Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

American Red Cross Hometown Heroes Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Moon Brook Country Club, 2879 N. Main St. Ext., Jamestown. Pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated life-saving acts of heroism, courage and kindness. $25 per ticket. Register at www.redcross.org/swnyhometownheroes For details, call Nicole at 585-405-1117 .

Alzheimer’s spouse/partner support group, 11 a.m., Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk. No affiliation with CNRC is required (loved one does not need to live at the nursing home). To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Grape Discovery Center “Wine With Us Wednesdays,” 4 to 7 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. Lake Erie Wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Craft beer and light snacks also available. Music provided. View exhibits and displays of over 150 years of grape-growing along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie in western New York.

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 support group, 5:15 p.m., Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk. No affiliation with CNRC is required (loved one does not need to live at the nursing home). To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

American Legion Squadron 1280 presents: Cruise Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Cassadaga Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Food, music, cool cars and fun. Everyone welcome to attend, no charge. For details, call 595-3145.

A Chautauqua County History Lecture: “The Fredonia Grange and Life in Fredonia 150 Years Ago,” 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St.. Presenter: Pomfret Town Historian and teacher Todd Langworthy. Video, photographs, lecture. Call 679-1891 for details or see www.freopera.org . Free admission, donations accepted.

Martz Observatory presentation: “The Birth and Death of Stars,” 7 p.m., 176 Robbins Hill Road, Frewsburg. Guest speaker: Physicist Mike Stafford. Donation of $5 appreciated. After the presentation, visit one of the largest public robotic telescopes in Western New York, tour the observatories. If weather is clear, can use the telescopes to view the night sky.

Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesday discussion group, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. John’s UCC, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking lot in back of church, off Eagle Street.

Health and wellness

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

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.

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. “Taking Off Pounds Sensibly” offers support and advice. $1 per week. Visitors and new members always welcome. Use side door entrance.

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 of Northern Chautauqua, 296 E. Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114. Open play.

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

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.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details. See NCP Pickleball FB page if raining for decision if relocating to Brocton Elementary School. League Night.

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

DHS Junior Swim Team, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS Pool. $4 per class.

Libraries

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

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale, 1 to 8 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, children and teen, DVDs, CDs, miscellaneous.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

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.

Lily Dale Artisans Guild Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lily Dale Lyceum, East Street. Free parking, playground picnic area. Plants, shrubs for indoor and outside gardens; garden art such as dream catchers, walking sticks; handcrafted gifts, caftans, aprons, scarves and a household yard sale of new and gently items. Proceeds benefit Lily Dale.

Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Liberty cafe, 21 Prospect St., Fredonia.

“Connecting People to Energy and Power” workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Free, family friendly. Presented by the Adult Education and Workforce Development division of BOCES and PUSH Green of Buffalo. To RSVP, call 886-1780.

Gowanda Moose Lodge cruise on in cars and bikes, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 201 Aldrich St. Food and drink specials.

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.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer Services presents: “joint enrichment program on music,” 6 to 7 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage Street in Westfield. Free of charge. For details and registration, call 366-3335 ext. 1236.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild, 6:30 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 56 S. Portage St. Presenter: John Kubiniec, Big Rig Quilting. Guests welcome.

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

Roger Tory Peterson institute Guided Gallery Tour, 7 to 9 p.m., 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. Leader: Jane Johnson. Features never before seen original artwork of alongside unique artifacts and memorabilia. $10 donation supports RTPI’s Art, Education and Conservation initiatives. Call 665-2473.

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 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Open play. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details. See NCP Pickleball FB page if raining for decision if relocating to Brocton Elementary School.

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.

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 details 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

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, children and teen, DVDs, CDs, miscellaneous.

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.

Barker Library presents: Master Builders Night, 6 to 7 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Use LEGOS, Strawbees, Magformers, Lincoln Logs, Play Doh, Cubelets 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

St. Joe’s annual yard and plant sale, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Church basement.

Chautauqua Lake Region AACA presents: Dunkirk Automotive Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua county Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Free admission. On-site parking $5 per car. Car corral, swap meet.

Lily Dale Artisans Guild Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lily Dale Lyceum, East Street. Free parking, playground picnic area. Plants, shrubs for indoor and outside gardens; garden art such as dream catchers, walking sticks; handcrafted gifts, caftans, aprons, scarves and household yard sale of new and gently items. Proceeds benefit Lily Dale.

Forestville Order of Eastern Star towel bingo, 22 Main St., doors open at 6:30 p.m., games begin at 7. $5 admission.

Fredonia Baptist Nursery School Open House, 7 p.m., Wheelock Educational Center, Room 306, 75 Chestnut St., Fredonia. Program accepts children turning age 3 before Dec. 2 of the school year, through age 4. Two or three day morning classes are offered. See FB page “The Christian Nursery School of Fredonia Baptist Church” for details.

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.

Commencement Eve on Broadway: Music from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story” and “Candide,” 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, King Concert Hall. Tickets starting at $22. Call 673-3501 or see fredonia.edu/tickets.

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.

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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale, 1 to 5 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction, children and teen, DVDs, CDs, miscellaneous.

Cherry Creek Library presents: Community Needlework Gathering, 3 to 5 p.m., 6778 Main St. All welcome. For details, call 296-5105.

Gowanda Free Library presents: adult social crafting group meeting, 5 p.m., 56 W. Main.