Class of 1950 changes meeting place

Due to the closing of the Davison Road Inn, the DeSales, St. Joseph’s Academy and Lockport Senior High School class of 1950 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Fieldstone, corner South Transit and Robinson roads.



Holiday Fun Club at the YMCA

The Lockport Family YMCA is offering the Holiday Fun Club, a full day program offered at the YMCA, 19 East Ave., whenever students are out of school.

During the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation, all schools are closed on Friday Nov. 25 and all school-age children are invited to the YMCA for a day of fun and friendship.

The program hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with early arrival at 7 a.m. and late pick up at 6 p.m. available upon request.

Children participate in a variety of activities, including gym games, arts and crafts, swimming, music, snacks and group activities. All activities are instructed by trained YMCA staff, who plan activities with fun and safety in mind.

Advance registration is required and each child should dress in play clothes, sneakers, bring a swimsuit and towel and a bag lunch.

Program fees are $16 for YMCA members and $38 for non-members. A $2 fee per child/per day is charged for early arrival and/or late pick up and YMCA Financial Assistance is available upon request with proven need.

Future dates Holiday Fun Club will be offered include all of Christmas vacation, beginning Dec. 23 and ending Jan. 2.

For more information, call the YMCA at (716) 434-8887 or come into register.



Eagles Auxiliary to meet

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 825 Ladies Auxiliary of Lockport will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. They will be making plans for their Family Gathering Potluck dinner to be held a 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Moose Home, corner of Monroe and Water streets. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

Anyone who would like to join the auxiliary is welcome to attend. For reservations, call Lorraine Hufnagel at (716) 433-9326.



Girl Scout Book Club

Girl Scouts is committed to engaging girls in the fun, mystery and excitement of exploring new books, especially when read together with a group of friends.

The new Girl Scouts Book Club challenges girls to start reading a new book that can help them discover a new culture, language or people. Some books take young readers to a new country or a place that doesn’t exist at all. The reader’s imagination will be the director, the book is her script and she can become any character she’d like — the part is hers.

The first Girl Scouts Book Club choice will be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from C.S. Lewis’ seven-book series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

Reading and talking about this book — or any other book chosen by a book club — will count toward the Books Junior Girl Scout Badge. Depending on the book, who it is read with, and how girls share their thoughts on it, Girl Scouts can also be earning credit toward a number of Junior Girl Scout Badges.

Girls looking for more information on the new Girl Scouts Book Club can visit www.gogirlsonly.org/spotlight/



North German Settlements

The Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wheatfield Community/Senior Center, Church Road, St. Johnsburg. The topic will be district schools in Hartland. The speakers will be Linda Wilson and Cathy Curry of the Town of Hartland.

The public is welcome. Free refreshments will be served.



Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. The public is invited at a cost of $3.

There will be a demonstration by Ani Hoover, a noted watercolor artist.

For more information, call (716) 634-7015.



Niagara Arts Guild to meet

Local artist Joe Buczkowski will speak on “Getting More From Your Art” — transforming art into greeting cards, calendars, posters, t-shirts, etc., at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St. The public is invited, refreshments will be served.

Buczkowski has exhibited his work at a number of outdoor shows, and had a one-artist show at Market Street Art Center location of his Crooked Fence Studio. His focus is on Lockport-related scenes; visitors to his studio are reminded about the old days in Lockport.

The Niagara Arts Guild meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month during the school year at the Dale Association. Each monthly program features a guest artist presenting a program or demonstration of his/her artwork. The public is welcome to attend meetings. The guild also sponsors paint-outs for members during the summer months, hosts two art shows per year and displays members artwork at local public sites. For more information, please call Barb Stuewe, guild president, at (716) 434-1830.



Art display at winery The Winery at Marjim Manor will host Dody Walter’s new art show “A Little Bit of Country.” The grand opening will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Appleton. Walter will be present to greet guests and answer questions. The art show will run through the holidays.

At the same time, the Manor will begin its “Share the Bounty” event. Visitors will be asked to fill out a leaf with something special in their lives. We will be decorating the bar in the second tasting room with all the leaves throughout the Thanksgiving season. Also, canned goods will be collected for the local food bank.

Tickets for the annual Holiday Happening will be available. Last year’s ornament collection was so popular that to ensure everyone receives an ornament, tickets are available for presale. The cost is $7 a person, $12 a couple. That weekend, each individual will receive a new commemorative wine glass with all seven wineries listed. Each person or couple (depending on the ticket) will receive an ornament at each winery. Last year, the first five days of Christmas were featured; this year the set can be completed with days six through 12. The event will be held on Dec. 3 and 4.

During the art opening, free wine tastings will be available. Call (716) 778-7001 for more information.



Williamsville Art Society

The Williamsville Art Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter and Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville.

Artist Michael McMahon will give a watercolor demonstration. The public is invited, admission is $3.

For more information, call (716) 634-7015.



Library board to meet

The regular meeting of the Lockport Public Library Board of Trustees is at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the library.

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