Community calendar


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 Kingdom Konxion summer kids’ program.

Annual 9th Cavalry Civil War Encampment/Re-enactment in Westfield, McClurg Museum (Moore Park/Routes 394 and 20). No charge. Flag raising ceremony at the Moore Park Soldier’s Monument, drills and demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Craft demonstrations for children, battle re-enactments. Civil War letter reading at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., candlelight tours at 8 p.m. For details, call 326-2977 or email

Be Kind 5K run and walk to celebrate the memory of Rosemary Billquist, Falconer Park, North Phette Place in Falconer. Registration 7 to 8:30 a.m., run starts at 9 a.m., walk starts at 9:15. After the race, award ceremony, craft and food vendors, raffles, more. $30 per person and $5 per dog. All proceeds benefit the Rosemary Billquist Memorial Scholarship Fund at WCA Foundation. For details, registration, call 664-8423.

Brooks Memorial Hospital Obstetrics Department presents: Expectant Parent class, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., BMH Medical Library. Course fee: $40 (covered by most insurance plans). Includes light breakfast, lunch. Helps new parents understand labor and delivery, newborn care and much more. To register, see or call 363-3080.

Perrysburg community-wide yard sales, maps available at the Perrysburg Town Hall, 10460 Peck Hill Road. Rain or shine. For details, call 532-4090.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 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. NYS Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Double Up Food Bucks Program, SNAP/EBT, WIC VF benefits welcome. See for details. This week: Doc Baker’s Traveling Musicological Extravaganza from 11 to 12:30, blend of acoustic, folk and indie rock.

Westfield Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moore Park, 2 E. Main St. Offers locally grown produce, meat, organic foods, artisan craft vendors and more. Prepared foods, beverages also available.

South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Homemade pies, breads, sweet rolls, jams, fresh eggs, vendors of homemade crafts, home grown fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons and Fresh Connect coupons accepted. No fee for participation. Call Market Manager Linda at 672-9004 for details.

Cross Roads Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Open with local vendors, artisans and crafters. Free county-wide yard sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any yard sale or flea market vendor may set up to sell for free.

Southern Tier Classic Chevy Car Club car show, Celoron Rib Fest, Boulevard Avenue, Celoron. Registration at 9 a.m., $10 entrance fee per show car. All antique, classic, special interest vehicles invited. Benefits Jamestown area Meals on Wheels. Trophies, awards at 4 p.m.

Forestville community yard sales, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps available at Cave’s Market the day of the sales.

Forestville Chiropractic Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 24 Main St. Local vendors, village yard sales, bounce houses, slides, basket raffle and more. Lunch by Brunner’s Bayside Catering available: $8 per plate. Live roadshow and prize wheel.

National Marina Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chautauqua Marina, 104 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Open house, check out 750′ waterfront erosion protection project. Noon to 1: Roger Tory Peterson Institute presents: “Lake Weeds.” Discussion leader: RTPI’s Twan Leenders. Free course. To pre-register, call 753-3913. Walk-ins welcome. Hot dogs, water available. Products, services on display.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers. Topic: Insects and Turtles and Frogs, Oh My!” 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

“Ride to find ’em,” motorcycle run fund-raiser for the C.U.E. center for missing persons, leaves the Celoron Rib fest, Boulevard Avenue and Dunham at 10:30 a.m., returns around 3 p.m. $15 drivers, $5 riders. Refreshments for sale.

Great Lakes Experience and Spring Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Park, Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk. Displays, activities related to environment, ecology, habitat, science, recreation, tourism, and fun!

E.M. Cotter Fireboat/tours, Super Flea Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Music by “Conjunto Mayor,” “Son Borikua” and “La Krema.” DJ by Southern Tier Promotions. Food vendors. Basketball tournament and movie at dusk by Dunkirk Recreation Department.

Leon Historical Society Museum open, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 62, Leon. Public welcome. New this year: “Pioneer’s Journal” displayed. For details, contact Pat at 296-5709.

Spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit Susan Hilliker, noon to 4 p.m., Cassadaga Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave. Drawings begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. Ticket price: $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door. Susan is fighting MDS cancers (bone marrow failure disorder). For donations, details, contact Brian Hilliker at 467-5462.

Forestville Fire Department Inc. chicken barbecue, noon until sold out, 18 Chestnut St. $10 each. Pre-sale by calling 966-4106, must be picked up by 1 p.m. Home grown chicken – raised, prepared and cooked by the firefighters. Corn on the cob, bacon ranch mac salad, roll and frozen key lime pie. Dine in or take out. Add $1 to get a bag.

National Marina Day “State of our Lake” presentation, noon to 1 p.m., Long Point State Park Marina, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. Speaker: Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s Elyse Henshaw. Topic: weeds, invasive species. For details, call Amelia at 386-3165, ext. 208. Meet at the Marina parking lot. Free, open to the public.

Collage Performing Arts Center presents: “Raising the Barre,” 2 p.m., SUNY Fredonia Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center. Tickets: $15 general public.

Stockton Community Church Bicentennial Celebration, 4554 West Railroad Ave., Stockton. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. concert of music including Violinist Elizabeth Lutgen, New Hope Praise Band, Jamestown, John and Sharon Sprague and Stockton Community Church Choir Cantata “America the Beautiful.” From 5 to 6:30 p.m.: pig roast picnic. Donations will be received. To RSVP, call 595-2364.

