The Taste of the Southtowns will be held on Sunday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., inside St. Aloysius Hall, a new and bigger location at 190 Franklin St. in Springville, N.Y. This annual event helps support the work of Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, so it can continue to grow and add new species. Admission to the event is free with purchase.

Gooseneck Hill, located at 5067 Townline Rd. in Delevan, N.Y., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This bird lover’s sanctuary boasts the two largest covered aviaries in the world, with 65 species of birds, 25 rock gardens, more than 600 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans, 2,000 Koi fish and a lovely gift shop. The sanctuary is open July and August, 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday, but is open for private tours by appointment by calling (716) 942-6835 (leave a message).

And why not come to the biggest and best Chinese auction in all of western New York! There will be 50 fantastic baskets and you do not have to be present to win. Also, there is a great silent auction.

If you like lively music, there will be two terrific bands playing your favorite songs. First, Wagner & Friends will take the stage. The Rustic Ramblers will follow with Gene Hilts on steel guitar.

For information, email, call (716) 942-6835 or go to