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Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School’s annual KinderKamp program, designed to help ease entry into a formal school setting through creative learning experiences, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, and the program is open to students preparing to enter kindergarten at any school.

Activities offered at KinderKamp include letter and number recognition, story comprehension, art, fun and games. Registration is $50 and space is limited. To register or for more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Church of the Nativity Presents Noted Expert on Human Rights

Church of the Nativity Presents Noted Expert on Human Rights

 

Town of Tonawanda, NY -- Liberation Theology and the grass roots movement for social justice will be the topic of a FREE presentation by Reverend William Wipfler, former Director of the Human Rights Office of the National Council of Churches, Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 1530 Colvin Boulevard near Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

Liberation Theology influenced the women’s rights movement in the US and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Today it continues to influence the grass roots efforts for social justice in churches around the world.

Rev. Wipfler was present at the center of a revolution in the life of the Christian Church in Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s and was a leader in the evolving Liberation Theology movement there to end torture and repression. He was a personal friend of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and was with him the day before he was murdered.

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Teacher Days at Hawk Creek

Teacher Days at Hawk Creek

East Aurora, NY - All educators are invited to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. for free Teacher Days on Saturdays, May 14, 21, and June 4, 2011 from 1:00-3:00pm to discover the many wild educational opportunities awaiting them!

Teachers, scout leaders, homeschool, camp, and group coordinators are welcome to visit the Center for FREE to meet with Hawk Creek’s wildlife educators, over 80 animals, and discover the many exciting educational services provided, including the new Exploration Kits for teacher loan. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is located at 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 and can be contacted at 716-652-8646 or kim@hawkcreek.org.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.

Friends of Harmony to Perform This Weekend

Friends of Harmony to Perform This Weekend

AMHERST, NY – The Friends of Harmony chorus has a busy weekend ahead of them as they embark on back-to-back performances scheduled across the area.

Beginning Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm, the acapella chorus will present its first of two performances of its Salute to Broadway show at the East Aurora High School. 

The melodies continue Saturday night as the chorus of 50 male singers take the stage at Sweet Home High School at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available in advance of the shows for just $15.00, or at the door for $18.00.

For more information or to purchase your tickets now, click here.

Chicken Dinners for Charity

Chicken Dinners for Charity

WEST SENECA, NY – One local nonprofit organization is once again serving up chicken dinners for a cause.

KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs will host their annual Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ Fundraiser on Thursday, May 19th from 12:45pm – 5:30pm at their offices located at 4184 Seneca St.

A local fundraiser that benefits children in foster care, this event makes smiles possible for local foster care children and families each holiday season when KidsPeace hosts their annual Holiday Party.

Presale tickets are on sale now and are available up until the day before the event for $7.50 each.  Tickets the day of the event will cost $8.50. 

To order your tickets today or for more information, call 716-675-7065.

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Msgr. Kevin T. O’Neill, ordained on May 11, 1961, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Erie, Pa., is preparing to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a priest. He is currently serving as canonical administrator of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, a position he has held for the past five years.

Msgr. O’Neill’s very first assignments were to St. Francis in Clearfield, Pa., and St. John’s in Erie, Pa. In 1962 he was assigned to St. Mary Parish in Batavia, where he served for five years. He later worked for nine years at St. Vincent’s and Blessed Trinity before being assigned to St. William Parish. In 1976 he was given his first pastorate at Sacred Heart in Friendship and Angelica, and in 1979 was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Arcade.