World Beat Drum Circle meets today
The World Beat Drum Circle will meet today at Lily Dale, The Church of the Living Spirit on Cleveland Avenue (corner of Cleveland and Library streets) at 7:30 p.m. with facilitator George Clees. All are welcome, from those who have never drummed to the most experienced. Some drums are available for use during the evening.
Round and Square Dance Saturday night
A Round and Square Dance will be held Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Versailles Community Hall. Music will be by Pure Country and Paul Zittel. Refreshments are available.
celebration, cleanup at Bicentennial Park in Dunkirk
Fredonia State students and community volunteers will gather at Bicentennial Park across from Dunkirk High School on Saturday at 10 a.m. to remove invasive Japanese Knotweed, pick up trash and do an inventory of trees planted last year.
At 11 a.m., there will be a brief dedication of the new park benches, bicycle rack, reactivated lighting and trash barrel for the park. Tim Abbey and his crew at the high school have laid cement pads for the new benches.
Volunteers are invited to bring perennials to plant in the garden at the park. Refreshments will be available. Councilman Bill Rivera will welcome school and city officials and give thanks to the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation for the grant that made this development project possible.
Other SUNY volunteers will be planting trees along the 600 block of Main Street as the final effort this year for beautification and preservation of this area. Another student group will be joining the community beach cleanup along Dunkirk's waterfront. This volunteer effort is part of the celebration of Virginia Horvath, SUNY Fredonia's new president.
All volunteers are welcome.
Fitness Center open
The Dunkirk City School District opened their new Fitness Center Monday, The center will be open and used by faculty, staff, students and district residents throughout a Monday Saturday schedule.
Individuals wanting more information and/or to print information can go on the Dunkirk City School Dis-trict webpage at www.dcsd.org and then click the Community Education Tab Marauder Fitness Center links which will take you to the Information and Membership Application areas. Or you can type in the following web address: www.dunkirkcsd.org/Page/3086 which will take you to the same page.
Blood screening is planned Saturday
The 28th annual Rotary Blood Screening program is taking place on Saturday at Dunkirk High School. Appointments will be from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m.
Included in the program is a free blood pressure screening with test results sent to your personal physician within one week.
The clinical blood test, including a colon-rectal take home test kit and thyroid test are $40 with a PSA test for an additional $25.
The event is sponsored by the Dunkirk and Fredonia Rotary Clubs. Call 363-3917 to register.
Tailgate party on City Pier Sunday
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 will host a tailgate party Sunday on the Dunkirk City Pier at the Boardwalk starting at noon for the Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns game.
The team has put together a large silent auction with over 175 prizes. Some of the prizes include an American Girl doll, a boy's bicycle, home surround system, hotel rooms, outdoor furniture, weed wacker and cordless drill.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle, children's games, raffles and food. All this will be going on along with watching the game on big screen TV's.
All money from this event will go to the American Cancer Society. If you have any questions, call Jana Tarnowski at 366-7292.
Kandy Susi to appear on Senior Report
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Kandy Susi as the guest on Saturday's television program.
Susi is the director of Westfield Memorial Hospi-tal. Guest host for the show will be John "Doc" Hamels.
The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays . Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out.
The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.
Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995.
The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.
The guest is subject to change.
Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Forestville, Hanover, Irving and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19.
The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.
Protesters assemble tonight in Sheridan
Protesters against domestic violence will assemble outside the Town of Sheridan Court today starting at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Route 20 and Center Road.
The protesters have gathered at each scheduled hearing for William Prost, 52, of Stone Quarry Road in Fredonia.
Prost is a corrections officer charged with two misdemeanors - third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing - after an alleged domestic incident on May 8.
It is alleged Prost struck his live-in girlfriend in the face and covered her mouth and nose with his hand, preventing her from breathing.