Community Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

Fall Prevention Event, 10 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. Free, open to the public. Brooks Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department personalized falls assessments, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging Registered Dietitians address dehydration and nutrition, exercise specialists for Tai Chi, Yoga, Healthy Bones program, Lions Club addresses connection between vision and fall prevention. Fredonia Fire Dept. free blood pressure checks. CC office of Emergency Services will address how to respond should a fall occur. For details, call 363-4582.

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY presents: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, 2 p.m., Brookdale Lakewood, 220 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood. Call 1-800-272-3900 for details.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Art After 5 series, 5 to 7 p.m., 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. Donation: $10. Live music on the patio, appetizers, wine, brief tours of the summer exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy.” Over 21 only. Rain or shine. All donations benefit RTPI’s general operations and programming. For details, call 665-2473.

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop, 5 p.m., Friendly Kitchen, 127 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sample wraps made from local produce, healthy meat/fish choices, dessert roll-ups. Drawing for adults at 5:30. Bring the kids and make a craft. Free, open to local residents. Limited seating. Call 366-1787 or email ccrmsahl@gmail.com to register.

Audubon Nature Center presents: Caterpillar Wrangling, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Learn how to help restore the populations of butterflies and moths. $12, $10 for Nature Center Members and children 9 to 15. Paid reservations due by Sept. 4. Call 569-2345 or see auduboncnc.org.

South Dayton American Legion Post #1593 fund-raiser dinner, 5 to 8 p.m., 4 Mill St. $8: liver and onions with sides or homemade mac-n-cheese with deluxe hot dog on bun. All proceeds benefit Post #1593.

Gold Star Mothers Department of New York Presidential visit, 6 p.m., Silver Creek VFW Post 6472, Samuel Cimino Post, 13 Main St. Handouts with information on the history, service, benefits of group. Open to all Gold Star Mothers, VFW, AM vets, Vietnam Vets and their Auxiliaries. Call Pat at 341-1328 to inform of attendance.

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).

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, 5:30 til 9:00pm. Russell Joy Park, Fredonia. Four courts open. Recreational (social), Intermediate and Competitive play. Call Mike Ferguson 716-480-3729 with questions.

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, 64 Prospect St.. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111.

Tai Chi, 3 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Advanced at 3, beginners’ at 3:30. Instructor: Peter Miller. Cost: $1.

CREATE Project Arts & Crafts program, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room (behind Tim Hortons), 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Instructor: Renee Pye. Create unique, seasonal multi-cultural crafts from simple materials. $5 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Six sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Libraries

Sinclairville Library presents: Christian Writer’s group, 6 p.m., 15 Main St.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Intro to Blender Basics, 6:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Patrons age 10 and up are invited to come and learn the basics behind this free and powerful software. Start creating 3D models for games, 3D printing, artwork and more. Registration required. Call 934-3468. Limited to 10 people.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

Pillar of Fire Fellowship indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 221 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All proceeds benefit Joint Veterans’ Council. Raffle tickets sold for a fleece Marine Corps hand-made blanket.

Audubon First Friday Lunch Bunch presentation, 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Jeff Tome describes Audubon’s “The Nature Plan” followed by BYO brown bag lunch and conversation. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for members. No reservations required.

Fredonia Red, White and Blues Festival. Fredonia, surrounding areas celebrate the local red and white wine industry with “blues” style music. Performances at various venues, line-up to be announced.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild 2018 Quilt Show, “A Silver Lining,” celebrating the Guild’s 25th anniversary year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. $5 admission charge. Quilts on display, quilt store vendors, raffle quilt, door prizes, bake sale, boutique. For details, contact gslewis57@hotmail.com

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.

Westfield First Friday street fair event, 5 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Live music, kids’ games, wine, food, vendors and more. See fishing locations display in the village and the hamlet of Barcelona.

“Exploring Photography” exhibition reception, 7 to 9 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Marion Art Gallery. Free, open to public.

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.

Fredonia First Friday Community Contra Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St. Adults: $7, students: $5. Ages 12 and under: free. Traditional dances taught and called by Joe Kwiatkowski. All ages welcome. Come alone or with friends. No partner needed. No experience necessary. Feel free to bring a snack to share at refreshment break. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes. Live music by Viol Habits..

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. , 64 Prospect St.. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111.

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: Toddler Time, 10:30 a..m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games and sing songs. Stop by or call 532-5129 to register.

Cassadaga Branch Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 a.m., 8 Maple Ave. Includes stories, songs, a craft and friendly peer interaction. Parents/guardians asked to stay.

North Collins Public Library presents: Story hour with Miss Alice, 11 a.m., 2095 School St. Stories, crafts. Open to ages 3 to 5.

