Community calendar

TODAY

Gowanda Boosters Club pancake breakfast and Chinese auction, 8 to 10 a.m., Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St.

$5 per breakfast. Proceeds support Gowanda/Pine Valley Football program.

Annual Fredonia Farm Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Barker Common, craft and food vendors. Farmers’ market. 9 a.m. Church Service in the Park by First United Methodist Church (Gazebo) Antique Car Show noon to 4 p.m. Church and Park Street. Grand parade 1 p.m., Temple Street. 3 pm: Family Sing Along with Kay Barlow (Lil’ Farmers Exhibit); Skiffle Minstrels 3 to 6 p.m. Main Stage.

Lily Dale “Her-Story,” 10:30 a.m.: Church of the Living Spirit Service in the Auditorium; 12:15 to 2 p.m., Victorian Hat Making with the Artisans Guild in the Fire Hall ($20); 2 p.m.: Gather at Fire Hall for the Hat Walk to the Auditorium in Victorian Attire; 2:30 p.m.: Religious Service in the Historic Auditorium with Woman’s Day Theme for Service; 3:30 p.m.: Gather and parade back to the Fire Hall with costumes, banners and decorated golf carts; 4 to 5 p.m.: Ice Cream Social and pictures with historically dressed characters; 5:30 p.m.: City of Light Church Religious Service in the Fire Hall, 5 to 7 p.m.: food, shopping and message services; 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Historical HerStory walk ($20) starting at the Auditorium. Also all day traveling exhibit. Gate fee for the day is $15.

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.

Cherry Creek United Methodist Church cruise in at the church plus family fun day, noon to 4 p.m., 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. All also welcome to the church service under the tent from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Music by Paul Zittel from 1 to 3 p.m. Also kids’ carnival, bounce house, classic car show, food and beverage. Free will offering.

St. John’s Episcopal Church hot dog and lemonade sale to benefit Carly’s Club, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Corner of W. Fourth Street and Lark Street. Open to the public. Carly’s Club benefits Roswell Park’s fight for kids against cancer. Hot dogs: $2, lemonade: $1.

Farmers’ Market, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ames Commons, Route 60 and Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. Local farmers and artisans. Produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, soaps and personal care items, knitted and sewn items, jewelry and more. FMNP/WIC VF/SNAP (EBT) accepted.

Park United Methodist Church presents: “I am Free Celebration,” 1 p.m., downtown Sinclairville. Event follows 10:30 a.m. outdoor worship service in Minckler Commons.

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park Repurposed Art event, 2 p.m., 3829 Franklin Ave., Dunkirk. Make and submit re-purposed art projects for permanent display at the Peace Park. Examples: recycle old dinner plates into garden flowers, turn old aluminum cans into sculptures, etc. Refreshments. Can tour the park, ask questions. Call Peter Miller at 467-6030 for details.

Medora Ball Museum open house, 2 to 4 p.m., 9068 Otto/East Otto Road in the First Congregational Church, top of East Hill. No admission charge.

Valley Historical Society museum open house, 2 to 5 p.m., corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairvillle. Contains hundreds of artifacts from the Cassadaga Valley. No admission charge.

Cassadaga Concert: “23 Skidoo” (roaring 20’s through ’40’s), 5 to 7 p.m., floating stage at Cassadaga Beach, 46 Park Ave. Food and drink available to purchase with proceeds going to Cassadaga Food Pantry. Inclement weather location: American Legion Post 1280 located at 228 Maple Ave, Cassadaga

22nd anniversary celebration of the Apostolic House of Prayer Church #2, 5 p.m., 212 Park Ave., Dunkirk. All welcome. Guest speaker: Bishop Larry Boyd of the Open Praise Full Gospel Baptist Church in Buffalo. Other dignitaries: include Bishop Jacqueline A. Foye, Pastor and Founder and Pastor Louis F. Martin, Sr. and Assistant Pastor Minnie DeBose, Host Pastors.

