Free music series offered on Sundays

LEWISTON – A new free series, “Music in the Woods,” is being offered at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons in Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, encouraging attendees to bring blankets, chairs and picnics.

The concerts feature musical ensembles in a setting overlooking the Niagara River. The series is sponsored by Calspan.

The Fredonia Faculty Percussion Ensemble will play at 4 p.m. today, followed by the Harmonica Chamber Singers next Sunday. The College Musical Ensemble will take the stage on July 27, followed y the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band Ensemble on Aug. 10. The Lexington String Quartet closes the series on Aug. 17.

A state parking fee of $5 per car will be charged.


Summerfest planned at Porter on the Lake

YOUNGSTOWN – Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is planned from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Dietz Road park off Route 18.

The festival will feature food, vendors, beer and wine, as well as local bands WhaTheFOLK, the Instigators and Rip and the Band Dogs. Pony rides, a petting zoo, face-painting and a bounce house will be available for children from 3 to 6 p.m. The evening will conclude with fireworks over Lake Ontario at dusk.

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Our Lady of Peace offers ‘Super Cruise’

LEWISTON – A “Super Cruise” fundraiser is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, 5285 Lewiston Road.

Our Lady of Peace Cruisers Day will be held in conjunction with Cataract Cruisers of WNY.

“Our residents are excited for this event as it gives them the opportunity to reminisce about some of their favorite cars or those vehicles that they may have previously owned,” said Katey Dulak, the facility’s activities director.

The event will feature Dee Jay the DJ, along with plenty of great food. Other activities include; a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the facility’s residents. The first 70 car entries will receive a dash plaque. Cruise car pre-registration is $8, or $10 on the day of the show.

For more information, call Dulak at 298-2911.