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Community Datebook for the Week of May 30, 2013


Lock-in-in-a-box event May 31 & June 1

Students will be in the Village of Angola between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday, May 31collecting returnable bottles and cans. If you do not live in the village, but would like to make a donation, drop off returnables at the Lake Shore Middle School loading dock between 6 and 8 p.m.

Each sponsored student will donate their funds to the Local Pantry/Operation Good Neighbor, Friends of the Village and the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Shore.

If you would like to help, or would like more information, call the Lake Shore Middle School main office at 926-2400.

Chicken barbecue being held June 1

A chicken barbecue by Stu, Bob, Toni and Tony will be held on Saturday, June 1 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 Lake St., Angola from noon to 4 p.m.

The cost is $8.75, and takeout is available until 5 p.m.

Call 549-0063 for more information.


Craft and bake sale in Boston June 15

On Saturday, June 15, Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church will host its annual Bake and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The day will offer homemade pies, cakes, cookies, muffins and many other treats. As well, handmade arts and crafts by local area artisans will be available to purchase. A theme basket auction will also be held. Winners will be drawn that day and they do not have to be present to win.

Craft space is still available. If you are a crafter and are interested in renting a 10’ x 10’ space, you can send a $25 check, made out to Churchill Memorial UMC, to Fundraising Chair at 7722 Omphalius Road, Colden, NY 14033. Along with your check, please include a list of what you are selling, your phone number and email address. For questions or if you need to rent tables or chairs, call Anne at (716) 597-9775.

Churchill Memorial is located at 8019 Boston State Road, on the corner of Boston State Road and Omphalius Road.


Annual plant sale benefit June 1 & 2

The fourth annual plant sale to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of WNY will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5401 Lake Shore Road in Lake View.

Women’s Friendship Club meets June 3

The Southtowns Women’s Friendship Club will meet on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. at J.P. Fitzgerald’s restaurant in Hamburg for the annual installation banquet.

For more information, call Paula at 992-4736.

Annual Buffalo Feis at Fairgrounds June 1

The Irish Cultural and Folk Art Association of Western New York presents the 47th annual Buffalo Feis at The Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall on Saturday, June 1 at 7 a.m.

The event will feature dance, language and music competitions located in the Event Center. Expo Hall will house the entry desk, posting of results/award pickup, memorabilia, art events, soda bread, and an array of vendors.

For more information, contact: Entries Secretary: Brian Little at or Chairperson: Mary Heneghan at or at

‘Bowling Rocks’ for kids at Braymiller’s

Children ages 7 to 13 who want to polish their bowling skills or learn more about the sport may want to consider a program offered this summer by the Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services.

“Bowling Rocks” is a program of the U.S. Bowling Congress and will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Braymiller’s Lanes, 39 Buffalo St., Hamburg, from July 2 to Aug. 6.

This instructional bowling camp is designed to introduce boys and girls to the sport of bowling. The cost of bowling shoes and balls is included in the registration fee of $40 for residents and $45 for neighbors. Registration can be done in person at the Recreation Office, 2982 Lakeview Road (Nike Base), Hamburg or online at

For more information, call the recreation office at 646-5145.

Veteran’s recognition events June 8 and 9

A veteran’s recognition weekend will be held on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

The weekend will start off with a golf tournament at Holland Hills Country Club followed by a chicken and pulled pork dinner provided by BW’s Barbecue at Col. Weber Post No. 898, 2909 South Park Ave. in Lackawanna. Music will be provided.

Sunday starts with a Mass at the O.L.V. Basilica at 10 a.m., followed by a social get-together at the post. Music, food and refreshments will be available.

The weekend will also include theme basket raffles and a grand drawing with prizes totaling $5,500 throughout the weekend.

To participate in the golf outing, contact Mike at 828-1846. Chicken dinner tickets are $12 and can be purchased by contacting Tom at 824-4330.

St. Mary lawn fete to be held June 21-23

St. Mary of the Lake, 4737 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, is holding a lawn fete on June 21 through June 23.

Admission is free and pre-sale wristbands for rides are available for $15.

Bands will play on all three days, as well as gambling, a beer tent and a Chiavetta’s barbecue on Sunday, June 23 at noon until sold out.

For more information, visit

Cruise to the Hamburg Moose

Hamburg Moose Lodge No. 992 and The Southern Tier Auto Buffs Inc. are holding Cruise to the Hamburg Moose, 45 Church St., on Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 show vehicles. A Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and music by S.T.A.B. Radio 690 AM featuring “The Fat Man” will be provided.

