Community calendar

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

WNY Heroes Veterans fishing day: Operation B.O.O.T.S., 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Competition among veterans weigh (1) walleye or (1) bass per veteran. Lunch provided at Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Boats leave from and return from Chadwick Bay Dunkirk. Veterans interested in participating contact Lynn Magistrale at WNY Heroes, 630-5020 ext 202. Charter captains interested in donating their services should email info@innovative-outdoors.com or call 481-5348.

Westfield American Legion Auxiliary indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7579 E. Route 20. Use the back door entrance.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 presents First Annual Car and Bike Show, 5 to 9 p.m., 211 Central Ave. DJ, raffles, bake sale, and food. Every car and bike driver will be entered into a cash drawing at 9 p.m. Free admission, open to the public. All proceeds benefit Chautauqua County veterans.

Community Ukulele Jam Session, Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Beginners and “brush-up” from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jam session for all from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, regardless of experience. Don’t have a ukulele? There are extras. Come for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu.

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.

“Unplugged in the Middle of the Field” variety show, 7 p.m., Jacqueline Philips Theater at Lake Shore Center for the Arts, 49 S. Portage St., third floor, Westfield. Hosts Hans Mueller and Floyd Kowalski, respectfully Rick Mathews and Rick Mascaro, provide comedy and insight. “The Unknown Comic,” “The Lit Lady,” music, a game show, craft or cooking segment. Cost: $5.

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 welcome.

Walk with Ease program, 9 to 10 a.m., American Legion, 110 W. Main St., Brocton. Free six week session held three days a week, but pre-registration required. Call 363-0482. Designed for people with arthritis and older adults, but all 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: Summer Reading program “Libraries Rock,” 11 a.m., 2095 School St. Kids read, play games and get prizes. Geared toward ages 2 to 5, but all welcome.

Friday Afternoon Matinee: “Wonder,” 12:30 pm in the technology room of the Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Family-friendly. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack to enjoy as you take a break from the heat in the comfort of our air conditioned library! Free, open to the public.See www.andersonleelibrary.org or call 934-3468 to register.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Carnival, 2 to 4 p.m., 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Games, prizes and refreshments for kids 2 to 10 years old. Call 366-2511 for details.

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

North Collins Library Battle of the Books meeting, 3:30 p.m., 2095 School St. A specific book will be covered at each meeting to prepare for the Battle of the Books on Aug. 4.

Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library presents: Family Night, 5 p.m., 22 N. Main St., Stockton.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Westfield American Legion Auxiliary indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7579 E. Route 20. Use the back door entrance.

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. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See www.fredoniafarmersmarket.org for details. This week: Rockabilly Steve & BR3 from 11 to 12:30 p.m.

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.

Lily Dale presents: MANDALA SAND PAINTING OPENING CEREMONY, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fire Hall, $50. Limited to 150. Painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite traditions of Tantric Buddhism. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” It takes millions of grains of sand, painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. The monks begin with an opening ceremony to consecrate this site of the Mandala. This event is visually and acoustically striking.

Fredonia Place Assisted Living and Memory Care 15 year Anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 50 Howard St. Fredonia Place tours, refreshments, activities for the kids, musical entertainment, dance group performances, boxing demo and pound class, auction, vendors, food, more.

Long Point State Park presents: Trees, Dragonflies and Nature Hike, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. Meet at the trail head to the Point. 10 a.m.: Trees, noon: dragonflies, 2 p.m., family nature hike. Led by Allegany State Park staff. Free to the public.

Town of Cherry Creek Independence Weekend Celebration, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Amusement rides, craft and food vendors, games, raffles, live music and chainsaw carving demonstrations. Parade down Main Street at 1 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.

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.

Community Blood Bank Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mayville Community Outreach Initiative, 32 S. Erie St., Mayville. Must be 18 or older to donate, or 16 to 18 with parent/guardian. Eat before coming to donate. Donors will be entered for chance to win one of two prizes.

Lake Erie State Park Kick off the Summer Carnival, 1 to 4 p.m., 5838 Route 5, Brocton. Activities for the whole family. Rec Hall area. Live DJ, face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, crafts, snacks, clown, photo op, naturalist table. Bass Cast station. Egg race at 3:30 p.m. For details, call Amelia at 386-3165 ext 208.

North East Olde Fashioned Fourth of July: 5 p.m. to dusk. Heard Park, North East, Pennsylvania. Chicken barbecue for $10, Car Cruise In, entertainment, free family-friendly fun followed by backyard style fireworks show at dusk. Call 814-725-4262 for details.

Lily Dale presents: TIBETAN MONKS PERFORM SACRED MUSIC, SACRED DANCE FOR WORLD HEALING, 8 to 9 p.m., Auditorium, $15. The famed multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery, whose sellout performances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center received national acclaim, will perform Sacred Music, Sacred Dance for World Healing as part of the international tour of the mystical arts of Tibet. The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour is co-produced by Richard Gere Productions and Drepung Loseling Institute, the North American seat of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, India. Endorsed by his Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Health and wellness

Yoga on the Lawn, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek. On the lawn (gym in case of inclement weather). All welcome. Free. Ann Marie Hamlet, instructor.

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.

Libraries

Cherry Creek Library presents: “Reading Rocks,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, 6778 Main St., All ages welcome. A focus is musical instruments.

Gowanda Free Library presents: Family Movie Matinee: “Sherlock Gnomes,” 11 a.m., 56 W. Main St.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Roblox Club, 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 5 and up. Create adventures,. Play games, role play and learn with friends. Registration limited to 8 participants. Sign up by calling 934-3468.

Dunkirk Public Library presents free children’s movie: “Coco,” 2 to 4 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Call 366-2511 for details.

SUNDAY, JULY 1

Ripley United Methodist Church presents: Alumni Day Worship at the Gazebo, right after Alumni breakfast at Meeder’s. Bring lawn chairs.

Town of Cherry Creek Independence Weekend Celebration Community Worship Service, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ball Park Pavilion.

Farmers’ Market, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ames Commons, Route 60 and Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. Local farmers and artisans. Produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, soaps and personal care items, knitted and sewn items, jewelry and more. FMNP/WIC VF/SNAP (EBT) accepted.

Spirit Sunday readings with Lily Dale Registered Mediums, 1 to 3 p.m., Assembly Hall, Cleveland Ave., Lily Dale. Readings $30 for 15 minutes; $60 for 30 minutes. Sponsored by The Church of the Living Spirit. With questions, call Emmy at 595-2697 or see www.livingspiritlilydale.org. Held the first Sunday of the month.

Cassadaga Concert: “Big Tone” (classic blues and rock), 5 to 7 p.m., floating stage at Cassadaga Beach, 46 Park Ave., Cassadaga.