FRIDAY, AUG. 31
AARP safe driver class, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia Aug. 30, 31, must attend both days. $20 AARP members/$25 non-members. Pay by check or money order made out to AARP. Bring completed check, pen, driver’s license and AARP membership card to class on first day. To register, call Shirley Erbsmehl, instructor at 679-4530.
Encore Chorale Grand Finale Concert, 2 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Elizabeth S. Lenna Concert Hall. Public welcome, free event. No gate fee. Classical to the American Songbook to American folk songs and pop favorites.
New Horizons Band, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. Ensembles, lessons for all 3 to 3:45 p.m., Band practice 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Wright Park Improvement Project ribbon cutting ceremony, 3 p.m., Lakeside Pavilion at Wright Park. Public welcome.
Findley Lake Harvest Festival, 4 to 8 p.m., crafters, vendors, art show, antiques, live music, wine tasting, craft beer, huge book sale at Waterwheel overlook.
Community Ukulele Jam Session, Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Beginners and “brush-up” from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jam session for all from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, regardless of experience. Don’t have a ukulele? There are extras. Come for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at email@example.com.
Motorcycle Run & Campout for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds, Stockton. Live music from 6 to 10 p.m. by “The New Direction Band – Modern Country, Classic Rock and oldies from Crawford Co., Pennsylvania.” Donations appreciated. Order off the menu from Big Jim’s BBQ of Indiana. Silent auction, 50/50 raffles and big board raffle. For event details, contact Edziu Wallace at 410-0627 or Tina Wallace at 410-0845. For camping reservations, call Chautauqua Co. Fireman’s Fraternity, Inc. at 595-3776 and mention this event. Hosted by Dunkirk Moniuszko Club, Inc. and Red Knights, MC. Don’t have to ride to enjoy event and help raise funds to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
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.
First Ward Falcon Club Friday Family Night outdoor children’s movie, dusk, 341 Lake Shore Drive E. Free to the public. Serval Street parking lot. Munchies provided. Weather permitting.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
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. Many special events weekly, including live music, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. 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.
Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church breakfast and bake sale, 9 to 11 a.m., 12672 Route 438, Irving. $6.50 per breakfast. Also Chinese auction.
Cross Roads Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Open with local vendors, artisans and crafters.
Cassadaga Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., craft/vendor show in Ames Common, 11 a.m., Labor Day parade on Maple Avenue, noon, Ducky Derby at the bridge on Maple Avenue.
Bike Run & Campout for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds, Stockton. Motorcycle Run registration 10 a.m., kickstands up at noon. Chicken barbecue and refreshments: $20. Chicken barbecue only: $10, starts service at 5 p.m. until gone. Auction, raffles, food vendors. Live music from 6 to 10 p.m. by “The New Direction Band – Modern Country, Classic Rock and oldies from Crawford Co. Pennsylvania. Donations appreciated. For event details, contact Edziu Wallace at 410-0627 or Tina Wallace at 410-0845. For camping reservations, call Chautauqua Co. Fireman’s Fraternity, Inc. at 595-3776 and mention this event. Sponsored by Dunkirk Moniuszko Club, Inc. and Red Knights, MC. Don’t have to ride to enjoy event and help raise funds to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
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.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church back-pack blessing, noon, Moore Park, Westfield. All welcome. Receive a blessing, prayer and a gift for the beginning of the new school year. Call 326-2064 for details.
Findley Lake Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., crafters, vendors, art show, antiques, live music, wine tasting, craft beer, huge book sale at Waterwheel overlook.
Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89 “End of summer super cruise,” 6 to 8 p.m., 296 Lake Shore Drive, West (Route 5). Door prizes, 50/50 and two $25 cash prizes. Hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages as well as beverages available for purchase. All antique, classic, muscle cars, street rods, trucks as well as motorcycles welcome. Rain date Sept. 2.
First Ward Falcon Club annual street dance, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by The Roadrunners Band. Food and refreshment vendors available.
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.
Pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Wright Park courts (behind the Beach House Grill), Dunkirk. Bring chair and water. New players welcome.
South Dayton Library presents: free quilting classes with Claudia Youmans, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17 Park St.
Collins Public Library presents: Friends of the Library public meeting, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St.
Cherry Creek Library presents: Story Hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6778 Main St.
Anderson-Lee Library presents: Basics of Home Brewing with Dunkirk Homebrew, 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. No alcohol will be served, but must be 21 or older. Discover what’s need to get started, how to brew and how to get favorite flavors. Space limited. Call 934-3468 to register.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2
Fund-raiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds, Stockton. Motorcycle rodeo depending on interest. For event details, contact Edziu Wallace at 410-0627 or Tina Wallace at 410-0845. Sponsored by Dunkirk Moniuszko Club, Inc. and Red Knights, MC. Don’t have to ride to enjoy event and help raise funds to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church back-pack blessing, during 10 a.m. service, 12 Elm St., Westfield. All welcome. Receive a blessing, prayer and a gift for the beginning of the new school year. Call 326-2064 for details.
First Ward Falcon Club Weidner’s barbecue, noon to sold out, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. $10. Eat in or take out.
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.
Cassasdaga Labor Day Festival, 1 p.m., Bicycle Dice Run begins and ends at Cassadaga Beach, 46 Park Ave., 3:30 p.m. Boat parade (meet at 3 p.m. at DEC launch, Dale Drive. Theme: favorite decade); 4 p.m., “DOS” (classic rock and oldies) on the floating stage at Cassadaga Beach; 8 p.m., Flares around the Lake.
Spirit Sunday readings with Lily Dale Registered Mediums, 1 to 3 p.m., Assembly Hall, Cleveland Ave., Lily Dale. Readings $30 for 15 minutes; $60 for 30 minutes. Sponsored by The Church of the Living Spirit. With questions, call Emmy at 595-2697 or see www.livingspiritlilydale.org. Held the first Sunday of the month.
Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park Headquarters open for visitors, 2 to 4 p.m., 3884 Williams St., Dunkirk. Wander through the winding gardens and around two new ponds. Peter Miller will be available for questions about his gardening. Ashram will also be open.
Findley Lake Harvest Festival: crafters, art show, antiques, live music, wine tasting, craft beer, huge book sale at Waterwheel overlook.
First Ward Falcon Club annual street dance, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Rocketship 7. Food and refreshment vendors available.