Collins Public Library presents: Senior movie, 1 p..m., 2341 Main St. Stars Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. Co-sponsored by the 50+ Seniors. Call 532-5129 for the title.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

Sinclairville twentieth anniversary History Fair, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., museum tour, music, historical events, time of recognition, 10 a.m.: grand parade, contests, Farmers’ Market, craft show, car show, pie contest, chain saw contest, free carriage rides, food stands, dinners, dance, fireworks. Sinclairville 76ers pancake breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. in Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room. Presale tickets $6 per person, $7 at the door. Children’s breakfast $5. All welcome. See library entry below for activities there. Chicken barbecue at 11:30 a.m. at the Fire Hall, $10 per dinner. Proceeds benefit the library

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 Quincey Cemetery.

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. 9:30 to 11 a.m., music by The Dark Road Duo with Vic and Cinde, featuring harmonica-driven blues and folk tones. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat Smart, NY food demo with Angie. This week: watermelon and fruit salad. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome for market purchases. 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.

Pillar of Fire Fellowship indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 221 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All proceeds benefit Joint Veterans’ Council. Raffle tickets sold for a fleece Marine Corps hand-made blanket.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild 2018 Quilt Show, “A Silver Lining,” celebrating the Guild’s 25th anniversary year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. $5 admission charge. Quilts on display, raffle quilt, bake sale, boutique.

South Dayton United Methodist Church giant rummage sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 34 Maple St., South Dayton. Also bake sale. Bag sale at noon. Proceeds benefit Missions fund for S D Methodist Church.

Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pet Pantry, Lark Street behind P&;G Foods, Dunkirk. For healthy dogs and cats only. Dogs must be properly leashed; cats in carriers. Cash, credit cards accepted. Bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. Small co-pay requested for basic services. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing available at low cost.

Fredonia Red, White and Blues Festival, Fredonia and surrounding areas celebrate the local red and white wine industry with “blues” style music. Begins at 4 p.m. Performances by over a dozen groups at various venues throughout the weekend.

Dunkirk Historical Society Tour of Homes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $20 to tour five homes. Purchase tickets at the Dunkirk Historical Society, 513 Washington Ave.; Dunkirk Public Library; P & G Foods or Big Rick’s One Stop, not at the featured houses. Refreshments available at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave. Call 366-3797 for details.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers program “Sensing Nature,” 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.

Stroke Awareness Walk, 10 a.m., SUNY Fredonia Youngerman Center, first floor, Thompaon Hall. Covers two miles along Central Avenue. Lunch served after the event. No entry free. For details, call 673-3203.

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, 12 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. (One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for details.

Free Healthy Recipe Eating Class, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Darwin Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Cooking demo and samples provided. All welcome.

City of Dunkirk’s annual Family Picnic at Point Gratiot, 1 to 7 p.m. Music by “The FREEZE” from 1 to 4 p.m. and by “La Krema” from 4 to 7 p.m. Complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Also kids’ activities and 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by UNITED WAY and Drescher & Malecki.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. No charge. All you can eat in-house of a homemade meat loaf meal. Includes sides and dessert. No charge, free will donations appreciated.

CIAO game night, St. Joseph’s Church, 6 p.m.145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Pizza, cards, games. Reservations requested. Call Sam Crisanti at 934-2592 or email ciaosecretary@yahoo.com

Greystone Nature Preserve presents: Bat Watch, 6 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. For details, call 679-6603.

Cinema Series: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Stars Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth and Cher in the sequel featuring the music of ABBA. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891. Rated PG-13, 114 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, Fredonia. Four courts open. Recreational (social), Intermediate and Competitive play. Call Mike Ferguson 716-480-3729 with questions.

Pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Wright Park courts (behind the Beach House Grill), Dunkirk. Bring chair and water. New players welcome.

Libraries

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

Sinclairville Free Library events for Sinclairville History Fair, meet at Sinclairville Elementary School at 9:30 to ride on library float for 10 a.m. parade. Face painting, balloon animals. 11 a.m. Mark Parsons magic show. Access Ancestry.com. Use the local history reading room to scan documents, photos to a personal flash drive. 1 p.m.: Lecture by Rebecca Jo Rosen: Historical importance of cemeteries and gravestones.

Cherry Creek Library presents: Story Hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 6778 Main St.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Saturday Matinee, 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For families of all ages. Bring bag lunch or snack to enjoy while watching “Despicable Me 3.”

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.

Collins Library presents: Creative Crafts for Grown Ups, 1 p.m., 2341 Main St. Come and make a wreath with book pages. All supplies provided, but registration is limited. Stop by or call 532-5129.