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2018-03-08 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Dangerous food to be explored

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, hour-long 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.

Program to discuss dementia research

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a program detailing advancements in dementia research at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the association’s Western New York office, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, in Williamsville. To reserve a seat, call 1-800-272-3900 or email program.wny@alz.org.

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/QMBMeatRaffle1 for single tickets or www.tinyurl.com/QMB-MeatRaffle to reserve a table for eight. For more information, email presidentquakermarchingband@gmail.com.

Networking meeting set for March 22

Business Connections, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the basement meeting room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. For more information, contact the chamber office at 662-3366.

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.

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 five through 12. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Orchard Park Music Boosters.

Girl Scout troop to sell cookies

Senior Girl Scouts, 10th-graders at Orchard Park High School from Troop 31339, will be selling Girl Scout cookies for $4 per box from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 3195 Southwestern Blvd. Cookies being sold are Thanks-A-Lot, Girl Scout S’mores, Lemonades, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel DeLites and Peanut Butter Sandwich.

Lions Club to hold pancake breakfast

The Orchard Park Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at American Legion Post 567, 3740 N. Buffalo Road. Proceeds benefit the club’s Blind & Charity Fund. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage with maple syrup and beverages. The cost is $7 for adults; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; and free to children younger than 6.

Credit union to hold shareholders meeting

The Great Erie Federal Credit Union will hold its annual shareholders meeting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by a luncheon and business meeting. All members and nonmembers are invited to attend. Contact the credit union at 662-1311 to make a reservation, which is required, or come into either the Orchard Park office, 4000 N. Buffalo Road, or East Aurora branch, 591 Main St.

New political group to hold first meeting

Left, Right, Center, a new political discussion group, will hold its first meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo Road. The purpose of this group is to provide a non-threatening atmosphere for discussion. Attendees can sign up using www.meetup.com or by email and include three to five topics for discussion. For more information, email danscotthay@gmail.com or joseph.wales@verizon.net.

‘Lunch and Learn’ slated for March 8

Robby Dinero, a former infantry officer in the Marine Corps and owner of Leadership Unleashed, will present “Lead from the Front” as part of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” seminars, to be held from noon to 1 p.m Thursday, March 8, in the chamber office, 6524 E. Quaker St. Leadership Unleashed teaches individuals and organizations how to win in their industry and in life. The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. To register, call the chamber at 662-3366.

Health, Fitness and Business Expo set

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Health, Fitness and Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Orchard Park Country Club, 4777 S. Buffalo St. The expo will feature exhibitors and sponsors demonstrating and selling the latest products and services to keep visitors, their families, pets and homes happy, healthy and fit.

‘Let’s Do Lunch’ returns on March 15

The Orchard Park Presbyterian Church’s “Let’s do Lunch” series kicks off its spring season on Thursday, March 15, as local actress Denise Reichard presents a dramatic portrayal of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. A catered luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., followed by the presentation. The cost of each luncheon program is $10. Cash or checks made payable to the church will be accepted at the door on the day of the program. To RSVP, call 662-9348 by March 8.

Discussion on afterlife of pets set for March 27

Lifetree Café, 3766 Abbott Road, will hold the program “Do Good Dogs Go to Heaven? Questions About Animals and the Afterlife,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. The program features a filmed interview with veterinarian Dr. Kathleen Cooney, founder of an in-home pet euthanasia service. Participants will be able to discuss the times they’ve had to face the death of a beloved pet. For more information, call Mike Wrigglesworth at 649-6261 or mikewriggs@gmail.com.

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