Community calendar

Community calendar notices must be received in writing five business days prior to the event and will be printed for three consecutive days, including the day of the event. Coming events are published only when prior reservations are required.


Ripley United Methodist Church All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 84 W. Main St. $7. Pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Benefits East Ripley Cemetery Association.

WNY Bully Breed Festival, doors open at 8 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. 4 ABKC Sanctioned events in 2 rings. Admission: $20 per person, dogs and children under 12, free. Members of ABKC and professional judges on hand to answer questions. Call 680-1913 For details.

Grape Belt Open Golf Tournament, 8:15 to 4:30 p.m., Pinehurst Golf Club, 7428 E. Main Road, Westfield. Benefits the Grape Discovery Center. Details TBA.

Chautauqua Dragon Boat races and festival, 9 a.m., Lucille Ball Memorial Park, 21 Boulevard Ave., Celoron. Also Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union Rubber Ducky race, vendors, food, family-friendly activities.

Herbert Star Apartments Residents’ Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 54 Central Ave., Brocton. Hot dog lunches sold at noon.

Tour of Chautauqua, 9 a.m. 25 mile tour follows the Lake Erie Plain, starts and ends at Moore Park, Check in and registration between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Registration at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., across from Moore Park. The tours pass through several small towns where food can be purchased. Light meal provided at the finish across the street at the Episcopal Church. Water stops provided along the 40, 62, 75 and 100 mile tours. $25 on or before July 18. After July 18, registration: $28. Recreational tour: not a race. Bicycle helmet required.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Church Street, Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods and artisan-quality crafts. Today’s events: Kids’ Yoga with Rebecca from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Bring a towel or a mat.Suggested donation: $3. EatSmart NY food demo with Angie 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This week’s recipe: Super Sundae. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See for details.

Westfield Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moore Park, 2 E. Main St. Offers locally grown produce, meat, organic foods, artisan craft vendors and more. Prepared foods, beverages also available.

South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Homemade pies, breads, sweet rolls, jams, fresh eggs, vendors of homemade crafts, home grown fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons and Fresh Connect coupons accepted. No fee for participation. Call Market Manager Linda at 672-9004 for details.

Cross Roads Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Open with local vendors, artisans and crafters.

Lily Dale presents: ACKNOWLEDGING THE KNOWLEDGE & INTELLIGENCE OF SPIRIT, Mavis Pittilla, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Auditorium, $100. During this workshop you will begin to understand the Spirit World & how they dwell amongst us sharing our lives but also go through a process of their own discovery in the Spirit World. During this workshop you will listen to her understanding of: The Spirit World; Mediumistic faculties; Spirituality; Power.

Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival: Sun, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., main entrance at Third and Pine Street, downtown Jamestown. Two outdoor stages, 20 acts, street market, live art exhibits, wellness sessions, local food and beverage vendors, a comedy show, pop-up art galleries, beer garden, poetry slam competition, more. Suggested donation: $5. Benefits Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Jr. Guilders of Jamestown, and YMCA Camp Onyahsa Scholarship Programs.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers: “Forest Fun,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Three to eight-year-old children and their favorite grown-ups enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft and snack. $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children. Paid reservations required by previous Thursday. Call 569-2345 during business hours or go online through the Programs page at

Festivals 2018 Craft show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. Admission to grounds charged on Friday and Saturday. (Gate fee for noon to 8 p.m. is $17). No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

Leon Historical Society Museum open, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 62, Leon. Public welcome. New this year: “Pioneer’s Journal” displayed. For details, contact Pat at 296-5709.

Master’s Plan Cafe annual Dice Run and Bike Blessing, 9586 Railroad Ave, Dayton. Registration11 a.m. to noon, followed by bike blessing with kick stands up at 12:15 p.m. 75 mile run with three stops. Prior to run, burgers, hot dogs served, followed by a pulled pork barbecue upon returning. Music by the Jim Drew Band (Christian Folk and Rock Band). T-shirts for sale, raffles, American auction baskets. Free will offering. Donations help Master’s Plan Ministries many programs. Event open to all.

Salvation Army Summer Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m., 83 S. Main St., Jamestown. Free summer family fun event. Food, bounce houses, games and fun give-aways.

