Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society chicken barbecue, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Parish Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. $10. Includes Weidner’s barbecued chicken, sides, beverages, homemade desserts. Eat in, take out or drive through. Tickets after every Mass or Big Rick’s, Matt’s News, Fourth Ward Deli, or Tommy’s Barber Shop.

FREE Healthy Cooking Class for Kids, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave. Registration required. To register, email amj93@cornell.edu with child’s name, age and list any known food allergies.

Audubon’s “Beers for the Beasts,” Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, 10 E. Fourth St.,Jamestown. 4 p.m. to midnight, 25 percent of all food, drink sales donated to ACNC. Audubon staff, volunteers on hand 5 to 9 p.m. with raffle items. Proceeds benefit more than 25 live animals at the Nature Center.

Lakeshore Humane Society Open Hours, 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.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services presents: Dementia Basics workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Angola Public Library 34 N. Main St., Angola. Free informational workshop. RSVP to 366-3335 x 1236. Sponsored in part by the New York State Department of Health.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia.

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

Dunkirk Recreation Department Adult Walking Program, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or $10 punch card for 14 sessions. Mondays through Fridays.

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 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.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

TOPS 757 Dunkirk meeting, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk (use side door). Private weigh-ins at 5:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.

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.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. Work on projects.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

FREE Healthy Cooking Class for Kids, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Mary E. Seymour Memorial Library, 22 N. Main St., Stockton. Registration required. To register, email amj93@cornell.edu with child’s name, age and list any known food allergies.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m., Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Fredonia. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

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).

Lakeshore Coin Club meeting, 7 p.m. Community Bank, 70 E. Main St., Westfield. Auction, door prize give-aways and raffle prize chances. Meets fourth Thursday of the month from January to October, the second Thursday in November and December. Annual membership $9. Guests welcome. For details, call John Boner at 679-8155.

Health and wellness

Dunkirk Recreation Department Adult Walking Program, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or $10 punch card for 14 sessions. Mondays through Fridays.

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

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

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.

CREATE Project Community Music/Arts & Crafts programs, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room, 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Music leaders: musicians Bobby Fisco and Landon Gray. Arts & Crafts leader: artist Renee Pye. $5 per class. Held concurrently. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Six sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Libraries

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m., 536 Central Ave. Children 2 to 5 years old can listen to a story, make a craft. Siblings and friends always welcome. Afterward can read, play with dollhouse, do puzzles, color. For details, call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Pre-school Storytime, 10:30 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes, fun crafts. Children under 3 Ç need a parent/caregiver present.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Storytime for School Age Children, 10:30 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Variety of activities with Miss Amy for children ages 6 to 10. Expect stories, crafts, LEGOs, games, and more!

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. Call 792-9418 for details.

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: Family movie night, 5 p.m., 2341 Main St. Join in for a family friendly movie, popcorn and small craft. Fun for whole family. Sign up encouraged. Call 532-5129.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Scavenger Hunt, 6 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Treasures, secrets, challenges. Explore the library, have fun with friends, win cool prizes! All kids in fifth grade and up welcome, but registration necessary. Call 672-8051 or e-mail barkerchildrensroom@gmail.com

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Music Together class, part 1, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Registration for 8 week program (runs through March 14) required. Cost $42 per family for entire class, includes class music downloads, take-home music (songbook and CD). Young children, babies through age 7 and caregivers sing dance, play rhythm instruments. Instructor: Kay Barlow. Call 366-2511 to register. Space is limited.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

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.

Community Ukulele Jam Session, Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Beginners and “brush-up” from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jam session for all from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, regardless of experience. Don’t have a ukulele? There are extras. Come for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu. Free event.

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.

Eclectic Dance Company Winter Showcase, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. $10 Local students 3 through 18 perform Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Cheer, Pom, Kickline and Musical Theater dances.

JCC Alumni Association presents: “Mystery at a Tailgate Party,” 7 p.m., Jamestown Community College, Falconer St., Jamestown. $25 per person general public, $23 per person JCC Alumni Association; JCC Faculty Student Association members. Interactive mystery program, hors d’oevres, refreshments. For reservations, call 338-1056.

Lucille Ball Little Theater presents: “No Sex Please – We’re British,” by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, 7:30 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Call 483-1095 for prices, tickets.

Faculty Recital: Constellation Concert, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. High caliber faculty, student performances. Simple reception follows each concert. Opportunity to meet faculty, students. Open to public, free event.

Health and wellness

Dunkirk Recreation Department Adult Walking Program, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or $10 punch card for 14 sessions. Mondays through Fridays.

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, 428 Central Ave. Kitchen open at 5 p.m., game sales at 6, bingo at 7. Progressive $1199. 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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Young children’s storytime, 10:30 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes, fun crafts. Children under 3 Ç need a parent/caregiver present.

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.