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2018-03-01 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

World Day of Prayer slated for March 2

World Day of Prayer for the churches of Orchard Park, Hamburg and West Seneca, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St. This year the women of Suriname have prepared a worship with the focus on Genesis Chapter 1, the story of Creation and that “All God’s Creation is Very Good.” Guest speaker is Karen Wehn, professor of environmental science at Erie Community College. More information about World Day of Prayer can be found at www.wdp-usa.org.

Buffalo Choral Arts Society to perform

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society, under the direction of conductor Marcia Giambrone, will perform “Choral Reflections” as part of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church’s Music and the Arts Concerts. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Tickets are $15 at the door. They are also available for purchase on www.buffalochoralarts.org.

Boy Scout troop sets spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 1776 will hold a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the cafeteria of St. John Vianney School, 2950 Southwestern Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Parents Auxiliary for Troop 1776. Tickets for adults cost $8; children ages 5 to 10 pay $5; and children 4 and younger are admitted free.

Problem solving to be discussed at Lifetree Cafe

Different approaches to problem solving will be explored at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Lifetree Café, 3766 Abbott Road. The program, “You’ve Got a Problem! Your One-Hour Guide to Making Better Decisions,” features an exclusive film showing four strangers struggling to emerge from an escape room. Escape rooms are themed rooms where players are locked inside and must uncover clues and solve puzzles to escape before time runs out. During the program, participants will consider problems they’re facing and explore new strategies for solving them. Admission to the hourlong event is free. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to Mike Wrigglesworth at 649-6261 or mikewriggs@gmail.com.

District orchestra concert set for March 6

The Orchard Park School District will present the district orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. There will be more than 400 students involved. Teachers Alan Reed, James Kontrabecki, Julie Schara, Marcella Wentland and Alex Safford have performing groups. The Orchard Park High School Fiddle Club will be performing under the direction of Safford. There will be a grand finale of “Colonel Bogey March” performed by all of the groups combined.

District band concert set for March 8

The Orchard Park School District’s Band Department is holding its sixth annual district band concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. The concert will feature all district bands from grades 5 through 12. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Orchard Park Music Boosters.

Dangerous food to be explored at Lifetree Café

The possible dangers of some foods on supermarket shelves will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Lifetree Café, 3766 Abbott Road. The free, hourlong program, “Dangerous Food: Is Your Supermarket Killing You?” features a filmed interview with Joel Salatin, author of “Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front” and “Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm-Friendly Food.” In the interview, Salatin says America’s lack of concern regarding the source of its food is causing health issues. During the session, participants will have an opportunity to discuss the role the government should play in deciding food choices and discover strategies for healthier eating. Questions about Lifetree Café may be directed to Mike Wrigglesworth at 649-6261 or mikewriggs@gmail.com.

Quaker Marching Band to hold meat raffle

Quaker Marching Band will hold its inaugural meat raffle from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Orchard Park Fire Hall, 30 School St. Presale tickets are $5, or $35 for a table of eight. Tickets are $7 at the door. The price of admission includes beer and pop. There will be wine and pizza available for purchase. There will also be a theme basket raffle, 50/50 drawings and raffle for a freezer full of meat. Tickets can be ordered online at www.tinyurl.com/QMBMeat Raffle1 for single tickets or www.tinyurl.com/ QMB-MeatRaffle to reserve a table for eight. For more information, email presidentquakermarchingband@gmail.com.

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