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Community Datebook for the week of July 4, 2013


Angola Park Concert
On Wednesday, July 10 Angola Park and Gazebo Committee Summer Lawn Chair concert series will have a show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Formula Band will be performing an Italian music concert, This event is sponsored by Chiavetta’s Catering.
Refreshments and handicap parking are available. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to The New Angola Theater on North Main Street.

Yard & rummage sale
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a yard and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and also 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. There will be a bake sale on both days as well.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 930 Lake St., Angola


Blasdell Summer Park Concert
Urban Renewal will be performing at the Blasdell Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 10. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., is open to the public and free admission.
It is located at the JFK Playground, 2 Grafton Ave.


Faith United and Good Shepherd Church
summer schedule
Combined summer worship services for Faith United Church of Christ in Boston and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be held at 9:30 in July and August.
Services will be held at Faith Church on July 7, 14, and 21. Services will be held at Good Shepherd on August 4, 11, 18, and 25. An interdenominational community wide service will be held on July 28 at the Boston Lions’ Shelter. Members from both congregations, as well as friends and community members, are welcomed at these joint services.
Faith United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian church where all are welcome and is handicapped accessible. You may call the Faith church office at 716–941–3529 or visit the church’s website at if you have any questions.
Faith United Church of Christ is located at 8651 Boston State Road, Boston and Good Shepherd is located at 7630 Boston State Road, Hamburg

Grace for the Journey
Grace for the Journey, a support group for those who are seriously ill and their families and friends, will be held at Faith United Church of Christ. The goal of this group is to support our neighbors and friends who are going through difficult times.
The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the church.
You may call the church office at 941–3529 if you have any questions.
The church is located at 8651 Boston State Road, Boston, located 4 miles south of the Boston/Hamburg exit of Rt 219

5th annual McKinley Mall Pet Expo
Pets provide unconditional love and reverent loyalty that is rarely imitated. Regrettably, not every pet is lucky enough to find a forever home and offer such allegiance. Many pets are abandoned, abused, or otherwise surrendered by the families that can no longer care for them. Rescue organizations strive to find new, loving homes for these pets so they can once again become a member of a caring family.
Ten Lives Club, an Ambassador for the Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® program, is hosting an adoption event on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for pet rescue and help local homeless dogs and cats find permanent homes. Last year’s event was a huge success, ending the day with nearly 20 adoptions, numerous adoption applications, and attendance of over 5,000 people. Last year, Pro Plan Rally to Rescue organizations combined to find forever homes for more than 100,000 dogs and cats across the country.
Ten Lives Club celebrated their twelfth anniversary this year, having touched the lives of over 15,000 cats and kittens in Western New York since their inception. Ten Lives Club places cats in new, forever homes through the Tabby Town Adoption Center in the McKinley Mall which opened on November 1, 2008, in addition to their shelter and satellite locations at pet stores in the area.
Smaller pet rescue organizations like Ten Lives Club help place nearly half a million dogs and cats in homes each year across the United States, and represent nearly 45 percent of all pet adoption agencies. However they are often overlooked by potential donors due to more limited fund-raising and marketing capabilities.
The 5th Annual McKinley Mall Pet Expo will feature many local pet organizations including rescue/adoption groups with pets available for adoption, suppliers of specialty pet items and food.
Visit for the latest event details

East Aurora

Operation Kids
Operation Kids is an educational event where young entrepreneurs ages 6-15 will sell their wares. There will be a one-hour seminar at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 for new kids signing up for the event on Saturday, July 27.
The event will prepare children for the event that focuses on teaching children how to start a business. The seminar will help brainstorm ideas for business names, pricing, customer service, etc.
Space is limited. To recieve an application for Operation Kids, stop by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce which is located at 652 Main St., East Aurora. Or call 652-8444


Summer Festival
Immaculate Conception Parish will begin their Summer Festival with Polish Day on Saturday, July 13.
There will be a Polish folk Mass at 4 p.m. followed by a pork chop dinner, theme baskets, raffle and music.
Starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 14 in the Parish Center, there will be a chicken BBQ dinner prepared by Weidner’s in addition to more music and raffles.
For more information call the Parish Office at 992-3933
The Immaculate Conception Church is located at 8791 S. Main St., Eden

Eden Library ‘Learn to Juggle’
Aspiring jugglers will want to attend a special “Learn to Juggle” session with Dave Fultz at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. He’ll teach the basics to kids ages 8 and up but advance registration is required.
The Eden Library is part of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system and is located at 2901 East Church Street. For additional information on these programs contact the Eden Library at 992-4028 or go to and choose the Eden Library location.

Eden Picnic
The Eden Historical Society will host it’s annual “Picnic with ASA” at the Eden Methodist Church Hall at 6 p.m. on East Church St., Eden on Tuesday, July 16.
After the Chicken BBQ Dinner with salads, corn-on-the-cob, and strawberry shortcake, Denise Reichard will give a dramatic presentation on Amerlia Earhart.
Reservations by July 13. Please call Carol Lewis at 480-1671 or Delores Richter at 992-4666. Everyone is welcome.

Eden Library annual picnic
On Wednesday, July 10 Erie County Legislator John Mills will host his annual picnic to benefit the Eden Library. The hot dog roast starts at 4:30 and continues to 7 p.m. Hot dogs and bottled water are just $1while an Italian sausage and bottled water will be $2. The library board will also be adding free lemonade and cookies to the event. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by John Hasselbeck III who is a yo-yo expert. He’ll be doing yo-yo demonstrations and also offering some instruction to those who would like to develop this skill. All proceeds from this event benefit the Eden Library.
The Eden Library is part of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system and is located at 2901 East Church Street. For additional information on these programs contact the Eden Library at 992-4028 or go to and choose the Eden Library location.

