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2018-05-17 / What's Going On

What's Going on

Historical Society slates open house

The Orchard Park Historical Society is going to “Party like it’s 1896” when it celebrates Millie Michelfelder’s 122nd birthday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Jolls House Museum, 4287 S. Buffalo St. The public is invited to learn about events that took place the year Dr. and Mrs. Willard Burton Jolls’ housekeeper was born, enjoy cake and punch, and take tours of the museum. Call 662-2185 for more information.

Cystic fibrosis walk scheduled

The Western New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will celebrate 30 years of great strides when Orchard Park Great Strides, a 3-mile walk, takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Yates Park. This event is part of the largest national event to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and ultimately causes premature death. The event includes free food, refreshments and activities for the whole family. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. To register for the walk, visit www.fight cf.cff.org.

OP Chorale concert slated for May 20

The Orchard Park Chorale will present the concert “European Masters” under the direction of artistic director David Hahn. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Preserving assets talk planned

Robert Friedman, attorney at Friedman & Ranzenhofer, will present “Fourteen ways to preserve your assets with the Medicaid laws” at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave. The presentation will explain how to preserve assets and plan for incapacity with powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, wills, trusts, transferring a home to family members, long-term care insurance, prepaid funeral accounts, IRAs, pensions and more. To register for the free seminar, call 542-5444.

Brain challenge set for May 24

The second annual WNY Brain Challenge will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Erie Community College’s South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd. Middle and high school student teams are invited to design, build and present a zany device to turn on a light without using their hands. The event is presented in conjunction with Tech Wars, the annual competition for high school and middle school where student teams design and construct gizmos and gadgets to out-perform each other. Visit www.wnybrainchal lenge.com for more information.

Chicken barbecue to be held at church

A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St. The dinner includes a half chicken, macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and butter and cake. Attendees can dine in or take out. An adult meal is $12, while the children’s meal is $7.

Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus to perform

Music and the Arts Concerts of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church will present the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. The chorus will perform some of its favorite songs about spring and summer. Tickets are available online at www.buf falogaymenschorus.com or at the door. Admission is $20 per person.

Annual chamber golf outing set for June 4

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its 27th annual golf outing from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Orchard Park Country Club, 4777 S. Buffalo St. The outing, with a noon shotgun start, features a scramble format, ensuring an enjoyable day for every level of golfer. The all-inclusive package price of $225 per person includes lunch on the patio prior to golf, greens fee/cart, use of the practice facility and locker room. Call the chamber at 662-3366 to reserve a spot.

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