Community Calendar


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 Friends of the Ripley Library.

Fredonia Farmers’ Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See for details.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program presents: LEAF Workshop Introduction to Beekeeping, 10 a.m. to noon, Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. Presenters: beekeepers Dennis and Laura LaMonica. $5 per person. Light refreshments. To register, call 664-9502 ext. 202.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers program, “Under the Snow,” 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 Thursday, Jan. 10. Call 569-2345 during business hours or go online through the Programs page at

DFT Communications Community Appreciation Day with the Fredonia Men’s Hockey Team, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Steele Hall Ice Arena, SUNY Fredonia. Community family skate 11 a.m. to noon. Refreshments provided by Fredonia Campus Tim Horton’s. Pick-up hockey with the Blue Devils noon to 1 p.m. Wear NCCYHA jersey, helmets with cages required. Full equipment recommended. Free DFT Communications gift to all in attendance.

Live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: “Adrienne Lecouvreur,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Church Street. General admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 students. Three hours, 33 minutes, with two intermissions.

Cinema Series: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Celebration of Queen; their music; lead singer Freddie Mercury. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891. Rated PG-13, 134 minutes.


Barker Library presents: DISCOVER DRAGONS!, 11 a.m. to noon, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Stories, video, craft. Talk about everyone’s favorite mythical creature. Feel free to wear your favorite costume, t-shirt or other dragon-related garb. All children welcome. No registration necessary.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the library, noon, 2341 Main St. Different rotating activities each month. New things to explore. Fun for entire family. Call 532-5129 to sign up.


Msgr. Edmund O’Connor Knights of Columbus Council 5356 pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek. Includes juice, potato, eggs, sausage, coffee. $7 adults, $4 children 5 to 17, kids under 5 eat free. Benefits K of C charity accounts.

Chapter 459 Vietnam Veterans of America, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287.

Moniuszko Social Club annual meeting and election of officers, 262 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Doors open 11:30 a.m., meeting: noon. Members only.

Polar Bear Swim for Charity, noon to 5 p.m., Fireman’s Club, 23 Jackson St., Silver Creek. Swimmers brave the cold water of Lake Erie and generate pledges for charity promptly at 1 p.m., Non-swimming events include DJ, ticket auction, Fantasy Black Jack, chili cook-off, raffles, refreshments including full bar. No admission, but bring non-perishable item to be donated to Food Pantry. Prizes for best dressed swimmer and swimmer generating most pledges. For details, call 934-3775. Proceeds benefit Buffalo Children’s Hospital, the Silver Creek Rescue Squad, Sunset Bay Fire Department and the Silver Creek Food Pantry.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Exercise-a-thon, 1 to 3:30 p.m., 336 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk. $20 per participant (adults only). Six local fitness instructors for any skill level, modified to ability. Local DJ Joe Gould. Refreshments, give-aways available. Pre-sale tickets recommended, purchase at NCCS. Proceeds benefit the school.

Chautauqua County Vegetarian Society meeting, 1 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Pot-luck dinner. $6 per person, or $2 for those who bring a side dish or main dish to share for 8 to 10 people (no meat, eggs or dairy products). Bring own table service. Speaker: Gail Erb. Topic: “Green Cleaning.” For details or reservations, call Gail Erb at 753-7761 or e-mail Open to public. No need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend.

Community Music Project presents: “Twelfth Night,” 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown. Free of charge. Pie reception follows.


Kids Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St. New, nearly new clothing, other items for children newborn through size 6; expectant mothers. Use educational entrance. For details, call 679-1513.

Beginner line dancing class, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Learn the basic steps and put them to music and dance within ten minutes. Dance to all types of music from country to classic to pop tunes. Wear comfortable shoes or boots that will slide on the floor. Donation: $5 per class. For details, call Connie at 673-1438.

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.

Gowanda Ambulance Service annual meeting, 7 p.m., Village of Gowanda Municipal building. Agenda: annual president’s report, annual treasurer’s report, general manager’s annual report, all other annual areas of business. Open to public.

Health and wellness

Dunkirk Recreation Department Adult Walking Program, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or $10 punch card for 14 sessions. Mondays through Fridays.

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.

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


Barker Library presents: preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Stories, movies, songs, play. Caregivers welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI while children are at programs. All children welcome. No registration required. For details about special storytimes; events, see

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, stories and more. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.

Collins Public Library presents: Book Club, 11 a.m., 2341 Main St. Selection: “Lady Cop Makes Trouble” by Amy Stewart. Request a copy online or stop by the library.

Collins Library presents: Craft Club, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. This month’s theme: “penguins.” Ages 4 to 12. Stop by or call 532-5129 to register.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Opening Reception for “Making Our Mark,” Works by participants from the LARC class” Printmaking without a Press,” 6 to 8 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Public invited. Meet the art makers, celebrate their accomplishments, enjoy refreshments. Literacy in Art, Reading and Culture Exhibits and Workshop Coordinator is Lucy Andrus, MSEd., ATR.