Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

Dunkirk Community Day at the 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. This week: Siri Thai Food Truck. 10 a.m. to noon: music from Rockabilly Steve & BR3; recipes and demonstration from Eat Smart NY. Revitalize Dunkirk and community organizations.

Chautauqua County Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension free gardening advice, noon to 2 p.m., Frank W. Bratt AG Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. Also PH soil tests available. Public can stop by or call 664-9502 ext. 224 during this time period with gardening questions.

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.

Southern Tier Triathlon Club, 5:45 p.m., Cassadaga Beach, 46 Park Ave., Cassadaga.

Chautauqua County Vegetarian Society meeting, 6 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Pot-luck dinner. $6 per person, or $2 for those who bring a side dish or main dish to share for 8 to 10 people (no meat, eggs or dairy products). Bring own table service. Speaker: Janeen Beard, RN. Topic: “Restoring Health…One Meal at a Time.” For details or reservations, call Gail Erb at 753-7761 or Anne Watkins at 782-4334, or e-mail at annewatkins@juno.com . Open to the public. No need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption evening, 6 to 8 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. (One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for details.

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

Dunkirk Citizens Advisory Board monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., second floor City Conference Room.

American Legion 1280 Auxiliary meeting, 6:30 p.m., 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga.

South Dayton summer concert: “Tribute to Women of Country Music: Pat Cook,” 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: Rustic Ramblers: true country music, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 organizational meeting, 7 p.m., 211 Central Ave. All Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members encouraged to attend to plan events for 2018-19.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. For details, contact Jim Rawcliffe at 672-2662 or email at jamesorawcliffe@hotmail.com

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

Living Healthy with Diabetes, 9 to 11 a.m., Fredonia First Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Free six week program, developed by Stanford University. Call 338-0010 ext. 1207 for registration and details.

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.

CREATE Project presents: Tai Chi, 5 p.m., Courtney Street Community Center, end of Maple Avenue (off West Courtney Street), Dunkirk. Ages 7 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. All abilities welcome. Instructor: Dr. Peter Miller. Free class, donations to instructor or CREATE Project gratefully accepted.

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

Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church card party, 12:30 p.m., 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, Dessert and coffee provided. Admission $4. Open to the public. To reserve a table, call the parish office at 679-4116. ?

Dunkirk Senior “Big Bingo,” Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. 4 to 7 p.m. Complementary lunch, beverages for first 60 members. Bingo boards must be purchased at the door. Bring own daubers if possible.

Libraries

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

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.

Barker Library presents: Poetry Reading, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Join Fredonia native, Steven Swank as he reads from both his published and unpublished work.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

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.

Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. For details or to make an appointment to donate, call 445-3970. Donors of all blood types needed. Also set up to take Power Red donations.

Citizens Assisting Veterans Bike and Cruise Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 W. Main St., Route 20, Brocton. Kitchen open to purchase food. 50/50 raffles.

Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series presents: headliner “The Hit List Band (The Diva Show Band),” Dunkirk Pier. Opening act: “Midnight Recovery” at 5:25 p.m.

Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting, 6:15 to 8 p.m, Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Camera tips and tricks, photo critique. Guest speaker. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. Annual membership: $30. Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for details.

Summer Free Concert Series: Blue Mule Band (bluegrass), 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.

Concert in Brocton: Cassadaga Area Concert Band, 6:30 p.m., Ryckman Park, Brocton. Sponsored by Ahira Hall Memorial Library and Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY. Bring a chair or blanket. Free event.

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).

Citizens for a Better Cassadaga, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave. Cassadaga Labor Day Festival will be discussed. Input needed . Area residents encouraged to attend.

“Summer at the Stone House” presents: Della Moore: “The African American Center for Cultural Development,” 7 p.m., Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias. Free, open to the public. Call 353-8200 for details.

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. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

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

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

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Fiber Arts in Brocton (FAB), 10:30 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Bring own project, supplies. Enjoy morning of crafting and friendship.

Collins Public Library presents: August afternoons in the library, 1 p..m., 2341 Main St. Enjoy crafts, stories and games. Ages 4 to 10. Sign-up appreciated.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Life stories (Memoir Writing group), 3 p.m., 15 Main St.

Collins Public Library presents: Buffalo Animal Adventures Presents Animals from Australia and Asia, 6 p.m. 2341 Main St. All ages welcome. Sign up requested. Call 532-5129.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

Herbert Star Apartments Residents’ Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 54 Central Ave., Brocton. Hot dog lunches sold at noon.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 10 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Office for the Aging senior picnic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Midway Park, Maple Springs, 4859 Route 430, Bemus Point. Chicken barbecue, bingo, raffles, prizes, live music. Tickets: $8. Deadline July 31. Call 363-3865.

Festivals 2018 Craft show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. Admission to grounds charged on Friday and Saturday. (Gate fee for noon to 8 p.m. is $17). No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

Theater Camp Public Performance, 2 p.m., Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, 39 W. Main St., Gowanda. Free to the public.

St. Paul Lutheran Church annual chicken barbecue, 6 p.m., 334 Temple St., Fredonia. $10. Eat in or take out.

Audubon Community Nature Center reception for new President, Leigh Rovegno, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. For reservations, call 569-2345 during business hours or online at auduboncnc.org programs page. Walk-ins welcome.

Murray Hose Co. picnic, 5:30 p.m. Dunkirk Exempts. Members only. Free admission.

Lily Dale presents: TWO NATIONS-THREE MEDIUMS-UNITING WITH SPIRIT Mavis Pittilla, Janet Nohavec & Joseph Shiel, 7 to 10 p.m., Auditorium, $50. Join the doyen of British mediumship Mavis Pittilla as she shares the platform with her friends; the wonderful USA mediums Janet Nohavec and Spirit artist Joe Shiel for a night of fantastic Spirit communication.

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.

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.

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

Barker Library presents: Kathy Petersen and her Instrument Zoo, 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.

Patterson Library presents: Octagon Gallery Exhibition of the Members of the North Shore Arts Alliance (NSAA), 7 to 9 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.