Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

Community Open House at WNY P-TECH STEM College & Career Academy, 55 E. Benton St., Dunkirk, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Erie 2 BOCES invites the public to check out the former School No. 6 following a multi-million dollar renovation to the structure originally built in 1915.

Christian Worship Center Care Ministry Closet, 5 to 7 p.m., 101 Eagle St., Fredonia. Free clothing, food and some furniture and household goods for those in need. Donations of items gratefully accepted as well. Call Pastor Erika Lopez at 672-6262 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter presents: “Effective Communication Strategies,” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Ellington-Farman Free Library, 760 Thornton Road, Ellington. No cost. Reserve by calling 1-800-272-3900 or email program.wny@alz.org.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services presents: Caregiver Stress program, 6 to 7 p.m, Randolph Free Library, 26 Jamestown St., Randolph. Free, open to the public. For details, call 366-3335 ext. 1236.

Awana Club program, 6:15 to 8 p.m., Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Any student in K through 12 welcome. Weekly program helps youth become young adults. Call 679-1513 to register or see www.facebook.com/AwanaFFUMC.

Ripley United Methodist Church presents: Lenten Bread and Broth Supper and Service, Meeder’s Restaurant, 19 E. Main St., Ripley. Choice of soup, bread and beverage. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m., with service to follow. All invited. Free will offering to cover cost of food.

Martz Observatory Public Open House, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg.

Fredonia Concert Band, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall. Free event. Two soloists, two guest composers in attendance, two guest conductors.

Health and wellness

DHS Morning Lap Swim, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. DHS Pool. $2.

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

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. New members welcome.

TOPS 890 Silver Creek, 9 a.m., Private weigh-ins start at 9, meetings at 9:30 a.m., First United Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek. $1 per week. Visitors and new members always welcome.

Dunkirk Senior Center Zumba Gold, 10:30 to 11, 45 Cliffstar Court.

TOPS Chapter 1094 Brocton, weigh-ins from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., meeting following. Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St., Brocton. All are welcome.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

TOPS 757 Dunkirk meeting, 5:30 p.m., Dunkirk Moose Club, 296 Lake Shore Drive W. Weigh-ins, meeting after. Visitors, new members welcome.

TOPS 0896 Westfield, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 101 E. Main St. New members welcome. For details, call Ann at 326-2248.

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

DHS Junior Swim Team, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS Pool. Swimmers in Grades 4 through 8 who want to join the “farm team” of the boys and girls varsity swim teams. $4 individually.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2341 Main St.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

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 $.25. Some specially-priced books. Assist the organization in the work of promoting literacy. (Continued due to last week’s storm).

Pine Valley Central School Junior High National Honor Society Inductions, 6:30 p.m., 7755 High School auditorium.

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

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

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

Citizens for a Better Cassadaga meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave. Agenda: plans for 2018. Input needed. All welcome.

Ethos NewSound Festival: Women in Music: A Discussion, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Guest composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Jennifer Jolley join Fredonia’s Rob Deemer and Jamie Leigh Sampson in a rountable discussion about the issues and challenges that women face within the professional music world as composers, performers, educators and administrators. Free event.

Fredonia Concert Band, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall. Free event. Two soloists, two guest composers in attendance, two guest conductors.

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 Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

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

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

Games and hobbies

Knitting/Crocheting Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. $1 fee. 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.

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 ¢ 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.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: After school family storytime and craft, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 536 Central Ave. For all ages. After the story, kids can play on the computers, play with the dollhouse, color and read. Free and open to the public. For details, call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Omnipresent Puppet Theater performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 4:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Registration needed, call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: Gaming Unplugged, 5:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Ages 4 to 12. Play a new board game each month. Fun for all ages.

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.

Barker Library presents: Resolution Reboot – Create a Vision Board, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Learn more about what a Vision Board is and how to achieve personal goals. Library staff will provide all the tools needed to make an individual, unique creation. Register in person, by phone at 672-8051 or email to barker@netsync.net. Limited space. Adults only.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Literacy Volunteers book sale, see Thursday’s listing.

Audubon First Friday Lunch Bunch: “White-tailed Deer in the Forest,” 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Speaker: Dr. Susan Stout, followed by BYO brown bag lunch and conversation. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for members. No reservations required.

B-side Uke Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. For details, email Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu

Chautauqua Lake Central Secondary School musical, “Catch Me if You Can,” 7 p.m., 100 N. Erie St., Mayville. Public welcome. Tickets at the door. Adults $7, students and seniors: $5, children 4 and under: free.

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.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

Fredonia High School Musical, “The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., 425 E. Main St. Tickets: $8.

Cassadaga Valley Central School Musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 7:30 p.m., 5935 Route 60, Sinclairville. Adults: $8, students: $6. To purchase tickets, go to www.cvcougars.prg or call 962-8581 ext. 601 during school hours before 2 p.m. or buy at the door.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “39 Steps,” 7:30 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Prices: Adults: $22, students: $12.

Health and wellness

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

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 3:30 p.m., Steger Hi-Rise Apartments library, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. 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. 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. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or sincfrlb@gmail.com.

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