Thursday, August 6-Alden Rec. Program . 6 pm drama/theater program and 7 pm dance recital. At high school auditorium. Free event. Reception to follow.

August 7, August 8 at 7:30 pm and August 9 at 2:30 pm, The Alden Christian Theatre Society, Inc. (ACTS) presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tickets are $11 ($9 Students and Seniors 65+); reserve by calling 937-7770.

Saturday, August 8-German and Polish Celebration, park opens at 3 pm, Music, dancers, German and Polish menu, and beverages $7. Spring Garden Park (3838 Two Rod Rd., East Aurora).

August 8 and 9th-Lewiston Art Festival, 10-6 pm, Center Street, Lewiston.

Saturday, August 8-AHS Football Team off-field challenge blood drive for Unyts, 10 am-3 pm, high school auditorium, all donors receive a Unyts/Buffalo Bills lanyard. Walk-ins welcome (schedule appt. at, click on give blood icon and enter sponsor code 000201 or call 512-7940).

Sunday, August 9-Chicken BBQ and Basket Raffle, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (10675 Alleghany Rd., Darien), starts at 4 pm, drawings at 4:15 pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages available throughout the day.

Fri.-Sun., August 14-16- Annunciation Church Picnic,

Sunday, August 9-Chicken BBQ, 11 am-sold out, dine in or take-out, $10, Marilla United Methodist Church.

Sunday, August 16-Classic Car Show and Chicken Dinner, food court, raffles from noon-4 pm, St. Mary’s HS (142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster). Pre-register for car show by Aug. 14 ($15), day register ($18) starts at 9 am on the 16th, 683-4824, ext. 223.

Wed., August 19-Drive through Chicken BBQ, 4-7 pm, Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral (6298 Broadway, Lancaster), $10.

Thursday, August 20- Alden H&L Fire Co. Steak Outing, 5-10 pm, Alden Station #2, $30 per person.

Saturday, August 22-Millgrove Bible Church Clothes Closet open from 9 am-noon (11517 Genesee St.. gently used clothing for those in need at no cost.

Saturday, August 22- Country Fair & Art Show, 10 am-5 pm, Grace in Community Church (11269 Broadway, Alden). Art, country style bistro, music, kid’s corner.

Sunday, August 23-Darien Community Days, noon to 4 pm. Chicken BBQ, bake sale, basket raffle, and historical displays.

Sunday, August 30-Alden Rod and Gun Club Chicken BBQ, noon until sold-out, trap shooting for those interested.