Community News briefs

Free children’s Christmas party Saturday

Christ Community Church is holding a free Christmas party for area children on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will feature ornament crafts, cookie decorating, lunch and games. Said Shelley Brautigam, children’s ministry leader, “A large part of our children’s ministry at Christ Community focuses on outreach and giving back to the local community. We look forward to sharing the joy of the season with area children at this Christmas celebration.” Christ Community is located at 219 Berry Road, Fredonia. Sunday services are held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. each week. Square One children’s ministry coincides with the 11 a.m. service.

Lily Dale Holiday Bazaar/Thrift Sale set for Dec. 7 through 10

LILY DALE — The Lily Dale Holiday Bazaar/Thrift Sale will take place Thursday through Sunday Dec. 7 through 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lily Dale Lyceum. The event will feature gifts for pets, children and adults, gently used and new thrift items, jewelry, craft and fabric supplies, household articles, glassware, dishes, decor, appliances. handmade wreaths, hats, scarves, aprons, caftans as well as Fairy houses, knick knacks and indoor plants. All proceeds benefit Lily Dale Assembly.

North Collins Library announces December events

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Library, located at 2095 School St. in North Collins, announces December events.

Story hours will be held Dec. 8, 15 and 22 at 11 a.m.

On Dec. 26 at 6 p.m., there will be a Touch Tank program with Aquarium of Niagara.

Also debuting is the library’s newest program, A Christmas Story themed ESCAPE Room. Sign up for a time slot most Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 337-3211 for an appointment.

Loyal Order of Moose 1382 plans indoor flea market for Saturday

GOWANDA — Loyal Order of Moose Gowanda 1382 will hold an indoor flea market, vendor event and crafts on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. There will also be food available and a 50/50 raffle.

Evans Garden Club Christmas dinner

The Evans Garden Club will have its Christmas dinner at Pasquale’s, 6824 Erie Road, Derby on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Cocktails are scheduled at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. For more information and reservations, call 549-4572 or 549-0598.