Food and beverages will also be available.

For more information, call Bill at 312-0022.

Lake View chicken barbecue June 8

The Church of the Holy Communion, located at Route 5 and Old Lake Shore Road in Lake View, will be holding its annual chicken and ribs barbecue by BW’s Barbecue on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 6 p.m. (or until sold out).

Visit for details.

Summer basketball leagues in Hamburg

The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services is accepting team registration for its Youth Summer Basketball Leagues at the Recreation Office, 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg.

The program runs from June 24 through Aug. 9, with no program on July 4. Modified (ages 12 and 13), Junior Varsity (ages 14 and 15) and Varsity (ages 16 and 17) basketball leagues are run at the Frontier Community Learning Center on Southwestern Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for the girls team and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the boys team, with Fridays available for either group if needed.

Individuals must reach the appropriate age for their category as of July 1, 2013. The fee per team is $100 for residents and $140 for neighbors.

For more information or to register, call the recreation office at 646-5145 or visit the website at

Summer tennis for kids and adults

The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services is now accepting registration for summer tennis programs for children and adults.

The summer schedule includes:

Youth Tennis lessons for children ages 5 to 11. This program includes Junior Membership in the USTA. Classes are held for six weeks at the St. Francis courts from 9 to 11 a.m. from June 25 to Aug. 5 (no program July 4) and students may choose to meet either Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. To make up the holiday, the Thursday class will meet on July 12.

Each two-hour session will include a 15-minute break. A fee of $30 for residents and $35 for neighbors, includes a size appropriate tennis racquet and ball. For those who participate with their own equipment, the fee is $20 for residents and $25 for neighbors.

Adult Tennis lessons (for anyone 17 and older as of July 1) will take place on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Francis Courts from June 28 to Aug. 9. Participants must bring their own racquet. The fee is $30 for residents and $45 for neighbors.

For more information, call the Town of Hamburg Recreation Office at 646-5145. Registration may be done in person at the Recreation Office, 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg (Nike Base) or online at

UUCH hosts courtesy topic

Donna Evans-Deyermond will speak about the bonds that hold relationships together in her sermon “Life In More Flowery Times” on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hamburg, located on the corner of Union and Center streets.

Evans-Deyermond holds a Masters Degree in pastoral counseling and is a public relations consultant. She will be available for conversation during the coffee hour following the service. Religious education and child care are provided.

Penn Dixie 20th annual nature cruise

The Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center’s 20th Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Tour will be on Sunday, June 9, with boarding beginning at 8:30 a.m. and departure promptly at 9 a.m.

Limited space available, so bookings should be made soon. The three-hour cruise will view the Buffalo Harbor, Lake Erie, Niagara River and the Black Rock Canal.

Tour guides will discuss: the local geology – including the formation of the Great Lakes and Niagara River, fisheries, aquatic biology, birding and historic points of interest, providing an interesting and informative commentary throughout the cruise. The cruise offers a great experience to view the Buffalo area and skyline from the harbor, Lake Erie and the Niagara River, including the wind turbines that have been installed on the former Bethlehem Steel property.

After completion of the cruise, there will be a tour of the Buffalo Lighthouse, courtesy of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association. This will be a rare opportunity to visit one of the most historically significant and architecturally prominent features on the Buffalo waterfront.

Bring a jacket or windbreaker, rubber-soled shoes, your camera and binoculars. Registration is limited. HNHS/Penn Dixie members: $25 adults, $22 for children 12 and under; Non-members: $28 adults, $25 children. For a registration form and additional information call Penn Dixie at 627-4560 or visit

Attention Lake Shore Central Class of 1963

Save the date: Saturday, June 8 for the 50-year reunion. For more information, call Joe at 947-5805 or Joanie at 366-1632.

N. C. Bottle and can drive on June 1

North Collins High School is holding its Biannual Bottle and Can Drive on Saturday, June 1.

Residents are asked to help by saving 5 and 10 cent returnable cans and bottles and donating them to the high school.

Please gather your 5 or 10 cent returnable cans and bottles and place them in a bag marked “MBC.” To minimize going door to door, please place your donation at the curb or near your door before 10 a.m. on June 1.

High School students will be in the neighborhood Saturday morning to pick up your donation. Please do not put them out the night before as they may be picked up by someone other than our volunteers. You can also drop off your cans in person at the high school prior to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The funds raised will benefit both the Marine Biology Club and next year’s seniors, the Class of 2014.

Call the high school office at 337-0101 with any questions.


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