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2018-10-11 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Left, Right and Center to meet Oct. 11

Left, Right and Center, a political discussion group, will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. The meeting will center on gaining more in-depth information on the candidates who will be on the November ballot. Interested parties can sign up for the meeting by visiting www.meetup.com or by email. For information, email danscotthay@gmail.com.

Go Fly a Kite Festival set for Oct. 13

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy will present the third annual Go Fly a Kite Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Chestnut Ridge Park. Attendees can bring their own kite, or purchase one from the conservancy. The conservancy will also be selling pumpkins for individuals to decorate in the casino.

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, two musical settings of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” and readings from works written by poets of the era. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a Freudig singer. The ticket is $15 for the general public, with free admission for veterans. Light refreshments will be served at a reception.

Garden Club to hold market place event

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its biennial market place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Orchard Park Railroad Depot, 395 S. Lincoln Ave. Club members make and sell goods that appeal to gardeners and other members of the community. Some goods to be sold are Christmas items, handmade sewn and knitted items, birdhouses, pet wear and treats, garden art and planting pots/containers, and paper flowers, centerpieces and wreaths. There will also be baked and canned goods. For information, call publicity chair Kristine Wiesner at 607-8800.

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 will be open Fridays and Saturdays in October at 1660 Orchard Park Road. Tour times are 7 and 9 p.m. and 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, children younger than 5 are 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.

Fall bazaar set for Oct. 20

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 planned

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.bmfbuffa lo.com.

Halloween party at the library set for Oct. 25

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

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