Community Notebook

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

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.

Audubon First Friday Lunch Bunch: Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome to discuss “Nature’s health benefits, followed by BYO brown bag lunch. 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. $8, $6 for members. Audubon provides coffee and tea. No reservations required. More info at auduboncnc.org

Charlie Rodriguez House Fire Rebuild benefit, 3 to 7 p.m. or sold out, American Legion Post 327, 7579 East Route 20 Westfield. Spaghetti dinner or roast beef sandwich, $10, child’s menu available $5. Ticket auction, 50/50, DJ karaoke to follow. Pre-sale tickets available by calling the Legion at 326-3924, or purchase tickets at door.

Women’s 20th Get-Away Weekend, Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Registration 4 to 7 p.m. Ice-breaker – wine and cheese get-together, karaoke, etc. Sponsored by Chadwick Bay Chapter, NYS Women, Inc. Call Terri at 680-0585 or 673-1045 for pricing, registration. Proceeds go to fund scholarship and community projects.

Kaleidoscope Family Series: DuffleBag Theatre: “Beauty and the Beast,” 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. Audience members asked to come up on stage and join in the action. Reserved seating. General public: $15.

Reception: Innovators and Activists: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, 7 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery. Features contemporary art (photography, video, animation, performance art, painting, sculpture, and furniture) by artists who received support from NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships at crucial points in their careers.

Old-fashioned Barn Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Adults: $7, students: $5, ages 12 and under free. Squares, contras, mixers and more. Beginner friendly, family friendly. No experience needed. For details, call Joe at 679-8426.

Faculty Recital: Constellation Concert, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. High caliber faculty, student performances. Features Marc Guy, horn; Sarah Hamilton, oboe; I-Fei Cehn, piano; Joe Dan Harper, tenor; Wildy Zumwalt, soprano saxophone; Laura Koepke, Cyd Scott, Lauren Henning, bassoons; Kieran Hanlon, string bass and Nick Weiser, piano-jazz selection. 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: Friday Matinee, 12:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For adults 18 and older, a variety of movies from documentaries to classics to new releases. Feel free to bring bag lunch or snack to enjoy while watching “Puzzle.” No registration necessary.

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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Women’s 20th Get-Away Weekend, Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Continental breakfast, pampering treatments, workshops; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Public welcome to Shopping Expo with many vendors, arts and crafts, gift baskets. Evening activities: dinner- theme “Broadway shows,” bingo. Sponsored by Chadwick Bay Chapter, NYS Women, Inc. Call Terri at 680-0585 or 673-1045 for pricing, registration. Proceeds go to fund scholarship and community projects.

Al Tech / D.S.S. Retirees breakfast club, 9 a.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

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.

Kids Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St. New, nearly new clothing, other items for children newborn through size 6; expectant mothers. Use educational entrance. For details, call 679-1513.

Audubon presents: Snowflake Local Living Festival, 10 a.m to 4 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Fun for all ages, indoors and out: horse-drawn Magic Moments carriage rides, live owls and other animals, sled dog demonstrations with Husky Paws Rescue, Inc., crafts, exhibits, maple taps drilling, syrup making, games, scavenger hunt, projects, vendors, great food and beverages, hike with a naturalist, Wild Spirit Education’s live animals meet and greet, snowshoes, more! $8 adults, $6 members, $2 for children 3-15, under 2 free. More info at auduboncnc.org/snowflakefestival

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.

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

Scandinavian Culture Days, 10 a.m. to noon, Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Free admission, open to public. Scandinavian crafts, foods, Swedish language, traditions.

Lakeshore Humane Society Souper Bowl Saturday Pet Adoption Day/Open House, 12 to 4 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. $20 donation includes handcrafted LHS soup bowl created by local potter Lisa Eppolito, choice of variety of soups, beverage, dessert. $10 option of lunch only. Adoption rooms will be open. Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for details.

Live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Church Street. General admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 students. Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine. Three hours, 21 minutes, with one intermission.

Chili Cookoff Contest, 2 to 4 p.m., Silver Creek Central School District high school cafeteria. Public welcome. Admission: $5 gives three votes for best chili in area. All profits benefit Performing Arts students in Silver Creek. Prizes.

Lakeshore Humane Society’s fourth annual “Pins for Paws” fund-raiser (rescheduled date), 4 to 7 p.m., Lucky Lanes, 10387 Bennett Road, Fredonia. $12.50 includes two games and your shoes. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, basket drawing, and door prizes. Tickets available at the LHS Adoption Center (431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk), from LHS members, or at the door (until sold out). Tickets held from the original date will be honored. Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.

Cinema Series: “Green Book,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American driving Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in the 1960s, Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes.

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