Community calendar

Community calendar notices must be received in writing five business days prior to the event and will be printed for three consecutive days, including the day of the event. Coming events are published on a space available basis only when prior reservations are required.

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 roundtable 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.

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

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

Northern Chautauqua pickleball in Brocton, 7 to 10 p.m., Brocton Elementary Gym, 138 W. Main St. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

Games and hobbies

Knitting/Crocheting Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Everyone is invited to make items for community needs. Newcomers can learn skills. 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 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.

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. For adults only,

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Jackson Center presents: Attorney/author TheArthur Duncan, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Free, open to public. Inspirational life story of Buffalo native TheArthur Duncan, author of inspirational autobiography: “Felon-Attorney.”

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).

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.

Girl Scout WNY Troop 20158 cookie sales, 5 to 9 p.m., Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk.

Girl Scout WNY Troop 20158 cookie sales, 6 to 9 p.m., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

B-side Uke Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, Am, G, Em, D, Dm) and strumming, some picking. Everyone welcome, but moves at a quicker pace than usual jam sessions. 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., 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 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.org 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 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 are always 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 are 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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Ripley United Methodist Church All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 84 W. Main St. $7. Pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Benefits Special Ministries of the Ripley United Methodist Church.

“Pancakes Against Polio,” 8 to 11 a.m., Brocton Central School Cafeteria, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. All-you-can-eat pancakes with real maple syrup. Also sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea or juice. Children 6 to 12: $5; 5 and under: free. Adult tickets at the door: $8. Benefits Rotary International PolioPlus Fund to aid in polio eradication. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville.

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).

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.

Girl Scout WNY Troop 20158 cookie sales, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Save-a-Lot, 166 E. Fourth St., Dunkirk.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers topic “Making Tracks,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Three to eight-year-old children and their favorite grown-ups enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft and snack. $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children. Paid Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call 569-2345 during business hours or go online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

Lakeshore Humane Society’s “Picture Your Pet with the Easter Bunny” fund-raiser, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, LHS Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Pets, children, and families are welcome to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. All proceeds benefit the work of LHS. $15 donation for one pose (digital copy sent to your email). Additional poses $5. Payment by cash or check. Only friendly and vaccinated pets, which must be on a leash or in a carrier while in the building. No exotic pets. The cat adoption area will be open also. Call 672-1991, see LHS on Facebook, or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.

Live in High Definition via Satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: “Semiramide,”1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, General Admission $20, $18 Opera House Members, $10 Students. Call 679-1891 or see fredopera.org

Portland Congregational Church presents: painting afternoon, 1 to 3 p.m., 8649 Church St. Subject of painting: bicentennial theme. Fee: $35. Reservations required. Call Anita at 410-2664. Refreshments. Facilitated by Rena’s Rustiques.

Apple Seed Christian Preschool vendor event, 1 to 6 p.m., Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Also ticket auction. Benefits the non-profit Christian Preschool. Vendors are still being accepted. For details, call 326-3110.

Cassadaga Valley Central School Musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 1:30 p.m., 5935 Route 60, Sinclairville. Adults: $8, students: $6. To purchase tickets, go to www.cvcougars.org or call 962-8581 ext. 601 during school hours before 2 p.m. or buy at the door.

“Ask the Master Gardener” program, 2 p.m., Silver Creek Senior Center, 1823 Lake Road. Open to everyone. Come with gardening questions. Presented by the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club.

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name and Fatima Societies’ corned beef and cabbage dinner/bake sale, 4 to 6 p.m., Parish Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk. Limited number of tickets for sale. $10 donation.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. No charge, but free will donations appreciated. “Breakfast for dinner” menu includes sausage and gravy, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail, dessert and beverage. All you can eat in-house of a homemade meal Also a giving table of free items to anyone who needs them, including clothing, shoes and some household items. For details, call 532-3004.

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.

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

Cinema Series: “The Shape of Water,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Stars Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in an other-worldly fable as workers discover a secret classified experiment. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org. Rated R, 123 minutes.

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

Health and wellness

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. No food or drink in the pool, balcony or locker room area. No outside pool toys, athletic equipment, balls or noodles. Any misconduct according to the rules posted in the pool atrium area will result in a dismissal from the current session without refund.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball in Brocton, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brocton Elementary Gym, 138 W. Main St. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

Libraries

Friends of the Collins Public Library meeting: 10 am., 2341 Main St. First meeting of the year. Perfect time to join! Applications in the Library or come to the meeting. Always looking for enthusiastic people who love their library.

Cherry Creek Library presents: Dr. Seuss story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6778 Main St.

Dunkirk Library presents: St. Patrick’s Day craft, 11 a.m. to noon, 536 Central Ave. Ages 2 to 10. Make a shamrock wall hanging. Free and open to the public. For details, call 366-2511.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Leprechaun party, 11 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Read leprechaun tales, watch a leprechaun film and plant a welcoming leprechaun garden. Feel free to wear Irish, green or St. Patrick’s Day finery. All children welcome. Registration necessary. Call 672-0851, email barkerchildrensroom@gmail.com or stop by to register.

Gowanda Free Library presents: Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny, 11 a.m., 56 W. Main St. Live chicks and bunnies with photo op with Mr. Bunny himself.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the Library!, noon. 2341 Main St. Ages 1 to 12. With different projects rotating each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or call 532-5129 to sign up.