Comedy benefit to raise money and cancer awareness
Comedian Rob Lederman with opening act Nik Siracuse will perform on Saturday at the Sheridan VFW Post 6390, 2556 Route 20, Sheridan.
Tickets are $15 and doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the family of the late Shari Peck, who died from kidney cancer Dec. 27, 2011. A scholarship will be set up and money will be donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in her name.
Food is not included in the price of the ticket but the VFW Post will offer food specials during the show.
Tickets are available at the door, at the VFW Post, online at robledermancomedybenefit.weebly.com or by calling Tami Peck 410-1810. A silent auction and raffle for a 32-inch flat screen TV will also be available.
Emergency items being collected for Sandy
victims in Forestville
The Forestville Wesleyan Church, in cooperation with the Forestville Central School District, will be collecting emergency items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy today and Thursday, with collection ending 3 p.m. Thursday. Items may be dropped off at the main office of the Forestville High School on Academy Street in Forestville. A tractor trailer truck will be transporting the items collected to the Bronx Armory late Thursday night. The donated items accepted include: clean blankets that should be wrapped in a plastic garbage bag, bottled water, diapers and nonperishable food items. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made out to the "Forestville Wesleyan Missionary Society" and marked for hurricane relief. For information, contact the church office at 965-2353.
Book sale Saturday at 21 East Bookstore
On Saturday, 21 East Bookstore, 21 E. Second St. in Dunkirk, will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperbacks will be 50 cents, hardcovers $1. Proceeds go toward helping 21 East Bookstore in its effort to promote literacy in the community. Shoppers should use the Washington Avenue entrance.
Game night at library resumes Thursday
Game night at the Sin-clairville Free Library re-sumes Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for those ages 13 and up. Play favorite board and card games and learn new ones. Bring a game and join the fun. The library has Wii.
Talk by Richard Titus Thursday at Dunkirk Historical Society
The Historical Society of Dunkirk will sponsor a talk Thursday by Richard Titus of Dunkirk on his book, "No One Forgets: Our Fallen Heroes from World War II." The book focuses on stories of soldiers from Chautauqua County who gave their lives in the service of their country. The program takes place at the Dunkirk Historical Museum at 513 Washington Ave. and is free, but donations are always welcome. Use the side entrance.
Hispanic and women farmers claim process
Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between Sept. 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013.
The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. There are no filing fees to participate in the program. Claimants must register for a claims package (by calling the claims center or visiting the website) and the claims package will be mailed to claimants. All those interested in learning more or receiving information about the claims process and claims packages are encouraged to contact the website or claims telephone number.
Chautauqua County FSA Office will conduct a public meeting Thursday to provide more information on this program in the A&B Conference Room of the Ag Service Building, 3542 Turner Road, beginning at 1 p.m.
Versailles Community Bazaar Saturday
A bazaar will be held at the Versailles Community Hall Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community is invited to come and do some early holiday shopping. Lunch will be available.