What’s Going On
Historical Association brings in General Lee
The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Guest speaker Thomas Schobert will portray Gen. Robert E. Lee during his discussion “The True Causes of the Civil War.” For more information, call Laura Hacker at 683-1762.
Safe boating class to be held at St. Patrick’s
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33-Buffalo will present its first safe boating class of 2012 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The cost is $40 per person including the book, or $20 per person sharing a book. To register, or for more information, contact Dan Massing at 799-7182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Home Bureau available to women
The Erie County Home Bureau, a women’s organization that participates in community events, is seeking new members. To find a group, send name, address and phone number to Erie County Home Bureau, P.O. Box 1434, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.
Masonic Expo scheduled at Walden Galleria
The third annual Masonic Expo “The Secret’s Out” will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Walden Galleria. For more information, call 257-3342.
Jamboree to benefit Variety Kids Telethon
Marcy’s 19th Annual Variety Kids Telethon Jamboree will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Page’s Paradise Island, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. Music will be provided by several live acts. Food, raffles, prices, a Chinese auction, a silent auction and more will be offered. Tickets cost $12 pre-sale or $15 at the door. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets are available by calling the Variety Kids Telethon office at 854-7577 or Page’s Paradise Island at 656-7946.
Grief Support Group holding meeting
The Grief Support Group of St. Martha’s Parish, formerly St. Barnabas and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parishes, will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Room A at St. Martha’s Parish, 10 French Road, Depew. The guest speaker will be Renee Villa, pastoral associate of Christ the King Parish. For more information, call 683-4422.
Pocketeer Billiards holding Mardi Gras party
A Mardi Gras party will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Pocketeer Billiards, 2444 Clinton St., Cheektowaga. The $10 admission fee includes two drinks, a buffet and prizes. There will also be drink specials. Anyone showing their “festive side” will win a prize. For more information, call Cindy Kielbasa at 481-4863.
Library hosting ‘Pinkalicious Party’
The Julia Boyer Reinstein Library will host a “Pinkalicious Party” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 22. This program is for children ages 3-8 and will consist of reading “Pinkalicious” stories from the series, a craft, games, and cupcake decorating. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call 668-4991 or stop by the library at 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.
Heating assistance meeting scheduled
The Erie County Department of Senior Services will hold a Home Energy Assistance Outreach Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Cheektowaga Recreation Department building, 2600 Harlem Road. For more information, call Erie County Legislator Tom Mazur’s District Office at 893-4385.
St. Philip the Apostle dishing up spaghetti
St. Philip the Apostle Parish will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the church, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Pre-sale tickets cost $8 per person or $28 for a family of four. Tickets will be available at the door for $9. For more information, call the parish rectory at 668-8370 ext. 11.
American Legion post plans NASCAR party
The American Legion Francis Donovan Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, will hold a Daytona 500 party at noon Sunday, Feb. 26. Admission is free, and there will be bar specials and snacks. For more information, call Nelson Oldfield at 634-6394.
Violinist to appear with orchestra
The Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Landis, will present its next concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. Violinist Thomas Halpin will be the special guest artist, performing Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor by Henri Vieuxtemps. A free will donation will be accepted. For more information, call 444-8693.
Open house planned at Catholic school
Mary Queen of Angels School will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the school, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. There will be private tours of the school, which will provide guests an opportunity to visit the science lab, computer lab, music and art rooms, see SMART Board demonstrations, student projects and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school’s principal, MaryAlice Bagwell.
Library holding nature storytime
This March, the Julia Boyer Reinstein Memorial Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, will be hosting a three-session pre-school class presented by Reinstein Woods. The theme will be a “Nature Storyhour” and will involve nature stories, an activity and a craft. The class is for children ages 3-5 not yet in kindergarten. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 7, 21 and 28. Sign-up will start on Feb. 15. Registration is required and space is limited Call 668-4991 or stop by the library to register.
Mary Queen of Angels offers basket auction
Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will host a basket auction at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the school gym, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. A $5 donation includes admission and a sheet of auction tickets. More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and other prizes will be given away during the event. For more information, call 895-6280 or visit www.mqangels.com.
