What’s Going On
Variety Women plans monthly meeting
Variety Women’s March monthly meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Knights of Columbus Father Justin Council Hall, 2735 Union Road. Reservations and payment must be made by Saturday, March 4. Contact MaryAnn Turkla or Sandy Parker at 235-8249.
JFK High School PTO plans meat raffle
John F. Kennedy High School Parent-Teacher Organization will hold a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road. First spin is at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 and includes beverages. Attendees must be 21 years old. For tickets or information, call 897-1167.
Mensa admissions test announced
Mensa will hold its winter admissions test at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Western New York Library Resources Council 4950 Genesee St., Suite 170. The doors open at 3 p.m. The cost is $40. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is preferred. For more details, visit www.wny.us.mensa.org or contact Jaclyn McKewan at 472- 1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auxiliary to host Vera Bradley Bingo
The third annual Vera Bradley Bingo will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6251, 2450 Walden Ave. The doors open at noon, and the cost is $20 per person.
Soup on Sunday set for early March
The Village of Sloan will hold its seventh annual Soup on Sunday event at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Sloan Fire Hall, 55 Gates St. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-10 and free for children younger than 5. Takeout containers are also available for $4. The cost includes all-you-can-eat soup, bread, crackers and coffee. Soda, bottled water and desserts will be available for purchase. The event is first-come, first-served and will last until the soup is gone. Proceeds benefit the 2017 Sloan family picnic.
Catholic Health sets back pain program
Catholic Health is sponsoring a free dinner program, “New Advances in Treating Back Pain: Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right For You?” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue. For reservations, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205 or register online at www.chsbuffalo.org/events. Orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Anthony Leone and physical therapist Joseph Lorenzetti will present the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to relieve back pain.
Elderwood to host Heart Health Fair
Elderwood at Lancaster will host a Heart Health Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1818 Como Park Blvd. The event will offer blood pressure, pulse oximeter and blood sugar tests, body mass index evaluations, chair massages and healthy snacks. Call 683-6165 for details.
Fire company to hold meat raffle
Pine Hill Fire Department will hold a meat raffle from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6251, 2450 Walden Ave. Admission is $5 per person, and doors open at 5 p.m. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Beer, wine, soda and food will be available, and attendees can bring their own snacks and beverages. Tables for eight or more people may be reserved with payment in advance. Contact the hall at 896-8690 for tickets.
Church plans spaghetti dinner
St. Philip the Apostle Church will hold a Rosina’s spaghetti and meatballs dinner and raffle from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the church, 950 Losson Road. Presale tickets are $9 each, or $30 for a family of four. Tickets at the door are $10. Family packs are only available presale. For more information, call the parish rectory at 668-8370, ext. 602.
Historical Society to host speaker
The Cheektowaga Historical Association will host Lorna Czarnota, who will present “Stranded on the Ice and Other Local Legends,” on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. The talk will follow a 7 p.m.business meeting.
St. John’s sets ravioli dinner
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a ravioli dinner and electronics raffle from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Dinner tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Separate tickets for the raffle, which includes a TV and an Xbox gaming system, cost $5 each or $20 for five. For more information, call Mark at 440-8173.
Senior Golf League seeking members
The Cheektowaga Men’s Senior Golf League is seeking participants for the spring and summer. Members must be at least 60 years old and live in Cheektowaga, Sloan or Depew (west of Transit Road). For more information, call Bob Sielski at 668-1420.
Radio group sets electronics auction
The Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association will host its annual auction at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. The doors open at 6:45. The auction will include amateur radio gear, scanners, computer equipment, parts and test equipment. The cost is $2 per person. Interested individuals can receive additional information by contacting BARRA by visiting its website at www.barrabuffalo.com.
Paczki Day celebration planned
The 20th annual Paczki Day celebration presented by the Polish Heritage Dancers will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. The event features Polish food, basket raffles and performances by Special Delivery and the Polish Heritage Dancers. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets for children younger than 12 are $2. For presale tickets, call Michelle at 983-5084 or Debbie at 681-3526. For more information, visit www.phdofwny.com.