Community calendar

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

Sept 11 Remembrance Service, 9 a.m., Dunkirk Fire Headquarters, 311 Eagle St. Hosted by Dunkirk Fire Department and Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616. Open to public.

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. Free Healthy Recipe Cooking Demonstration, 12:15 p.m. Samples and helpful resources provided. All welcome.

American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, noon, in front of the Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 N. Erie St., Mayville. Honors, remembers the over 3,000 Americans who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. O pen to public, features a few words from local dignitaries.

Niagara Mohawk/National Grid retirees luncheon, noon, Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. All retirees and spouses welcome. For information, call Arlene Kuhn at 366-3342.

Free Healthy Recipe Cooking Demonstration, 12:15 p.m., Samples and helpful resources provided. All welcome.

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m. or sold out, 601 Washington Ave. Menu: Swiss steak and sides including homemade pie. Tickets are $9.50, eat in, take out or local delivery. Call 366-2230.

Festival of Grapes pentathlon, Silver Creek Elementary School playground on Bennett State Road. Registration 5:30 p.m., competition at 6. Boys and girls, must be ages 7 or 8. No cost to enter.

Chautauqua Opportunities presents: Dementia Basics workshop, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Lutheran Hultquist Place, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown. Free. For details, call 366-3335 ext 1236.

Fredonia Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St. No cost. Come, listen, learn, share if desired. Refreshments. Call 449-3795 or visit www.parkinson.org/westernnewyork for details.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Auxiliary unit monthly meeting and Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony, 211 Central Ave. 6:30 remembrance ceremony for members and guests, followed by monthly meeting. Plans for upcoming year will be discussed.

Evans Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. Angola Library, 34 N. Main St., Angola. “Plants as Medicine” presentation be given by Ken Parker, director of Horticultural and Native Plant Consult for Buffalo/Niagara, NY Area Project. All invited.

Son’s of American Legion Squad 59 monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. All SAL are encouraged to attend the meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Cinema Series: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Stars Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Collin 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

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors welcome. Donation: $1.

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. last Nov. 20

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

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

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

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Preschool Storytime with Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond, 10 to 10:45 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. BUGGY FOR BOOKS! Call 792-9418 for details.

Barker Library presents: after school storytime, 4 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Caregivers may browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during storytimes. All children welcome, for all ages. Stories, movies, songs and play. No registration necessary.

Collins Public Library presents: Evening Book Club, 5:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Selection: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Request a copy online or stop by the library. Call 532-5129 if interested.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Minecraft Club, 6:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 6 to 15. Cooperatively play, build, craft, explore and create. Registration limited to 8 participants. Call 934-3468.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

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, natural soaps products. Siri Thai, music and special events every second Wednesday of the month. Free Healthy Recipe Cooking Demonstration, 12:15 p.m., Samples and helpful resources provided. All welcome.

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.

Free Healthy Recipe Cooking Demonstration, 12:15 p.m., Samples and helpful resources provided. All welcome.

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.

FREE Healthy Cooking Class for Kids, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave. Four class series. Registration required. Email amj93@cornell.edu with child’s name, age and list of any known food allergies.” Presented by Eat Smart, NY.

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.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society indoor picnic, 6 p.m., St. Hyacinth’s Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk.

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.

Village of Fredonia Founders Day celebration, march starts at the flagpole outside of Gregory Hall on SUNY Fredonia campus, proceeds down Temple Street to 1891 Fredonia Opera House for Founders Day program. Free, open to public. Features dignataries, video interviews, performances.

American Legion 1280 Auxiliary meeting, 6:30 p.m., 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club Humorous Speaking and Evaluation contest, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. For details, contact Jim Rawcliffe at 672-2662 or email at jamesorawcliffe@hotmail.com

Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Widzinski, clarinet and Kieran Hanlon, bass, 8 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.

Martz Observatory Astronomy Roundtable, 8:30 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Games and hobbies

CREATE Project Community Woodcraft Program, 9 to 11 a.m., Bell Towers Community Room, 10 Ruggles St., Dunkirk. Instructor: John Lowther. Design, sculpt, hammer. sand: bird house, fairy cottage, driftwood characters and creatures, lap trap, wooden box… $5 cash donation per class. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Five sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church card party, 12:30 p.m., 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, Dessert and coffee provided. Admission $4. Open to the public. To reserve a table, call the parish office at 679-4116. ?

Dunkirk Senior “Big Bingo,” Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. 4 to 7 p.m. Complementary lunch, beverages for first 60 members. Bingo boards must be purchased at the door. Bring own daubers if possible.

CREATE Project Creative Sewing program, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room (behind Tim Hortons), 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Instructor: Debbie Kuczynski. Make a “pin-cushion scrap bag,” quilt squares to be included in the “Community Culture Quilts” project or work on own sewn project. $5 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Six sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Libraries

Barker Library presents: Master Builders Night, 4 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Use LEGOS, Strawbees, Magformers, Lincoln Logs, Play Doh, Cubelets and more. Build something amazing and it may be displayed in the display case. All children welcome. No registration necessary. Caregivers are welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during programs.

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. In honor of national fortune cookie day, guests will be making their very own fortune cookies. Call 532-5129 to sign up.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library annual used book sale members preview, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Great selection. If not a member of the Library’s Friends group, can complete an application for $10.

North Collins Public Library presents: LEGO Club, 6 p.m., 2095 School St. Open to all ages. All LEGOS provided. Just bring imaginations.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

“Jazz at Domus Fair,” featuring the Nick Weiser Trio, 41 W. Main St., Fredonia. Two seatings: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Part of a four part season. Dinner available and can be ordered in advance with subscriptions. For details, see fredoniajazzsociety.com.

Citizens Assisting Veterans Bike and Cruise Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 W. Main St., Route 20, Brocton. Kitchen open to purchase food. 50/50 raffles.

CREATE Project presents: music workshop, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room (behind Tim Hortons), 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Instructor: Landon Gray. Activities of all kinds, from drum circle games to group improvisations. Performances by the instructor. $5 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Six sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY presents: Legal and Financial Planning, 6 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Call 1-800-272-3900 for details.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services presents: Savvy Caregiver classes, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sinclairville Free Library, 15 Main St. No charge. Registration required. Call 366-3335 ext. 1236. Free respite care.

Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter presents: Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s, 6 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Free, open to the public.

Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting, 6:15 to 8 p.m, Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Camera tips and tricks, photo critique. Guest speaker. This month’s image review topic: Bugs/Insects and Silhouttes. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. Annual membership: $30. Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for details.

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).

A Chautauqua County History Lecture: “Pictorial History of the Village of Cassadaga,” 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Presenter: Cassadaga Historian John Sipos. Photographs and stories. Talk covers the first settlers in 1809 to the present. Call 679-1891 for details or see www.fredopera.org . Free admission, donations accepted.

Citizens for a Better Cassadaga meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave. “Light Up Cassadaga, Winter Festival to be discussed. All area residents welcome.

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.

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. last Nov. 20

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.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Let’s Make fortune Cookies!, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2341 Main St.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library annual used book sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Great selection.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: FAB: Fiber Arts in Brocton, 10:30 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Bring own projects, supplies. Enjoy friendship, crafting.

Sinclairville Library presents: Life Stories writing group, 3 p.m., 15 Main St.

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