Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
• Looking for something to do when the summer fun ends? Shoppe on Main offers lots of classes and events. Crochet classes are held every Thursday. Student classes start at 3:30 p.m. and adults at 4:30 p.m. Beginners and advanced learners welcome and the cost is $5 per class. For more information call Lisa at 751-6723. Every Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, one of Shoppe On Main’s knitting artists will be teaching knitting for beginners through intermediate level. Classes are $5 each. For more information call 778-5273. Walk-ins are welcome.
• Newfane’s Apple Harvest Festival is coming up on September 30. Look for the country fair at the farm village museum, barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith, printer, country store and more. Enjoy food, music, dancers, crafters and a civil war encampment. Admission and parking are free. The Town of Newfane Historical Society sponsors this fun, family event. Stop by West Creek Road at Ide Rd. in Newfane.
• The great Chinese auction sponsored by the Eastern Niagara Hospital Newfane Site Auxiliary is celebrating its 25th year of raising money to support hospital projects. The event will be held at the Olcott Fire Hall on October 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. and drawings start at 7 p.m. Winners must be present to claim prizes and seating is limited. Admission, juice, coffee and cookies are free, as well as a chance on a door prize. Auction tickets are $5 for 25. Food and beverages will be available for sale, as well as a 50/50 draw. To make a donation to the auction call Bonnie Eifert at 778-9257. Support our local jewel of a hospital!
• “Haunted Candlelight Tours” of the Van Horn Mansion will be starting soon. The ghost of “Malinda” and other hosts offer candlelit tours and eerie stories of the previous and current residents of this 1800s Victorian mansion. Tours take place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tours are scheduled for October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. There is an admission fee; parking is free. Call now for large group reservations; 778-7197. The mansion is located at 2165 Lockport Olcott Rd. in Burt and the Town of Newfane Historical Society sponsors the event. Visit if you dare!