Community calendar

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. Five-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 6:30 p.m. 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.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., club room, Mullet Street, Dunkirk. All members welcome to discuss upcoming events.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club Humorous Speaking and Evaluation contest, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room No. 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.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 10 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

First Presbyterian Church Next-to-New sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 49 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Faculty Recital: Eliran Avni, piano and Natasha Farny, cello, 2 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.

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.

Festival of Grapes, Silver Creek. Vendors, arts and crafts open at noon, amusement rides at 5, First United Presbyterian Church grape pie sale. Opening ceremony at 5:15, followed by grape stomping at 6. Live entertainment by Krossfire at 7 p.m., Black Widow at 8 p.m..

B-side Uke Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, Am, G, Em, D, Dm) and strumming, some picking. Everyone welcome, but moves at a quicker pace than usual jam sessions. For details, email Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu

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.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Butterfly Art and Charity Auction, Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner, cash bar available throughout the evening. Live auction begins at 7:30. Also basket raffles and silent auctions. Event tickets: $25 adults, $10 children. For details, see www.chpc.care.

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.

1891 Fredonia Opera House presents: Comedian Tammy Pescatelli, 7:30 p.m. Opening act: Collin Chamberlin. Tickets: $20 ($18 members), $10 students. Call 679-1891 for details or see www.fredopera.org

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. Special guests local authors Drs. Anne and Robert Deming, writers of “A History of Bear Lake.”

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.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library annual used book sale, noon to 5 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Great selection.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Makerspace Fridays, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Materials provided to create, explore, imagine and discover. Call 792-9418 for details.