Saturday, November 17
Harvest Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Laona United Methodist Church, Porter and Wilson Roads, Fredonia. The menu includes quiche, breakfast pizza, fruit, muffins, coffee, tea and juice. Pies, breads, and other items will be available for purchase. Donations will be accepted, and will go toward needs within the church.
Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gowanda Moose Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. Refreshments available. For information, call 532-4882 or 532-0437.
Fitness Classes with Carol, 9 a.m., Fredonia Grange, 58 W. Main St. Includes stretching, strengthening, toning, core training and low-impact aerobics. Call 672-2209.
Picture Your Pet With Santa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Pets', children's and/or families' photos with Santa Claus will be taken by a professional photographer, and be available for purchase to benefit the Lakeshore Humane Society. Photos ready for pick-up on Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. Basket raffle, crafts and baked goods. No exotic pets. Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.
Thanksgiving with the Birds, 11:30 a.m., Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Soup will be followed by dinner at noon and a speaker at 1 p.m. Guests bring side dishes to share and $5 to help with the cost of the turkeys, which are provided. Go to jamestownaudubon.org or call 569-2345 for more information.
International Survivors of Suicide Day, noon, Mental Health Association, Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown. Refreshments will be served at noon, with an AFSP Nationwide Broadcast at 1 p.m. followed by a closing ceremony. For more information, call Rick at 661-9044.
NYSSMA Area All-State Concerts, 2 and 4:30 p.m., King Concert Hall. NYSSMA Area All-State Concert 1: Jazz, Women's Chorus, Mixed Chorus at 2 p.m. with Concert 2: String Orchestra, Orchestra, Band at 4:30 p.m. More than 400 students are involved representing 65 school districts. Both concerts will feature a variety of professional repertoire. Tickets are $8 through www.fredonia.edu/tickets or 673-3501.
Harvest Dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., St. John's UCC, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Dinner will include roast beef, baked potato, squash, Harvard beets, carrots, beverage and dessert. Cost is $7.50 pre-sale and $8 at the door. Call 366-0710 for tickets.
Holiday Shop and Mingle, 5 to 9 p.m., Columbus Club, 406 Deer St., Dunkirk. Vendors will be on hand selling unique cash and carry gift items as well as orderable items guaranteed to be here by Christmas. Consultants will be present to help shoppers select gifts. Gift wrapping on site. Free snacks, beverages available for purchase.
Stockton Volunteer Fire Co. Annual Turkey Party, 8 p.m., Stockton Volunteer Fire Company. Fresh-dressed turkeys, refreshments and door prizes. Proceeds go to fire department equipment and expenses.
Holiday on the Hill, 4 to 8 p.m., Girl Scout Building, 2661 Horton Road, Jamestown. This 8th annual holiday arts and crafts gift boutique will offer holiday shoppers a selection of unique and top quality gifts. Proceeds will benefit CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates.
DMS Annual Musical: 'Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.,' 7 p.m., Dunkirk Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, children, and seniors.
Sunday, November 18
Northern Chautauqua Club Association Regular Monthly Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk.
Chautauqua County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 459 Meeting, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 111-113 Deer St., Dunkirk.
S.C.O.R.E. Spaghetti Dinner, noon to 4 p.m. or until sold out, Stockton Fire Hall. Dinners are $8 and include spaghetti with sausage and meatball, salad, bread, and dessert. To-go meals are available. Gift baskets will be raffled off. For more information, call Marian at 785-0314.
Westfield Holly Tour 2012, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Westfield. The 27th Holly Tour of homes, sponsored by Westfield Women's Organization. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds benefit local community programs. The ticket includes the tour of homes, decorated for Christmas, a light dessert and entertainment at the First Presbyterian Church, S. Portage St. Many homes and commercial locations will be toured. Tickets may be purchased from WWO members or several locations in Westfield. Tickets may also be purchased online from Johnson Estate Winery at www.johnsonwinery.com. For more information, call 680-1317 or email email@example.com.
Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner and Service, 6 p.m., St. John Bosco Auditorium, Route 20, Sheridan, sponsored by the Forestville, Sheridan, Silver Creek ministerial association. Bring a dish to pass and table setting. Turkey and beverage will be provided. All are welcome. Call 672-2048 for information.
Monday, November 19
Fitness Classes with Carol, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange, 58 W. Main St. Includes stretching, strengthening, toning, core training and low-impact aerobics. Call 672-2209.
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.
Silver Sneakers Exercise Program, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Free for participants of Independent Health and $1 for all others. Coffee served every Monday and Wednesday.
Computer Class: Intermediate Excel, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dunkirk Free Library. Part 1 of 6. Register by using the online registration form at www.cclslib.org/Dunkirk or contact the library at 366-2511. Check the website or call the library for possible additions or changes.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela RC Church, Dunkirk. The American Red Cross is in urgent need of donors due to Hurricane Sandy.
Grape Belt Seniors Line Dance Class, noon, Masonic Lodge, East Main Road, Fredonia. Beginners class led by Jean Sutton, new students always welcome.
AARP Chapter 299 Meeting, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Dunkirk.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.
SUNY Empire State College Information Session, 5:30 p.m., 112 W. Main St., Suite 1, Fredonia. Call 673-1200 for reservations and information.
Line Dance Lessons, 6 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Beginners: 6 to 7 p.m., Advanced Beginners: 7 to 8 p.m., Intermediate: 8 to 9 p.m. Call Connie Glasier for additional information at 673-1438.
Aquasize, 7 to 8 p.m. Dunkirk High School Pool. $4 per class. For more information, contact Clinton Lewis, aquatics director, at 366-9300 ext. 1003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Erie Bird Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Program by Marilyn Pecoraro-O'Connell on Winter Backyard Bird Feeding. All who are interested in birds are welcome. For information, call 673-1627.
Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Sheridan fire hall, Route 20.
Monday, November 26
NY Telephone Retirees Monthly Get-Together, 10:30 a.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, Dunkirk. For reservations, call 366-3401.