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2018-10-18 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to hold community meal

The Orchard Park Presbyterian Church’s Mission Ministry Team will host a community meal, “Peace, Love and Food,” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. The fellowship hall will open at 5 p.m. The meal will be served with time for dessert and conversation until 7. There is no cost, but donations are welcome. The meal will feature spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and homemade dessert. Reservations are not necessary but encouraged. Call 662-9348 to register.

Cavalcade of Bands set for Oct. 20

The 32nd annual Cavalcade of Bands will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on the Orchard Park High School football field, 4040 Baker Road. A total of 12 bands, including the Quaker Marching Band, will take part in the competition. The Quaker Marching Band will be performing the show “Mother Nature.” Gates for the high school will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $9, and children 5 and younger are free. The concession stand will be open, and a bake sale will be available. There will also be a 50/50 split raffle.

Freudig Singers of WNY to play OPPC

Freudig Singers of Western New York will begin its season with “In Flanders Fields: The Road to Peace.” The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. The performance will include tunes popular during World War I, songs using texts by WWI poets and readings from that era. Tickets cost $15 but are free to veterans. Obtain tickets at the door or from a singer. A reception will offer light refreshments.

Spaghetti dinner set for Oct. 18

The Community Activity Council of Orchard Park will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at American Legion Post 567, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Orchard Park Senior Center. The proceeds will go toward the Brush Mountain Park community activity center. For more information, call 825-6460.

Haunted walk to benefit SPCA

A haunted walk is set for 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October at 1660 Orchard Park Road. Tours include scenes of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” monster weddings and a cemetery walk. Weather permitting, a bonfire with drinks and snacks will be offered. A pumpkin patch is open to children younger than 10. Tickets are $5, with children younger than 5 free; all proceeds will benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County. No costumes or masks, strollers or alcoholic beverages will be permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, call 826-4133.

Windom Church plans fall bazaar

Windom Community Church will hold its annual fall bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 3766 Abbott Road. Booths will include theme baskets, baked goods, grocery game, raffles, 50/50 drawing and a special raffle to win a tablet. Pizza, chili and beverages will be available.

Drug awareness brunch scheduled

The Buffalo Chapter of the Business Men’s Fellowship will present a drug awareness brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at L&M’s West End Inn, 340 Union St., Hamburg. Doors open for the free event at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call chapter president Stephen Olczak at 601-8941, or visit www.bmfbuffalo.com.

Jolls House Museum to hold open house

The Orchard Park Historical Society will host a tour of the Jolls House Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Tour groups, seniors, and school and Scout groups are welcome. Call 662-2185 to arrange a private tour.

Legion post plans chicken dinner

Orchard Park American Legion Post 567 will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner from 5 p.m. until the dinners are sold out Thursday, Oct. 25, at the post, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. The $12 dinner includes salad, dessert and coffee.

Library to hold Halloween party

The Orchard Park Library, 4570 S. Buffalo St., will hold a Halloween party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The event, presented by the Friends of the Library, will provide a space for children of all ages to trick-or-treat. There will be superheroes and villains from the Superhero Alliance, a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, a spectral walk, face painting and story time. Library officials request a new, unopened bag of candy to be donated for the party. The collection box is near the library entrance.

CRC to hold annual fundraising gala

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy’s annual Chestnut Ridge Park Oktoberfest Gala and Fundraiser will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the park’s casino. The event features a menu of German favorites, including a dessert bar and entertainment by accordionist Joe Maloy. The gala will honor Liz Cash, a founding member of the conservancy who will be receiving the Raymond A. Fabiniak Guardian Award. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased from any board member or through www.ChestnutRidgeConservancy.org.

Church schedules charity auction

Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., will host a charity auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, to benefit the Guatemala mission team’s trip and service in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. There will be a silent and live auction, with auction items including a two-person helicopter ride over Niagara Falls as well as services such as babysitting or a car tuneup. Soup and chili will be served. For more information, call the church office at 675-9245.

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