•Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 invites area residents to stop by the lodge at 112 S. Water St., in the Village of Lewiston, for its annual adult Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. until closing. Open to the public, the membership drive event features prizes for the best costume, raffles, food, drinks and fun, plus the music of the Old Stoners.
Questions? Call 754-9061.
•The historic Van Horn Mansion in Newfane will offer a candlelight tour Saturday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. Call 622-6709 for reservations and other information.
On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, there will a Victorian 1863 candlelight tour offered with Van Horn family re-enactors. Call 778-7197 for reservations.
•The Youngstown Recreation Department will hold its annual Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 30. Registration for the parade will be held at 12:30 p.m. The party will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
There will be costume judging, ghoulish games, and tricks and treats. If you have any questions, feel free to call the recreation department at 745-3061.
•Applications are available for the upcoming fifth annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Show. It will be held at Newfane United Methodist Church during the town's Holiday Light Up from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. Information and requests for applications can be directed to Pat at 778-7705.
Completed applications must be in by Nov. 1.
•The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., will hold an Election Day turkey dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 4 p.m. until sold out. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Diners may eat in, take out, or even "drive thru."
•Election Day chicken and biscuits dinners in the Newfane area include: the Wrights Corners Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the Newfane United Methodist Church, starting at 4:30 p.m.; and the Hartland United Methodist Church, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
•The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a workshop regarding the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Site and the Niagara Falls Storage Site on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. The program includes presentations, roundtable discussions, and more with Corps representatives.
•The Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. hosts its annual turkey raffle on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road. Doors open at 6:30.
Prizes include side raffles of beef and pork loins, ham dinners, as well as other prizes, and of course turkeys. Tickets are available at Stevenson's Hardware, 2535 Youngstown-Lockport Road, in Ransomville.
•Exley United Methodist Church, Lake Street, Wilson, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tea and muffins will be served at 9 a.m. and the luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. This year's event will feature a basket raffle and handcrafted items, along with homemade pies and baked goods. Jams and jellies and other canned goods will also be available for purchase. Of special interest will be the very popular trash to treasure sale and a collection of vintage hats.
•The History Center of Niagara County will host a special Veterans Day event called "World War II on the Home Front" for children ages 7 to 12 on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This hands-on, interactive program teaches children about what life was like for the families of soldiers who fought in World War II. Activities include collecting "scrap" around the History Center and finding out it's vitality used in the war effort, planning a Victory Garden and playing a vegetable game, learning how meals were prepared using ration coupons, making posters to help the U.S. win the war, hearing a World War II veteran tell his story, and more.
Snacks will also be served. The cost is $10 per child; parents are free. Reservations are required. Call 434-7433.
•Macri's Italian Grille, 810 Center St., Lewiston, is the site of the next Niagara River Region Chamber "Business Blender" on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. RSVP to Linda at 754-9500, ext. 12, by Monday, Nov. 8.
•The Holiday Art Trail will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Newfane. The trail starts at The Kenan Christmas Show and heads north to Shoppe On Main.
Shoppe On Main will kick off this weekend with its holiday open house on Friday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shoppe will feature artist and musician Nori Bucci, playing acoustic guitar that evening.
Wine tasting will be from Schulze Winery. Several of the artists will be in attendance.
Shoppe On Main is located at 2714 Main St., (Route 78) Newfane. Questions? Call 778-5273.
•Niagara Hospice Outreach Services will hold "Growing Through Grief," a peer support group for all adults grieving the loss of a loved one on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Niagara Hospice Outreach is also holding a newly bereaved workshop series, for those who have lost a loved one in the last one to three months, on Thursdays, Nov. 11 and 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; a journaling workshop, writing toward healing and growth, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m., and a grieving the loss of a pet workshop, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m.
These events are held at Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Niagara Hospice will hold a bereavement coffee hour, for those who are recently bereaved to socialize with others who have experienced similar losses, on Fridays, Nov. 12 and 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2186 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.
Call to register for all three of these events at 280-0777.