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Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

FREE Healthy Cooking Class for Kids, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave. Registration required. To register, email amj93@cornell.edu with child’s name, age and list any known food allergies.

Gowanda Ambulance Service Corp. Chicken ‘n Biscuit Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Gowanda American Legion Post #409, 100 Legion Drive, Gowanda. Take-outs available. $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, free for children 5 and younger.

Audubon’s Ring in the Spring, 4 to 10 p.m., Miller’s Coconut Grove, 64 Old Fentonville Road, Frewsburg. Enjoy food, drinks, 50/50 drawing, raffles and more to benefit Audubon’s trails and habitats. Twenty percent of food/drink sales will be donated to Audubon.Table reservations are encouraged; call Coconut Grove at 569-2212.

Girl Scout Troop #20237 cookie booth sale, 5 to 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

Shorewood Country Club Open House, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Shorewood Country Club, 4958 West Lake Road, Dunkirk. Learn about new golf programs, membership specials. Drink specials and free appetizers. R.S.V.P. with Tricia at 366-1880 ext. 2.

Lakeshore Humane Society Open Hours, 6 to 8 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come see some of the cats and dogs in need of loving homes. (One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for details

Family and Caregiver Group for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, 6 to 8 p.m., Western New York DDSO, 258 E. Main St., Fredonia. Free, all welcome. RSVP to www.parentnetworkwny.org or 332-4170.

Ripley United Methodist Church presents Community Lenten Bread and Broth Supper and Service, Meeder’s Restaurant, 19 E. Main St., Ripley. Choice of soup, bread, beverage. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m., service to follow. For details, call Robert Ebert at 736-3090.

League of Women Voters Hot Topics program: “Medical Marijuana” discussion, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., JCC conference and t raining center, 10807 Bennett Road (Route 60), Dunkirk. Speaker: Kevin Harbison from PharmCannis. Program free, open to public. For details, call Mary at 679-1774.

Chautauqua Lake Elementary Science Fair, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 100 N. Erie St., Mayville. Displays in corridors at every grade level; fifth grade projects in the elementary gym. Public welcome, free admission.

Martz Open Observatory Night, 7:30 p.m., 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg. Donations: $5 adults, $2 students.

Guest Artist Recital: Jake Heggie, composer, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesday discussion group, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. John’s UCC, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking lot in back of church, off Eagle Street.

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 are always welcome.

TOPS 890 Silver Creek, 9 a.m., Private weigh-ins start at 9, meetings at 9:30 a.m., First United Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek. “Taking Off Pounds Sensibly” offers support and advice. $1 per week. Visitors and new members always welcome. Use side door entrance.

TOPS Chapter 1094 Brocton, weigh-ins from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., meeting following. Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St., Brocton. All are welcome.

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

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. With questions, call Ed Kirchmeyer at 432-6114.

TOPS 757 Dunkirk meeting, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk (use side door). Private weigh-ins at 5:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.

TOPS 0896 Westfield, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 101 E. Main St. New members welcome. For details, call Ann at 326-2248.

Games and hobbies

Art Start presents: Knitting with Marianne Keller, 10:30 a.m., Fredonia Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Call 679-4918 to register.

Art Start presents: Acrylic Painting with Marianne Keller, 1:30 p.m., Fredonia Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Call 679-4918 to register. Prior experience needed.

Libraries

Sinclairville Library presents: Child’s Play program, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Main St. Learning to play together, listening to stories,singing songs, making crafts.

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. Work on projects.

Patterson Library presents: Pajama Party Storytime with Miss Emily and Miss Amy, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Children pre-school through second grade invited to come dressed in pajamas to celebrate bedtime with stories, activities about dreams, moon, stars, more.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m., The Liberty, 21 Prospect St., Fredonia.

Rosary for Peace in the Middle East and in our world, 5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. All are welcome for this half hour once a month.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6 p.m., YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. All welcome. This month’s program: “wool applique.”

Revitalize Dunkirk general meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Guest speaker: Dunkirk City Historian Diane Andrasik. Public welcome. See www.revitalizedunkirk.com for details.

Al Anon Steps to Serenity weekly group meeting, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Harvest Chapel Church, Fredonia.

Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunkirk.

Freedom in Fredonia Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. This group is closed (for addicts only).

Art and Architecture on screen: Caravaggio (Michelangelo), The Soul and the Blood, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Immersive journey through life, works and struggles of Italian master Michelangelo. Over 40 works of art from Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily discussed by expert Roberto Longhi. General admission $15, $10 students.

“Griefshare” support group for loss of a loved one, 7 to 9 p.m., Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. Group meets for 13 weeks, but can join any time. Call 679-0987 for more info.

Gowanda Middle School “The Wizard of Oz: Young Performance Edition,” 7 p.m., high school auditorium. All tickets $5. Tickets available both presale, at door. $5 students/senior citizens, $8 general admission.

Guest Artist Recital: Alex Davis, (’13), bassoon, with Laura Koepke (bassoon), Fr. Sean Duggan (harpsichord), I-Fei Chen (piano), and members of the Fredonia Bassoon Studio, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.

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.

