Community Calendar

TODAY

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, hot and frozen pierogi; homemade soaps, shampoos and more. Accepting SNAP, Double Up, WIC-VF, Senior/WIC FMNP, Fresh Connect.

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.

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.

Fredonia Beaver Club Party on the Hill Super Car Cruise, 4 to 9 p.m., 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. Rain or shine. Entertainment with DJ Joe McCaffrey.

Grand opening of The National Comedy Center.

Christian Worship Center Care Ministry Closet, 5 to 7 p.m., 101 Eagle St., Fredonia. Free clothing, food and some furniture and household goods for those in need. Donations of items gratefully accepted as well. Call Pastor Erika Lopez at 672-6262 for details.

Gerry professional rodeo, Route 60. Beef barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. Rodeo at 8 p.m. featuring more than 200 pro cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation. Vendors. See gerryrodeo.org for various price combinations and special features.

Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corp open rehearsals, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Brocton Central School football field. Public welcome to observe this group from Atlanta, Georgia.

Fredonia Gazebo Concert Series: New Horizons Band, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common. Bring a lawn chair for added comfort.

South Dayton summer concert: “Farina & Friends,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., South Dayton Gazebo on the Village Green. Bring seating. Come early, shop and eat locally. Hot dogs and ice cream available at the Fast Lane.

Angola Summer Lawn Chair Concert: Josie Waverly, Our Country Star Returning from Hilton, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park. Martz Open Observatory Night, 7:30 p.m., 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg.

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

Living Healthy with Diabetes, 9 to 11 a.m., Fredonia First Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Free six week program, developed by Stanford University. Call 338-0010 ext. 1207 for registration and details.

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.

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.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details. See NCP Pickleball FB page if raining for decision if relocating to Brocton Elementary School. League Night.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2341 Main St.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime and craft 4 to 5 year olds, 10:30 to 11 AND 11:15 to 11:45, 536 Central Ave. Children will listen to a story and make a craft or participate in an activity. Siblings and friends are always welcome. For details, call 366-2511.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: The “Rock Stars” summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Meets Wednesdays for 5 weeks. Ages: Going into third grade through going into eighth grade. Register by calling 672-8051 or stop by. Runs through Aug. 8.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: free Kids’ Healthy Eating Class, noon to 12:30 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Part of the Summer Reading Program. For ages 4 and up. Cooking demo and samples provided. Parents welcome to join. Presenter: Eat Smart New York through the Chautauqua Center.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: STEAM program – “making slime party!,” 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 536 Central Ave.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

North East Picnic in the Park, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gibson Park, North East, Pennsylvania. Children’s entertainment each week paired with local food vendors. Free event. Call 814-725-4262 for details.

Eden Corn Festival, 3 to 11 p.m., U.S. 62. Games, rides, food stands, vendors, exhibits and more.

Growing Together With Music free demo class: Rhythm Kids, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., 369 W. Main St., Fredonia. For ages 4 through 7. Singing, musical games, drumming. For details, call 673-9020.

Jackson Center presents: “Comedy and the First Amendment: How Far is Too Far and Who Decides?” Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Panel discussion with Kitty Bruce, attorney Paul Cambria and comedian Lewis Black. $18. call 484-2222 for tickets or see www.NationalComedyCenter.org

Gerry professional rodeo, Route 60. Beef barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. Rodeo at 8 p.m. featuring more than 200 pro cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation. Vendors. See gerryrodeo.org for various price combinations, and special features.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Art After 5 series, 5 to 7 p.m., 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. Donation: $10. Live music on the patio, appetizers, wine, brief tours of the summer exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy.” Over 21 only. Rain or shine. All donations benefit RTPI’s general operations and programming. For details, call 665-2473.

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop, 5 p.m., Friendly Kitchen, 127 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sample two cold soups and a variety of cold roll-ups. Drawing at 5:30. Bring the kids and make a craft. Open to local residents. Limited seating. Call 366-1787 or email ccrmsahl@gmail.com to register.

The TJ North Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Ryckman Park, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Sponsored by Ahira Hall Memorial Library and Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY. Bring a chair or blanket. Free event.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival presents: Intro to Improv; Lucille Masquerade Ball; Adopting a comedy mindset workshop; Saturday Night Live Originators: Hazy Recollections from Aykroyd, Morris, Newman and Zweibel. Various prices. For locations, tickets and other events, see https://comedycenter.org

Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series presents: headliner “Nickel City Pimp Choir,” Dunkirk Pier. Opening act: “Hooman” at 5:25 p.m. Classes of 1968 from Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High Schools meet at the tent with the “Welcome Class of 1968” banner to kick off 50th reunion. Food and beverages may be purchased from vendors on the pier.

Music in the Park: The Cassadaga Band, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sinclairville.

Summer Free Concert Series: Chautauqua Theater Company’s Performance : Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeside Park. Route 394, Mayville. Bring seating. Food by Maple Springs Fire Dept., popcorn and water by Mayville Fire Dept., 50/50 drawing.

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).

The Wretched Group show, 8:30 p.m., Rookies on the Lake, 19 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Immediately follows the concert on the pier.

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.

Northern Chautauqua intro to pickleball, 6 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 296 E. Lake Shore Drive (corner of Jerboa), Dunkirk. No experience necessary. Bring a good pair of sneakers. Equipment provided. Reservations required: only room for 12. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Open play. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details. See NCP Pickleball FB page if raining for decision if relocating to Brocton Elementary School.

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. All pinochle players welcome. For details, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: August afternoons in the library, 1 p..m., 2341 Main St. Enjoy crafts, stories and games. Ages 4 to 10. Sign-up appreciated.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime and craft 2 to 3 year olds, 10:30 to 11 AND 11:15 to 11:45, 536 Central Ave. Children will listen to a story and make a craft or participate in an activity. Siblings and friends are always welcome. For details, call 366-2511.

Barker Library presents: The Artmobile, 10:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Art education and activities with friends from St. Bonaventure University. Free event. All children welcome.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Main St. For ages Kindergarten through grade 6.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: outdoor activities – sidewalk chalk drawing, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 536 Central Ave. All ages.

Collins Public Library presents: board meeting, 6 p..m., 2341 Main St. Open to the public.

Pattterson Library presents: Shannon Reber Book Talk: Madison Meyer Mystery series, 6 to 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Channel 7 Weatherman Mike Randall celebration, 6 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. funny, fast-paced show will include magic, ventriloquism, audience participation. Emphasizes the importance of reading. After the show, refreshments, pick up end of summer reading goody bag All ages welcome. Free, open to the public. See www.andersonleelibrary.org or call 934-3468 to register.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

Eden Corn Festival, 3 p.m. to midnight, U.S. 62. Games, rides, food stands, vendors, exhibits and more.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival presents: photo op; Lucille Ball trivia contest; In Conversation with Fran Drescher; block party with TPT; Amy Schumer and Friends. Various prices. For locations, tickets and other events, see https://comedycenter.org

Gerry professional rodeo, Route 60. Beef barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. Rodeo at 8 p.m. featuring more than 200 pro cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation. Vendors. See gerryrodeo.org for various price combinations and special features.

Westfield First Friday street fair event, 5 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Live music, kids’ games, wine, food, vendors and more. See fishing locations display in the village and the hamlet of Barcelona.

Myjtownny Instagram photo show opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Third on Third Gallery, 108 E. Third St., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown. Free public event, several of the photographers will be present.

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.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 7 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, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

Westfield Recreation presents: free family-oriented movie, dusk, Moore Park.

The Wretched Group show, 9 p.m. to midnight, Clarion Dockside Cafe, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

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.

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