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CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Fillmore Avenue Community Church will celebrate its 15th anniversary nightly through Friday at 7 p.m., with a spring revival at the church located at 821 Fillmore Ave. The Rev. Brent McCallister, pastor of Midtown Bible Church, will speak.

MEAT RAFFLE: St. Casimir Church will present its spring meat raffle 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church’s social center, 1833 Clinton St. at Weiss Street in Kaisertown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes an entry for a door prize, beer, wine and pop and either a ham or turkey sandwich. For more information or tickets, contact Kathy at 432-7755, the church office on Friday at 824-9589 or purchase tickets at the door.  This is a 21 and over event.

ART COMPETITION RECEPTION: Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will host the 2016 Congressional Art Competition reception and awards ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia. This year’s winner will receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be displayed for a year.

INTERFAITH EVENT: The Women’s Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host the eighth annual interfaith seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. The goal of the event is to foster greater understanding and tolerance of various religions. For information, contact Tahmina Rehman at 982-7386 or email

ANNIVERSARY WORSHIP CELEBRATION: Rev. Alvin Clay Sr., associate minister of Macedonia Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker at the anniversary worship celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at Fillmore Community Church, 821 Fillmore Ave. For more information, contact the church at or 896-6295.

MEDICINAL GARDEN: The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in South Park will host the second Medicinal Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in support of World Health Week. Activities include: Good things to eat and do each day to improve general health, botanicals used in traditional and current medicine, stress relief ideas and healthy foods that come from all over the world. The program is included in garden admission and tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are: $9, adults; $8, seniors (55 and up) and students (13 and up); $5, children, 3-12; Garden members and children two and under are free. For information, visit