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, Thompson 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.
Pine Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 2522 car show and chicken barbecue, Route 83, Cherry Creek. Car show starts at 11:15 a.m Dinner served from noon to 5 p.m. or until chicken is gone. $10 donation benefits cancer research.
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.
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.
Annual Local Music Showcase, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., downtown Jamestown. For $15, enjoy more than 40 local bands and musicians performing at 8 venues through the town. Buy wristbands at kiosks.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Jamestown Coin Club Show, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Celoron American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 on Jackson Avenue, just off Fairmount Avenue in West Ellicott. Free admission. Raffle prizes, door prizes given away hourly. Coin dealers from western New York, northwest Pennsylvania will be buying, selling, and offering free appraisals of U.S., ancient, and foreign coins. Coin supplies available for purchase.
Chapter 459 Vietnam Veterans of America, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287.
Forestville United Methodist Church chicken barbecue, noon to 2 p.m. or sold out, 3 Pearl St. $10 adults, $6 children. Dine 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.
Southern Tier Bills Booster Club, 1 p.m. First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive, E., Dunkirk. Watch the Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens game on the new 65″ TV. Roast beef sandwiches provided at halftime. Members may bring dish to pass. New members always welcome.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
United Senior Citizens luncheon meeting, noon, Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Menu: tossed salad w/homemade dressings, stuffed chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, fresh vegetable medley and brownies with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Send $10 check per dinner for member or for guest to: Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048
Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 6 p.m., Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.
Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 p.m. Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.
Board of Directors of Chautauqua Rails to Trails annual meeting, 7 p.m., Webb’s Captain’s Table, 115 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Members, other interested trail supporters welcome.
Murray Hose Company #4 meeting, 7 p.m., 104 W. Doughty St., Dunkirk. Several agenda items will be discussed.
Faculty Recital: Andrew Seigel, clarinet; Marc Guy, horn and I-Fei Chen, piano; 8 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.
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.
Northern Chautauqua Pickleball, 5:30 til dark. Wright Park, Dunkirk. Four courts open Recreational (social), Intermediate and Competitive play. Call Mike Ferguson 716-480-3729 with questions.
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.
Barker Library presents: Preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Caregivers may browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during storytime. All children welcome. Stories, movies, songs and play. No registration necessary.
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.
North Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Fun with Mr. Jacob, 10:30 a.m., 2095 School St. Toddler-geared story time full of songs, games, fun.
North Collins Public Library presents: Afternoon movie, 1 p.m., 2095 School St. Watch a movie about superhuman warriors who battle their collective enemy Thanos, before he destroys the entire planet.
Collins Public Library presents: Book Club, 5:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Selection: “Girl Waits With Gun” by Amy Stewart. All welcome. Request a copy online or stop by the library. Call 532-5129 if interested.
Collins Public Library presents: Hooray for Grandparents Day!, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. Special grandparents’ day includes a “photo booth,” coloring page games, stories about grandparents, special craft to make for your grandparent and much more. Snacks, drinks provided. Sign up by calling 532-5129.
Sinclairville Library presents: “A History of Bear Lake,” 6 to 8 p.m., 15 Main St. Book talk with local authors Drs. Anne and Robert Deming.
Sinclairville Library presents: Country Kids on the Fly, 6 to 8 p.m., 15 Main St. Free fly-tying instruction for all kids 8 to 100. All tools and materials are provided. Parents must accompany youngsters to the first class to complete paperwork.