Community calendar

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

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.

Yassou Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Mount Vernon Place and Francis Street, Jamestown. Greek festival under the big tent – rain or shine! Live Bouzouki music with dancing, traditional Greek food, pastries. $2 adults, children 12 and under free. Free parking.

Sheridan Happy Seniors meeting, noon, Silver Creek Senior Citizen building on Route 5, Silver Creek. Any questions, call Eleanor at 1-904-400-1151.

Family Nature Hike, noon to 1 p.m., Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Join a naturalist, explore the natural wonders of the park.

Know Your Trees!, 4 to 5 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Easy one mile hike, learn about trees around us.

Brant Summer Festival, 4 p.m.: food vendors, crafters, beer tent, 50/50s, raffle baskets, historic display, photo contest, train display, bounce houses, music by Everett Lee and Underground Stampede from 7 to 11 p.m.

Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Chips, Putts, and Pints, an evening of ‘skillhilarity,’ 6:30 to 9, : p.m., Pinehurst Golf Club, 7428 E. Route 20, Westfield. Cost: Single, $35; Couple, $60. Includes: chipping, putting contest (men’s, women’s divisions; cash prizes; must be 21 or older; limited to 80 participants), barbecue beef buffet, one craft beer. Benefits Westfield-Mayville Rotary’s service projects. For tickets contact Mary Swanson, 969-0143.

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, 8 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Featured performance includes Grant Cooper: Prologue to Dido and Aeneas. Tickets: $51 for subscription to all three concerts or $20 for individual concert tickets. See www.fredopera.org or call 679-1891.

Health and wellness

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.

Cassadaga Branch Library presents: Friday Morning Storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 18 Maple Ave. Book, crafts and friends.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Pre-school Storytime with Miss Jill, 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.

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 presents: Twe’Evening, 5 to 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. For all 10 to 12 year olds in area.

Patterson Library presents: Teen Night, 7 to 10 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. All 13 to 19 year olds.

Patterson Library presents:Octagon Art Gallery opening “A Mighty Endeavor: A tribute to the men and women who made the world safe for Democracy during WWII,” 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Curated by Nancy Nixon Ensign, Charles Freedom Long and Joel Hornick. ,

Collins Public Library presents: Music in the Library Concert Series, 7 p.m., 2341 Main St. Free concert by Paul Zittel and Pure Country. If weather is good, will be held outside where there’s lots of room for dancing.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Campers kids fishing tournament, morning, Woodside Campground, 8248 Griswold Road, Cassadaga. For details, call 673-5821.

MAPS Bird Banding Demonstrations, 6 a.m. to noon, Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Weather permitting, drop in any time to walk side-by-side with ornithologists. Learn how they capture birds in mist nets, weigh, measure, identify, fit them with a uniquely numbered band, then set them free. Free.

Dunkirk Flea Market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Washington Avenue, Lake Shore Drive.

Village of Cassadaga annual lawn sales, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., village-wide. Call 595-3007 for more information.

Villenova Grange rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Route 83 and 322m 431 Route 83, South Dayton (Balcom Corners)..

Forestville Yard Sales, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. List of yard sales will be available at Cave’s Market on day of sales.

Brant Summer Festival, food vendors, crafters, beer tent, 50/50s, raffle baskets, photo contest, historic display, train display, bounce houses, corn hole competition, Drifters Car Cruise 2 to 4 p.m., hawg thunder patriot motorcycle parade and bike show 4 p.m. Music by Crash Cadillac 2 to 6, Music by Terry Buchwald 8 to 12. Professional fireworks display at dusk.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rain or shine, Church Street, Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods, fruit preserves, pure beeswax candles, herbal products, artisan-quality craft goods, Feinen’ Farm is back. Enjoy more vegetables!

Westfield Farmers and Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moore Park, E. Main Street. Locally, area grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, craft beer, wines, meats, poultry products, coffee, Artisans’ handcrafts, literary works by local authors. Prepared foods available for purchase. Over 35 vendors. Live entertainment.

South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Fresh organically grown vegetables, crafts, homemade baked goods.

Annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk and “Woofstock” Festival, Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Dogwalk registration from 9 to 9:50 am. Walk begins at 10 am. (rain or shine). Woofstock Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: food, music, raffles, vendors, prizes, activities for kids, more. Registration fee for Dog Walk: $18, pre-registration; $20 day of event. Dogs must be on a leash, have an ID tag on collar or a microchip with dog’s name and owner’s information, a rabies tag, and a current rabies certificate. For adults not participating in the Dog Walk, $5 donation for Woofstock activities. Kids’ games, bounce houses. Children must be accompanied by adult. Music by DJ Joe Gould. Food, crafts, other vendors, See www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for information or call 672-1991. Early mail-in registration encouraged.

Randolph Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weeden Park. Entertainment, shopping, food. Town-wide yard sale.

Wild Edibles Exploration, 10 to 11 a.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Join Randy Oste, explore the Purple Martin houses in the marina parking area. Dress for weather.

Purple Martin Discovery, 10 to 11 a.m., Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Create art with the trees we learn about.

Audubon Nature Play Day, 10 a.m. to noon, Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Children ages 2-8 and their favorite adults can drop in any time. Extra materials will be placed in the Nature Play Area, and a naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information. Wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and dirty. Planned for rain or shine; in case of severe weather the program will be cancelled. Free.

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.

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association Spring Tractor pull, show grounds, 4578 Cemetery Road, off Route 380, Stockton. Weigh-in starts at 10 a.m., pull starts at noon until finish. Free event to the public.

