SATURDAY, DEC. 8
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 Kids’ Konxions (Afterschool kids’ program).
Mayville Masonic Peacock Lodge 696 Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 11 a.m., 114 S. Erie St. All you can eat buffet: pancakes, sausage, has browns, eggs. $10 adults, $5 children 5 to 11, free for children 4 and under. Proceeds benefit Lodge’s building fund.
Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club presents Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m., the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lakeshore Drive E., Dunkirk. Free event. Magic show, puppeteer
Christmas in the Village of Angola, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., John T. Waugh School, 100 High St.,Angola. Free hot breakfast for children, fire truck, horse and wagon rides, bounce house in the school gym. face painting, air brush tattoos, balloons, basket raffles. chance to visit with Mr., Mrs. Santa Claus from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Various events throughout Village. Over 30 crafters in auditorium of school. Special 2:30 p.m. free movies at New Angola Theater sponsored by SASi.
17th annual Peg Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament, Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Doors open 9 a.m. Use Washington Avenue entrance. Free admission. Basket raffle and big ticket raffle items, Intermission, 2 to 4 p.m. features demonstration and skills session with Chautauqua Hurricane. Concession stand. All proceeds benefit NCCS.
Cross Roads Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Local vendors, artisans, crafters. Pancake breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. to noon. Adult: $5 includes 3 pancakes, 2 sausages, beverage. Children: $4 includes 2 pancakes, 1 sausage, beverage. Visit with Santa, no charge.
Fredonia Farmers’ Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. Collecting cash and non-perishable food items for Fredonia Food Pantry and Friendly Kitchen.
Toys for Tots annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200 Dunham Ave., Jamestown. Vendors, chance auction. Food and refreshments for purchase. Proceeds benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County. Free admission; $20 fee for vendors to set up a table. For details, call Evelyn Wright-Kegelmyer at 661-1429.
ADAMS CUP STREET HOCKEY Tournament, 10 a.m. Sixth Street at Central Avenue, Dunkirk, closed for event. Don’t need skates, sticks provided. Hot chocolate, awarding of Adams Cup.
Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers program “All About Evergreens,” 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 Thursday, Dec. 6. Call 569-2345 during business hours or go online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Ripley Renaissance Committee Craft and Vendor Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ripley Central School Gymnasium, 14 Ross St., Ripley. Food, fun, shopping.
Winter Village at CHQ, Chautauqua Institution, free admission, parking. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast with Santa (La Familia Restaurant) 10 a.m. Visits with Santa: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Horse drawn carriage rides 1 to 5 p.m. “A Classical Christmas” Concert Featuring La Bella Voce Trio, 4 p.m., Lenna Hall
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.
Homestead for the Holidays, 1 to 5 p.m., Homestead Stables, 4633 Damon Hill Road, Gerry. (On the grounds of the Homestead Campus Active Senior Living. Ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Horse drawn carriage rides, children’s activities, Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment, refreshments.
Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 children’s Christmas party, 1 to 4 p.m., 211 Central Ave. Children age 12 and under of Post 62 members and of any veteran welcome. Fun crafts, games, refreshments, visit from Santa. Sign up at Post by Dec. 6 or call 366-1074 for information.
Fredonia American Legion Post 59 Army vs. Navy Game party, 2 p.m., 156 E. Main St. Come cheer on your favorite team with football, snacks and fun for members and guest.
Orchesis Dance Company, 2 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. $8 general public, $4 students.
Greystone Nature Preserve snow shoe/cross country skiing event, 3 p.m. until tired, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Greystone merchandise booth, beverage counter with coffee, teas, hot chocolate. Bring own equipment. Donation-based event. Call 679-6603 to RSVP by Dec. 7.
Pine Valley Central School presents: “Annie Jr.,” 7 p.m., 7755 Route 83, South Dayton. $5 adults, $3 students.
Orchesis Dance Company, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. $8 general public, $4 students.
