What’s Going On
Flea market scheduled at St. Philip’s
The Couple Club of St. Philip the Apostle Parish will hold a flea market and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Jasinski Center, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. There will be more than 70 vendors on hand. For more information, call the church at 668-8370.
Safe driving course offered at Days Inn
A New York State certified six-hour, point- and insurance-reduction course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Days Inn, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The course will allow each applicant to receive 10 percent off collision and liability auto insurance for three consecutive years. The course will also remove up to four points off of a New York State driver’s license. Seating is limited. To register, call 636-4151.
Blood drive scheduled at Maryvale school
A blood drive held by Upstate New York Transplant Services and Girls Scouts Troop #30399 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Maryvale Community Education Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. To schedule an appointment, call Stephanie Kolb at 870-6327. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a parental consent form, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health the day of the drive.
Franciscan Benefactors holding Easter buffet
An Easter buffet sponsored by the Franciscan Benefactors will be held at noon Sunday, April 15, at the Villa Maria College Social Center, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. There is a $10 donation.
Library taking children back to Titanic
The Julia Boyer Reinstein Memorial Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, will hold an evening on the Titanic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The event is for youths ages 11-15 and will involve afternoon tea, games, crafts, and prizes.
Peep-a-Palooza coming to library
The Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, will hold a “Peep-a-Palooza” program for children ages 6-10 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. There will be peep trivia, stories, games, and more. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, stop by the library or call 892-8089.
Historical association to talk Irish
The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Erie County historian Doug Kohler will present “History of the Irish in Western New York.” The program is free. For more information, call Laura Hacker at 683-1762.
Lupus seminar planned in Depew
The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold its 35th annual Lupus Seminar Saturday, April 21 at Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Entry costs $10 and includes continental breakfast and presentations on autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia and lupus. Attorney Jeffrey Freedman will discuss the Social Security Disability process. Register by calling 835-7161 or visiting www.lupusupstateny.org.
Student art displayed for 22nd year
The 22nd annual Diocesan Art Exhibition, endorsed by the Department of Catholic Schools, will take place April 22-26 at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. The opening reception will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the school. Artwork created by students from more than 20 Western New York Catholic schools will be on display. For more information, call 895-6280, or visit www.mqangels.com.
Flower society schedules annual show
The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York will hold its annual Judged Show and Sale from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga. The theme for the show this year is “Favorite Songs.” For more information, call Paul Kroll at 652-8658.
Order of the Eastern Star sponsors meat raffle
The Erie District Past Grand Officers Association of the Order of the Eastern Star will sponsor a meat raffle on Sunday, April 22, at the 32 Masonic Community Center, located at 2379 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and drawings will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $4 presale or $5 at the door, and includes a sandwich, beverage and snacks. For presale tickets, call Kathy Gugino at 634-0419. Attendees should bring their own coolers.
Central offering Universal Pre-K classes
The deadline to enroll a child in the Cheektowaga Central School District Universal Pre-K Program is 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. The program is open to children in the district who will be 4 years old before Dec. 1. The program runs for two and a half hours, Monday through Friday and will be housed at either Union East Elementary School or Mary Queen of Angels School. Random draw applications are available at the Cheektowaga Central Office, located in the High School, 3600 Union Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.cheektowagacentral.org.
Symposium to address Parkinson’s Disease
The 13th annual Parkinson’s Disease Educational Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The event is free and open to Parkinson’s Disease patients, family and caregivers. Lunch will be served. To make a reservation, call 218-1027 or email email@example.com by April 20.
Womans Club plans Lucky Names Luncheon
The West Seneca Womans Club has planned its Lucky Names Luncheon for Saturday, April 28, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. This year’s theme is “wine and cheese.” A viewing of gifts will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The “Get Away Raffle” is a $300 Visa travel card from AAA and a two-piece luggage set. Tickets cost $20 each and can be purchased by calling Debbie Hughson at 674-5044.