Saturday, April 27
Bird Banding Demonstration, 7 to 11 a.m., Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Tag along with ornithologists who capture and release birds to study population trends. Program is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information go to www.jamestownaudubon.org or call 569-2345.
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.
Parent Network of WNY Workshop: 'NYS Parent Member Training,' 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Training is intended to provide Parent Members who sit on the Committees on Preschool and School Age Special Education with an understanding of their role, requirements and the special education process. Participants will learn techniques and strategies to fulfill their Parent Member roles in a meeting. Parents and families of special needs children and young adults are encouraged to attend. Free. To register or for more information, call 332-4170 or go to www.parentnetworkwny.org.
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.
'Monitoring the Hive' Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. At this fourth of eight classes on beekeeping, learn how to light a smoker and smoke the hive, how to relocate bees without losing them, and more. For details, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.
Christian Motorcycle Association Bike Blessing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1951 E. Main St. in Falconer. Hosted by Jamestown Harley-Davidson. Refreshments will be served at noon. All riders are welcome. Anyone needing information can call Brian Bowman at 785-0462.
Brocton Fire Company Membership Drive/Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fire Hall on Lake Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.
Ahira Hall Memorial Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Large assortment of paperbacks, hardcovers, DVDs, VHS tapes and children's books available; bake sale. Runs through May 11 during regular library hours. All proceeds help support the library's annual budget. For more information, call 792-9418.
Math Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dunkirk Free Library. SUNY Math Department students will read children's books and teach related math concepts. Free. For more information call 366-2511.
Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House, noon to 4 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.
Western New York Drum & Bugle Corps Rehearsal, 2 p.m., Frank Acquavia American Legion Post 1344. All members are requested to be present. New members are still welcome to join the horn line, drum line and color guard.
Free Community Meal, 4 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, Gowanda. Free community meal every fourth Saturday of the month. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Storyteller and space for children to play. Everyone welcome. Handicap accessible from Erie Ave.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Forestville Mason Hall. Cost is $8.
'Raising the Bar to Beat Cancer' Fundraiser, 5 to 10 p.m., Rookies on the Lake, Dunkirk. Drink specials, snacks, raffles, a Chinese auction, a photo booth, "Shave it or Save it" haircuts for donation, and live music from Hoo Man at 5 p.m. and US at 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit Ride 4 Roswell. Tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door.
Dinner and Movie Night, 5 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Cassadaga Community Baptist Church, 25 Maple Ave. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the movie, "The Hobbit" will follow. Free and open to everyone.
Whitachoir Presents: Spring Concert 2013, 7 p.m., Mason Hall, Diers Recital Hall. Presented by the Whitachoir student group. Free admission.
Social Dance, 8 to 10 p.m., Collage Performing Arts Center, 214 Eagle St., Fredonia. Sponsored by Collage Performing Arts Center and the Dunkirk-Fredonia Ballroom Dance Club. Admission is $3 per person. All are welcome.
Sunday, April 28
Northern Chautauqua County Club Association Regular Monthly Meeting, 10:30 a.m., J. Carter Post 953, Forestville.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 459 Meeting, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. Contact Secretary Danny McGill for more information at 366-2287.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Annual Chicken Barbecue and Raffle, 11 a.m., 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets are $8 presale and $9 at the door; $4 for children. Each dinner includes a half chicken, baked beans, dilled and buttered baby red potatoes, tossed salad, dessert, and a beverage. The raffle will include donations from the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills. All are welcome.
Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m., Dayton Volunteer Fire Company Fire Hall, 9512 Route 62, Dayton. Dinners are $9 for adults and $5.50 for children under 12. Each dinner includes half a chicken, salted potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, a roll with butter, dessert and a beverage. Take-out is available by calling 532-2627.
Southern Tier Bills Booster Club Meeting, 2 p.m., Kosciuszko Club, Dunkirk.
Masterworks with College Symphony, 4 p.m., King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia. Tickets: $250 VIP, $150 Patron, $75 Supporter, $25 general admission, $10 students (available in person w/ ID). Ticket price in excess of $10 is tax-deductible. For more information, contact Jennifer Darrell-Sterbak at 673-3686.
Bingo, 6:45 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. Paying up to $1,199 in 26 games on paper, including 4 specials: Red, White, Blue, and Pot of Gold. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call Sunday afternoon 366-4480.
Monday, April 29
Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per session.
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.
N.Y. Telephone Retirees Special Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Bob Evans, Dunkirk. For information and reservations, call 366-3401.
Brocton-Portland Seniors' 55th Anniversary Celebration, noon, Nickel Plate Depot, Brocton. For signed-up members.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.
Our Kids: Parent Education Groups, 4 p.m., Catholic Charities, 425 Main St., Dunkirk. A weekly group meeting for those who have questions about how separation, divorce or conflict over custody has affected their children. For more information, call Catholic Charities at 366-3533 for details and registration. Calls and enrollment are confidential.
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.
John T. Murray Post 1017 Ladies Auxiliary Special Election, 6:30 p.m., Post 1017. The following positions will be voted upon: junior vice president, treasurer, guard, conductress and three-year trustee. All interested members should attend.
Diabetes Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Hospital's Cafeteria (ground floor). Meets last Monday of each month. The group is geared to support those who have or know of someone with diabetes. New members welcome. For more information, contact Linda Walters, RN 363-7296.
Sheridan Historical Society Trustee Meeting, 7 p.m., Former Sheridan Town Hall. For more information call 672-2201.
Aquasize Class, 7 to 8 p.m., DHS Pool. Cost is $4 per class or $50 for the spring season. Class runs from April 8 to June 19. Call Pool Director Clinton Lewis at 366-9300, ext. 1003 and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.