Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Audubon presents: New Trail Guide Orientation, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. See if this rewarding volunteer opportunity is for you. If so, attend the Trail Guide trainings on Wednesday mornings in April. Free. Reservations required by Monday, March 25. Call 569-2345.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, 12:30 p.m., Dunkirk VA Clinic, 166 E. Fourth St. Vietnam Era Veterans invited to attend. Refreshments served. Authorized issuance of lapel pins, Presidential proclamations. Information about VA health care and other Veterans benefits provided from VA, New York State, County Veteran Service Officers and The American Legion.

Dunkirk Knights of Columbus Council 929 spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., corner of Lynx and Third streets, Dunkirk. All you can eat spaghetti. $7.50 adult, $4 children under 12. Also available: homemade desserts for additional cost.

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.

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

Girl Scout Troop #20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m., First Ward Falcons Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church gardening seminar, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 15 Union St., Westfield. This week: Fairy Gardening, presented by Harvest View Greenhouses, Fredonia. Free, open to the public. Reservations required. Call 326-2816.

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

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.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Learn about presentation tips, business networking, advanced speeches. Never a fee to attend as a guest. Call 672-2662 for details.

Fredonia Clarinet Ensemble, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Andrew Seigel, director. Free event.

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.

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

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Workshop “Walk Away from Stress,” 10 to 11 a.m., Om Nohm Bakery, 45 Temple St., Fredonia. Presenter: Kristian Reiber, certified wellness coach. Free event.

Express Food Pantry Truck, Brocton/Portland Food Pantry, 7081 E. Route 20, Westfield. Sign-up begins at 1 p.m., distribution over at 1:45 p.m. For details, call 326-2492.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m., Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

FREE Healthy Eating Class, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave. Cooking demo and samples provided. All welcome.

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).

Cabaret Concert, 7 p.m., Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect St.

Lakeshore Coin Club meeting, 7 p.m. Community Bank, 70 E. Main St., Westfield. Auction, door prize give-aways and raffle prize chances. Meets fourth Thursday of the month from January to October, the second Thursday in November and December. Annual membership $9. Guests welcome. For details, call John Boner at 679-8155.

Captured live via satellite from London’s Nottingham Playhouse: The Madness of King George III,” 7 p.m. 1891 Fredonia Opera House. General admission $15, $10 students. Stars Mark Gatiss. Rating equivalent to PG-13. Approximately two hours, 40 minutes.

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 Community Music/Arts & Crafts programs, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger High Rise Community Room, 15 Main St., Dunkirk. Music leaders: musicians Bobby Fisco and Landon Gray. Arts & Crafts leader: artist Renee Pye. $5 per class. Held concurrently. 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! Great for homeschooling families. Registration helpful. Call 934-3468.

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.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Music Together class, part 6, 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.

Collins Public Library presents: “Young Adult Book Club,” 6:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Discussing “The Lightning Thief,” by D. Rick Riordan. Request copy online or at library desk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church annual thrift sale, 1 to 6:30 p.m., 15 Union St., Westfield. Includes bake sale, plant sale, 50/50 drawing. All items priced to sell. Stations of the Cross follow at 7 p.m.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m., Big Lots, D & F Plaza.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m.,, Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

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

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.

Community Ukulele Jam Session, Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Beginners and “brush-up” from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Jam session for all from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome, regardless of experience. Don’t have a ukulele? There are extras. Come for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu. Free event.

St. Paul’s Eden Players present: “The Fourth Wish,” 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 40 S. Chapel St.,Gowanda. Full-length Christian play written by Rev. Tom Lutz. Admission charge: one nonperishable food item per person to benefit Gowanda Food Pantry.

Blessed Mary Angela Parish Stations of the Cross for Youth, 7 p.m., St. Hyacinth’s Church, Lakeshore Drive East, Dunkirk. Any youth, ages preschool to high school welcome to participate as readers or just walk the stations with group. Those wishing to read should be in back of church at 6:30 p.m. For details, call Lori at 366-6132.

Fredonia Central School District High School Musical “Guys and Dolls,” 7:30 p.m., 425 E. Main St. All tickets: $8.

Fredonia Student Composers, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch 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.

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.