Community Calendar

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

Literacy Volunteer book sale, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs.

Kiwainis Club of Westfield-Ripley annual turkey dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church Hall, 17 Union St., Westfield. Turkey with stuffing, sides. Pre-sale $9, $10 at door, $5 children 5 to 12, under 5: free. Call 753-6098 for details. Proceeds send children, those less fortunate to Kamp Kiwanis, also high school students interested in leadership education to Key Leader program at camp Stella Maris in Livonia.

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop, 5 p.m., 319 Washington St., Dunkirk. Sample, learn about skillet cooking “healthy style.” Drawing for adults at 5:30. Families welcome. Free, open to local residents. Limited seating. Call 366-1787 or email ccrmsahl@gmail.com to register.

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).

Art and Architecture on screen: Young Picasso, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Picasso museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris explore Picasso’s Blue Period and Rose Period. General admission $15, $10 students.

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. Donation: $1.

Advanced Tai Chi, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk.

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 Singing program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room, 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Local tradition-bearers share skills and positive child-rearing practices. Leaders: Rosa Vega and Nelma Morales (specialize in Puerto Rican Folk Song) and Justin Whitfield (accomplished in African American Gospel singing). $5 per class. 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. Registration helpful. Call 934-3468.

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! Registration helpful. Call 934-3468.

Patterson Library presents: Introduction to Knitting with Ann Gembala, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Call 326-2154 to register.

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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Scratch Jr., 6 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For those who wish to learn to code. Beginners of all ages welcome to attend this fun class. Registration appreciated. Call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: Library Board meeting, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. All welcome.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

Gowanda High’s Student Council Cmmunity Blood Bank Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the high school, 10674 Prospect St. Donors must be 16 years old with a signed CBB parental consent form or 17 and older. You must also weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have received no tattoos or body piercings for 12 months prior to donating. Walk-ins welcome. Photo ID is required. One donor at this drive will get to pick a $25 gift card to either Game Stop, Walmart or Amazon.

Literacy Volunteer book sale, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs.

Blessed Mary Angela Parish Holy Name Society indoor flea market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Hyacinth Lyceum, Lake Shore Drive E and Pangolin St., Dunkirk. Free coffee.

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.

Cassadaga Winter Festival, activities for children and adults throughout the weekend, dance, snowman contest, restaurant specials, library program, pancake breakfast and more! Movie Ice Age at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Church, Maple Avenue. Free popcorn. For details, see cbcassadaga.org or call 665-8855.

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.

BFA Dance Senior Projects, 2 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Merrins Dance Theatre. Open to public.

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.

Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games, sing songs, have snack. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Call 532-5129.

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

Patterson Library presents: “Arm Chair Travel: China and a Chinese New Year Celebration,” 4 to 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

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 Special ministries of Ripley United Methodist Church.

Blessed Mary Angela Parish Holy Name Society indoor flea market, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Hyacinth Lyceum, Lake Shore Drive E. and Pangolin St., Dunkirk. Free coffee.

Villenova Burial Association “Love Remembered Bake and Craft Sale,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Dayton Super Market, 303 Pine St. Supports the Villenova Cemetery.

Dunkirk Winterfest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for fishing tourney 8 a.m., anglers out until 3 p.m. $20 entry feel, cash prizes. Holiday Harbor weigh station open. Adult co-ed Snow Volleyball, Co-Ed Wiffleball, city lot between the Clarion Hotel and Tim Horton’s. Teams to register (no entry fee) at the Clarion Pavilion by 10:30 a.m. Washington Avenue between Lake Shore Drive and Second Street adjacent to Rookies on the Lake,sign in for kids’ street hockey tournament. Ages 8 to 10, 11 to 14, 15 to 17. All welcome, no entry fee. Teams determined at time of registration. Bocce Ball by pavilion, Corn-Hole in front of Spike Dailey’s Pub on Boardwalk. Clarion outdoor pavilion: hospitality, warming area, Tim Horton’s coffee and doughnuts, entertainment, carnival games, snow sculptures for children. Post-Winterfest gathering at the Filmore Tavern, Central Ave., music by The Rising. Call 366-9885 for details.

Cassadaga Winter Festival, activities for children and adults. 10 a.m.: Cassadaga Branch Library, 18 Maple Ave. , Cabin Fever music and crafts, designed for ages 2 and up. 10 a.m. to noon, Cub Scouts Pack 219 bake sale at library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., indoor snowman contest, hot chocolate, cookies at Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road. 2 to 4 p.m., wagon rides to Candy Land (Lily Dale) from Country Club. Lily Dale Historical Tour at 3 p.m. Snow Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. with BIG TONE, Cassadaga American Legion, 228 Maple Ave. For details, see cbcassadaga.org or call 665-8855.

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. See www.fredoniafarmersmarket.org for details.

Little Explorers: “Snow Scientists,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1600 Riverside Drive, Jamestown. Children ages 3-8 and their favorite grownup enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack, making for a fun-filled morning of learning. Limited enrollment. $8; $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3-8. Paid reservations required by Thursday, Feb. 7: Call 569-2345 during business hours or register online through Programs page at auduboncnc.org

Literacy Volunteer book sale, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs.

Student Chamber Concert, 2 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Merrins Dance Theatre. General public, student/child $7.

“Country Willows” Canvas Paint Event, 2 to 5 p.m., Grape Discovery Center, 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. $40 cost includes complimentary glass of wine, light refreshments and all painting supplies. Advance reservations required. Tickets available at http://www.colormetipsystudio.com/calendar or by calling Rosie at 716.410.7313.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30. No charge, but free will donations accepted. All you can eat in-house. Includes beef on weck, au gratin potatoes, vegetable, beverage, homemade dessert.

All-County Music Festival, Chautauqua Lake Central School, 5 p.m. concert, 100 N. Erie St., Mayville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., tickets at the door or at http://ccmta.net. All day-event for selected students in grades 5 to 12. Sponsored by Chautauuqa County Music Teachers Association.

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Gala “Arabian Nights,” Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Social hour at 6 p.m,; dinner at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. entertainment. $50 per person includes dinner, complimentary cocktail. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Purchase tickets online at www.CHPC.care by Jan. 26. With questions or to RSVP, call 338-0033. Storytelling, belly dancing, Henna artists, Moroccan shopping bazaar with auction, raffle treasures. Magic carpet photo booth. Dancing to After Dark Entertainment with DJ Matt Ekstrom.

BFA Dance Senior Projects, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Merrins Dance Theatre. Open to public.

Cinema Series: “The Favourite,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Stars Olivia Coleman as a frail Queen Anne, her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and Emma Stone as Sarah’s new rival Abigail. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891. Rated R, 113 minutes.

Fredonia Student Keyboard Association presents: Alumni concert, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall. Free.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 1 to 4 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

Libraries

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Make and take Valentines, 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. All ages are invited to stop in and make homemade Valentines for your loved ones. Lots of supplies All materials provided for you to craft to your heart’s content. Registration required. Call 934-3468.

Barker Library presents: Let’s celebrate Black History Month, 11 a.m. to noon, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Children can celebrate the history and achievements of African Americans with stories, a video and a quilting craft. All children welcome; no registration necessary.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the library, noon, 2341 Main St. Different rotating activities each month. New things to explore. Fun for entire family. Call 532-5129 to sign up.

Barker Library presents: Book Club, 2 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Discuss “UNDERGROUND RAILROAD,” by Colson Whitehead. Refreshments. All welcome. No registration necessary.