Community calendar


Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Day and Nature Play Day, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. 8:30 a.m.: Volunteer registration, 9 a.m., orientation, work crew selection, 9:30 a.m. to noon, work projects, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch. Dress for weather and dirt, bring work gloves. Parents/caregivers can drop off kids at Nature Play Area 9 a.m. to noon or the Third Floor Play Area if inclement weather. For this event only, adults don’t have to stay with children for Nature Play Day.

Amish Folk Art Quilting Class, Leon Fire Hall, New Albion Road, Leon. Coffee, donuts at 8:30 a.m. then sewing, quilting at 9 a.m. with Amish ladies teaching! Project: Log Cabin Wall Hanging. $40 includes homemade lunch, all supplies to complete one project. Registration required. Call Pat at 296-5709.

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, carefully raised local meats, plenty of eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods (gluten-free and vegan, too). DeGolier’s free pancakes.

Fredonia Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, zip code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food, given out depending on family size.

Laona Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Laona playground. Welcome to all Town of Pomfret residents/Village of Fredonia up to age 13. Stuffed bunny raffle, Easter treats, possible Easter Bunny visit. Dress for weather. Call 673-1051for details.

Christ Community Church Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Christ Community Church, 219 Berry Road, Fredonia. Free event includes 12,000 eggs for multiple age groups. Enjoy food, games, photobooth, Easter Bunny and more. Shuttle available from Wheelock School parking lot.

Cherry Creek Leon UMC Kids Easter-Fest, 10 a.m. to noon, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek. For kids up to age 12. Cookie decorating, coloring contest, crafts, Easter egg hunt (bring basket for eggs).

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue open house, 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield.

Community Easter Egg Hunt and movie, 3 p.m., Washington Park, 501-599 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Sponsored by El Rigby Theater. Registration begins at 3 p.m.; egg hunt commences at 4 p.m. Free. Multiple age groups; parents encouraged to attend. Beverages by Tim Horton’s. Free family movie screening at the Adams on Central Avenue following egg hunt. For details, contact or 467-3611.

Live Music at Fredonia American Legion, 8 to 11 p.m., Fredonia American Legion Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Featuring Joe and the Shmoes of Buffalo. All members and guests are welcome at no cost.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 1 to 4 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.


Prendergast Library presents: Make a graham cracker Peep’s nest, 1 p.m., 509 Cherry St., Library’s Makerspace area. Craft and play. All ages welcome. To ensure supplies last, register with the Children’s Desk at 484-7135 ext. 234.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Happy Easter!!

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk free brunch Easter Sunday morning, 9 a.m., 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Easter worship service at 10 a.m., featuring special music from brass ensemble, Voices of Praise. Also familiar Easter songs of praise, worship. Call 366-6634 for details.


Audubon Nature Center Mud Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Ages 4 to 12 explore, play, discover, learn; camp games, tradition intertwined with child-chosen activities, supervised by an educator. $30, $25 Nature Center members, $5 discount for siblings. Limited enrollment. Paid reservations by April 18. Call 569-2345.

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.

Audubon presents: Earth Day Celebration at Southern Tier Brewing, 4 to 10 p.m., 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood. Audubon fundraiser includes 50/50 drawings and raffles. Twenty percent of food/beverage sales support ACNC native tree arboretum and gardens. Reservations not required; all are welcome.

Kosciuszko Club Dyngus Day Celebration, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk. Polish food from 4 to 7 p.m. Bob Uleck Band from 5 to 9 p.m. Open to the public. All welcome.

Hanover Democratic Club presents: Dyngus Day Dinner, 5 p.m., Firemen’s Club on the Lake, 23 Jackson St., Silver Creek. Enjoy pierogis, Polish sausage, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, salad and desserts. Cash bar available. Tickets are $10 and available from Mary Fran O’Connell 934-4187, Deanna Borrello 934-2410 or Martha Boutet 934-2691. All are welcome.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer Services training for savvy caregivers, part 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Collins Public Library, 2341 Main St. Free. Register at 366-3335 ext. 1236.

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.

Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 to 11 a.m., Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Community Room.

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 Mike Ferguson at 480-3729. Open play.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

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

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

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

Art Start presents: Broadpoint Lettering with Patti Greenstein, 1:30 p.m., Fredonia Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Call 679-4918 to register. $20 deposit for supplies, refunded at end of 6 week session when supplies returned in good condition.

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 Abbie, 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.