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Community Datebook for the Week of April 18, 2013


First Lutheran spaghetti dinner

First Lutheran Church, located at 66 Arthur Ave. in Blasdell, is holding a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 21 from noon to 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 10. Children under 5 are free.

Dinner includes salad, dessert and a beverage. There will also be a basket raffle.

For tickets, call 825-3192 or Amy at 289-0925 or Kari at 207-6668.


E. Eden Home Bureau meets April 25

The East Eden Home Bureau is meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the East Eden Fire Hall.

The craft project will be a harvest scarecrow. A business meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call Joyce at 992-4435.

BBQ chicken and family fun day May 11

Eden Cooperative Nursery School will be hosting its 8th Annual Barbecue and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eden Cooperative Nursery School, 8765 Main St.

Barbecue dinners will be provided by Weidner’s chicken barbecue and featured activities include a Chinese auction, lottery tree, face painting, balloon animals, stuffed animal veterinary clinic, family dance music, trucks to touch and a family yard sale.

Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Tickets may also be purchase pre-sale at the same cost by contacting the school at 992-3344.


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 open to the public.

The fundraiser 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 presentation will be a Victorian tea including scones, small sandwiches and desserts. There will also be antique appraisals, door prizes and an antique 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 for more information or to make a reservation.

Beef Classic at Fairgrounds May 4 -5

The Erie County Agricultural Society, Hamburg Casino, Trowbridge Farms, Sarkaria Farms, and Hidden Acres Angus are proud to present the New Empire State Beef Classic on May 4 and 5 in the Showplex building on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.

This is a show that is open to exhibitors of all ages; it gives individuals experience prior to showing at their local county and/or state fair. A free fitting clinic will be offered Saturday May 4 at 9 a.m. by Bob May of May Cattle Company, Mineral Springs, Wis. Showmanship classes will be held at 7 p.m. with the judge being Tavis Shane of Fletcher, Ohio. The Open Heifer Show followed by the Open Steer Show will be on Sunday May 5 at 8 a.m. with the judge being Cassie Johnson from Cushing, Iowa.

The early entry deadline is April 19. Late entries will be accepted up until noon on Saturday, May 4. The show will have a Junior Team Fitting Competition on Saturday May 4 which will be followed by an exhibitor dinner.

For more information or an entry form please check and click on “Year Round Events” then click on “Livestock,” where an entry form can be downloaded. An entry form can also be mailed to you by calling the Fairgrounds at 649-3900.

Girl Scout’s hold fish dinner April 26

Girl Scout Troop No. 30138 is holding a fish dinner on Friday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg.

The dinners are take-out only. Fish dinners cost $9.50 and chicken tenders cost $8. Dinners also include a roll, two sides and dessert.

For tickets call 649-3998 or 649-2167.

Hamburg football breakfast April 27

The Hamburg Football Program is holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 27 in the Hamburg High School cafeteria from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

The cost is $6 per person with children under 6 free. Raffles, a Chinese auction and gift baskets will also be available.

Seniors Golf Club meets April 25

Hamburg Seniors Golf Club annual spring meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Beach Pavilion, located at 3590 Lake Shore Road.

Hamburg class of ‘68 ‘save the date’

Hamburg’s class of 1968 is planning their class reunion for the weekend of Aug. 9 and 10.

For information about the reunion, contact

Ovarian cancer project geranium sale

The Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project, Inc. will be selling zonal geraniums available in patriot bright red, maestro pink, evening glow salmon or patriot white are great for containers as well as landscape.

These geraniums direct from the grower are hardy and vigorous, tolerant of heat, and bloom from spring to fall.

Flats of 10 plants are $33 each. Orders will be available for pick-up May 8 and 9 at locations in Buffalo, Hamburg and Amherst. Special pricing to business is available.

The Geranium Sale is on now through April 24. Those interested can order online at the group’s website or by calling Kathleen Maxian at 946-6437 for more information.

Soccer tournament fundraiser April 19

The Hamburg Monarchs Soccer Club U16 Boys Adult Social will be held on Friday, April 19 at the Hamburg Knights of Columbus No. 2220, located at 36 Pierce Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Modern Edge. The $20 ticket includes beer, wine and food. There will also be a theme basket raffle.

Proceeds will benefit the 2014 Persident’s Day Soccer Tournament.

Earth Day topic at UUCH April 21

Michelle George Yates will speak about the theological underpinnings for environmental justice in her sermon “Our Blue Boat Home” on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hamburg, located on the corner of Union and Center streets.

Yates is a Chaplain resident at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She will be available for conversation during the coffee hour following the service. Religious education and child care are provided. All are welcome.

Emerson Home Bureau meets April 23

The Emerson Home Bureau will meet on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Hamburg Middle School cafeteria. The craft project will be sweatshirt needle weaving and embroidered sweatshirt. New members are welcome.

Kathleen Mary House fundraiser

Comfort Zone Cafe and Expressions Floral Shoppe present “Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride,” a fundraiser for the Kathleen Mary House.

The event will be held at the Hamburg Knights of Columbus, 36 Pierce Ave. Pre-sale tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. Tickets for a table of eight cost $100. Tickets are available at Comfort Zone Cafe and Expressions Floral Gift Shoppe.

Tickets include a full dinner and dessert, music, dancing and a chance to win prizes for best dressed, ugliest dress and worst suit, tux and tie.

‘Amy Z’s Kidz Club’ accepting members

Hamburg recently announced the creation of “Amy Z’s Kidz Club,” which will be offering special events and activities for children through the Town of Hamburg Recreation Department and Woodlawn Beach State Park.

Children of all ages are able to join the club. Applications are available at town hall, the town recreation department, town highway department and the Woodlawn Beach State Park gift shop.

Open mic at Conections April 20

Saturday night, April 20 is open mic at Connections Cafe, 107 Main St., Hamburg.

Bring an instrument and share your vocal talents or just come and enjoy the music along with coffee and conversation.

‘Almost, Maine’ runs through April 27

“Almost, Maine” by John Cariani is a series of nine vignettes about love. Told with wit, humor, and a touch of magic, the stories all take place on one night under the Northern Lights, in the rural town of Almost, Maine.

A cast of six play 19 roles in this play, with surprise endings and passing references to characters from other vignettes.

The play runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the BLT at or call 202-9033 for tickets or more information.

Dinosaur hunter at Penn Dixie April 24

Penn Dixie will be hosting local dinosaur hunter Glen LaPlaca of Past and Present Rock Shop and Fossil Gallery who will be speaking on “Dinosaurs, mammoths and More: Dinosaur Bone Collecting with Side Trips to Nebraska and Montana” on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell.

LaPlaca will have actual dinosaur bones he collected with his illustrated presentation. The Public is welcome. No pre-registrations required. The cost is $4 per person, Penn Dixie members are free.

Benefit for Wray-Enser family April 28

A benefit will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. at J&M’s West End Inn, 340 Union St., Hamburg, for the Wray-Enser family.

Just hours after opening Christmas gifts, the Wray-Enser Pleasant Avenue home was engulfed in flames. Everyone got out safely but their home and all belongings, including the entire Christmas gifts, was a total loss.

There will be live entertainment, a Chinese auction, 50/50s, food, pop and beer for a donation of $20. For more information, call 648-7578 or email

Tickets will be available at the door.


Round and Square Dance April 20

A Round and Square Dance is being held on Saturday, April 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Hall,10893 Sisson Highway, Langford.

Music will be provided by Pure Country with Paul Zittel. Pizza, beer, pop and snacks will also be available.

Admission is $25 for families, $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 10-15.

Call Mary Richmond at 337-3952 for table reservations.


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