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2017-10-19 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Bread Man to kick off lunch series

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church’s “Let’s do Lunch” series opens its fall season at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., with Chet Fery, known as “The Bread Man.” Fery will share his Bread Time stories with the audience, following lunch. Attendees will enjoy a catered luncheon featuring sloppy Joe slider sandwiches, coleslaw and brownies. The cost is $10. Cash or checks made payable to the church will be accepted at the door.

Networking meeting set for Oct. 26

Business Connections, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. For further information, call the Chamber at 662-3366.

Senior group to see The Temptations

The Armor Seniors will take a trip Seneca Niagara Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to see The Temptations perform. Cost is $69 for lunch buffet, transportation, show and $20 for slots. Payment is due by Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, call Fran Ritz at 648-7526.

Churches set health, wellness fair

Nativity of Our Lord and Orchard Park Presbyterian churches will hold a community health and wellness fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish Center, 4414 S. Buffalo St. More than 40 vendors will take part.

Chamber schedules insurance meetings

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s partners, Capital Management Group of Niagara, will shop the insurance market to provide the most cost-efficient rates and coverage available in the area. Businesses may call the Chamber at 662-3366 to set up a meeting with them in the Chamber office, 6524 E. Quaker St. Meetings will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 26.

Chamber to hold lunch seminar

Karen Eichner, a human resources consultant with Benefit Brokers of WNY, will present “New York State Paid Family Leave,” as part of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” seminar. The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Chamber office, 6524 E. Quaker St. Eichner will be discussing Paid Family Leave, including where companies can purchase a PFL policy. Paid Family Leave takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, and employers with at least one employee are required to comply. The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. To register, call the chamber at 662-3366.

Historical Society sets Jolls House tours

The Orchard Park Historical Society will offer a tour of the Jolls House Museum, located at 4287 S. Buffalo St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Legion to hold meat raffle on Oct. 21

American Legion Post 567, located at 3740 N. Buffalo Road, will host a meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. A $5 entrance fee includes soft drinks, snacks and beer. Proceeds will benefit the Legion’s building fund.

Historical Society to honor veterans

The Orchard Park Historical Society and the Orchard Park Library are joining forces to present “Honoring All Who Served,” a tribute to the men and women, past and present, of the armed forces. Veterans are urged to stop by and share memories of their time in the service, during the multimedia presentation of artifacts, memorabilia and items of local historical interest. The community is invited to view the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, in the library community room, 4570 S. Buffalo St. Estelle Adelman, a member of the Historical Society and the Friends of the Library, is the contact person for the exhibit. She may be reached at 662-5516. Anyone wishing to donate or loan items for the exhibit may drop them off at the Jolls House Museum, 4287 South Buffalo St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23; Wednesday, Oct. 25; and Friday, Oct. 27. Of special interest are flags representing the Coast Guard and Air Force, as well as letters and mementos. Have items labeled with a description and contact information. Call curator Hank Jarocha at 662-4100 for further details.

Halloween party set for Oct. 26

Comic book superheroes and villains will be in attendance when the Orchard Park Library and the Friends of the Orchard Park Library present the fifth annual Halloween Bash. The free party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the library, 4570 S. Buffalo St. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. The library will also welcome back members of the Superhero Alliance. New activities for the party are a trick-or-treat Halloween scavenger hunt and craft activities for all ages. Storyteller Annemarie Jason will tell silly, spooky Halloween tales in the community room of the library at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Children will be able to decorate their own small bag to use while on the trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. For more information, visit the Friends of the Orchard Park Library’s website, www.friendsofoplibrary.org.

Fox Run to hold smart driver class

A smart driver class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Fox Run Orchard Park, One Fox Run Lane. The class is presented by the AARP Driver Safety Program. To register for the class, visit Great Erie Federal Credit Union or call 662-1311. The course is $20 for an AARP member and $25 for a nonmember. Registration is required.

Armor Bible Church to hold fall festival

Armor Bible Church, located at 5650 Powers Road, will host a fall festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28. The family-friendly event will include trick-or-treating, bounce house, games and refreshments.

WNYB-TV, churches partnering for relief

WNYB-TV, located at 5775 Big Tree Road, is partnering with local churches and community members to send truckloads of needed supplies to help those suffering from the aftermath of the hurricanes. The station is accepting all items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the station. Call 662-2659 for details or to schedule a drop-off.

Senior group to make casino trip

The Armor Seniors will take a trip to Seneca Allegany Casino for “Elvis, King of Rock & Roll” on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The cost of the trip is $69 for lunch buffet, transportation, show and $20 for slots.

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