Community calendar


National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Benjamin Prescott Chapter meeting, 1 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Those who had an ancestor that fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War can call Barbara Pietro at 366-4600 to discuss elegibility.

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).

Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose 1382 ham, turkey, and raffle; spring money raffle, 7 p.m., 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. $10 per ticket and 10 prizes. $5 entry donation fee to “Raise the Roof Fund” ensures a burger or hot dog, chips/snacks, draft Bud Light.

South Dayton American Legion Post 1593 Meat and basket raffle, 7 p.m., wheel starts spinning. Refreshments available. For details, call Post at 988-3251.

Fredonia Opera House presents: free screening of “Among the Hemlocks,” 7 p.m., 9 Church St. Documentary depicting history of Fredonia by filmmaker and SUNY Fredonia Communications Professor Roslin Smith.

“Arts On Fire LIVE” presents: author David Schein, reading from his novel, “The Adoption,” 7:30 p.m., Media Arts Studie, Reg Lenna Center for The Arts Administration Building 108 E. Third St., Jamestown. Schein is former Executive Director of Reg Lenna Civic Center and Arts Council for Chautauqua County. WRFA Station Manager Dennis Drew will also interview Schein before a live audience. 72 seat venue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-show refreshments; post show meet and greet in Pre-Function Room. Call 484-7070 for tickets.

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.


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 ¢ 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.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: musical jam session, 5 to 7 p.m., 15 Main St. Bring voices and/or instruments, come together to make community music. Audience members also welcome. Program is free, open to all ages.

Collins Public Library presents: Library Board meeting, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St.. Open to public. All welcome.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: workshop “Diets Don’t Work,” 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Presenter: Kristian Reiber, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach. Take one step toward a healthy lifestyle.

Patterson Library presents: Music Matters (Music of the Masters with Justine Green), 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Featured this month: Late Romantic Music – Tchaikovsky.


Westfield Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Lawn Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westfield American Legion Post 327, 7579 E. Main St., Westfield. Find a treasure, enjoy the bake sale and shop the Auxiliary’s Rada Cutlery sale. Set up cost is $10, tables available at additional cost. Call 326-3924 or 269-9024 for details.

Audubon First Friday Lunch Bunch presentation, 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Becky Nytsrom presents “Wonders of Woodland Wildflowers,” followed by BYO brown bag lunch and conversation. Presenters: Bob and Kathy Barber. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for members. No reservations required.

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center Community Health Fair, 1 to 3 p.m., 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk, Day Room. Representatives from local aging service agencies: NY Connects, Chautauqua County OFA, Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, Chautauqua Adult Day Care, Senior Day Programs, more. Public welcome.

Gowanda High School’s Senior Class of 2019 Fish Fry, 2:30 p.m. to sold out, High school cafeteria, 10674 Prospect St. Catered by Krolik’s Bar-B-Q. $12.50 presale, $14 at door. Contact for tickets.

Lenten Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m., Northern Chautauqua Catholic School gymnasium, 336 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk. Tickets are $12 (dine-in or take-out). Cheese pizza available for $2 per slice. Purchase tickets at NCCS Main Office during school hours or at the door.

Dom Polski Club spring meat party, 5 p.m., 179 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

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

Habits of a Healthy Marriage, part 1, 6 to 9 p.m., First Baptist Church, Dunkirk, 876 Central Ave. Speaker Paul Tripp. Coffee, snacks. $20 per couple/$15 individual in advance or $25/$20 at door. Part 2 Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. See

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.

Old-fashioned Barn Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Adults: $7, students: $5, ages 12 and under free. Squares, contras, mixers and more. Beginner friendly, family friendly. No experience needed. For details, call Joe at 679-8426.

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

Main Stage Series presents:“Anything Goes,” 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. $30 general public, students $22, SUNY students $12.

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.


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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Friday Matinee, 12:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For families of all ages . Feel free to bring bag lunch or snack to enjoy while watching “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

Dunkirk Public Library presents: iPhone Basics, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Registration is required. Call 366-2511.

Collins Public Library presents: “Senior Movie,” 1 p.m., 2341 Main St. Movie, popcorn. Co-sponsored by the Collins 50+ Seniors. Call the library at 532-5129 for the title.

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.


The Relief Zone Holds 10K Sanctioned Race, Willis C. Hale Town Park, Frewsburg. Registration 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on race day. Race at 9 a.m., followed by awards at 10:30 a.m. $25 per person. For details or to register, go to

Westfield-Mayville Rotary scholarship pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Brocton Central School, 138 W. Main St. Adults: $7; children 6 t o 12 :$5, 5 and under free. All you can eat pancakes with pure maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, beverage. Chinese auction. Purchase tickets by April 1. Call 326-3800.

Al Tech/Dunkirk Specialty Steel Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., Bob Evans, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. All retirees welcome to attend.

Habits of a Healthy Marriage, part 2, 9 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, Dunkirk, 876 Central Ave. Speaker Paul Tripp. Coffee, snacks. $20 per couple/$15 individual in advance or $25/$20 at door. Part 1 was April 5 6 to 9 p.m. See

Slovenian Club indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 36 Palmer St., Gowanda. Large variety of items. Vendors, bake sale, basket raffle. Lunch available.

Chautauqua County Regional Genealogical Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Ext., Jamestown. $50 full day with lunch or $30 half day. To register, for details, see or call 664-6256.

Chautauqua County Humane Society Healthy Pet Clinic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pet Pantry, Lark Street, behind former P&G Foods, Dunkirk. First come, first served. For healthy dogs and cats only. Low cost one stop wellness shop. Small co-pay for basic exam Core vaccinations, deworming, option to purchase flea, tick products at special pricing. Bring dogs properly leashed, cats in carriers. Cash, credit cards accepted. Need rabies vaccination certificate, veterinarian records from past year. See for details.

South Dayton Daffodil Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., SD Firemen’s Activity Hall, 34 Maple St. Craft show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., dessert contest judging at 11 a.m., Easter egg hunt at Village park 10 a.m. (toddlers to grade 6), Easter bunny at fire hall 10:30 a.m. to noon, chicken/ biscuits dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., adults $9, senior or child, $7.

OBSERVER presents: Lake Erie Outdoor & Fishing Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clarion Hotel Marina and Conference Center, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Tickets: $5, children under 10 admitted free. Over 50 vendors. Presentations. Prize drawings. Purchase tickets at OBSERVER office, 10 E. Second St., Dunkirk.

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.

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.

North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District’s wastewater treatment plant tour, 10 a.m., 50 Clark St., Mayville. Free, open to public. Reservations appreciated, but not required. Contact the CWC (Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy) at 664-2166.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Apples and Orchards – Starting from Scratch, 10 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Learn steps to take, things to consider before ever planting a tree. $16, $12 Nature Center members. Paid reservations required by Thursday, April 4. Call 569-2345 during business hours or see