Gifts of Love and Hope Summer Raffle for Roswell Park’s Courage of Carly Fund, noon to 1 a.m., 1/2 Woodrow Ave., Dunkirk. Face painting, food trucks, raffles, Music by Black Widow, Ultraviolet, Acoustic Confusion and OC/DC.

CIAO annual meeting and picnic, noon, Russell Joy Park, Howard St., Fredonia, lower pavilion. No fee. Members asked to bring a dish to pass, personal table setting and drinks other than coffee or water. Reservations required. Call Nance Ortolano at 673-9177 or email CIAOSECRETARY@GMAIL.COM.

Nature program: Bats, Birds, Butterflies and More!,1 to 2 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton playground in the campground. Free program. For details, call Amelia at 386-3165 ext 208.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. No charge. All you can eat in-house of a homemade meal. Menu: pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, beets, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Handicapped access on Erie Avenue. Free will donations not necessary, but are appreciated. All welcome.

Greystone Nature Preserve presents: Bat Watch, 7 p.m., 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Erie, gain understanding of bats by first-hand experience. Strolls, old-fashioned campfire. Donation-based event. Call 679-6603 for details.

Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival: Moon, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., is for ages 21+. $15 presale. Jamestown’s downtown live music venues such as Shawbucks, MoJos, Wine Cellar and The Chadakoin Club. Musical guests include headlining band Wild Adriatic and many more groups. Purchase Whirlybird: Moon tickets at website at

Cinema Series: “Boundaries,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Stars Vera Farmiga as a single mother driving her criminally-minded father (Christopher Plummer) down the coast. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Rated R, 104 minutes.

Health and wellness

Yoga on the Lawn, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek. On the lawn (gym in case of inclement weather). All welcome. Free. Ann Marie Hamlet, instructor.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Open play. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.


South Dayton Library presents: free quilting classes with Claudia Youmans, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17 Park St.

Cherry Creek Library presents: “Reading Rocks,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, 6778 Main St., All ages welcome. A focus is musical instruments.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the Library, noon. With different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Call the Library at 532-5129 to sign up.


Festivals 2018 Craft show, 11a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

Portland Congregational Church annual potluck picnic, 11:30 a.m., to 4 p.m., 8649 Church St. Final Bicentennial event. Bring a dish to pass, no desserts needed. Activities: water slide, bounce house, egg race, apple bobbing, target golf, pie eating contest, water balloon wars, face painting, more. Prizes .

Farmers’ Market, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ames Commons, Route 60 and Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. Local farmers and artisans. Produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, soaps and personal care items, knitted and sewn items, jewelry and more. FMNP/WIC VF/SNAP (EBT) accepted.

Medora Ball Museum open house, 2 to 4 p.m., 9068 Otto/East Otto Road in the First Congregational Church, top of East Hill. No admission charge.

Valley Historical Society museum open house, 2 to 5 p.m., corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville. Contains hundreds of artifacts from the Cassadaga Valley. No admission charge.

Victorian paper doll-making workshop, 2 to 5 p.m., Spirit Art Gallery, Route 60, Cassadaga. Price: $35, includes all materials. Instructor: Carrie Tredo. No previous art experience necessary. For details, call 595-2921.

Blessed Mary Angela parish presents: Polka Fest 2018, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. International recording artists “Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push” 3 to 7 p.m. under the big top. No admission fee. Reserved tables of 10 available for $100. Call Tony at 467-0891. Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, only $10, barbecue noon to 5 p.m., raffles and Chinese auction, kids’ world, bounce house.

Robert H. Jackson Center presents: Tribute program and reception for exhibit “A Model for Courage: The Life of Charles E. Goodell,” 4 p.m., 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Free, open to the public.

Cassadaga Concert: “Kokomo Time Band” (beach party music), 5 to 7 p.m., floating stage at Cassadaga Beach, 45 Park Ave., Cassadaga. Come by boat or bring a chair or blanket. Food and drink are available to purchase with all proceeds going to the Cassadaga Food Pantry. Rain location: American Legion, Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave, Cassadaga.

Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Community movie night presents: “Despicable Me 3,” dusk, Lambert Avenue playground.


United Senior Citizens luncheon meeting, noon, Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Menu: picnic lunch of hamburgers, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, rolls, potato salad, tossed salad, baked beans and fruit salad for dessert. Send $10 check per dinner for member, $11 for guest to: Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048 by Aug. 6.

Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89 cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., 296 Lake Shore Drive, West. Door prizes, 50/50 and two $25 cash prizes. Hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages as well as beverages available for purchase. All antique, classic, muscle cars, street rods as well as motorcycles are welcome. Rain date Aug. 20.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 6 p.m., Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 p.m. Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry. For details, call Percy at 532-1410.

Kayak Night, meet at 6:30 at DEC launch, Dale Drive, Cassadaga, head out at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens for a Better Cassadaga. Call Evergreen Outfitters for rental 763-2266.

Health and wellness

Stretch and tone with exercise, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Donation: $1 per session.

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 welcome.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114. Open play.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.


Cherry Creek Library presents: “Reading Rocks,” 1 to 4 p.m., 6778 Main St., All ages welcome. A focus is musical instruments.

Collins Public Library presents: Computer Class, Introduction to Windows 10, noon to 2 p.m., 2341 Main St. Introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft. Registration open, fills up fast. All classes free, open to the public. Call 532-5129 to sign up.

Collins Public Library presents: Lap Sit with Miss Abbi, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. Great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stores and more. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Basics of cake decorating by Professional Baker JoAnne Holdridge, 6 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. One-time class to learn borders, simple flowers and writing. All materials will be provided and you can take your cake home. For adults over the age of 18. Only 10 spots. Register early. See or call 934-3468 to register.


Peaceful SOUL Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Native Pride parking lot, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. Fresh wholesome food from local farmers, Native craftsmen selling their artisan works. Various programs.

Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter presents: Living Well with Early Stage Dementia Series, part 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Drive, Sinclairville. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

Fredonia Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St. No cost. Come, listen, learn, share if desired. Refreshments. Call 449-3795 or visit for details.

Fredonia Community sing-along, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common Gazebo. Bring a chair. Free to all. For details, call Joe at 679-8426. Rain location: Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St.

Evans Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Angola Library, 34 N. Main St., Angola. Rain garden presentation by Evans Town Engineer. All invited

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary summer get-together, 6 p.m., 228 Maple Ave.

Cinema Series: “Boundaries,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Village Hall. Stars Vera Farmiga as a single mother driving her criminally-minded father (Christopher Plummer) down the coast. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Rated R, 104 minutes.

Health and wellness

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors welcome. Donation: $1.

CREATE Project presents: Tai Chi, 5 p.m., Courtney Street Community Center, end of Maple Avenue (off West Courtney Street), Dunkirk. Ages 7 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. All abilities welcome. Instructor: Dr. Peter Miller. Free class, donations to instructor or CREATE Project gratefully accepted.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6 p.m. to close, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details.

Northern Chautauqua beginners’ pickleball class, 6 to 9 p.m., indoors at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114 for details.

Games and hobbies

Pinochle: Tuesday’s Best, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

St. Joseph’s bingo, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call parish office at 679-4116.

Free Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center.


Dunkirk Public Library presents: Kindergarten Skills Class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 536 Central Ave. Children entering Kindergarten can practice writing their name, letters and numbers, tying their shoes, scissor skills, more. Handouts available for parents. Free event, open to the public. For more information call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Omnipresent Puppet Theater performing “The Little Mermaid,”4:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Artistic Director and head puppeteer Don Kruszka brings 23 years of professional experience to his work. Don writes all the scripts, builds the puppets and performs all across the country. All ages welcome. Free, open to the public. See or call 934-3468 to register.

Collins Public Library presents: Evening Book Club, 5 p.m., 2341 Main St. Selection: “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt. Request a copy online or stop by the library. Call 532-5129 if interested.

Collins Public Library presents: Libraries Rock Story Hour, 6 p.m. 2341 Main St. Best for ages 3 to 10. Read stories with a musical theme, create a musical instrument, play some lively musical games and enjoy music-themed activities. Call 532-5129 to sign up.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Minecraft Club, 6:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 6 to 15. Cooperatively play, build, craft, explore and create. Registration limited to 8 participants. Sign up by calling 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Teen Book Talk,” 7 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Facilitator: Katherine Moore. Ages 13 to 17 share about a book they are currently reading or a book they have already read and loved. Refreshments. Call 934-3468 for details.