Community Calendar


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.

Father’s Day Special at the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad, 11 a.m., Perry Street Station, 409 S. Perry St., Titusville, Pennsylvania. Train ride through Oil Creek Valley. Call 814-676-1733 or see www.octrr.org for reservations; special price option for Dad, price packages.

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.


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.

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation annual meeting, 4 p.m., JCC North Training & Conference Facility, 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Join NCCF board of directors, staff and foundation members for annual meeting with tribute to George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award Recipient Peter Clark of Fredonia. Refreshments. RSVPs requested at 366-4892 or ilord@nccfoundation.org .

Sheridan Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary installation banquet, 6 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. All members encouraged to attend.

Art Discovery The Language of Visual Art program “Art Gives us Wings” opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. View exhibition by participants in the Brocton Tri-Church Art Discovery Program, meet artmakers. Refreshments.

Meet the Candidates for Chautauqua County Legislative District 1 and NYS Senate District 57, 7 p.m., Dunkirk City Hall Courtroom, 342 Central Ave. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County. Free, open to all.

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.

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.

Recreational pickleball, 6 p.m., Wright Park, Dunkirk. Learn how to play if you don’t know how; equipment is available for beginners to use. Bring a chair and a water bottle.

Games and hobbies

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

CREATIVE sewing program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Steger Apartments Community Room, 15 North Main St., Dunkirk. Instructor: Debbie Kuczynski. Sewing machines available, or bring your own. Free, but donations accepted. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To pre-register call 680-0266.

St. Joseph’s bingo, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call parish office at 679-4116.


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 barkerlibrary.org

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.

Collins Public Library presents: “Morning Book Club,” 11 a.m., 2341 Main St. Title: “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio. Request copy online or stop by the library. Call 532-5129 if interested.