These are some of the events going on at congregations around Western New York in the next few weeks.
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Jamestown – Play: “Least Resistance” (April 28 & 29, May 5 & 6)
The Winged Ox Players of St. Luke’s present “Least Resistance”, an original play about Jamestown’s addiction epidemic and OUR recovery. It was written/compiled by Richard Olson-Walter, and is being directed by Steven M. Cobb.
Performances will take place on April 28 & 29, and May 5 7 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. 3rd St., in Jamestown.
Tickets are free (though donations are welcome!), and can be booked by calling 716-483-6405, or visiting www.leastresistance.org.
Franklinville – Maple-Fest & Guest Choir Appearance (April 29-30)
The village of Franklinville is conducting their annual Maple-Fest April 29-30, 2017. In conjunction with Maple-Fest weekend, St. Barnabas Episcopal Mission, 81 N. Main St., Franklinville is pleased to welcome to their Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:30 AM Eucharist service, the choir of Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Ellicottville, NY as honored guests. The choir will lend their musical talents to the Eucharist by singing special anthems for offertory and communion, as well as joining the congregation in singing all other hymns and selected service music. Refreshments will be served in Henderson parish hall immediately following the service. The Rev. Barbara W. Baxter will be the Eucharist celebrant. All are cordially invited to attend and then enjoy the exhibits and activities of Maple-Fest.
Maple-Fest attendees are welcome to park their cars in the St. Barnabas lot. Most Maple-Fest activities are a short walk from the church.
South Buffalo – Spring Basket Auction & Ham Dinner (April 29)
St. Matthew’s Church (1182 Seneca St. in South Buffalo) will hold its annual Spring Basket Auction & Ham Dinner, on Saturday, April 29.
Our spring Auction will open at 2 PM and drawings will start at 4 PM. Dinners are $10, and include coffee or tea. Basket raffle tickets are $5 for one sheet or $20 for 5 sheets.
Springville – Spaghetti Dinner (April 29)
The Episcopal Church Women of St. Paul’s in Springville will once again be serving up a delicious meal of pasta and dessert as they host their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 29th from 4:30 to 7pm in the church hall, 591 East Main Street.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 10 years old. (Children under age 5 are free). The meal will include the traditional spaghetti with meat sauce, as well as salad, bread and their “famous” homemade pies! Coffee, tea and milk will also be provided. Proceeds benefit the church fund.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Springville is a small and vital parish which looks to spread the good news of God to their community. For more information about the spaghetti dinner or St. Paul’s in general, call the church office at 716-592-2153 or visit their website at http://www.stpaulsspringville.
Eggertsville – Narcan Training (April 30)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (205 Longmeadow, in Eggertsville) will offer “Opioid Overdose Recognition and the use of Naloxone (Narcan) for reversal”, or Narcan Training, on Sunday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This is a free event, sponsored in partnership with the Buffalo Police Dept., the Erie Co Dept. of Health, Horizon Health services and Evergreen Health services. A light lunch will be served.
Williamsville – Choral Evensong (April 30)
Calvary Church (20 Milton St. in Williamsville) will offer a choral service of Evensong on Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Sung by the combined choirs of Calvary Church and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Evensong in the Season of Eastertide takes on the new promise of resurrection. The choir offers sung Preces and Responses along with the traditional Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis canticles for the evening service.
Buffalo – Welcome Table for International Students (May 6)
St. Peter’s Church in Eggertsville and St. Benedict’s RC Church will team up to hold a Welcome Table event at Lafayette High School (370 Lafayette Ave. in Buffalo) on Saturday, May 6, from 9 am to 12:15 pm. This fun event allows international students (refugees) and volunteers to interact together, practice English, and let the students know they are welcome in Buffalo. All ages welcome to participate. Lunch provided.
South Buffalo – Craft Fair/Basket Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner (May 6)
St. Simon’s Church (200 Cazenovia St. in South Buffalo) will host a Craft Fair & Basket Raffle to support the Genesis Center, on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will also be a Spaghetti Dinner & 50/50 Raffle to support the St. Simon’s Sunday School program, from 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner includes Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. Adults $8.00; Children 12 and under $6.00.
Williamsville – Westminster Concert Bell Choir (May 16)
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir will appear at Calvary Church (20 Milton St., in Williamsville) on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m.
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir is composed of undergraduate and graduate students of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
The ensemble uses the largest range of handbells in the world – 8 octaves, from C1 to C9. Many of the bells are made of bronze and range in weight from four ounces to 11 pounds; the Choir also uses the large “Basso Profundo” aluminum-cast bells that are a new phenomenon in handbell ringing. The Choir supplements their handbell set with a six-octave set of Malmark Choirchime instruments from C2 to C8 – the widest range in existence.
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir has appeared on Public Television’s “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” and several holiday broadcasts of the “Today” show, including one in which the ensemble was joined by NBC television personalities Katie Couric and Willard Scott. Its holiday performances have been heard annually on National Public Radio’s “Performance Tody,” and it is included on NPR’s Christmas Around the Country II recording. Most recently, the Choir joined singer Josh Groban, appearing at NBC’s nationally televised Lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Admission is free. A reception will follow.