Community calendar

THURSDAY, DEC. 21

DFT Retirees coffee hour, 9 a.m., Demetri’s On the Lake Restaurant, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

Literacy Volunteers book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 21 East Bookstore, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. Use the Washington Avenue entrance. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hard covers $1 and children’s books are 25 cents. Some specially-priced books. Assist the organization in the work of promoting literacy.

Youth Council of Village of Fredonia presents: Candlelight Caroling and movie, “A Christmas Story.” Caroling starts at 6:30 p.m., meet at A Spot and A Spell, 40 E. Main St., Fredonia or the Fredonia Fire Department, 80 W. Main St. Walk and carol through village, meeting at the Gazebo. Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate served. Free film at the Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Screening underwritten by Fredonia Beaver Club.

Maranatha Baptist Church presents musical “The Child of Love Was Born,” 6:30 p.m. 43 Academy St., Mayville. Refreshments follow. Free, open to the public.

Al Anon Steps to Serenity weekly group meeting, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Harvest Chapel Church, Fredonia.

Freedom in Fredonia Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. This group is closed (for addicts only).

A Blue Christmas Service, 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm St., Westfield. For those who have experienced loss or are struggling with illness, depression or addiction and their families and friends. Quiet contemplation, music, prayers and anointing for healing. Call 326-2064 for details.

Health and wellness

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors welcome. Donation: $1.

Tai Chi, 3 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. No fee involved.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball in Brocton, 6 to 9 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St. Call Frank Porpiglia at 479-7383 or Steve Lundin at 785-7912 for additional information. Admission is $2.

DHS Deep Water Aquasize, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS Pool. $4 individually.

DHS Evening Swim, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS Pool. $2 individually.

Games and hobbies

Knitting/Crocheting Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Bring a craft to work on, or meet new friends. $1 fee. Yarn donations are always welcome. Call Louise Kowal at 785-6039 for information or to donate yarn.

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

Dom Polski pinochle, 7 p.m., clubrooms, 179 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Must be a member to play. All members welcome.

Libraries

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Christian Book Chat, 10:30 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Share a chat about Christian stories with people of common interests. Selection of the month:Holiday pick of reader’s choice.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 to 11, 536 Central Ave. Children 2 to 5 years old can listen to a story and make a craft. Puzzles, a dollhouse and computers available for play after the story. Siblings always welcome. For details, call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library celebrates Winter Solstice, 4:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Crafts, stories, music and special treats helps usher in the return of light on the longest night of the year. Special guests Kathleen Peterson and Cheryl Ritch, members of the Swedish performing group Svenska Spelman. Learn about the Nyckelharpa, traditional Swedish instrument. For families of all ages.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Teen game night, 5:30 to 7 p.m. 15 Main St. For details, see www.sinclairvillelibrary.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 22

Literacy Volunteers book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 21 East Bookstore, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. Use the Washington Avenue entrance. Paperbacks are $.50, hard covers $1 and children’s books are $.25. Some specially priced books. Assist the organization in the work of promoting literacy.

Winter Village at CHQ, 4 to 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza. Free admission and parking. Holiday lights on the plaza, shopping, beverages and snacks with outdoor fire pits, horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides.

South Dayton caroling, 6 p.m., Village of South Dayton’s gazebo on the Square. Bring a flashlight. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the Village Library. Walk down Candy Cane Lane to enjoy Christmas decorations on the Square.

Christmas Vespers, the Music of Christmas, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Features pianist Ann Rose, violist David Rose and their sons. All welcome. Free admission.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., 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.

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 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.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents:Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Call 532-5129 or stop by to register.

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

SATURDAY, DEC. 23

Literacy Volunteers book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 21 East Bookstore, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. Use the Washington Avenue entrance. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hard covers $1 and children’s books are 25 cents. Some specially priced books. Assist the organization in the work of promoting literacy.

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

Fredonia Farmers’ Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Forest Lodge, Route 20, 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.

Winter Village at CHQ, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza. Free admission and parking. Holiday lights on the plaza, shopping, beverages and snacks with outdoor fire pits, horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua pickleball in Brocton, 9 a.m. to noon, Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St. Call Frank Porpiglia at 479-7383 or Steve Lundin at 785-7912 for additional information. Admission is $2.

Libraries

Cherry Creek Library presents: Story Hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6778 Main St.