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Where we live: West Seneca

West Seneca

The town will be partnering with Orchard Park to subscribe to an Internet-based emergency notification system.

The municipalities will be joining the CodeRED Emergency Communications Network, which already is in use by several other nearby towns.

Under the system, emergency notifications are sent to residents and businesses who are automatically included because they have listed telephone numbers, as well as those who otherwise enroll. Smartphone users can download an app, for example.

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Monday on a five-year agreement, which costs approximately $125,000. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.

This week:

• First Baptist Church of West Seneca, 511 Union Road, is hosting a “Patriotic Picnic” at 11 a.m. today. There will be a special outdoor service, with games and free food afterward. The public is invited.

• Open pickle ball courts, in the town’s ice rink behind 1250 Union Road, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 7. Paddle rental is available for $2 per paddle. All ages are welcome.

• Rotary Club of West Seneca’s monthly meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road. Dr. Francisco Vasquez, the CEO and president of Child and Family Services, will talk about how the private, not-for-profit family service agency fosters safe and healthy environments for children and families in local homes, schools, workplaces and communities. The breakfast meeting is open to the public; admission is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Bob Rigby at 864-0506 with questions about membership.

• An exhibit featuring the work of artists from the Art Works program at Autism Services opens Thursday at Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Artists are given opportunities to express themselves to their communities through visual and performing arts, with the program helping them find materials and methods to do so. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

• Main Street Marketplace will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the grassy hill at Main Street and Union Road – adjacent to Town Hall. In case of wet weather, vendors will be on the hockey rink parking lot behind Town Hall.