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Community Datebook for the Week of March 28, 2013

Boston Easter egg hunt March 30

The Boston Easter Egg Hunt kicks off its 52nd year on Saturday, March 30th at the Boston Town Park. The annual hunt begins at 1 p.m. Children ages 12 years and younger are welcome to participate. Allergy-free candy will be available again this year.

Prizes will be awarded in three age groups. A coloring contest will also be held. Blank entries will be distributed locally to school, daycares, and churches. Call if you would like one. The finished entries are to be brought to the event and judging will take place there. Prizes will be awarded for 0-4 years, 5-8 years and 9-12-years-old. Please bring cameras for pictures with the Easter Bunny. It is sponsored by the Boston Democratic Social Club.

Call Richard Hawkins, Boston Easter Egg Hunt Chairman, at 941-0032 for more information.

Friendly Travel Club to meet April 1


The Friendly Travel Club is meeting on Monday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at ZJ’s Restaurant in the Hamburg Village Plaza.

Trips are being planned for the spring and summer. All are welcome.

For more information, call Barb at 627-5275 or Sharon at 337-2491.

Hamburg Easter egg hunt March 30

The Village of Hamburg Recreation Department and the Hamburg Kiwanis will jointly host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to hunt for eggs at the Tree Grove Park which sits diagonal from the Hamburg Memorial Youth Center, 200 Prospect Ave.

Children are encouraged to bring a basket or a bag to collect their eggs. All eggs will contain small prizes and there will be grand prizes awarded for recovering select eggs.

There will be chocolate suckers given to every hunter who recycles his/ her eggs, courtesy of the Hamburg Kiwanis Club. In addition, a signed children’s book will be offered to a lucky winner, courtesy of local children’s author Virginia Kroll.

Parking is limited and this is a popular event, so early arrival is encouraged.

N. Evans Fire Co. fish fry on March 29


The North Evans Vol. Fire Co., located at 6988 Versailles Plank Road will be hosting a Fish Fry on Friday March 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. Fish (battered or broiled) or fried shrimp will be served with french fries and includes our endless salad bar containing potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, and chef salad. Kids portions also available. Cash bar will be available for beer, wine and pop. Take-out orders can be called in at 627-3410.

Boies-Lord fundraiser April 20


A fundraiser for the Boies-Lord Home Museum will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hamburg Methodist Church. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Hamburg Antiques Study Group and is open to the public.

The fudnraiser will begin with guest speaker Denise Reichard of Getzville, who portrays and talks about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Reichard speaks in the first person about the lives of great women in history. Following the speak will be a Victorian tea including scones, small sandwiches and desserts. There will also be antique appraisals, door prizes and an antiques raffle.

The Boies-Lord Home is a pre-Civil War era Greek revival home that was moved from Main Street and restored and furnished as it would have been in 1850.

Reservations for the fundraiser are required. Call 649-9232 or email jandmvanb@roadrunner.com for more information or to make a reservation.

Good Friday at St. James UCC


The Sanctuary at St. James United Church of Christ will be open for Communion, meditation and prayer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29.

Angola Easter egg hunt March 30


An Easter egg hunt will be held in the Village of Angola on Saturday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at Main and Center streets, across from the Post Office.

There will also be prizes and a peep-eating contest for children. Games of I-Got-It will be available at 5:30 p.m.

Eden Garden Club meets April 9

The Eden Garden Club is meeting April 9 at 7 p.m. at the high school. The program will be “Organic Gardening,” presented by Joe Manuel.

Stitching Showcase ‘save the date’


The Southtowns Needle Nuts Stitching Showcase will be held on the weekends of April 27-28 and May 4-5 at the Jolls House, located at 4287 S. Buffalo St. in Orchard Park.

Admission is free. Saturday hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.STNNEGA.org.

Spring break at the Eden Library


Children between the ages of 6 and 11 can start the spring vacation off with a session of “Legos at The Library” on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m.

On Tuesday, April 2 a Family Film will be shown at 1 p.m. Licensing restrictions prevent advertising the title. Call the library to find out what’s being shown.

The “World of Beatrix Potter” comes to Eden on Wednesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Children between the ages of 5 and 10 will learn about the author of “Peter Rabbit,” hear stories, have a chance to dress like rabbits, play a game and make a craft. Registration begins March 30.

“Crazy Science Concoctions” on April 5 at 1p.m. will change the way children think about science. Join Nature Ed-Ventures to experiment with M & M’s, make snow, create a giant soda geyser and create FLOAM. This program is for ages 7 – 11 and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Eden Library. Registration in advance is required.

The Eden Library is located at 2901 E. Church St. For additional information on any of these programs contact 992-4028 or go to www.buffalolib.org.

Women’s Friendship Club meets April 2

The Southtowns Women’s Friendship Club will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room in the McKinley Mall (next to Macy’s).

The first speaker will be Mark Francis, director of volunteer services at Veteran’s Hospital, who will be picking up more than 50 bags filled with toiletries, clothing, crossword books, pens and other items provided by club members. These bags will be distributed to veterans in need.

Club member Mary Potter will be the second speaker, and she will teach origami, the Japanese art of paper folding into birds, flowers and other shapes. Please bring a ruler for the origami project.

For more information, call Paula at 992-4736.

Hamburg class of ‘83 30-year reunion

Hamburg’s class of 1983 is planning their 30-year class reunion for the weekend of July 26 and 27.

For information about the Reunion, join the Facebook page “Hamburg High Class of ‘83” or email your contact information to HamburgHigh1983@gmail.com. You can also call or text Liz Fadale at 903-0394.
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