What's Going On
Pulaski Association sets Installation Dinner
The General Pulaski Association of the Niagara Frontier will be holding its annual Installation Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Supreme Court Justice and Orchard Park resident Deborah Chimes will be the keynote speaker, in addition to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III. A $1,000 college scholarship will be given at the dinner. For more information, contact Brian D. Rusk at 689-1464, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 2014 to host pancake breakfast
Orchard Park Central School District’s Class of 2014 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Applebee’s, 4405 Milestrip Road, Blasdell. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, contact 2014 class advisers Anthony Botticelli at email@example.com or Jennifer Lexner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls varsity ice hockey team to hold fundraiser
The Orchard Park girls varsity ice hockey team will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Orchard Park American Legion, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. The price includes pizza and pop and for those 21 and older, beer and wine. There will be live entertainment by Landslide and a Chinese auction and raffle. For tickets, call Laura at 864-2862.
School to hold annual craft fair on March 3
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School will hold its annual vendor/ craft fair fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the school, 3144 Abbott Road. A shopping raffle will be held, and tables are still available. This is the fourth year the school has held the event. For more information, contact Eileen Monaco at 348-2612.
Free colon cancer test kits available at Tops
Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacies in conjunction with the Erie County Cancer Services Program will be offering free take-home colon cancer screening kits for uninsured men and women who are 50 and older. The kits will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Tops Friendly Markets, 3201 Southwestern Blvd. A free Tops gift card will be given to those who complete their kits within two weeks. For more information, call 886-9201, ext. 304.
Credit union membership meeting to take place
Great Erie Federal Credit Union will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Banquet Facility, 3785 South Park Ave. Members should make their reservation at the credit union. Anyone interested in credit union membership should call 662-1311.
South Towns Gardeners set to meet on March 9
The South Towns Gardeners will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 9, at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. It will include the annual election of officers and business meeting. New members are welcome. For more information, email Nadine Catalano at email@example.com.
Garden Club set to meet at Presbyterian Church
The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its next meeting at noon Thursday, March 1, at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Following a business meeting, guest speaker Lynn Chimera will present a program on using native plants in a garden. For more information, email Bevo61@aol.com.
Opera-Lytes to perform at OP Presbyterian
Opera-Lytes will perform a “Valentine’s Day Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. It is part of the church’s “Music and the Arts” series. The evening will feature a concert of love songs and madrigals with 30 singers. Admission is $10 per person.
District to hold concert at Hamburg Wesleyan
The Orchard Park School District will present a district orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway. More than 400 students will be participating. Alan Reed, James Kontrabecki, Julie Schara, Marcella Wentland and Alex Safford have performing groups. One of the highlights will be the middle and high school Fiddle Club performance. There will be a grand finale of “Old Joe Clark” performed.
Rugby games offered on Thursdays in March
The Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse will host flag rugby games from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday during March at 1 Bills Drive. It is open to girls and boys from the third to eighth grade. The registration fee is $75 per person. This includes facility, security, insurance and a rugby shirt, bag and ball. Other equipment will be provided by the Orchard Park Youth Rugby club for each practice and game. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oprugby.com.
Compassion talks, dinner planned in March
At 6 p.m. Wednesdays during March, the Rev. Richard Young will discuss the book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by author Karen Armstrong. Dinner is set for 6 p.m. and the discussion from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Older youth and adults of all ages are invited to attend. The cost for dinner is $6 per person with a limit of $20 per family. Although it is not necessary to attend all four sessions, reservations are recommended. Call 662-9348 for reservations or more information.