Rock musical: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre. Follows the beginnings of the Democratic Party and narrates the tumultuous life of the former president of the United States, who is depicted as a full-fledged, modern rock star. General seating. General Public $30, SUNY Student $12, Non-SUNY Student/Child $22.
South Dayton Library presents: free quilting classes with Claudia Youmans, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17 Park St.
Friends of the Collins Public Library meeting, 11 a.m., 2341 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 “the Magic Snowflake” this month.
Patterson Library presents: Grinch Day, 1 to 4 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Stories, crafts, showings of movies about the Grinch, himself. Grinchy refreshments. Free, open to the public.
Sinclairville Library presents: Christmas Crafts, 4 to 5 p.m., 15 Main St. Children under 8 must be accompanied by caregiver. Santa in the Village 5 to 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9
17th annual Peg Smith Memorial Basketball Tournament, Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Doors open 9 a.m. Use Washington Avenue entrance. Free admission. Basket raffle and big ticket raffle items, Concession stand. All proceeds benefit NCCS. Surprise afternoon visit by Saint Nicholas.
First Baptist Church – Dunkirk presents: Advent themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace series, part 2, 9:30 a.m., 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Cookies, cocoa after services, special music, lighting of Advent wreath, free God With Us devotional book for visitors.
“Christmas on the Lake,” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Free admission. Purchase specially prepared lunches from the Clarion. Wide selection of unique handmade crafts, fresh greenery, baked goods, candy, jewelry, handmade pens, pottery, knitwear, glassware and more.
The Adams craft market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. , 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Vendors of jewelry, oils, rocks. Baked goods.
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.
Winter Village at CHQ, Chautauqua Institution, free admission, parking. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet Santa’s Reindeer. Horse- drawn carriage rides 1 to 5 p.m. Tea With Clara from the Nutcracker. Meet Clara and other characters from the Nutcracker ballet. In partnership with the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet: 1 to 3 p.m. Wreaths & Wine: Create your own hand-made holiday wreath: Hultquist 3 p.m. Reservations required.
Dunkirk High School Musical holiday fund-raiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dunkirk High School gym and cafeteria. Enter from Maurader Drive entrance by pool. Spaghetti dinner tickets $10. Free entrance to craft show.
Chautauqua County Historical Society Holiday Open House, 2 to 4 p.m., McClurg Museum, Moore Park/Routes 394 and 20, Westfield. Features music by Westfield Academy music students under the direction of Kent Knappenberger. Refreshments. Free, open to public. For details, call 326-2977 or email email@example.com
Windham Hill – Winter Solstice, 4 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Acoustic musicians Liz Story, Sean Harkness, Samite. Children 18 and under: $5 – $12.50 – $45. Adults $10 – $25 – $45. Tickets: Call 484-7070 or visit reglenna.com.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
United Senior Citizens luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Send check for $10 per lunch to Linda Riley, 264 King St., Dunkirk, New York 14048 no later than Dec. 4. Can pay $5 dues at this time. Bingo after lunch. For details, call Linda at 785-0039.
Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens luncheon meeting, noon, Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road, Cassadaga. No cost for members, $16 for others. For details, call 595-2490. Bring a gift for white elephant.
AARP Smart-Driver Safety Class, 1:30 to 4:45 p.m., Ellington Farman Free Library, 760 Thornton Road, Ellington. Must attend Dec. 10 AND 12. $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members, must be paid by check or money order. Bring driver’s license, pen. AARP members must bring their membership card.
Beginner line dancing class, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Learn the basic steps and put them to music and dance within ten minutes. Dance to all types of music from country to classic to pop tunes. Wear comfortable shoes or boots that will slide on the floor. Donation: $5 per class. For details, call Connie at 673-1438.
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.
Fredonia Improv Collective, 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.
Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 to 11 a.m., Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Community Room.
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.
Games and hobbies
Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.