Community Notebook

Benefit on Saturday for local artist to head to Europe

Twenty-year-old Irving artist Eric Johnson recently had his painting, “Seductione Jacet,” pre-selected for the annual Figurativas 13 Art Competition of the European Museum of Modern Art. The competition is one of the most prestigious international competitions in the art world.

While the 10′ by 6.5′ oil painting has been air-freighted to Barcelona, Spain for the show, a benefit is being planned on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. to raise funds for Johnson to head to the show’s opening himself.

During the benefit, there will be an art show/sale, live music by Lockedown and Fabi Logan, a silent auction and art raffle. Refreshments, including hot dogs and pizza, will also be for sale.

The event is open to the public and will be located at Johnson’s art studio, 483 Mechanic St., Irving.

For more information, call the studio at 785-8084.

Cassadaga Clam and Corn Roast Saturday

The Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Avenue in the village, will hold its Clam and Corn Roast this Saturday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., and not on Sunday. The roast will include clams, corn, sausage, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Along with the food stand, a Cruise-in will be held in the legion parking lot. Everyone is invited.

Silver Creek Board meeting moved

The Silver Creek Village Board regular meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Additionally, the Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday. The village board meeting and workshop are held at the village hall beginning at 7 p.m.

Gowanda to hold special meetings Tuesday

The Gowanda Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at village hall. The meeting will be in regard to the Urgent Care expansion at 42 Commercial St. The Gowanda Village Board will host a special meeting immediately following the planning board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the village hall. Both meetings will be held in the board room. The village board’s regular meeting will be Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the board room.

Gowanda Planning Board recruiting new members

The Gowanda Planning Board is looking to fill vacancies on the board. Interested residents should contact Village Clerk Kathy Mohawk at 532-3353. Board members do not need to be a village resident, but may live in the towns of Persia or Collins.

Blood drive in Cassadaga Tuesday

The Cassadaga Fire Department Auxiliary will conduct a Community Blood Drive at the Community Building/Fire Hall on Mill Street in Cassadaga on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. All donors will be entered into a chance to win four Bills vs. Steelers tickets. The auxiliary will also award to one of the local donors a $25 gas card.