Community Calendar

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15

Archaeological excavation at site of the first U.S. gas well, 85 W. Main St., Fredonia. “I Dig Fredonia’s Firsts.” Observe the digging process all day. Goals and techniques explained, pamphlets available.

Dunkirk Senior Center open meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 45 Cliffstar Court. Agenda: upcoming election, Travel Club, Exercise.

Silver Creek Festival of Grapes, noon: rides, concessions, arts and crafts. Opening ceremonies at 5:15 p.m. Grape stomping. Live music by Krossfire from 6 to 9 p.m. in lower ballpark.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church potluck dinner and square dance, 6 p.m. supper, dancing 7:30 to 9 p.m. community room, 25 Church St. Bring a dish to pass. Live music by Viol Habits. Caller: Joe Kwiatkowski. Family friendly. No charge, but donations to the Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Concert Series gratefully accepted. Call Kathy at 672-5297 for details.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., between Third and Fourth streets, Dunkirk. Open meeting for anyone who wants to not use drugs.

Christian Rock Band “Reign” Concert, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Theme: “Who Holds the Reins in Your Life?” Fredonia High School, E. Main Street. Free admission.

Faculty Recital: Nick Weiser, jazz piano with Nicholas Walker, bass; and Greg Evans, drums, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.

Health and wellness

Stretch and tone with exercise, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Donation: $1 per session.

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 3:30 p.m., Steger Hi-Rise Apartments library, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. This is a 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from eating disorders. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Meetings held Fridays

DHS Family Open Swim, 7 to 9 p.m. DHS pool. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. $2 per person per session. Limited to 60 swimmers. No food or drink in the pool, balcony or locker room area. No outside pool toys, athletic equipment, balls or noodles.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.

Pinochle: Birdie’s Flock, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. All pinochle players are welcome. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Dunkirk Elks bingo, 7 p.m.,428 Central Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 366-1110.

Libraries

Sinclairville Free Library presents: ‘Write Circle’ Writers’ Group meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., 15 Main St. Group meets every Friday morning for support, encouragement, and community. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or sincfrlb@gmail.com

North Collins Public Library presents: Story Hour with Miss Alice, 11 a.m., 2095 School St.

Anderson-Lee Library, annual used book sale, noon to 5 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Archaeological excavation at site of the first U.S. gas well, 85 W. Main St., Fredonia. “I Dig Fredonia’s Firsts.” Observe the digging process all day. Goals and techniques explained, pamphlets available.

Western New York Orff Schulwerk Association Workshop for Music Educators, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason 1080 Rehearsal Hall. Presenter: Patrick Ware. Appropriate for preservice and in-service music teachers and classroom teachers. Free event.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church Street, Fredonia. Features abundance of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits and herbs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, as well as artisan quality craft goods.

Silver Creek Festival of Grapes, Silver Creek. Rides, concessions, arts and crafts, events. Live music by Terry Buchwald in front of gazebo from 6 to 9 p.m.

Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Portage and Main Streets.

South Dayton Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Baked goods, fresh vegetables.

Cross Roads Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Yes! We’re open with local vendors, artisans and crafters.

Reid Jones Memorial Cruise-In, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classic cars, food trucks, basket auction, prizes, music by the Kokomo Times. Proceeds provide a Thanksgiving meal for local veterans who would otherwise be eating alone on Thanksgiving. Email Melissa at partnersinkind1215@gmail.com for details.

Harmony Historical Society Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1934 Open Meadows Road, Blockville. Free admission, free parking. Scheduled demonstrations, Civil War re-enactments, Golden Needle Quilters show, vendors market, famous food and pies, Chautauqua County Weavers Guild and Hilltop Spinners, historic buildings open.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 car wash and comfort kit items collection, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pier View Auto, 101 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Suggested prices: $5 cars, $6 trucks, mini vans. Accepting donations for items for Roswell Pediatrics. Call Donna at 7785-6180 for details.

Cassadaga Lake Clean Up, 10 a.m, meet at the DEC Launch on Dale Drive, sponsored by Cassadaga Lakes Association.

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue open house, noon to 3 p.m., 7540 N,. Gale St., Westfield. Can also call 326-7297 or visit the website www.caninerescue.org. Donations welcome.

Greystone Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary presents: “Bat Lab,” 1 to 5 p.m., SUNY Fredonia Science Center. Three renowned bat experts, local environmental organizations’ displays, children’s activities, bake sale. Free event. Bat house dedication ceremony at 5 p.m.

St. Joe’s Community Meal, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Goulash, salad, dessert, bread and drinks. No cost, free will offerings accepted. All are welcome.

St. John’s United Church of Christ chicken and biscuits dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Call 366-0710 for tickets. Pre-sale $9.50, $10 at the door. Use Eagle St. entrance and parking.

Love In the Name of Christ Banquet, Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. Basket preview from 5 to 6 p.m. Banquet at 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions begin after dinner. Tickets: $20 (PRE-SALE only), at the Love INC office at 15 W. Main St., Gowanda. For details, call 532-3541.

Marion Art Gallery opening reception: Andrea Dezso: Enchanted Fictions, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center.

Toys for Tots fundraiser, Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third St. Jamestown. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25, with appetizers, beer and dessert buffet included in the admission price. Also, prize drawings. Comedic performance by The Lights of Broadway and music by the band TPT. Sponsored by The Resource Center. Proceeds benefit the 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County. For tickets, call 661-1042.

Pillar of Fire Fellowship movie night, 7 p.m., 221 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, (former American Legion Frank Acquavia Memorial Post 1344). Film “Fireproof,” Firefighter uses a 40-day experiment called “The Love Dare” to save his marriage. Open to the public, no charge. Popcorn and pop provided.

