Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

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.

Lily Dale presents: THE DEMONSTRATING MEDIUM, Tony Stockwell, today to Friday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, $700. Study with one of the leading platform mediums in the world. Understand how spirit uses energy for identification, and how to connect with clarity. Unfold your mediumship with lots of fun exercises under the guidance of Tony. Day 1 The Medium Understand the link between you and spirit, why they connect with such power and how to maintain your energy as a medium. Day 2 The Spirit World Understand the wants and needs of those in the spirit world. Examine the ways in which they connect and how we can best serve them. Day 3 Public Persona Today you will raise your voice and project your connection to the audience. Learn the expectations your voice, attitude and attire convey to spirit and the audience. Day 4 Serving the Spirit World Learn to work with direct mediumship that includes ALL the audience even though one person is receiving the message. Day 5 Stamina of the Medium Understand the concept of maintaining energy to ensure the longevity of connecting with spirit without depletion.

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.

Silver Creek Food Pantry Volunteer Training Event, 2:30 to 5 p.m, Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Applications may be picked up in advance at the library. Volunteers needed to pack food and greet clients in two-hour shifts evenings and mornings, as well as unload food, shelve food, and maintain the pantry. For details or reservations, call Amy O’Connell at 679-8479

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

South Dayton summer concert: “Dixie Land Band,” 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: Buffalo Jazz and Swing, Show tunes and big band music with vocals, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Presenter: Christine Wolbert. Topic: “Looking Confident on Stage.” All welcome.

Martz Open Observatory Night, 8:30 p.m., 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg. Donations: $5 adults, $2 students.

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.

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.

Tai Chi for arthritis, 10 to 11 a.m., Cassadaga Branch Library, 18 Maple Ave. Geared for older adults and anyone wanting to improve balance, strength, reduce risk of falls. Call 753-4582 to register. Free, but registration required. Space limited.

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.

Pickleball For Fun, 6 p.m., new Wright Park Courts behind the Beach House Grill in Dunkirk. Non-competitive evening. Bring chair, water. New players always welcome!

Libraries

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

Cassadaga Branch Library presents: Family Night, 7 p.m., 18 Maple Ave.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23

Lily Dale presents: THE DEMONSTRATING MEDIUM, Tony Stockwell, Monday to Friday, August 20 to 24, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, $700. Study with one of the leading platform mediums in the world. Understand how spirit uses energy for identification, and how to connect with clarity. Unfold your mediumship with lots of fun exercises under the guidance of Tony. Day 1 The Medium Understand the link between you and spirit, why they connect with such power and how to maintain your energy as a medium. Day 2 The Spirit World Understand the wants and needs of those in the spirit world. Examine the ways in which they connect and how we can best serve them. Day 3 Public Persona Today you will raise your voice and project your connection to the audience. Learn the expectations your voice, attitude and attire convey to spirit and the audience. Day 4 Serving the Spirit World Learn to work with direct mediumship that includes ALL the audience even though one person is receiving the message. Day 5 Stamina of the Medium Understand the concept of maintaining energy to ensure the longevity of connecting with spirit without depletion.

Lily Dale Artisans Guild presents: Plants, Crafts and Curiosities Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lily Dale Lyceum, East Street. Homegrown plants and shrubs for indoor and outside gardens, garden art, dream catchers, walking sticks, handcrafted gifts, caftans, aprons, scarves. Household yard sale new and gently used. Free parking, playground, picnic area. Proceeds benefit Lily Dale. Gate fee: $15, waived for one hour to shop at the LD Artisans Guild sale upon request for one hour free gate pass to shop.

Foster Parent Open House and Orientation, 4 to 6 p.m., Park United Methodist Church, 25 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Sponsored by Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Home Finding Unit. Call 363-3570 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m., Oct. 26, 2017; Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

Summer Polar Bear Chicken Swim, Cabana Sam’s, 1028 S. Shore Drive, Irving, Sunset Bay. Swimmers generate pledges for a jump in Lake Erie. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the swim promptly at 6:30 p.m. Event includes extended Happy Hour (2 For 1 Drinks) from 4 to 9 p.m. plus music by the Screaming Pineapples 7 to 11 p.m. Prizes. Goal: $4000 for the “Silver Creek Polar Bear Swim/Firehouse on the Lake Clinic Room” at Buffalo Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series presents: headliner “J.J. Swing Band,” Dunkirk Pier. Opening act: “Ion Sky Band” at 5:25 p.m.

