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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 www.post880.com. 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 www.edencsd.org 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 www.townofconcordny.com 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.