newman Center

The Newman Men’s Club and University at Buffalo Catholic Campus Ministry will co-sponsor an American Red Cross blood donor site from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Newman Center at UB, 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. Free T-shirts will be given to donors. To pre-register, call 474-7748.

A. J. Jurek Post to hold breakfast

A pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the A. J. Jurek Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, East Amherst. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes hot-off-the-grill pancakes, eggs, sausage links and patties, juice and coffee. The cost is free for children 5 and younger, $4 for children younger than 12 and $8 for adults.

Council member sets ‘Listening Tour’

Council Member Shawn Lavin, who is in his first month as a member of the Town Board, will host a “Listening Tour” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays this month at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. The council member said there is no set topic or agenda; he wants people to be comfortable and converse with him about neighborhood or town-related matters that could be assisted through town government.

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