FRIDAY, FEB. 16
New Horizons Band lessons, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. Lessons 3 to 3:45 p.m. Band practice 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents: musical sensation “Lead with your Heart,” 7 p.m., Jacqueline Phillips Theater, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield. Tickets $10, call 224-2135. Director Rick Mathews is one of 11 featured singers. Accompanists Karin Seager Cockram and Joe Spann. Emcee Rick Mascaro.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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–email@example.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. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets, $9.50, tickets at the door, $10.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents: musical sensation “Lead with your Heart,” 7 p.m., See Friday’s listing.
Cinema Series: “Darkest Hour,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. 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.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 18
Free fishing weekend
Knights of Columbus Council 5356 pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Church, 11 Center St., Forestville. All you can eat pancakes with real maple syrup, served with sides. $7: adults, children under 10: $4, children under 5: free. Proceeds benefit the Charitable Fund.
Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. Sunday family breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Forest Lodge, 321 E. Main St. (route 20), Fredonia. Adults and teenagers 13 and up: $7.50, children 6 to 12: $3, kids 5 and under: free. Public welcome.
Cassadaga Legion Son’s breakfast, 9 a.m., 228 Maple Ave. Followed by meeting at 10.
Presidents Weekend Winter Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 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!
Gowanda Loyal Order of the Moose Daytona 500 pig roast, 201 Aldrich St. Doors open at noon, serving 1 p.m. until gone. $10 per dinner. Take out or eat in. Basket raffles (some Daytona products). Open to the public. For details, call 532-4882.
Pet Connections workshop for those who have lost a pet, 1 to 3 p.m., Assembly Hall in Lily Dale. Facilitator: Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro. Remember and share memories of your pet, give and receive messages from pets in spirit, discuss grieving and acceptance, coping, insight, learn about healing modalities, receive a remembrance. Sponsored by Church of the Living Spirit.
Audubon Nature Play Day, 1 to 4 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. $6 per child, ages 2 to 8; no charge for adults. Pay on arrival or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. Dress in layers of warm clothing. Waterproof gloves or mittens recommended. Guests may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. In case of severe weather, program will be cancelled; call 569-2345 to confirm.
Strike Out Heart Disease bowling event, 1 to 5 p.m., Jamestown Bowling Company, 850 Foote Ave. Cost: $15/person for three games (includes shoes). To register to bowl, contact Cathy Caster, at 664-8255. Proceeds support purchase of rehabilitation equipment for heart patients of UPMC Chautauqua WCA.
Dunkirk American Legion Post 62 Presidents Day prime rib dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 211 Central Ave. $15 per person, Reservations due by Feb 12. Members, guests welcome.
Pine Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 2522 soup-a-thon, 2 to 5 p.m., Pine Valley VFW Post 2522, Route 83, Cherry Creek. Donation:$5. All welcome to bring their favorite soups for judging. Entries should be brought in a crockpot. Following the judging, a Chinese auction. Registration appreciated: call Jill at 287-3126 or Terrance at 287-4497.