Community notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000.

New Zealand TV medium in town

New Zealand television medium Kerry-Marie Callander, CSNU will be presenting events in Lily Dale and Cassadaga.

Today, Aug. 4, she will demonstrate her mediumship at the Spirit Art Gallery from 2 to 5 p.m. at a cost of $15. Saturday evening at 7 p.m., Susan Barnes will show a free screening of Callander’s new television series “Sensing Murder” at 12 Third St. in Lily Dale. The program is available on New Zealand television and the Internet.

On Sunday Aug. 5, Callander will be presenting “Fine Tune Your Mediumship Skills” at the Octagon Building in Lily Dale. The workshop will focus on bringing through the divine healing power of spirit. The cost is $50.

The Spirit Art Gallery is located on Route 60 in the heart of Cassadaga. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. In addition to spirit art, the gallery also features aura photography. For more information, call 595-2921 or (585) 314-9362 or visit

Valley Historical Society annual quilt show planned for this weekend

The Valley Historical Society annual quilt show will take place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Valley Historical Society museum at the corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville. There is no admission charge. The event coordinators are Betty Jean Ridout, Lois Anderson and Mary Shearman. The museum is open on Sunday until 5 p.m.

United Senior Citizens luncheon reservations needed

The United Senior Citizens next meeting will take place on Monday, Aug. 13 at noon at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. The picnic lunch will be hamburgers, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, rolls, potato salad, tossed salad, baked beans and fruit salad for dessert. To reserve lunch: $10 per member and $11 per guest, send check made out to United Senior Citizens to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, New York 14048 by Aug. 6.

Teen Book Talk to Continue Through August

Due to popular demand, Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, will continue to offer Teen Book Talk through the month of August. This program is a time for teens to come together and share about a book they are currently reading or a book they have already read and loved. Discussion will be facilitated by Kathryn Moore and will take place on the four Tuesdays in August (7, 14, 21, and 28) at 7 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be served. Teens are also invited to come at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 for a planning meeting.

Kathryn Moore is a certified 7 to 12 grade ELA Teacher, a former AIS instructor and former University Professor. She welcomes all teens who love to chat about books!

For more information or to answer any questions, call the library at 934-3468 or send a message on Facebook at

Ahira Hall Memorial Library upcoming programs

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton, has announced several programs for August. The library will host a Bilingual Storytime with Emily Barry at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.

The library will host the Cassadaga Area Concert Band on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ryckman Park, Brocton. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free concert!

FAB (Fiber Arts in Brocton) meets at 10:30 a.m .on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library. This month it will be Aug. 9 and 23. Bring your own project and supplies and enjoy a morning of crafting and friendship.

Call the library at 792-9418 for more information.

Dunkirk Public Library announces August computer classes

Pinterest: Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to noon

Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: Aug. 8 – 1 to 2:30 p.m.

I-Phone Basics: Aug.10 – 1 to 2 p.m.

Basic Computers: Aug. 13, 15,17 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hour of Code: Aug. 24 – 1 to 2 p.m.

Android Smartphones Basics: Aug. 27 – 1 to 2 p.m.

Skype: Aug. 29 – 1 to 2 p.m.

Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: Aug. 30 – 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Social Media Websites: Aug. 31 – 11 a.m. to noon

All classes are offered at the Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Registration is required for all classes. Contact the library at 366-2511.

Historical Museum to be open Tuesday

The Dunkirk Historical Museum will be open Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The museum is located at 513 Washington Ave. The public is welcome, free of charge.