Saturday, December 1
Elks Hoop Shoot, 9 a.m. to noon, Dunkirk High School. Each person will shoot two sets of free throws. May be done anytime during the event; it is not a requirement to stay for all three hours. Age division: Girls 8-9, 10-11, 12-13.Boys 8-9, 10-11, 12-13. Proof of age needed for each participant. Prizes given out for each age group. Winner of each age group of each the boys and girls will go on to the district level competition.All are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Bonafede at 946-7418 or John Boner at 366-4497.
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.
Gifts of Love, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Fredonia. Held first Saturday of every month. Free clothing: maternity, baby, toddler, up to size 8.
Fredonia Winter Farmers' Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Forest Lodge, Route 20. For more information, call Melinda McGuinn at 673-9356.
Christmas Craft Show and Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church. There will be unique gift items for sale and a bake sale. Cookies are $3.75 per dozen. Craft vendors are needed. Vendor cost is $10 per table; call 640-6907.
Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lily Dale Lyceum, East Street. There will be a bake sale, crafts, and gift items. Hosted by the Artisans Guild. Profits go to all participating organizations.
South Dayton Holiday Craft Show and Turkey and Biscuit Lunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Dayton Firemen's Activity Hall, 34 Maple St. Craft show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Santa Claus on site for pictures from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their cameras. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a cost of $6 for adults and $4 for children. Sponsored by the South Dayton Fire Belles. For more information, call Vivienne at 988-5975.
Homemade Holidays at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Participants will learn to make holiday decorations from sustainably harvested local greens. Reservations appreciated. Call 569-2345, email email@example.com, or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at jamestownaudubon.org. Cost is $30 or $25 for Friends of the Nature Center.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Hedwig's Social Center of Blessed Mary Angela Parish, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. The Chautauqua Area Potters (CAP) presents this annual fundraiser, a nationwide campaign to fight local hunger. Choose a handcrafted bowl, make a cash donation, and receive a bowl of soup made by BOCES culinary arts students. Bowls will then be washed and wrapped as gifts. Live music by Tom Gestwicki and raffle. For more information, call Marvin Bjurlin at 672-9151 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ron Nasca, 672-6833, or visit www.facebook.com/fredoniaemptybowlsproject.
Sensational Santa Show, 11 a.m., Anderson Lee Library, Silver Creek. The Sensational Santa Show is a children's magic show, performed by David Jeffers (Mr. J.), and is all about Santa Claus. Refreshments and small prizes for the children will be available after the show. There will also be a large display of seasonal books for cardholders to borrow.
Secret Santa Shoppe, 1 to 4 p.m., Lakeshore Marine Club, Route 5, Silver Creek. A variety of vendors, including Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Dove Chocolate Discoveries and more, will be present. This is also a Marine Toys for Tots drive, and anyone who brings an unwrapped toy to donate is entered to win a door prize. Admission to the event is free.
Findley Lake Christmas Auction, 5:30 p.m., Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Main St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m. Great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done. For more information, call Mary Louise at 490-2724.
Journey to Bethlehem, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Park Street, Forestville. Call 965-2506 for more information.
Fredonia Middle School Musical, 7 p.m., Fredonia Central School District Auditorium. "School House Rock Live! Jr!" will be presented by the middle school. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.
Gospel Choir Fall Show, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia campus. Free admission.
Sunday, December 2
Chautauqua County ABATE Meeting, 11 a.m., 41 West, Fredonia. Meetings held first Sunday of the month.
Pancake Brunch, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Villenova Grange, Balcoms Corners, Sourht Dayton. Large and small portions; take-outs available. Call 988-3819 for more information.
Westfield Community Chorus Performance, 4 and 7:30 p.m., West Portland Baptist Church, Westfield. The chorus will perform the Christmas Cantata "Canticle of Christmas" by Tom Fetke and Camp Kirkland. Directed by Sally Merwin. The public is welcomed. Contact Sally Merwin at 326-3419 for more information.
Monday, December 3
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.
Grape Belt Seniors Line Dance Class, noon, Masonic Lodge, East Main Road, Fredonia. Beginners class led by Jean Sutton, new students always welcome.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.
Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Meets first Monday of the month. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Dunkirk Hose Co. 1 Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., 111 Robin St., Dunkirk. Potential volunteers welcome to attend.