Eden Summer Concert
The Diva Show will be performing a glam band concert at the front steps of Eden Elementary School on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. for the Eden Town Concert series.
Each concert in the series will take place from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during July and August. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The concerts will be held on the front grounds of the school (Rt. 62 in Eden). In case of rain, the concerts will move inside the auditorium.


Shepherd’s Troupe at HPC
Sheperd’s Troupe, a group of people with disabilities, will be presenting a 9:30 a.m. sermon at Hamburg Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 14.
They use mime, sign language and singing and at times worship dance to a variety of music. Their message: We were created for worship. Their mission is to spread the message of the Gospel through worship, share God-given talents and create new opportunities for those who have disabilities.
This even is open to all.
Hamburg Presbyterian Church is located at 5017 Lake Shore Rd.

Garden Club
In conjunction with the the Hamburg Garden Walk, the Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show at the Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.
The show is open to the public and free of charge.
The Community Center is located at 107 Prospect Ave.

Annual Garden Walk
The Buzz Around Hamburg 9th Annual Garden Walk will take place anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at the Memorial Park bandstand.
The walk will present and reflect the labors and creativity of their owners. Maps for the self-guided tour will be available. Coupons for village restaurants and businesses will be included in the brochure. There will also be a Vendor Fair. All participating gardens will be marked with the “garden participant” sign.
The event is free and open to all. It will happen rain or shine.
The Memorial Park bandstand is located at the corner of Lake Street and Union Street.

Save the date! Frontier class of ‘73
Frontier’s class of 1973 is hosting the 40th class reunion at Ilio DiPaolo’s on August 3.
Please go to for registration and more information.

St. Francis of Assisi Chiavetta’s dinner
St. Francis of Assisi will be holding their annual Chiavetta’s Chicken dinner from noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.
The meal includes 1/2 chicken, roll, salad, soda and a homemade dessert. For the children, hot dog meals will be available for $3. There will also be activities including face painting and Punkin the Clown.
There will be a huge theme basket raffle and a raffle for two handmade stain glass lamps by Fr. Innocent.

Insectival! - A celebration of insects and their crawly kin is planned for Saturday, July 13 at Tifft Nature Preserve  
People of all ages can drop-in for a bug-tastic time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for this family-friendly event and explore the spectacular world of insects. Planned activities include:
·-Insectival theme crafts for children including creating a grasshopper or spider mask, bug hotel, recycled magazine butterfly magnet, and natural materials dragonfly
-Sweep-netting for insects on the grassy mounds across from the Visitor’s Center.
-Learn how the Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit can assist in detecting the invasive insect, Emerald Ash Borer, with Cornell Cooperative Extension
-Eating edible insects like freeze-dried cheddar flavored mealworms and chocolate covered ants!
-An “Insectigation” Station featuring insect specimens from the education collection of the Buffalo Museum of Science.
-Madagascar Hissing Cockroach races
-Live insects and kin
-Aquatic insect exploration at the 75-acre cattail marsh
-Learning about the importance of honeybees and the challenges they face
-Interesting facts about the 17-year cicadas of 2013
Tifft Nature Preserve, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land, is located at 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo. For further information, please call Tifft Nature Preserve at 716-825-6397 or visit the Buffalo Museum of Science website at
The fee to participate is $5 per person and members of the Buffalo Museum of Science save 10%. Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 716-825-6397.

Hamburg Summer Concert
The Hamburg Village Band will be performing Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. for the Hamburg summer concert series.
Each concert will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for the remainder of the summer. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
The concerts will be held at Memorial Park, intersection of Lake and Union Streets. The events will happen rain or shine; in case of rain, the concerts will be held in the Union Pleasant Elementary School auditorium.

Woodlawn Beach Summer Concert
The Woodlawn Beach Concert Series at Woody’s Beach Club and Taquería has concerts scheduled for this weekend. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 4 - Boys of Summer
Friday, July 5 - Charity Concert Event: Widow Maker
Saturday, July 6 - Double Shot
For more information see the Woodlawn Beach Facebook page or call 826-1930.

Grace Lutheran open house
The Grace Lutheran LCMC will hold an open house from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Learn about ministries offered by the church; there will be a bike rodeo, bounce house, and at 11:30 a.m. until sold out there will be a chicken BBQ provided by Stan Kolicks. Dinners are $9 each or three for $25.
All are welcome.
Grace Lutheran LCMC is located at Newton Road and MicKinley Parkway.

Lake View

Art classes
Lynn Jay, award-winning local artist, will offer art classes during July and August.
From 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. she will offer watercolor classes for adults on Thursdays July 11, July 18, Aug. 1, and Aug. 29. Students may select any 5 classes for a $50 fee, adding additional classes as they wish.
A step-by-step learning process will allow student to learn from basics in a hands-on approach; covering shading, laying a wash, and texture.
Pen and ink drawing classes will take place from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from July 10 through Aug. 28. Students may select any six classes for $60 adding more classes as they wish.
Call Lynn for additional information and to register at 649-1127 for either or both classes. See samples of the instructor’s work at
The Centennial Art Center of Hamburg is located at 3185 Amsdell Road.


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