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Southern Erie County

Entrants can win guns and other hunting equipment or $500 during the Eden Sons of the American Legion’s sixth annual gun raffle. The event will offer beer and soft drinks as well as prize drawings from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880 at 2912 Legion Drive. A $20 ticket will enter participants in 50-50 raffles, floor raffles, a Chinese auction, main prize drawings and deluxe door prize drawings. The first deluxe door prize, a Ruger M77 Gunscout SS, has a $769 value. Contestants can win $500 cash with the second or third deluxe prizes. To view the 15 main prizes, visit the post’s website at This week: • Kim Robbins, a certified senior fitness trainer, and the Springville Concord Elder Network will offer a free stretch and strengthen class for senior citizens from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday in the Concord Town Hall at 86 Franklin St. For more details, call the organization at 592-7599. • The fifth annual E-Scrap 4 Camp, an electronics recycling event, will aid Camp Good Days and Special Times. Electronics will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday or 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday or Friday at the Gowanda Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership at 2535 Gowanda Zoar Road in Gowanda. • A boating safety course is available from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Eden Junior-Senior High School’s faculty lounge at 3150 Schoolview Road. For details, visit the district’s website at and read the list under “announcements.” Body copy: • The Eden Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Town Hall’s second floor at 2795 E. Church St. • An Eden Conservation Committee meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the supervisor’s conference room on the Town Hall’s second floor. • The Springville Concord Elder Network has scheduled spring events and activities. To learn more, visit the town government’s website at and click “upcoming events” or call the organization at 592-7599. • Shirl Ann Jozak will sign copies of her book, “The House on Woodside Road,” from noon to 6 p.m. Friday in the Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord at 18 Chapel St. in Springville. The book, a murder mystery and ghost story with references to the Village of Springville and Town of Concord, will be sold for $5. Proceeds will benefit the library. • St. Aloysius Church, 190 Franklin St. in Springville, will host a casino night from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event will include beer, wine coolers, soft drinks, a Chinese auction and games of chance. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 each. To buy tickets earlier, call Deb at 998-4045 from 4 to 9 p.m. • The Springville Community Chorale will perform “How Can I Keep From Singing” at 4 p.m. May 3 in the First United Methodist Church at 474 E. Main St. • Scrap metal is being sought by the Village of Gowanda Beautification Committee. The committee is seeking scrap metal with proceeds being used to purchase flowers for downtown containers. Body copy: This will allow residents to dispose of scrap metal that can not only allow them to beautify their own property, but also assist in beautifying the village. Body copy: Scrap metal can be brought to the Gowanda Highway Building, 1 Industrial Pl., off of Torrance Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. For more information, call Barb Nephew at 532-5779.