Trinity United Church of Christ free community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. All you can eat in-house. Burritos, refried beans, corn, fruit, jello dessert and beverage. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Free will donations not necessary, but appreciated.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School HSA Chiavetta’s “take out only” chicken barbecue, 4 p.m. to sold out. 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Pick-up along Washington Avenue. Presale tickets $10 each at the NCCS main office. Day of the event: $12.

Lake Erie State Park program: Watershed Wonders, 4 to 6 p.m., 5838 Route 5, Brocton. Stop by the Rec Hall to get hands dirty while constructing a watershed. Dress for mud. Program free to the public.

Bat, Bird and Butterfly Experience, 5 to 10 p.m., Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Custom “bat cake,” ice cream. Open to the public. Includes environmental talks, nature walks, hay wagon rides, guided star trip with Martz Observatory, echolocation walk, campfire, fire spinning. $10 adults, $5 per kid and $20 per family. For details, contact

Revival Crusade, 6 p.m., Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Led by Evangelist M.R. Paternosh and his wife, Ashlee Paternosh of 1:8 Revival Ministries. Free admission, everyone welcome! For more information, visit 1:8 Revival Ministries Facebook page or call 581-5032.

Chautauqua County Historical Society and McClurg Museum Annual Summer Gala Fund-raiser, 6 to 8 p.m., McClurg Museum (Moore Park/Routes 394 and 20). Tour the museum, meet with members and trustees and be entertained with live music by Doc & Willie. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. $50 per person. Call 326-2977 or email

Collage Performing Arts Center presents: “Raising the Barre,” 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center. Tickets: $15 general public.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “Are We There Yet?,” 7:30 p.m. 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Musical roller coaster ride through the lives of modern American families. Tickets are $20 + $2 handling fee. Students 22 and under: $10 + $2 fee. Box office 483-1095; website, email

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.


Stockton Community Church Bicentennial Celebration, 4554 West Railroad Ave., Stockton. 11 a.m. worship service, 12:15 p.m. luncheon and 1 to 2 p.m. Bicentennial Celebration program. Donations will be received. To RSVP, call 595-2364.

Chapter 459 Vietnam Veterans of America, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287.

Annual 9th Cavalry Civil War Encampment/Reenactment in Westfield, McClurg Museum (Moore Park/Routes 394 and 20). No charge. 10 a.m. Church Service at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Drill and demonstration at 1:30 p.m. For details, call 326-2977 or email

South Dayton Volunteer Fire Company Spring open pull for tractors, noon. 34 Maple St., South Dayton. $5 admission. Food available. All proceeds go to the South Dayton Fire Company.

St. John’s United Church of Christ spaghetti dinner, Serving 12:30 to 2 p.m. or sold out, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. $10. adults. Includes homemade sauce, roll, special treat, dessert, beverage. Take-outs available. Helps send local kids to the Dunkirk Conference Center camp.

Casey Caron benefit, 1 to 7 p.m., Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 W. Main St. Spaghetti dinner for $7 for adults, or $4 for seniors and children 12 and under. Other activities include a ticket auction, 50-50, bake sale and Family Tradition Karaoke and DJ. Casey was diagnosed with Grade 4 brain cancer.

Valley Historical Society museum open house, 2 to 5 p.m., corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairvillle. Contains hundreds of artifacts from the Cassadaga Valley. No admission charge.

Brocton Central School Baccalaureate, 3 p.m., 138 W. Main St.

Lake Erie State Park program: Nature Scavenger Hunt, 3 to 4 p.m., 5838 Route 5, Brocton. Meet at the campground playground. Search for hidden treasurers on a relaxing hike. Program free to the public.

Revitalize Dunkirk Bring Your Own Chair Sunset Watch, approximately 45 minutes before sunset, Point Gratiot, first parking lot to beach. Bonfire on the beach at sunset sponsored by the city of Dunkirk. With questions, see

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “Are We There Yet?,” 7:30 p.m. 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Musical roller coaster ride through the lives of modern American families. Tickets are $20 + $2 handling fee. Students 22 and under: $10 + $2 fee. Box office 483-1095; website; email


United Senior Citizens luncheon meeting, noon, Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Menu: chicken and biscuits, redskin smashed potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, tossed salad with homemade dressings and strawberry shortcake. Send $10 check to: Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048 by June 4.

Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89 cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., 296 Lake Shore Drive, West. Door prizes, 50/50 and two $25 cash prizes. Hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages as well as beverages available for purchase. All antique, classic, muscle cars, street rods as well as motorcycles are welcome. Rain date June 18.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 6 p.m., Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 p.m. Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.

Kayak Night, meet at 6:30 at DEC launch, Dale Drive, Cassadaga, head out at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens for a Better Cassadaga. Call Evergreen Outfitters for rental 763-2266.

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.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114. Open play.

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.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.


Barker Library presents: Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Caregivers may browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during storytime. All children welcome. Stories, movies, songs and play. No registration necessary.

North Collins Library presents: Toddler Fun with Mr. Jacob, 10:30 a.m., 2095 School St. 30 to 45 minute program geared toward 2 to 4 year olds. Songs, games and fun.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Tina T. Ames conducts a “Bath Bombs” class, 6 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Learn how to make bath bombs with natural ingredients. An inexpensive luxury. Free, open to the public. See or call 934-3468 to register.