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

Advanced Tai Chi, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

Knitting/Crocheting Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Everyone is invited to make items for community needs. Newcomers can learn skills. Bring a craft to work on, or meet new friends. $1 fee. Yarn donations welcome. Call Louise Kowal at 785-6039 for details or to donate yarn.

Art Start presents: Watercolor III with Ronnie Lafferty, 10:30 a.m., Fredonia Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Call 679-4918 to register. Prior experience needed.

Pinochle: Birdie’s Bidders, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St.. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111.

CREATE Project Singing program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room, 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Local tradition-bearers share skills and positive child-rearing practices. Leaders: Rosa Vega and Nelma Morales (specialize in Puerto Rican Folk Song) and Justin Whitfield (accomplished in African American Gospel singing). $5 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 680-0266. Six sessions. Children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Libraries

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m., 536 Central Ave. Children 2 to 5 years old can listen to a story, make a craft. Siblings and friends always welcome. Afterward can read, play with dollhouse, do puzzles, color. For details, call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Pre-school Storytime, 10:30 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes, fun crafts. Children under 3 Ç need a parent/caregiver present. Registration helpful. Call 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Storytime for School Age Children, 10:30 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Variety of activities with Miss Amy for children ages 6 to 10. Expect stories, crafts, LEGOs, games, and more! Registration helpful. Call 934-3468. Great for homeschooling families.

Prendergast Library presents:Makerspace and Movie, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Makerspace open at 3:30 p.m. and following 5 p.m. showing of “Incredibles 2.”

Barker Library presents: Master Builders Night, 4 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Use LEGOS, Strawbees, Magformers, Lincoln Logs, Play Doh, Cubelets and more. Build something amazing and it may be displayed in the display case. All children welcome. No registration necessary. Caregivers are welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during programs.

Patterson Library presents: Adult Hang Out Night, 6 to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Evening of board games or reading good books in Main Reading Room. Child care available.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Music Together class, part 5, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Registration for 8 week program (runs through March 14) required. Cost $42 per family for entire class, includes class music downloads, take-home music (songbook and CD). Young children, babies through age 7 and caregivers sing dance, play rhythm instruments. Instructor: Kay Barlow. Call 366-2511 to register. Space is limited.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services Community Caregiver Conference for Alzheimer’s And Dementia Caregivers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Heritage Retirement Campus Schwab Manor 4600 NY-Route 60, Gerry. Attendees do not need to be full-time caregivers. Registration at 8:30. Topics: Coping with Dementia Behaviors, Home Care and Adult Day Services, Managing Caregiver Stress. Free onsite respite care offered. Free lunch. Call 366-3335 ext. 1236 to pre-register.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 10 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School presents: “Madagascar Jr.,” 1 p.m., 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors, 55 and over $8, Students $5.

Girl Scout Troop #20237 cookie booth sale, 4:30 t o 7:30 p.m., Kosciusko Club, 252 Nevins St.,. Dunkirk

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 9 p.m., Clarion Hotel Lobby, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School presents: “Madagascar Jr.,” 6 p.m., 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors, 55 and over $8, Students $5.

St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m., corner of W. Fourth and Lark St.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 6 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., between Third and Fourth streets, Dunkirk. Open meeting for anyone who wants to not use drugs.

SUNY Fredonia student-run group Performing Arts Company presents: Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” 7 p.m., The Adams, 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk. $5 students, $10 general admission. Call 673-3501 for tickets. Content warning: depictions of sexual assault.

Dunkirk High School musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m., Dunkirk High School Auditorium, 75 W. Sixth St. $5. Pre-sale available at Big Rick’s One Stop, 327 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition Reception, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

Silver Creek High School Performing Arts annual musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7 p.m., 1 Dickinson St., auditorium. Tickets available both presale, at door. $5 students/senior citizens, $8 general admission.

Westfield Academy and Central School All-School Musical “Newsies,” 7:30 p.m., 203 E. Main St. Tickets: Adults $7, students and senior citizens $5.

Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesday discussion group, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. John’s UCC, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking lot in back of church, off Eagle Street.

Fredonia Brass Chamber Ensembles, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Donna Dolson, conductor. Free event.

Fredonia Guitar Concert: Venezuelan Theme, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Diers Recital Hall.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 3:30 p.m., Steger Hi-Rise Apartments library, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. This is a 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from eating disorders. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Games and hobbies

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

Pinochle: Birdie’s Flock, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club , 64 Prospect St.. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111..

Dunkirk Elks bingo, 428 Central Ave. Kitchen open at 5 p.m., game sales at 6, bingo at 7. Progressive $1199. Call 366-1110.

Libraries

Sinclairville Free Library presents: “Write Circle” Writers’ Group meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., 15 Main St. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885.

Patterson Library presents: Storytime for ages 2 and up, 9:30 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Read stories, sing songs, make crafts, enjoy other Patterson Park fun. Call 326-2154 to register.

Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games, sing songs, have snack. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Call 532-5129.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Makerspace Fridays, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Materials provided to create, explore, imagine and discover. Call 792-9418 for details.

Patterson Library Octagon Art Gallery presents: Deb Eck, “Inside the Secret Garden” exhibit, 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.