Chautauqua Opportunities presents workshop: “Dementia Related Behaviors,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mayville Library, 925 S. Erie St. Designed for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and challenging behaviors. For details, call 366-3335 ext. 1236.

“Summer at the Stone House” presents: Allen Hopkins: “Music of the World Wars,” 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.

Summer Free Concert Series: The Lake Effect (A Cappella), 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.

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).

Fredonia Movie in the Park “Coco,” dusk, Barker Common, rain location Fredonia Grange No. 1 (58 W. Main St.)

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.

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

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.

Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library presents: author Bob Deming presents his book “A history of Bear Lake,” 7 p.m., 22 N. Main St., Stockton. Free program. Book is a comprehensive history of one of America’s hidden treasures.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24

Lily Dale presents: THE DEMONSTRATING MEDIUM, Tony Stockwell, Monday to Friday, August 20 to 24, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, $700. Study with one of the leading platform mediums in the world. Understand how spirit uses energy for identification, and how to connect with clarity. Unfold your mediumship with lots of fun exercises under the guidance of Tony. Day 1 The Medium Understand the link between you and spirit, why they connect with such power and how to maintain your energy as a medium. Day 2 The Spirit World Understand the wants and needs of those in the spirit world. Examine the ways in which they connect and how we can best serve them. Day 3 Public Persona Today you will raise your voice and project your connection to the audience. Learn the expectations your voice, attitude and attire convey to spirit and the audience. Day 4 Serving the Spirit World Learn to work with direct mediumship that includes ALL the audience even though one person is receiving the message. Day 5 Stamina of the Medium Understand the concept of maintaining energy to ensure the longevity of connecting with spirit without depletion.

Lily Dale Artisans Guild presents: Plants, Crafts and Curiosities Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lily Dale Lyceum, East Street. Homegrown plants and shrubs for indoor and outside gardens, garden art, dream catchers, walking sticks, handcrafted gifts, caftans, aprons, scarves. Household yard sale new and gently used. Free parking, playground, picnic area. Proceeds benefit Lily Dale. Gate fee: $15, waived for one hour to shop at the LD Artisans Guild sale upon request for one hour free gate pass to shop.

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.

Annual Fredonia Farm Festival, noon to dusk, Barker Common, Opening ceremony at noon in the gazebo, Rustic Ramblers 3:30 to 5:30 Main Stage, Hose Race 6 p.m. Center Street, Kids’ Tractor Pull 6 p.m. Church Street, Terry Buchwald, Main Stage 7 to 10 p.m. Craft and food vendors.

Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans kick off party, Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville. 6 p.m. vendors; 7 p.m. band” The Town Pants.” Free admission this evening.

Lily Dale presents: HOW TO READ THE AKASHIC RECORDS & GET EVERY ANSWER YOU SEEK, Sharon Anne Klinger and Sandra Anne Taylor. Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 to 4:40 p.m. and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Assembly Hall – $220 or $55 per session. Learning to tap the Akashic Records can bring an enormous level of insight and power to your life. Learning to read the Akashic Records in a number of different ways for a variety of circumstances can give you a world of wisdom beyond imagining. Friday, Aug. 24, 7 to 10 p.m.: Psychic Awakening to the Records and Their Forces. Saturday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Connecting Past Life, Present and Future Power through the Akashic Records. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2 to 5 p.m.: Reading the Records in Your Spirit Communication with Your Guides and the Ascended Masters. Sunday, Aug.t 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Reading the Akashic Records Using Tarot and Other Oracles. Join us for this life-changing weekend to create a boundless experience of Akashic wisdom, energy and power.

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

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.

Collins Public Library presents:special performance by “Danny on the Keys,” in memory of Gary Sprague, 7 p.m., 2341 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 532-5129 for details. There is no charge, but free will offerings are accepted.