Saturday, December 8
Christmas Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or sold out, St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church, West Fourth and Lark streets, Dunkirk. An assortment of home-baked cookies sold at $8 per pound. For delivery, call 366-1979, and leave name, address, phone number and order.
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.
Little Explorers, 10 a.m. to noon, Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Topic is "Ever Green, Evergreens!" Children aged 3 to 8 attend with a favorite grownup for a nature lesson, walk, craft and snack. Cost is $7 or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations required. Call 569-2345, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at jamestownaudubon.org. Walk-ins welcome, but snack and craft materials not guaranteed.
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.
Carl-Vincent Club/Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity 75th Anniversary Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. Hosted by the family and friends of the Carl-Vincent Club/Sigma Phi Delta fraternity and the Carl-Vincent Auxiliary. There will be a presentation of memorabilia from the fraternity and the club along with some newly-discovered historical items. Refreshments, appetizers and holiday cookies will be served. RSVP to Cynthia Fitzgerald at 673-1169 or email@example.com, Ray Coniglio at 843-991-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060.
Adoption Open House at Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, noon to 3 p.m., Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, North Gale St., Westfield. Come meet and visit with these great shelter dogs in need of homes this holiday season. For more information, go to www.caninerescue.org or call 326-PAWS (7297).
Crochet Activism at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1 to 3:30 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Participants will learn the history of crochet and the use of crochet to bring attention to an ecosystem in peril, and make crocheted baskets from plarn (plastic yarn) made from old grocery bags. Limited class size. Reservations required. Cost is $14, or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Call 569-2345, email email@example.com, or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at jamestownaudubon.org.
Findley Lake Santa Claus Visit, 1 to 3 p.m., Findley Lake Fire Dept., Main St. Visit Santa Claus and enjoy cookies and refreshments. Gifts will be available for children to wrap for their parents.
Spaghetti Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m., Silver Creek VFW, 13 N. Main St. Cost is $8 pre-sale and $8.50 at the door. Dinners served with salad, bread, and butter. Sponsored by American Legion Hanover Memorial Post No. 148.
Screening of '2012 The Mayan Truth,' 7 p.m., McEwen Hall, Room G24, SUNY Fredonia campus. Film will be presented by Maya-Taino Initiative leader Miguel Sague; he will explain the Mayan Calendar and the prophecy for this year, 2012, as shared by the Mayan Day Keepers. A discussion will follow the film. Sague works in cooperation with Mayan artisan collectives in Guatemala and will have indigenous crafts for sale. There is no charge for this presentation. The public is invited, and children are welcome. For information, contact Michelle Sudyn at 982-2491 or Spider at 672-7570.
Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia campus. David Rudge conducts. Admission is free.
Sunday, December 9
Westfield Community Chorus Performances, 4 p.m., Mayville United Methodist Church; 7:30 p.m., Westfield First Presbyterian Church. The chorus will perform the Christmas Cantata "Canticle of Christmas" by Tom Fetke and Camp Kirkland. Directed by Sally Merwin. Public is welcome. Contact Sally Merwin at 326-3419 for more information.
Sheridan United Methodist Church Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m., Sheridan United Methodist Church, 2679 Route 20. "Silent Night! Holy Night!," Christmas cantata. Cookie reception to follow the performance. Admission is free. All are welcome. Call 672-2048 for information.
Service of Prayer for Healing of Human Hearts, 7 p.m., Harvest Chapel, Matteson St., Fredonia. A special service to pray for the pains of all community members, be they physical, spiritual, or emotional, this Christmas season.
Brass Choir, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia campus. Roderick MacDonald directs. Admission is free.
Monday, December 10
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 4 of 6. This six week, second level course continues during the month to introduce participants to the advanced features available in the Excel 2010 program. Some prior Excel knowledge is recommended. Register by using the online registration form at www.cclslib.org/Dunkirk or contact the library at 366-2511.
United Senior Citizens Catered Christmas Party, 11 a.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. Menu includes appetizers, stuffed shells with meatballs and sausage, tossed salad, bread, dessert and coffee. Cost is $5 for members who have their 2013 dues paid. This will be the last luncheon until March of 2013. Reservations required.
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.
Computer Class: Introduction to Basic Computers, 2 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Free Library, part 5 of 8. An eight-part class to introduce individuals to computers and provide instruction in Windows, creating and printing documents, exploring the Internet and using email. Register by using the online registration form at www.cclslib.org/Dunkirk or contact the library at 366-2511.
Christmas Party, 6 p.m., Sunset Bay Restaurant. J.Carter Knapp American Legion Auxiliary 953 of Forestville will be collecting for the Forestville Food Pantry at its Christmas party.
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 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Meeting, 7 p.m., Dunkirk airport. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Deputy Commander Vazquez at 680-1325.
Tuesday, December 11
NiMo/National Grid Retirees Christmas Luncheon, noon, Colony restaurant, Irving. All retirees and spouses welcome. For reservations, call Arlene Kuhn at 366-3342.
Wednesday, December 12
St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society Dessert Card Party, 12:30 p.m., Church Gathering Room, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Reservations appreciated but not required. All are welcome. For more information, call 679-1677. Leave a message if there is no answer.
Monday, December 17
N.Y. Telephone Retirees Monthly Get-together, 10:30 a.m., Bob Evans, Dunkirk. Holiday Lottery Exchange. For reservations and more information, call 366-3401.
Brocton-Portland Seniors Christmas Party, noon, St. Stephens. Members must be signed up with Rita and bring a $5 wrapped Christmas gift.