Movies at the Reg: “Wonder Woman,” Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Stars Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Diana, Amazon princess, discover her full powers…and her true destiny. $5. Call 484-7070 or visit reglenna.com. Al from Chautauqua Comics will be in the lobby starting at 7pm. with FREE Wonder Woman comics from Free Comic Book Day while supplies last! Movie begins at 8. Rated PG-13, 141 minutes.

Cinema Series: “An Inconvenient Sequel,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions. A message of urgency and hope. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org. Unrated, 98 minutes.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua outdoor pickleball, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street., Fredonia. Call Mike Ferguson at 672-8999 or Steve Lundin at 785-7912 for details.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 E. Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114 for details.

Libraries

Anderson-Lee Library, annual used book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek.

Cherry Creek Library presents: Movie Morning: “Night at the Museum,” 10:10 a.m. to noon, 6778 Main St.

Ripley Public Library Friends of the Library present: “MURDER ON THE PETULANT EXPRESS,” 6 p.m., Noble Winery, 8630 Hardscrabble Road, Westfield. Admission: $15, includes entrance to show, wide variety of appetizers and glass of Noble wine. Attendees have the chance to be the sleuth who solves the mystery of “Who Done It.”

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. Sunday family breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Forest Lodge, 321 East Main St. (Route 20), Fredonia. Adults and teenagers 13 and up $7.50, children 6 to 12 are $3, kids 5 and under free. Public welcome, as is anyone with interests in, or questions about Free Masonry.

Festival of Grapes, Silver Creek. Rides, concessions, arts and crafts, event. Grand parade at 1 p.m.

Fund-raiser show and sale of dollhouse miniatures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grange Building on the Fairgrounds, 5820 S. Park Ave., Hamburg. Admission: adults: $5.50, children under 12:$2. Includes door prizes, miniatures, exhibits, handcrafted items, dollhouses and accessories. Strollers allowed. For details, contact Denies Voelker at denisejclark@aol.com or call 741-2994. Portion of proceeds benefits Buffalo City Mission…Corner Stone Manor.

Harmony Historical Society Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1934 Open Meadows Road, Blockville. Free admission, free parking. Scheduled demonstrations, Civil War re-enactments, Golden Needle Quilters show, vendors market, famous food and pies, Chautauqua County Weavers Guild and Hilltop Spinners, historic buildings open.

South Dayton fall open pull for tractors, any year, noon, South Dayton Volunteer Fire Co. No 1 Inc., 34 Maple St. Admission $5, food available.

City of Light Spiritualist Church Fall Fun Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Lily Dale Fire Hall. Parking available, no gate fees. Mini Psychic Readings with Lily Dale Mediums for $10, 50/50 raffle, silent auction items, theme baskets, bake sale. Flea market table. Pet healings and spiritual healings with love donations accepted. Subs for purchase.

Horsin’ Around at the Gowanda Fire Hall, 1 p.m., 240 Aldrich St. Donation $15 per square. Winning square: $1000, side four neighbors pay $150. Tickets available at Auto Wrench Connection, 2 Mill St., Gowanda. Chicken barbecue for $10 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out.

Audubon Nature Play Day, 1 to 4 p.m. 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Children ages 2-8 and favorite adults can drop in any time. Extra materials in the play area such as mud kitchen equipment, hammocks, weaving material or natural building materials. Kids should dress to get dirty. May bring extra clothes, towel for car ride home. Adults bring a chair. Play as long as desired. Parents required to stay with their children. A hose available to clean up after playing. $6 for children ages 2 to 8; adults free. No reservations required.

Southern Tier Bills Booster Club viewing event, 1 p.m., Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk. Rigatoni and tossed salad will be provided at halftime. Members may bring a dish to pass.

Valley Historical Society Museum open house, 2 to 5 p.m., Corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville. Guide present.

Pipe Organ Encounter, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Massey Organ, Chautauqua Amphitheater. Hosted by AGO and Paul Fischer, organ builder. Various organists, including local organist Gena Bedrosian. Includes tour of pipe chamber, opportunity to tour or try console. Free, park in south lot.

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friendly Kitchen, 127 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Join CCRM staff member Bridget Majka as she prepares a vegetable casserole on site using low cost, local fresh ingredients. Recipes, useful information, and healthy alternatives to sugar, salt and fats. Free of charge. For details, call Sherry Lantz at Rural Ministry, 366-1787.

Folk in Fredonia Free-For-All, 3 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Carmen and Dick Gilman invite their musician friends from throughout the state to join them on the Opera House stage for an afternoon of great music, dance and a humorous story or two. Raffles, drawings for door prizes and loads of fun. Tickets needed, but admission is free. Call 679-1891 or see www.fredopera.org “http://www.fredopera.org/” .

Knights of Columbus Priest Appreciation Dinner, 4 p.m. cocktails, 5 p.m. dinner. Holy Trinity Church, Msgr. Bernardo Hall, 1032 Central Ave., Dunkirk. honors priests, deacons, religious sisters and seminarians for their service to the Church and the community. $15 per person, call Louis Sinare at 673-1068 or 532-4806 by Sept. 5.

Western New York Chamber Orchestra: Musical Portraits, 4 p.m., SUNY Fredonia King Concert Hall (Rockefeller Arts Center. Features Father Sean Duggan, piano soloist. General public: $20; SUNY Students: Free in person at the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office with proper ID. School aged children are free when accompanied by an adult.

Dunkirk Sunset Watch, half hour before sunset, Point Gratiot. Bring own chair. Sponsored by Revitalize Dunkirk.