FRIDAY, OCT. 6
Eat Smart New York nutrition and cooking class, 12:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 704 Central Ave., Dunkirk. No charge. Participants receive one free item per calls to take home and will receive a turkey dinner basket around Thanksgiving. Registration required for this eight week series of classes. Call 363-6050 ext 229.
Westfield First Presbyterian roast pork harvest dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 49 S. Portage St. Adults: $10, children 10 and under: $5. Also mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, seasoned green beans, warm fruit, homemade rolls. All dinners include beverage and homemade desserts. Sit down, takeout and delivery available (call 326-2643 for delivery by noon the day of the dinner). Benefits Mission Outreach Projects.
Moose Lodge 118 Reflections of the King (An Elvis Tribute Artist) Competition, 19 Clinton St., Westfield. Ticket prices pre-sale general admission two days (Friday/Saturday): $40 per person; pre-sale one day: $22 per person; and tickets at the door: $25 per person. Call Bobbie at 968-3565 for tickets. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a Moose Fish Fry. Full menu available. Contest starts at 8:30 p.m. All proceeds after expenses and prize money go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“President’s Own” Marine band concert, SUNY Fredonia, King Concert Hall, Rockefeller Arts Center. 7:30 p.m., be in seats by 7:15. All tickets distributed.
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.
Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry.
Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.
Fredonia First Friday Community Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St. Adults: $7, students: $5. Ages 12 and under: free. Dances taught and called by Joe Kwiatkowski. All ages welcome. Come alone or with friends. No partner needed. Feel free to bring a snack to share at refreshment break. Live music by Howard Blumenthal and Friends.
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 at 10 a.m. New members 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.
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 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.
Sinclairville Free Library presents: ‘Write Circle’ Writers’ Group meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., 15 Main St. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or email@example.com
Sinclairville Free Library annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 15 Main St.
North Collins Public Library presents: Story Hour with Miss Alice, 11 a.m., 2095 School St.
Patterson Library presents: “My Town: An Exploration in Acrylic Paint Skins with Photographic Transfers of Westfield, NY” Art Opening, 7 to 9 p.m., Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Artist Trenton Lutes will speak on his process and learning experience as well as tell some anecdotal tales of his exploration of Westfield. Refreshments. Local musician Adam McKillip will provide acoustic guitar accompaniment. Show runs through Nov. 3. Ten percent of all sales from the show donated to the scholarship fund set up in memory of Janet and Paul Odell.
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
Troop 219 and Pack 219 “Make a Difference Day,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ames Common, Cassadaga Shurfine and Sinclairville Library. Scouts collect nonperishable food items and cash donations for the Cassadaga Food Pantry and the Sinclairville Food Pantry.
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.
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. This week, Chili and Soup Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No entrance fee. Awards, ticket auction. contact Blanche at 269-9024 to enter. Proceeds benefit the Westfield American Legion.
Masonic Safety ID program event, 9 a.m. to noon, Home Depot, 3901 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. For children, teens, elderly and special needs individuals. Parents/caregivers receive a CD, photos, fingerprints, ID card and information sheet. To schedule an ID event, contact Karl Kerr at 665-4361.
South Dayton Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Baked goods, fresh vegetables.
Fall Quilting Class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old 1836 Church, Leon. Project: autumn table runner. Price: $35 includes lunch, all supplies and materials. To reserve, call 257-5272 or 296-5709 and place deposit.
Hartfield Ladies’ Auxiliary Holiday Arts and Crafts show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hartfield Fire Hall on Elmwood Road in Hartfield. Also ticket auction (drawing held at 3 p.m.)
Motorcycle Run and Benefit for Shayn Grisanti, First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, 9 a.m., motorcycle registration, kickstands up at 10:15. Chicken barbecue at noon. DJ Jammer noon to 2, live music: Steelhorse 2 to 6 p.m. Auctions. Proceeds go for unpaid medical bills, adaptability equipment needed due to work related accident resulting in lower body paralysis.
Buddy Walk to benefit Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS, starts and ends at Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m., followed by lunch for participants. Registration $20 per walker or family for $25. Individuals with Down syndrome walk for free, receive a T-shirt. AMBUCS provides AmTrykes to help improve motor schools, provide strength training and build self-esteem of those with disabling conditions.
Kids’ Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon. Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Come to the Education Wing entrance. Clothes and other needed items for children from birth through size 6. Also an assortment of maternity clothing. Donations accepted. For details, call 679-1513 or see www.fredoniafirst.org.
Scandinavian Culture Days, 10 a.m. to noon, Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. A series of workshops and fellowship about Scandinavia. For details, call 665-0883.
Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House, noon to 4 p.m., 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. (Must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.
Live in HD from NYC’s Met: “Norma,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. General admission: $20; Opera House: $18; students: $10. Stars starring Sondra Radvanovsky and Joseph Calleja. Call 679-1891 or see www.fredopera.org.
Blessing of the Animals, 2 p.m., Wolf Clan Stump Circle, Cleveland Avenue, Lily Dale. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Bring a donation for the local animal shelter. Presided by Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro.
Moose Lodge 118 Reflections of the King (An Elvis Tribute Artist) Competition, 19 Clinton St., Westfield. Ticket prices pre-sale general admission two days (Friday/Saturday): $40 per person; pre-sale one day: $22 per person; and tickets at the door: $25 per person. Call Bobbie at 968-3565 for tickets. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Food, drink available, sold by Moose Lodge. Contest 1 to 4 p.m., doors re-open at 6 p.m. Grand Champions’ 2016 Showcase will begin at 6:30 p.m., Las Vegas Legends & Friends Show 8 p.m. Awards ceremony follows. All proceeds after expenses and prize money go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Cinema Series: “Year by the Sea,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Based on a memoir. After 30 years as a wife and mother, Joan (Karen Allen), retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org.
The Struthers Library Theatre presents: Tribute to AC/DC “Hells/Bells,” 8 p.m., 302 W. Third St., Warren, Pa. (non-profit Performing Arts Center). Cost: $20. All seats reserved. Call 814-489-3110 for tickets. Walk-ins welcome.
Movies at the Reg film: “Spider-man: Homecoming,” 8 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. Peter Parker must stand up to the Vulture. $5. Call 484-7070 or visit reglenna.com.
Health and wellness
Northern Chautauqua outdoor pickleball, 9 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 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114 for details.
Sinclairville Free Library annual book sale, bag sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15 Main St.
Cherry Creek Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6778 Main St.
SUNDAY, OCT. 8
Chapter 459 Vietnam Veterans of America, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287.
St. John’s United Church of Christ special Spirit of Music worship service, 11 a.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Dedication of new piano. Musical selections by David Rose on viola and Ann Rose on piano. All welcome.
Southern Tier Bills Booster Club viewing event, 1 p.m., Dom Polski Club, 179 Lake Shore Dr E., Dunkirk. Baked ham will be provided at halftime. Members may bring a dish to pass.