ElderWood facility holding open house
ElderWood Maplewood Commons, 151 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10. The independent living community features one- and two-bedroom patio homes, with month-to-month rentals and a multitude of attractive services and amenities. For more information, call 961-9663.
Breast Cancer Network walking for funds
The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold a mall walk fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Walden Galleria, 1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Regal Theater entrance on the first floor, followed by the one-hour walk at 9 a.m. There is a $15 minimum donation. For more information, visitwww.bcnwny.org, or call 688-9177.
Balance program offered at Maplewood
A six-step balance program will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 16, at ElderWood Maplewood Commons, 151 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter will lead the presentation, aimed at increasing participants’ flexibility and balance to help reduce the risk of falls and maintain independence. The presentation, which is free, will be followed by a light lunch. For more information and reservations, call 961-9663.
JFK parents club hosting fundraiser
The John F. Kennedy High School Parents Sports Club will hold a reverse raffle fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Father Justin Knights of Columbus hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The highest payout is $1,000. For tickets and more information, call 893-5996.
Stretch-N-Grow offers preschool fitness classes
Stretch-N-Grow offers preschool fitness classes at 11:30 a.m. Mondays inside the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The classes are designed for toddlers and preschool children. The first class is free, and continued classes are $6 per child per class or $10 per family per class. For more information, call 480-6572 or email email@example.com.
Male singers needed for barbershop group
The Buffalo chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is seeking male singers who enjoy a cappella singing to attend one of the Monday night practice and fun nights. The group practices at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 900 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. For more information, call Dick at 684-6623.
Empty Leash pet support group offers meetings
The Empty Leash Pet Loss Support Group offers meetings open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays each month at Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. For more information, contact Kym Reidel at 714-5785.
Laughter Club seeks new members
The Laughter Club is seeking new members for its organization, which is open for anyone to join. The group uses laughter to reduce stress and aid the immune system. The club meets at 7 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Mount Calvary Cemetery’s Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road. For more information call 892-6600.
Play-n-Learn meets on Wednesdays
Play-n-Learn, a semi-structured, play–based program for children ages 2½ to 4, meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Next Level Church, 751 French Road, Cheektowaga. The class includes circle time, music, games and art projects. Tuition is $8.15 per week and includes art supplies and snacks. To register, call 982-9183 or 893-4675.
Historical Museum announces hours
The Cheektowaga Historical Museum, 3329 Broadway, is open from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Sunday and from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. Call Laura Hacker at 683-1762 for more information.
Friends of Harmony seek new members
The Friends of Harmony men’s chorus and the women’s Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus are looking for new members. Singers are welcome to inquire at the Southeast Work Center, 180 Lincoln St., Depew. For more information, men should call 573-5911 and women should call 635-8642.
Community association looks for members
The Dick-Urban Community Association invites all residents from Cheektowaga and Depew to its monthly meeting, which are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at at Cheektowaga Primary School, 1 Nagel Drive. For more information, contact Sal at 632-1198.
NARFE seeks new members
The local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association invites all federal employees and retirees in buffalo and surrounding areas to join. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 684-5466.
Queen of Martyrs offers BINGO
Queen of Martyrs Church holds BINGO at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday inside the Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. Cash prizes are awarded. For more information, call 892-1746.
Art guild seeks new members
The members of the Cheektowaga Art Guild urge interested persons to meet with them to enjoy the many phases of the arts. Residents of all areas are welcome. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. For more information, call 908-1356, or visit www.cheektowagaartguild.com.
Volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels WNY is seeking volunteers to join the Driving Force Volunteer Team. The organization delivers a hot lunch and cold supper to 1,600 homebound elderly and disabled people daily. Call 822-2002 for more information.
Weight loss support group seeks members
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is seeking new members for its weekly meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 900 Maryvale Drive near Union Road. For more information about TOPS or to join, contact group leader Mary Ann by calling 652-9419.
Moms Club seeks new members
Moms Club of Cheektowaga hosts a new member social every month for moms and their children who live in Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Depew, West Seneca and surrounding areas. MOMS Club is an International, non-profit organization designed to offer support to the stay-at-home moms of today (or those moms working on a flexible schedule who are home during the day). For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brooke at 812-5557.