Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Dunkirk Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine), Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Ruggles Street side. Offering fresh fruits, vegetables and preserves, free-range beef, pork, rabbit chicken, eggs; baked goods, hot and frozen pierogi; homemade soaps, shampoos and more. Accepting SNAP, Double Up, WIC-VF, Senior/WIC FMNP, Fresh Connect.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library Christmas in July fund-raiser raffle ticket sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Smith’s True Value, Routes 5 and 20, Irving. Grand prize: IPAD Air 2 with 128 GB. More than 30 baskets and gift certificates on display at the library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. $1 per ticket. Drawing 3 p.m. July 26.

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 7 p.m.: Grandstand, Southern Tier Wrestling.

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.

Kids of DFT Communications lemonade and bake sale, front lawn, 38-40 Temple St., Fredonia. Proceeds to the community betterment fund.

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 Son’s 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.

Friendship Baptist Church Summertime Revival, 7 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Dunkirk. All welcome. Speaker: Rev. Charles Mock.

Fredonia Gazebo Concert Series: Farina & Friends, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common. Bring a lawn chair for added comfort.

South Dayton summer concert: “Kokomo Time,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., South Dayton Gazebo on the Village Green. Bring seating. Come early, shop and eat locally. Hot dogs and ice cream available at the Fast Lane.

Angola Summer Lawn Chair Concert: Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra: An outstanding group from Lancaster, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park.

Martz Observatory presentation: “Einstein’s Relativity Theory: A Non-Mathematical Look at What an Amateur Astronomer or Intelligent Person Should Know About Space and Time,” 7 p.m., 176 Robin Hill Road, Frewsburg. Speaker: Mike Stafford. Adults: $5, students: $2. No charge for members.

Shakespeare on the Lake: “Twelfth Night,” 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 Point Drive North. Presented by The Playground Academy and Venture Productions. Tickets: pre-sale adult: $12 ($14 at the door), pre-sale children 12 and under: $5 ($7 at the door), all students 13 and up: $10. Purchase tickets at the SUNY Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, 673-3501 (www.fredonia.edu/tickets or at the door. Also refreshments for sale.

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

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.

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.

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.

Games and hobbies

CREATE Project presents: Creative Sewing Program, 4 to 7 p.m., West Courtney Street Community Center, end of Maple Avenue (off West Courtney Street), Dunkirk. Seamstress instructor: Deborah Kuczynski. For beginners and all skill levels. Assistance provided for personal projects. Materials available, or participants can bring their own. Bring $5 cash per session for suggested donation, paid directly to the instructor. All are welcome. Children welcome, but need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Direct questions to the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County. For details, call 366-1061.

Libraries

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime and craft 4 to 5 year olds, 10:30 to 11 AND 11:15 to 11:45, 536 Central Ave. Children will listen to a story and make a craft or participate in an activity. Siblings and friends are always welcome. For details, call 366-2511.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: The “Rock Stars” summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Meets Wednesdays for 5 weeks. Ages: Going into third grade through going into eighth grade. Register by calling 672-8051 or stop by. Runs through Aug. 8.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: free Kids’ Healthy Eating Class, noon to 12:30 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Part of the Summer Reading Program. For ages 4 and up. Cooking demo and samples provided. Parents welcome to join. Presenter: Eat Smart New York through the Chautauqua Center.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: STEAM program – rock painting, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 536 Central Ave.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 7 p.m.: Grandstand, Cross Over the Line Rodeo Company Bull Riding.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library Christmas in July fund-raiser raffle ticket sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Smith’s True Value, Routes 5 and 20, Irving. Grand prize: IPAD Air 2 with 128 GB. More than 30 baskets and gift certificates on display at the library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. $1 per ticket. Drawing 3 p.m. July 26.

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., The Clarion, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

North East Picnic in the Park, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gibson Park, North East, Pennsylvania. Children’s entertainment each week paired with local food vendors. Free event. Call 814-725-4262 for details.

Brooks Hospital Retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m. the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

New Horizons Band Concert, 3:15 to 5:15, Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

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.

Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series presents: headliner “Jersey – The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band,” Dunkirk Pier. Opening act: “Big Tone Band” at 5:25 p.m. Stop by DFT Communications VIP tent for a commemorative 120 anniversary gift.

Summer Free Concert Series: Bill Ward and Amanda Barton. Rainbow the Clown. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeside Park. Route 394, Mayville. Bring seating. Food by Maple Springs Fire Dept., popcorn and water by Mayville Fire Dept., 50/50 drawing.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Guest speaker: Susan Catanzarito from Pittsburgh, known for her Civil War and Reproductions quilts. Guests welcome.

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

Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunkirk.

Freedom in Fredonia Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. This group is closed (for addicts only).

A Chautauqua County History Lecture by Chautauqua County Historian Michelle Henry: The Plot to Steal Abraham Lincoln,” 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Details local and national research on Patrick Tyrrell, a Dunkirk resident later hailed as a national hero. Video, photographs, lecture. Call 679-1891 for details or see www.fredopera.org “http://www.freopera.org/” . Free admission, donations accepted.

Friendship Baptist Church Summertime Revival, 7 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Dunkirk. All welcome. Speaker: Rev. Charles Mock.

Castleman Quartet Program: Sonata Recital, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Admission recommended contribution: $5.

Shakespeare on the Lake: “Twelfth Night,” 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 Point Drive North. Presented by The Playground Academy and Venture Productions. Tickets: pre-sale adult: $12 ($14 at the door), pre-sale children 12 and under: $5 ($7 at the door), all students 13 and up: $10. Purchase tickets at the SUNY Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, 673-3501 (www.fredonia.edu/tickets or at the door. Also refreshments for sale.

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.

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.

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 details or to donate yarn.

Pinochle: Birdie’s Bidders, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. All pinochle players welcome. For details, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Libraries

Patterson Library presents: Summer reading groups, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. 9:15 a.m.: Beboppin’ Babies (infant to 3 year old); 10 a.m.: Rat-a-tat Rockers (Pre-K – entering K), 11 a.m.: Rock’n Readers (first, second grade); 1 p.m., Jukebox Heroes (third, fourth grade).

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime and craft 2 to 3 year olds, 10:30 to 11 AND 11:15 to 11:45, 536 Central Ave. Children will listen to a story and make a craft or participate in an activity. Siblings and friends are always welcome. For details, call 366-2511.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Main St.. For ages Kindergarten through grade 6.

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!

Dunkirk Public Library presents: outdoor activities – color scavenger hunt, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 536 Central Ave.

Patterson Library presents: Author talk with Jacob Ludes “A Thread in the Fabric: The Chautauqua-Erie Region to 1865,” 6 to 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

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 something 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.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Write Spirit (Christian Writers’ Group), 6 p.m., 15 Main St.

South Dayton Library presents: Coloring club for adults, 6 to 8 p.m., 17 Park St. Create artistic colorful pictures. Bring own materials, or free supplies available. Free class. Bring beverage or snack if desired. Leader: Jean Baker.

Patterson Library presents: Music Together, 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Barker Library presents: “Composting 101,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Presenter: Donimique (Nick) Cherau. Create nutrient-rich topsoil your garden will love. Questions and answers. Call 672-8051 to register.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 7 p.m.: Grandstand. Empire State Truck and Tractor Pull.

Laurel Run traditional Jamestown to Dunkirk Flag Relay run,. Starts at 8 a.m. at The Resource Center’s facility at 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown. Area schoolchildren and other volunteers then run the various legs of the relay, arriving at Washington Park at about 1:15 for a victory celebration hosted by the City of Dunkirk. All are welcome to attend. Call 661-4735 or www.laurel-run.com for details.

Jamestown to Dunkirk Bike Run for Laurel, 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue, free kickoff breakfast at 8 a.m., speeches by officials, dignitaries. Bike run begins at 8:45 a.m. in conjunction with the start of the Laurel Run flag relay. Bike ride participants can ride at own pace or travel with group. Finishing point: Washington Park in Dunkirk. Victory celebration noon to 2 p.m. Need to make own arrangements for return to Jamestown. Call 661-4735 to register. Free event, but donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Filling the Gap, Inc. helping those with disabilities.