Yassou Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Mount Vernon Place and Francis Street, Jamestown. Greek festival under the big tent – rain or shine! Live Bouzouki music with dancing, traditional Greek food, pastries. $2 adults, children 12 and under free. Free parking.

Forestville Fire Station chicken barbecue, noon until sold out, 18 Chestnut St., Forestville. Tickets $10 and include chicken, bacon ranch mac salad, corn on the cob, roll and Key Lime pie. Dine in or take out. Pre-sale orders must be picked up by 1 p.m. Proceeds support volunteer fire fighters.

Tribute to all veterans’ branches, noon sharp, North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Gowanda State Road, North Collins.

Juneteenth Festival, noon to 8 p.m., Opening ceremonies, cultural activities, food, games of chance, entertainment, information. Basket raffle, party bouncers, contests. Bands “Rock the Cradle” of Dunkirk at 4 p.m.; “Familiar Spirit” of Erie at 4 p.m. Dusk movie showing “Black Panther.”

Fat Bike Ride, noon to 1 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Beginner level fat-bike ride through woods. Call to reserve a bike or bring your own.

Flag Day Ceremony sponsored by Dunkirk Elks Club, 12:30 p.m., Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Point Drive. Bring a chair if needed; flags to be properly retired.

WCA Home community Spring Fling, 2 p.m., 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. Free, open to public, all ages welcome. Music by Frank Farina and Friends, light refreshments, bird house raffles (tickets $5), social hour.

St. Joseph’s School Community Meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Free meal includes kapusta, kielbasa, sides, desserts, coffee/tea and milk. All are welcome to attend.

St. John’s United Church of Christ Swiss steak dinner, Serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets, $9.50, tickets at the door, $10. Take-outs available. Parking off Eagle Street. Pre-sales highly recommended, must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

Sons of American Legion Squad 59 meat and shrimp bingo, 7 to 9 p.m., 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Ten rounds of meats and shrimp bingo plus two additional rounds featuring jewelry from Kirk’s Jewelers and Nancy York. Proceeds benefit post functions and Boy’s and Girl’s State sponsorships. Members and guests welcome.

Music by Uncle Ben’s Remedy, 8 p.m., Woodside Campground, 8248 Griswold Road, Cassadaga. Admission $8 per person. For details, call 673-5821.

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, 8 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Featured performance includes Albinoni: Concerto for Oboe, Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1019, Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 7, Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 11 . Tickets: $51 for subscription to all three concerts or $20 for individual concert tickets. See www.fredopera.org.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 to noon p.m., Russell Joy Park, Fredonia. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Libraries

Collins Public Library Hot Dog Roast, 11 a.m. to sold out, 2341 Main St. Special program. Also bake sale by the Friends of the Library.

Patterson Library presents: Literary Circle, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Featured this month: selected poetry choices from each member.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Father’s Day

Dunkirk Flea Market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Washington Avenue, Lake Shore Drive.

Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. Sunday Family breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Forest Lodge, 321 E. Main St. (Route 20), Fredonia. Adults and teenagers 13 and up: $8, children 6 to 12: $4, kids 5 and under: free. Eggs made to order, pancakes or French toast, sausages and sides. Public welcome. All you can eat.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, Sunset Bay Fire Hall, 12798 Allegany Road, Irving. Scrambled eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes for $7. Sponsored by the Sunset Bay Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

Brant Summer festival, food vendors, crafters, beer tent, 50/50s, raffle baskets, photo contest, historic display, train display, bounce houses, 5k run for childhood cancer 10 a.m., parade 1 p.m. (line-up at noon on Hammond Road), tractor show/parade, 2 p.m. Children’s powerwheels drag race followed by adult modified drag race, donkey races, Suzanne school of dance exhibition noon.

Make Your Own Birdhouse, 10 to 11 a.m., Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages.

Dayton Volunteer Fire Company chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. to sold out, 9512 Route 62, Gowanda. Adults: $10, Children under 12: $6. To reserve a dinner call 532-2850 before Sunday, June 16. On Sunday, call 532-2627 before 10 a.m.

Juneteenth Festival, noon to 6 p.m., cultural activities, food, entertainment, vendors, information. Basket raffle, competitions. Worship service at 1 p.m., Guest Speaker Evangelist Minnie DeBose from Apostolic House of Prayer No. 2, Dunkirk. Gospel Fest at 2 p.m.: “Reign of Dunkirk; Brothers in Christ of Dunkirk.

Boy Scout Troop 267 Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, noon to 4 p.m., Fredonia American Legion Post #59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Eat-in, take out or drive-through. Includes barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans and roll. Drinks available. Dinner tickets: $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door. Pre-sale dinners held until 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at Evans & Evans Law Office, 131 Temple St., Fredonia on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hartfield Volunteer Fire Company barbecue, noon to sold out, Fire Hall, Elmwood Road. $10 for chicken meal, $5 for child’s meal or a chicken half. $11 for ribs dinner, or $7 for ribs only.

Father’s Day Axe Throwing Fund-raiser for CASA, Axcellent Adventures at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama. $20 per person for one hour time slot. Must be age 1 or older. Refreshments available for purchase. All invited. Proceeds will benefit CASA of Chautauqua County to advocate for the best interest of abused, neglected children in pursuit of safe, permanent homes. Sign up online at www.axcellentadventures.com. Select “casa fundraiser” when booking.

Art in Nature, 3 to 4 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Create art with the trees we learn about.

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, 3 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Featured performance : George Frideric Handel: Messiah, Tickets: $51 for subscription to all three concerts or $20 for individual concert tickets. See www.fredopera.org or call 679-1891.