Briefly

Pet Celebration Set For Tuesday

LILY DALE – The second annual Lily Dale Pet Remembrance Celebration opens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lily Dale Pet Cemetery. The Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro, founder of the event, invites pets and their human companions to take part in a brief program of music and prayer. Pets will be blessed, and animals that have passed on will be remembered and honored. The cemetery, located off East Street on the path to the Inspiration Stump, was established in 1900, and is believed to be one of the oldest municipal pet cemeteries in the country. Former companions of animals that have passed but are not buried in the cemetery, may bring a photograph, or share a story or prayer during the service. Also, a pebble or flower may in left at the cemetery in memory of pets.

Falconer Class Of ’48 To Gather

Falconer Central School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch Thursday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. at Friendly’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Square. If you haven’t been contacted and wish to attend, call 358-6977.

Civil War Talk

Is Wednesday

The Cattaraugus County Museum’s summer-long Civil War Event Series continues on Wednesday as Allegany County Historian Craig Braack will give a talk entitled “Gettysburg: The High Water Mark of the Confederacy.” A graduate of SUNY Geneseo, Braack has been historian of Allegany County since 1985. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cattaraugus County Museum and will take place rain or shine. If weather permits, it will be held outdoors on the museum lawn. The talk is free and open to the public. The museum is located in the Stone House (next to the Pines facility), 9824 Route 16, Machias. Call 353-8200 for more information.

Outreach Program To Begin This Week

WESTFIELD – The Lakeshore Assembly of God Church, 252 E. Main St., Westfield, will hold “Adventure Land, the Valley of Choices,” a Western-themed program for children, ages 4 to 11, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., each Wednesday beginning on July 24 until the end of summer. This outdoor outreach program will include Bible teachings about good choices, using Western character puppets, skits and music, along with contests, prizes and refreshments. For more information, contact the church at 326-3317, or bring your child any Wednesday evening during the summer for fun while learning about the Bible.

Goshen Road Picnic Set

The 100th Annual Goshen Road Picnic will be held Saturday at Todd Smith’s farm with a bonfire starting at 7:30 p.m. Anyone currently living on Goshen Road and those that grew up on the road are invited to attend. Attendees should bring a lawn chair and a large dish to pass. A 100th celebration cake will be provided. Games and door prizes will take place.

Happy Grams

To Entertain

The ”Happy Grams” will provide entertainment when the Westside Women’s Club meets at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday in Bethel Lutheran Church, hosted by Maxine Castiglione and Slyvia Anderson. For more information on joining the group, women living on the westside should call 484-8342.