MONDAY, AUG. 27

NY Telephone Retirees, former co-workers and friends monthly get-together, luncheon-meeting, 11:30 a.m., Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 to 8 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. Reservations, information, call 366-3401.

FREE Healthy Eating Class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, 704 Central Ave., Dunkirk.. Cooking demo and samples provided. All welcome!

Sheridan Historical Society, corner of Route 20 and Center Road. Open hours 5 to 7 p.m., Monthly meeting at 7. Call 672-2201 for details.

Overdose Prevention, Cherry Creek Leon United Methodist Church, 6 to 7 p.m., 6813 Main St. Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and administer Narcan. Free Narcan kits available. To register, call 372-0614 ext. 205 or go to www.sthcs.org/narcan-training.html.

FREE Healthy Eating Class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Anderson Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Cooking demo and samples provided. All are welcome.

Encore Creativity for Older Adults concert: Soprano, Megan Chartrand, 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Elizabeth S. Lenna Concert Hall. Public welcome, free event. No gate fee. Arias from Bach, Faure art songs, musical scores from Julie Andrews.

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.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114. Open play.

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!

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Lap Sit with Miss Abbi, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. Great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stores and more. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.

TUESDAY, AUG. 28

Peaceful SOUL Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Native Pride parking lot, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. Fresh wholesome food from local farmers, Native craftsmen selling their artisan works. Various programs.

SOAR Chapter 4-1 meeting and lunch, noon, United Steelworkers Local Union 2693 Union Hall, 97 E. Fourth St., Dunkirk. Retirees of all unions welcome.

Jamestown Coin Club Junior Guest Night, Erie 2 BOCES Center, Route 394, Ashville. Doors open at 6, meeting at 7. All guests under age 18 will receive a free coin to add to or begin their collections; also receive a copy of the weekly magazine Numismatic News. Door prizes, raffles, auction. Annual membership $10, guests free. For details, call 720-1591.

Encore Creativity for Older Adults concert: Soprano, Rosa Lamoreaux, 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Elizabeth S. Lenna Concert Hall. Public welcome, free event. No gate fee. Baroque, Schubert Songs, Songs of John Harbison. Accompanied by guitarist, Michael Bard; pianist, Stephen Harouff.

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.

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, 6 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

Northern Chautauqua beginners’ pickleball class, 6 to 9 p.m., indoors at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114 for details.

Games and hobbies

Pinochle: Tuesday’s Best, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

St. Joseph’s bingo, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call parish office at 679-4116.

Free Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the Library, 5:30 p.m. With different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Call the Library at 532-5129 to sign up.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Tinker Tuesday,” 6:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Open to all ages, time to “tinker and build” with a variety of materials. Fun and creativity. Registration required. Call 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Teen Book Talk,” 7 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Facilitator: Katherine Moore. Ages 13 to 17 share about a book they are currently reading or a book they have already read and loved. Refreshments. Call 934-3468 for details.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29

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.

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.

Aging Mastery Program, 1 to 3 p.m., Mayville United Methodist Church, 81 S. Erie St., Mayville. 5 week program covers health, healthy relationships, healthy eating, fitness and more. Co-sponsored by the Chautauqua county Office for the Aging.

New Horizons Band, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. New members come to Mason Hall lobby at 2:50 p.m. Ensembles, lessons for all 3 to 3:45 p.m., Band practice 4 to 4:50 p.m.

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.

Springville Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., Heritage Park. Designed for family and children. Live music, food, vendors.

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: TPT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common. Bring a lawn chair for added comfort.

South Dayton summer concert: “Rustic Ramblers,” 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: The Frankfurters, Park Favorite, A German Show Band, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park. Chautauqua Rails to Trails Antarctica Presentation, 7 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bellinger Hall, 77 Hedding Ave. Presenter: David Akin discusses his work improving segments of a hiking trail system in Antarctica. Drive into Main Gate and head west. $5 donation. All welcome.

Martz Open Observatory Night, 7:30 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.