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March 12, 2014

Chatterbox: 'The Pajama Game' on tap in Barker this weekend

By Julie Obermiller
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — It’s the weekend of Barker High School’s musical, and you won’t want to miss it. “The Pajama Game” plays from Friday to Sunday and is a hilarious reprise of a 1957 book called “Seven and a Half Cents.” Tickets are $5 for general seating and are available in the high school office or at the door. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Cindy Jex of Barker Chocolate Box is whipping up Guinness Beer Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Ganache topped with Bailey’s Irish Creme frosting to serve at her new tea room this weekend. If you haven’t heard, Cindy opened the Old City Hall Tea Room at 2 Pine St., Lockport, and you can indulge in fine tea with her fabulous baked goods and chocolates. She does everything from a spot of tea to a high tea, including wine.

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Save the date for the Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 6 p.m. March 18 at Faith United Methodist Church. This time of year seasonal ills keep some regular donors from giving, so your donation is even more important. March donors get a limited-edition decal as a thank you gift.

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The next meeting of the Barker Seniors is March 21 at the Barker Fire Hall. The Niagara Country Fiddlers will be entertaining. Easter pen pal letters and cards must be in by April 4. The Lenten lunch menu includes stuffed shells, spinach salad, yellow wax beans, Italian bread, apple, milk, coffee and tea. Call the Somerset Town Hall at 795-3575 to reserve a lunch. The suggested donation price has risen to $3.25. Call Jo Ann Greenwald at 795-3787 for information.

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There is only one more sign-up for this summer’s session of Barker Lighthouse Optimist Soccer. LOSL is open to any child who is now in Pre-K through 12th grade. The last sign-up will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 22 at the Barker Free Library. The price for registration doubles after April 1, so get registered on time.

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Enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride through Barker, pulled by the magnificent Jenks horses as the Barker Lighthouse Optimists play host on March 29 at the Lions Club Community Center on Main Street. The event will start with a 1 p.m. pick-up at the Barker Commons to give the senior residents there the first ride. The wagon will then go to the Lions building to give rides to the community until 3 p.m. The Optimist Club will offer hot cocoa and cookies, as well as tattoos, balloon animals and a kid craft for the youngsters to celebrate spring. The event is free and everyone is invited. The Optimist Club is always looking for new members, and they meet on the first and third Tuesday each month. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. March 18 at PWT.

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Looking for a getaway? Barker school district’s adult education program has a spring shopping trip planned for all quilters/knitters/crafters — and shoppers in general. The destination is Arcade and East Aurora, and you can board the bus at the school parking lot at 7:30 a.m. at Tops Market, Rochester Road, Lockport. Return time is about 6:30 p.m. They will visit Creekside Fabrics, Aurora Sewing Center, Carriage Quilt Shop, Zinck’s Fabric Warehouse, Copper Shop Gallery, Vidler’s 5&10, Ashwood Artisans, Firefly Cupcakes and Fowlers Chocolates, or you can shop as you choose. The cost is $25, with lunch on your own. The deadline for registration is March 28, so check out the details online at BarkerCSD.net or call Mr. Cantella at 795-3203 or Janice Stoll at 795-9111, ext. 3191.

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Here’s a reminder for those Barker grads who might be eligible for annual scholarships from the Barker Alumni Association. An individual may be granted a scholarship four times. To apply, a graduate must write a formal letter requesting an application and send it to the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 266, Barker, NY 14012. This letter will become part of the application and should include information about the applicant and the reason for applying. Completed forms must be returned by May 1. The Alumni Scholarship Committee will decide on the distribution of the awards by June 1. Those receiving grants must attend the Annual Alumni Banquet on June 14. 

Barker-area residents, send your news tojuliechatterbox@msn.com (jpeg pictures, MSWord or text in emails only); or to 8691 Lake Road No. 9, Barker, NY 14012. To be in next week’s Chatterbox, information should be in Julie’s hands by 6 p.m. Monday.