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The First Baptist Church Missions Committee in Newfane is getting ready for the cold weather and upcoming holiday season by collecting bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) and winter coats, boots, hats, scarves and gloves. The church is also accepting non-perishable food for their food pantry, and new and gently used toys and games for the Christmas season. There is a need for bookshelves for the church’s literacy program, as well as magazines and books. For more information, call Denise at 585-205-6928.
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Have you taken a tour of the Van Horn Mansion by candlelight? The Town of Newfane Historical Society will sponsor Haunted Candlelight Tours for three weekends. Take a tour from 7 to 11 p.m. this Friday and Saturday or on October 18, 19, 25 and 26. The ghost of Malinda and other hosts offer candlelit tours and eerie stories of the previous and current residents of this 1800s Victorian mansion. There is an admission fee, but parking is free. If you have a large group, call 778-7197 to make reservations.
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Give the gift of life at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Snap Fitness, 3976 Lockport-Olcott Road, Wrights Corners. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
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A new program for teens is starting Tuesday at the Newfane Community Center. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, teens can meet with their peers for “Teen Talk,” to discuss issues they face in everyday life. There will be counselors from Niagara County Mental Health on hand, as well as social workers and volunteers who have experience identifying the issues such as victims of bullying, depression, grief, alternative lifestyles, drugs, alcohol, cutting, suicide, etc. For more information, call 585-205-6928.
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Treat your pooch to the next puppy social at Shoppe On Main. All puppies under the age of 18 months are welcome from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Pets must have had their rabies vaccination, and the cost is $5 per dog. The class is run by Karen Drumm of Harmony Dog Training. Call Karen at 638-1211 to reserve your spot.