Community calendar

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.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 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, 6 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

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.

Party on the Hill, 7 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Live music by 2nd St. Sunset.

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Camp Gross Foundation Applebee’s Flapjack Fund-raiser, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. $7.

Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville. Adults: $10 donation; seniors:$8; children 13 and under free. Bagpipes. Celtic music with Ballinloch, Limerick, Penney Whiskey and McCarthyism. 25 Klans attending. Heavy Athletes competing in 6 events. Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden. Free Parking, Free Shuttle Bus.

Chautauqua Gran Fondo, 9 a.m., Webb’s Resort, 115 W. Lake Road, Route 394, Mayville. 20/38/40/60 mile routes. Cost: $30. Register online at chautauquagranfondo.com. Family-friendly celebration following ride will feature picnic lunch, food vendors, draft beer, live entertainment. Family and friends who did not participate in cycling event are also welcome to attend. There is no cost for general admission, however a donation box available.

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: 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.

Monarch Butterfly Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Indoor garden, feed them, see how citizen scientists tag them. Enjoy the life cycle. Use an insect net to catch insects. Enjoy kid crafts, photo ops, tours, plant sale. Food. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and ages 3 to 15. See auduboncnc.org/monarchfestival

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.

Annual Fredonia Farm Festival, 9 a.m. to dusk, craft and food vendors. Farmers’ Market. Barker Common. Organ grinder and monkey 10 a.m. to noon roving parks; local performers 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Stage; children’s pet show 11 a.m to 1; bakewalk 1 p.m., gazebo area; cornhole tournament 1 p.m., Day Street; Family sing-along with Kay Barlow 2 p.m., gazebo area; Sparky’s House of Safety 1 to 5 p.m., Church Street, Power Wheels Obstacle Course 1 to 5 p.m., Day Street; Hula Hoop Contest 3 p.m., Church Street; Coston Cross 7 p.m. Main Stage Opening Act; Ruthie Collins 8:30 to 10 p.m., Main Stage.

American Legion Riders of Western New York inaugural ride and dice run, William L. Travis American Legion, 144 S Erie St., Mayville. Registration, 10 a.m., kickstands up at noon. $15 per driver and $5 per passenger. Food at Frewsburg American Legion, 9 Meadow Lane, (last stop). Proceeds go toward purchasing US Veteran grave markers and flag holders for County Veterans. For details, call Cal Fain, 397-3148.

Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, 10 a.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Topic: planning, designing and preparing a project. Anyone interested in learning to weave or joining the Guild is welcome to attend meetings. For details, contact the Guild at ccweaversguild@gmail.com

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.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House, noon to 4 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. Must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet. For details, call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org

Grape Discovery Center presents: third Annual Cruise-in by the Lakeshore Street Rod Association, noon to 4 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. Barbecue by Westfield Main Diner, order off the menu. Live music by TJ North 1 to 3 p.m. $3 registration for cars. Raffles, Door prizes, awards. Other cars, clubs welcome to participate.

Arkwright Town Picnic, 1 to 8 p.m., Deer Run Cabin Rental, 3316 Tarbox Road, Cassadaga. Hot dogs, Italian sausage, salads, corn on the cob, sodas and coffee provided. Bring large dish to pass. No fee, donations gratefully accepted. Horseshoes, fishing contest (2 to 4 p.m.), 50/50 raffles, basket raffles and music provided by “Rustic Ramblers” after 3 p.m. Bring lawn chairs.

Watershed Marvel, 1 p.m., 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Greystone Nature Preserve and the Chautauqua Soil and Water Conservation District will present a program on the Lake Erie Watershed, including a creek exploration and a working model of the Lake Erie Watershed Creek. For details, call 679-6603.

American Legion Post 59 of Fredonia family picnic, 2 to 10 p.m., Russell Joy Park, Howard St. lower pavilion. Kids’ games, raffles, corn hole tournament. Music by Take Two 5 to 9 p.m. Dinner by Super Duper Catering at 5 p.m. $12, kids under 10 free. Sign up at Post by Aug. 22. Proceeds support veterans.