Community calendar

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

Blessed Mary Angela Parish indoor flea market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. All merchandise priced to sell. Make an offer!

Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Bob Evans, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

Rosary for Peace in the Middle East and in our world, 5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. All are welcome for this half hour once a month.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 56 S. Portage St. Opportunity to learn from four of the group’s experienced quilters. Visitors welcome.

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

Fredonia Central All String Concert, 7 p.m. 425 E. Main St. All string groups.

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

Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunkirk.

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, 6 to 9 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

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

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 presents: Storytime with Miss Helen, 10:30 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes, fun crafts. Children under 3 1/2 need a parent/caregiver present. To register, call 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: School Age Storytime with Miss Amy, 10:30 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Variety of activities for children ages 6 to 10. Expect stories, crafts, LEGOs, games, and more! Designed to accommodate homeschooling families.

Barker Library presents: Master Builders Night, 6 to 7 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Use LEGOS, Strawbees, Magformers, Lincoln Logs, Play Doh, Cublets and more. Build somethings amazing and it may be displayed in the display case. All children welcome. No registration necessary. Caregivers are welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during programs.

Collins Public Library pres

ents:Lap Sit Program, 6

p.m., 2341 Main St. For chil

dren ages six months to two

years and a caregiver.

Music, songs, rhymes, fin

ger plays, stories and much

more. Call 532-5129 or stop

by to register.

Dunkirk Public Library hosts: Rhythm Kids, 6:30 to 7:15, 536 Central Ave. Free interactive drum and rhythm based music class for children aged 4 to 8 and their caregivers. Presented by Growing with Music Together. For details, call 673-9020.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

New Horizons Band lessons, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. Lessons 3 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Band practice 4 to 4:50 on Wednesdays and 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Presidents Weekend Winter Festival, Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. 6 p.m., opening ceremonies. Continues through weekend. Winter events/activities for all ages, contests, vendors, fireworks, flare parade, bonfire, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more!

Opening reception for Cecelia Ivy Price show “Recherche,” 7 to 9 p.m., Octagon Gallery, Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Meet the artist. Light refreshments.

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

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 sincfrlb@gmail.com

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Classic Film Series, 12:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Bring a bag lunch and watch a movie. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Free fishing weekend

Performing Arts Department of Silver Creek Central School District pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s, Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. Endless breakfast of pancakes and bacon along with a beverage. Tickets: $8 adults or $5 kids under 12 and senior citizens (55+). Public invited; email claurenzi@silvercreekschools.org for tickets.

Car Seat Safety free fitting station event, 9 a.m. to noon, Westfield Fire Department, 20 Clinton St., Westfield. Sponsored by the Westfield Police Department. Held the third Saturday of each month. For details or to make an appointment, contact Officer Corbin Meleen at the Westfield Police Department, 326-3375. Bring child, car seat, vehicle and if possible, both the vehicle and car seat owner’s manuals.

Presidents Weekend Winter Festival, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Winter events/activities for all ages, contests, vendors, fireworks, flare parade, bonfire, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more!

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.

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 of treats, toys, money and/or time welcome.

Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution reception, 2 to 4 p.m., Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Learn about the organization’s services to the community. A genealogist will be present to help determine eligibility. For details, contact Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218 or email at GINGERBREAD–8@hotmail.com.

St. Joseph’s Church of Gowanda community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 26 Erie Ave. Menu: chicken and biscuit, salad and dessert.

St. John’s United Church of Christ pork loin steak dinner, Serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets, $9.50, tickets at the door, $10.

Cinema Series: “Darkest Hour,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Gary Oldman stars as newly-appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill making decisions that will affect the world during WWII. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

DHS Family Open Swim, 1 to 2 p.m. DHS pool. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. $1 per person per session. Limited to 60 swimmers.

Libraries

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Lunar New Year Celebration, 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Stories about how other cultures celebrate this special holiday along with crafts and special treats made by Food King in Silver Creek offered to families of all ages. To register, call 934-2468.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Young Authors Group, 11 a.m. to noon, 15 Main St. New project: young authors will write, illustrate, and craft a digital narrative. Opportunity to explore media story telling at its various stages. Ages 9 to 16. Director: SUNY Fredonia student Sara Kibbler. To register and for details, call 962-5885.