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Springville Area Events, Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 2016

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

10– 11 a.m.   Preschool Story Time. Where: Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel St, Springville, NY 14141. Description: Free program for ages 3-5. For more info or to register, call (716) 592-7742.

5:30 – 10:30 p.m.   SGI Homecoming. Where: Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 N Buffalo St, Springville. Description: Closing out the week will be the varsity football game against Jamestown on Friday, Sept. 30. Before the Griffins take the field, the community is invited to attend the annual homecoming parade, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year’s Pop Warner Hall of Fame class will be inducted before the game.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dream Katchers Recreation Inc. Basket Auction. Where: Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin St, Springville. Description: Doors open @ 9 a.m., drawing starts @ 10:30 a.m.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd Annual SES PTA 3K/5K COLOR Run/walk. Where: Springville Elementary School Description: This entertaining and exciting race involves runners being blasted with food-grade, non-toxic packets of color along the course. We will have a 3k route & a 5k route with 2 color/water stations along the way where participants can hydrate and observers can purchase color packs to blast on the registrants!

10– 11 a.m. Hard Hat Tour. Where: Art’s Cafe Description: Tour the 5 East Main Street construction as we begin to ramp the work back up. Take one last look at the green roof garden for the season and learn more about what is going to happen in this building. Refreshments provided. Please let us know you are coming via Facebook.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Aloysius Fall Festival. Where: St. Aloysius Regional School, 186 Franklin St, Springville.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2016 Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival. This year the Festival will include: An exhibit of art created by students from the Colden Elementary School. A variety of local exhibitors, artisans and artists who will be recognized with awards and prizes. The Colden Farmers’ Market will offer the freshest products from our local producers as well as unique items from soaps and candles to plants, honey and baked goods on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Bread of Life’s annual Rummage Sale is bigger and better than ever. It will take place on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with a special pre-sale on Friday evening for just $1 admission. Our main food vendor this year will be Jake and the Fat Man BBQ. Jake will be serving up pulled pork dinners both days for only $7! Colden’s famous eateries will be serving up their delicious food and drinks both days and throughout the evening. Seating will be available under the tent at the Colden Country Inn for everything from chicken barbecue to chicken wings and more.

1– 5 p.m. Steaming Towards a Cure for Diabetes. Where: Arcade & Attica Railroad Corporation Description: Ride the Rails of the Historic Arcade and Attica Railroad to help fight diabetes, proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure of Western New York. Chinese Auction at Curriers Station, music, raffles, food and FUN!

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

4– 10 a.m. Village of Springville Power Outage. The Village of Springville Electric Department will again be having a scheduled power outage. The outage will take place between the hours of 4-10 a.m. This outage is a necessity in order to continue our transmission line maintenance. The number of repairs completed during these outages will hopefully reduce our chances of weather related issues with the winter season fast approaching.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

8– 9 a.m. Walk to Be Fit. Where: First United Methodist Church, 474 E Main St., Springville. Description: Their exercise is centered around Leslie Sansone’s “Walk to Be Fit” DVDs, which are low impact aerobics. Basic Pilates are used for stretching and balance. New people are always welcome to join.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mommy & Me Play Group. Where: First United Methodist Church, 474 E Main St, Springville.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group: Gluten and Diabetes Where: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E Main St, Springville. Monthly meeting. Call (716) 592-2871, ext. 1489 to register.

7– 8 p.m. Springville Village Board of Trustees Meeting. Where: 65 Franklin St, Springville.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. East Concord Home Bureau Membership Tea/ Chinese Auction. Where: Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin St, Springville, NY 14141. Description: For information call Mary Kaufmann at (716) 592-7363.

10– 11 a.m. Lapsit Story Time. Where: Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel St, Springville, NY 14141. Description: Free program for ages 6 months – 2 years. For more info or to register, call (716) 592-7742.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. SCENE presents Tai Chi. Where: Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe), 40 Commerce Dr., Springville. Description: Free video-led program. For more info or to register, call (716) 592-2768.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mary Todd Lincoln: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the “Hellcat.” Where: Concord Senior Center 40 Commerce Drive, Springville. Description: Mary, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, was marked by controversy and tragedy. She outlived three of her four sons, as well as her husband who was murdered at her side. Her contemporaries called her witty, pleasant, cultured, and insightful, but also high strung, devious, petulant, and sharp-tongued. While First Lady, she was dubbed the “Hellcat” by White House staffers. Was Mary Todd Lincoln mentally ill or an eccentric with an ahead-of-her time independent streak? Instructor: Norm Mineo, retired banker and history enthusiast

2  – 3 p.m. The Brainstormers – Theater for Seniors. Where: Springville Center for the Arts Description: The Brainstormers are a group of “seasoned” actors who create and perform well rehearsed staged readings dramatizing issues of concern to older adults. The Brainstormers have presented to well over fifty senior groups and service organizations throughout Western New York. This year’s presentation will feature short plays about a gun-owning husband and his gun-hating wife, miscommunication across three generations, and a woman troubled by her own aging. The performances will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience about the issues presented. There is no charge for the program; however, donations will be gratefully accepted.

7 – 9 p.m. Springville Community Chorale. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 38 N Buffalo St, Springville.  Description: Springville Community Chorale begins rehearsals Sept. 13 under new director Colleen Marcello Brecker. Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays 7 – 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Springville. No auditions required.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

8– 9 a.m. Walk to Be Fit. Where: First United Methodist Church, 474 E Main St, Springville. Description: Their exercise is centered around Leslie Sansone’s “Walk to Be Fit” DVDs, which are low impact aerobics. Basic Pilates are used for stretching and balance. New people are always welcome to join.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentner Springville Auction. Where: 339-341 W Main St, Springville. Description: Farm auctions, farmer’s market, flea market, & food vendors. For more info, call (716) 592-4062.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. SCENE Sit and Be Fit. Where: Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe), 40 Commerce Dr., Springville. Description: Free. “Gentle video exercises help awaken your muscles.” For more info, call (716) 592-2768.

5 p.m. Springville Rails to Trails Ribbon Cutting

6– 7 p.m. Beach Body Workout. Where: Springville Elementary School, Multipurpose Room 283 North St, Springville. Description: Free! Will do a different workout every session.

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   Pioneer 50th Anniversary – A Community Celebration. Where: Pioneer Central High School Description: Join in the celebration as Pioneer marks its 50th birthday! Music, fun, food, and history!

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

8– 10 a.m. Springville Area Chamber Board Meeting. Where: Lucy Bensley Center, 23 North Buffalo Street, Springville. Description: Business Members welcome to attend!

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lecture: Abandoned Orphanages in New York State. Where: Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive Springville, NY 14141. Description: By the mid-nineteenth century, 30,000 orphaned and homeless children roamed New York City. They survived by resorting to petty crime and selling newspapers. They slept in alleyways and even sewers. For protection, they joined violent gangs such as the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits. In response to this crisis, orphan asylums were started. This movement, known as the “Orphan Train” endeavored to rescue these children lost to the streets. Hear the story of New York State’s orphanages, including Father Baker’s orphanage in Buffalo. Instructor: Michael Keene, author and enthusiast of 19th century Western New York history

1 – 2 p.m. SCENe Euchre Club. Where: Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe), 40 Commerce Dr., Springville, NY 14141. Description: Free, for more info call (716) 592-2768.

4– 5 p.m. TOPS: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Where: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main Street, Springville. Description: TOPS meets in the BCH cafeteria, basement level. To join, attend a meeting!

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