Community calendar

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. Benefits “Raise the Roof” project.

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.

Revitalize Dunkirk meeting, 6:30 p.m., fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, large conference room. Revitalize Dunkirk Board and Committee members will report on various ongoing projects and upcoming events.

Roger Tory Peterson Intstitute Guided Gallery Tour, 7 to 9 p.m., 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. Leader: Jane Johnson. Features never before seen original artwork ofalongside 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 Ç 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Bird Banding – Spring demonstrations, 7 to 11 a.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Drop in any time to watch ornithologists capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with ID bands, measure, weigh, then release them. Free; donations appreciated.

St. Joe’s annual yard and plant sale and chicken barbecue, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Church basement. Bag sale at noon. Chicken barbecue at 11:30 a.m. until sold out. Dinners $11 each.

Clymer Tulip Festival, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wooden shoe 5K run/walk, Civil War living history, displays, car show, Kid Zone, art and craft show, vendor fair, music, pony rides $2, food, music, drumming, variety show and more.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Boater Safety Course, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, 1 N. Mullet St., Dunkirk. Register at the course. Parents must sign release form for those ages 10 to 17. Age 18 and up: $10 fee to receive NYS certification card. Bring a lunch. See www.sheriff.us for details regarding vessel operation requirements.

Union Relief Golfing for Gifts, Pinehurst Golf Course, Route 20, Westfield. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. tee time. Shotgun start; “scramble” format. Cost for 18 holes of golf with cart is $65 per golfer. Skins, raffles, refreshments, lunch. Call 581-0236. Union Relief of Westfield provides assistance to area community members in need.

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. Prize drawings, Leon Pennyroyal Replica Racer on display, trivia contest, root beer floats, Happy Days Band 4 to 7.

Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club Garden Faire and Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silver Creek Village park, corner of Main Street and Central Avenue. Plant sales, craft sales, food, silent auction, vendors, free activities for kids. Helps the club purchase materials needed to maintain and improve the village’s curb appeal

Cross Roads Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Open with local vendors, artisans and crafters.

Free Rabies Immunization Clinic for cats, dogs and domestic ferrets, 10 a.m. to noon, Town of Westfield Highway Building, 118 Chestnut St. Must be healthy animals, accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be on a leash, cats in a container. Know age and breed of animal and township of residence. Bring previous vaccination record. Call the Chautauqua County Department of Health at 853-4181 for details.

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.

Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church spring bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12672 Route 438, Irving. To reserve vendor tables, contact 949-5566. Tables: $10. Electricity available for an additional charge of $5.

Gateway Park clean-up, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Palmer Street, Gowanda. Volunteers asked to bring own clean up equipment.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, moves outside, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Church Street, Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods and artisan-quality crafts. Many special events weekly, including live music, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See www.fredoniafarmersmarket.org “http://www.fredoniafarmersmarket.org/” for details.

Cassadaga American Legion Auxiliary Rummage and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Bag sale starts at 1 p.m. All proceeds go to assist in Veterans’ projects.

Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, 10 a.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Topic: Threads: kinds, sizes and uses. Anyone interested in learning to weave or joining the Guild is welcome to attend meetings. For details, contact the Guild at ccweaversguild@gmail.com “mailto:ccweaversguild@gmail.com”

Fredonia Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, zip code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food, given out depending on family size. Donations of food may be made directly to the Rural Ministry.

Museum Open House Day, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., visitors welcome to stop by their area museum and see items in their collections, learn more about upcoming programs and activities, and find out how to help preserve local history by becoming a member or volunteer. Many historical groups are offering free admission to the open house, but not all are. Contact your local organization prior to May 19 to find out if they are participating in this event.

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.

Audubon Plant Exchange and Sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Bring some plants from home to exchange for some new ones or buy some plants to add to your landscape. Free. Bring cash, check or card to purchase plants.

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue open house, noon to 3 p.m., 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield. See www.caninerescue.org or call 326-7297 for details.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House, noon to 4 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come see some of the cats and dogs in need of loving homes. Half-price adoption fee for cats over one year of age. Must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet. Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for details.

St. Joseph’s Church of Gowanda community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 26 Erie Ave. church basement. Menu: subs, chips and ice cream.

St. John’s United Church of Christ chicken and biscuit 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. Use Eagle St. entrance.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary auction and chicken barbecue, Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinners served from 5 to 6:15. Chinese, silent and live auctions, 50/50 raffle and get-away raffle. BYOB. Tickets: $12. Advance purchase recommended. Call Tracy at 326-3800 or contact tbennett@fairpoint.net. Supports W-M Rotary’s service projects, youth services, scholarships and charitable donations.

Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Sheridan Fire Hall, Route 20. All members encouraged to attend.

Cinema Series: “Isle of Dogs,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Stop-motion-animated film. An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. Voices: Liev Schreiber, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org. Rated PG-13, 101 minutes.

First Ward Falcon Club live music with BIG TONE, 8 to 11:30 p.m., 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. No vober charge. Open to the public, club members and guests.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, 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 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.

Libraries

Sinclairville Free Library’s Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, 15 Main St. Hardy locally-grown perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and more. For details, call 962-5885.

Barker Library presents: “Preparing for Our Parting,” a discussion of end of life issues, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Facilitator: Terry Klime, retired parish minister and former Hospice chaplain. Learn about healthcare directives/proxies, options, receive an informational booklet containing necessary documents to prepare at home. Choose end of life care that reflects personal values about life and what makes it meaningful.

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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: American Girls Tea Party, 11 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Kids age 5 to 10 are invited to bring their doll or stuffed animals and enjoy a Victorian-themed tea party for Samantha’s birthday. Games, crafts, special treats. Only 15 spots available. Call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: Computer Class, noon to 2 p.m., 2341 Main St. Special family history research with Ancestry Library Edition Database Class. Fee, open to the public. Stop by or call 532-5129 to register.