Lily Dale presents: GATEWAY TO SPIRIT Colin Bates, July 20 and 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lyceum, $225. This is an intensive, practical class, designed to strengthen mediumistic and spiritual development, and enhance inner confidence, creating confidence in the mediumistic state. During this course you will be encouraged to step out of your normal comfort zone, to become stronger and more focused in all aspects of mediumistic development, while being supported.

Office For the Aging SHINE program presents: Healthy Food that Tastes Great, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Open to the public.

DFT Communications presents: Food Truck Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,, 38 and 40 Temple St., Fredonia.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library Christmas in July fund-raiser raffle ticket sale, noon to 5 p.m., Cabana Sam’s, 1028 S. Shore Drive, Irving. Grand prize: IPAD Air 2 with 128 GB. More than 30 baskets and gift certificates on display at the library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. $1 per ticket. Drawing 3 p.m. July 26.

Scandinavian Folk Festival, 1 to 9 p.m., Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St. Cultural displays, food, activities, entertainment. Weekend pass: $15. Today’s ticket: $7. Under 12 free. Continues July 21, 22.

General Physician, PC Pediatrics-Dunkirk and Dr. Rohini Thodge and Elevation Combat Sports Academy present: FREE Summer Fun in the Sun “Kids Health & Safety Day, 3 to 7 p.m. Elevation Combat Sports Academy, 87 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Kids’ Pound, Beast Mode circuit training, fun crafts, pace painting, balloon art, Simply Sweet Ice Cream, Heather’s Infused Water Station, farmers’ market stand, reps from Boys on the Right Track and Girls on the run programs. Demos from Dunkirk Canine Unit and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s department. Dunkirk fire Department trucks on site.

Sheridan VFW Post 6390 Auxiliary bake sale, lobby of the VFW Post, l2556 Main Road in Sheridan. Bake sale begins at 4:30 p.m., continues during dining hours at the regular Friday night fish fry. All auxiliary members are requested to donate a dessert.

Rails to Trails Wine Walk, start between 5 to 6:30 p.m., Webb Trailhead located to the left of Boxcar Barney’s, 13 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Pre-sale tickets $20 at chaurtt.org./events or at the Trailhead for $25. Need proper ID. Designated driver tickets and individuals under age 21, $10 per person. 6 wine stops, food pairings, music by Derek Houser and Jared Laurito, dice run, selfie station, more. Proceeds go toward maintenance of trails.

Friendship Baptist Church Summertime Revival, 7 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Dunkirk. All welcome. Speaker: Rev. Charles Mock.

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.

Castleman Quartet Program: Sonata Recital, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Admission recommended contribution: $5.

Shakespeare on the Lake: “Twelfth Night,” 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 Point Drive North. Presented by The Playground Academy and Venture Productions. Tickets: pre-sale adult: $12 ($14 at the door), pre-sale children 12 and under: $5 ($7 at the door), all students 13 and up: $10. Purchase tickets at the SUNY Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, 673-3501 (www.fredonia.edu/tickets or at the door. Also refreshments for sale.

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.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Magician Cris Johnson, 10 to 11 a.m., Dunkirk Middle School Auditorium, 525 Eagle St. Kids will enjoy his “Goofy, Kooky, Magic and Music Show.” Sponsored by the Dunkirk Public Library. Free and open to the public. Call 366-2511 for details.

Barker Library presents: Say No to Bullying with Magician Mike Seege, 10:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Free family event.

Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a..m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games and sing songs. Stop by or call 532-5129 to register.

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:“Mary and the Witches Flower,” 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.

Collins Public Library presents: Music in the Library Series: Pete Ciraolo All-Star Big Band, 7 p.m. 2341 Main St. No charge but free will offerings accepted.

Patterson Library presents: Teen Night, 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.