Community Calendar

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.

Healthy Eating on a Budget class, 6:30 p.m., Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, 22 N. Main St., Stockton. Eat Smart New York nutritionist Angie provides a cooking demo and samples.

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

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 East Ripley Cemetery Association.

WNY Bully Breed Festival, doors open at 8 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. 4 ABKC Sanctioned events in 2 rings. Admission: $20 per person, dogs and children under 12, free. Members of ABKC and professional judges on hand to answer questions. Call 680-1913 For details.

Grape Belt Open Golf Tournament, 8:15 to 4:30 p.m., Pinehurst Golf Club, 7428 E. Main Road, Westfield. Benefits the Grape Discovery Center. Details TBA.

Chautauqua Dragon Boat races and festival, 9 a.m., Lucille Ball Memorial Park, 21 Boulevard Ave., Celoron. Also Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union Rubber Ducky race, vendors, food, family-friendly activities.

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

Tour of Chautauqua, 9 a.m. 25 mile tour follows the Lake Erie Plain, starts and ends at Moore Park, Check in and registration between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Registration at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., across from Moore Park. The tours pass through several small towns where food can be purchased. Light meal provided at the finish across the street at the Episcopal Church. Water stops provided along the 40, 62, 75 and 100 mile tours. $25 on or before July 18. After July 18, registration: $28. Recreational tour: not a race. Bicycle helmet required.

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. Today’s events: Kids’ Yoga with Rebecca from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Bring a towel or a mat.Suggested donation: $3. EatSmart NY food demo with Angie 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This week’s recipe: Super Sundae. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See www.fredoniafarmersmarket.org for details.

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: ACKNOWLEDGING THE KNOWLEDGE & INTELLIGENCE OF SPIRIT, Mavis Pittilla, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Auditorium, $100. During this workshop you will begin to understand the Spirit World & how they dwell amongst us sharing our lives but also go through a process of their own discovery in the Spirit World. During this workshop you will listen to her understanding of: The Spirit World; Mediumistic faculties; Spirituality; Power.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers: “Forest Fun,” 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 auduboncnc.org.

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.

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.

Master’s Plan Cafe annual Dice Run and Bike Blessing, 9586 Railroad Ave, Dayton. Registration11 a.m. to noon, followed by bike blessing with kick stands up at 12:15 p.m. 75 mile run with three stops. Prior to run, burgers, hot dogs served, followed by a pulled pork barbecue upon returning. Music by the Jim Drew Band (Christian Folk and Rock Band). T-shirts for sale, raffles, American auction baskets. Free will offering. Donations help Masterr’s Plan Ministries many programs. Event open to all.

Salvation Army Summer Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m., 83 S. Main St., Jamestown. Free summer family fun event. Food, bounce houses, games and fun give-aways.

Gifts of Love and Hope Summer Raffle for Roswell Park’s Courage of Carly Fund, noon to 1 a.m., Ç Woodrow Ave., Dunkirk. Facepainting, food trucks, raffles, Music by Black Widow, Ultraviolet, Acoustic Confusion and OC/DC.

CIAO annual meeting and picnic, noon, Russell Joy Park, Howard St., Fredonia, lower pavilion. No fee. Members asked to bring a dish to pass, personal table setting and drinks other than coffee or water. Reservations required. Call Nance Ortolano at 673-9177 or email CIAOSECRETARY@GMAIL.COM.

Nature program: Bats, Birds, Butterflies and More!,1 to 2 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton playground in the campground. Free program. For details, call Amelia at 386-3165 ext 208.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. No charge. All you can eat in-house of a homemade meal. Menu: pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, beets, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Handicapped access on Erie Avenue. Free will donations not necessary, but are appreciated. All welcome.

Greystone Nature Preserve presents: Bat Watch, 7 p.m., 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Erie, gain understanding of bats by first-hand experience. Strolls, old-fashioned campfire. Donation-based event. Call 679-6603 for details.

Cinema Series: “Boundaries,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Stars Vera Farmiga as a single mother driving her criminally-minded father (Christopher Plummer) down the coast. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org. Rated R, 104 minutes.

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.

Libraries

South Dayton Library presents: free quilting classes with Claudia Youmans, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17 Park St.

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

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the Library, noon. With different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Call the Library at 532-5129 to sign up.