THURSDAY, APRIL 19
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.
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.
Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Wing City Grille, 10450 Bennett Rd, Fredonia.
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Trout Fishery Update and Lake Sediment Control Presentation, 5 p.m., Southern Tier Brewing Company’s upstairs tasting room, 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood. Speakers: Scott Cornett, DEC Biologist and Claire Quadri, CWC Conservationist. Free, open to the public. For details, call 664-2166.
Westfield Presbyterian Women’s Association presents: Human Trafficking Education workshop, 7 p.m., church parlor, 49 S. Portage St. Presenter: Jessica McKeever, Chautauqua County Safe Harbor Coordinator and Community Educator from Jamestown YWCA. All are welcome. Refreshments.
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.
Guest Artist Recital: Ian Clarke, flute with I-Fei Chen, piano, 6 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason 1080 Rehearsal Hall. Free event.
Revitalize Dunkirk meeting and presentation, Fredonia State University Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Guest speaker representative of Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.), a local not-for-profit Hispanic support group. Revitalize Dunkirk meeting agenda to follow. All members of the community welcome.
Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. View the 20 Hoffman Challenge Quilts which are part of their traveling exhibit. Mixture of pieced and appliqued quilts. Visitors welcome.
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).
Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunkirk.
Canaletto and the Art of Venice, 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, General Admission: $15, $10 Students. Call 679-1891 or see fredopera.org. Visual artist George Petrella will exhibit his work in the Village Hall lobby before and during the show.
Fredonia All College Band, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, King Concert Hall. Carrie Pawelski, conductor. Free event.
Fredonia String Chamber Ensembles, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.
Health and wellness
Fitness substitute class with instructor Ryan, (Certified Trainer), 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 Gym, 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 Lap Swim, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS Pool. $2y.
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 welcome. Call Louise Kowal at 785-6039 for information or to donate yarn.
Dunkirk Senior Center social hour and games, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 45 Cliffstar Court. With board games and puzzles. Help available to learn the games.
Dunkirk Senior Center painting class, noon to 4 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.
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.
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.
Anderson-Lee Library presents: School Age Storytime, 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: Erie Traveling Zoo program, 4:30 p.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Kids of all ages will enjoy the antics of the animals and the presenter.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC). presents: “Trauma and Addiction,” 9 a.m. to noon, SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sign-in 8:45 a.m. Presenter: Davina A. Moss-King, Ph.D., C.R.C., C.A.S.A.C., N.C.C. Registration required by April 13. See the website casacweb.org or call Kathleen Colby at 664-3608 for details regarding credentialed credit hours and to register.
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.
SUNY Fredonia Senior Class Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, 4 to 7 p.m., Williams Center Patio (serving inside). Drive-up service available. $10 pre-sale, $11 day of barbecue. Tickets on sale at Fredonia Ticket office. Call Kathy Carrus at 673-3381.
Juneteenth Celebration Committee program and Soul Food Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., Dunkirk High School Auditorium, 75 W. Sixth St. Celebrates and commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets: $1. For details and reservations, call Laurie at 785-7900 or Loretta at 363-1102.
American Choral Directors Association presents: Conducting Concert, 6 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Diers Recital Hall. Free event.
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 Exercises with Richard Simmons DVDs, 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 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.
Sinclairville Free Library presents: ‘Write Circle’ Writers’ Group meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., 15 Main St. Group meets every Friday morning for support, encouragement, and community. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Anderson-Lee Library bake sale, 9:30 a.m. to sold out. 43 Main St. Silver Creek. Get a satisfying treat for a sweet tooth and a good book to read.
Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games, sing songs. Call 532-5129 or stop by to register.
North Collins Library presents: Storytime with Miss Alice, 11 a.m., 2095 School St. Stories and crafts every Friday morning.
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.
Cherry Creek Library presents: Community Needlework Gathering, 3 to 5 p.m., 6778 Main St. All welcome. For details, call 296-5105.
Cassadaga Branch Library presents: Student Art Show, 5 to 7 p.m., 18 Maple Ave. Featuring 2nd and 3rd graders’ art work. For details, call 595-3822.
Gowanda Free Library presents: Adult painting class, 5 p.m., 56 W. Main St. Registration required by April 18. $20 fee due the day of class. Call 532-3451.
Patterson Library Octagon Gallery presents: public reception and artists’ talk for new exhibition” CURRENTS” by Bill and Wendy Bale, 7 to 9 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Features river-inspired works.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Day, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Registration at 8:30; 9 a.m.: select work crew, 9:30 a.m. to noon: work. Lunch, prizes from noon to 1 p.m. Wear clothes to get dirty, dress for weather, bring work gloves. Registration appreciated by April 20. Call 569-2345.
Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. For $10 donation, provided with a table to display items. Call 326-2011 to reserve a table.
Chautauqua County Historical Society annual meeting and presentation, Lakeshore Assembly of God, 252 E. Main St., Westfield. Meeting at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon for those with prior reservations. $15 per person. Call 326-2977 by April 12 at noon. At 1 p.m., free program, open to the public, by Lori Humphreys: “Chautauqua County Artists Richard Sigafoos and Russell Welch.”
St. John’s United Church of Christ beef tips and noodles 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. Take-outs available.
Cassadaga Legion Post 1280 barbecue, dance and karaoke, 228 Maple Ave. 5 to 6 p.m.: cocktail and beer specials. 6 p.m. until sold out: chicken and pulled pork barbecue. 7 to 11 p.m.: Family Tradition Karaoke and DJ. Also door prize, 50/50 drawing. Donations: $10 presale, $12 at the door. Call 595-3145 or Rusty Jones at 397-2704 for tickets. Open event.