Community Calendar

MONDAY, JULY 15

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.

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 2 p.m.: Harness racing, Grandstand.

Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary pot luck picnic, 6:30 p.m., Sheridan Bay Park. Members reminded to bring dish to pass and beverage.

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

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

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

Free Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center.

Libraries

Barker Library presents: “The Explorers” summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. For ages going into pre-k through going into second grade. 5 week program July 8 through Aug. 6, choose Mondays OR Tuesdays. Stories, play, reading challenges, earn prizes. Call 672-8051 to register (required). Free program.

Patterson Library presents: The Rocket Man Chris Centi, 11:15 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Movies in the Library, 3:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Rated G.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Peaceful SOUL Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Native Pride parking lot, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. Fresh wholesome food from local farmers, Native craftsmen selling their artisan works. Various programs.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek Christmas in July raffle ticket sales, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Smith’s True Value, Routes 5 and 20, Irving. Grand prize: $500. Tickets $1 each. Also, stop by the library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek to see the other 30 plus prizes, can purchase tickets there, too. Drawing to be held at the library July 25, 3 p.m.

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 7 p.m.: Demolition Derby, Grandstand.

Chautauqua County Genealogical meeting and open house, 1 to 7:45 p.m., Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Meeting at 6:30 p.m., visitors welcome. This month”s speaker: Society Vice-President Ruth Nichols presents: “How I found my Irish Roots …the story of my Davis Family.” For details, call President Gail Pugh Dash, 595-3593.

Summer band concert and dessert fest, 5:30 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Guests may try three homemade desserts for $3. The Cassadaga Band begins its free concert at 6 p.m. Audience members should bring lawn chairs to sit outside for concert. No rain date.

Lake Shore Center for the Arts Movie Night presents: “A Farewell to Arms,” 7 p.m., 49 S. Portage, Westfield. Stars Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper. 1932. Free movie night includes “shorts” i.e. comics, newsreel and music from the year of the movie. Concessions available.

Cinema Series: “Echo in the Canyon,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon (California sound) in mid–60s. (Byrds, Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas). Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891.

Health and wellness

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. Donation: $1.

Northern Chautauqua outdoor pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., Russell Joy Park, Fredonia. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

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

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.

Libraries

Ahira Hall Library presents: Early Years Little Explorers, 10 to 11 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Stories activities followed by free play.

Barker Library presents: “The Explorers” summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. For ages going into pre-k through going into second grade. 5 week program July 8 through Aug. 6, choose Mondays OR Tuesdays. Stories, play, reading challenges, earn prizes. Call 672-8051 to register (required). Free program.

Patterson Library presents: Knit and Knatter Club, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reading Room.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Makerspace at your library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Create-Explore-Build.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Global Rocket Launch to celebrate Fiftieth anniversary of launch of Apollo 11. 4 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Make simple rockets to launch together, attempt to break world record. All ages welcome. Call 934-3468 to register.

Patterson Library presents: “Dancing with Your Soul,” 5:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Pergola Garden.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Dunkirk Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside the Dunkirk Senior Center on Ruggles Street. Rain or shine, every Wednesday from June 12 through Oct. 16. Vendors may include farmers offering locally raised produce, meat, eggs and dairy; bakers; value added product producers; artisans; beekeepers and maple syrup producers; prepared food vendors; nurseries; and more. Check the Market’s Facebook page for info on their monthly market events.

Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek Christmas in July raffle ticket sales, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Smith’s True Value, Routes 5 and 20, Irving. Grand prize: $500. Tickets $1 each. Also, stop by the library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek to see the other 30 plus prizes, can purchase tickets there, too. Drawing to be held at the library July 25, 3 p.m.

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 7 p.m.: Southern Tier Wrestling, Grandstand.

Grape Discovery Center “Wine With Us Wednesdays,” 5 to 8 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. Lake Erie Wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Light snacks available for purchase. View exhibits and displays of over 150 years of grape-growing along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie in western New York. Live music by Russell and Hamels.

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.

Fredonia Summer Band Concert: Wine & Whiskey, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common gazebo.

Angola Summer Lawn Chair Concert: Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra group from Lancaster schools, 7 to 9 p.m., Centennial Park. Bring seating. Refreshments available from Evans Township Lions Club. Rain location: New Angola Theater, 72 N. Main St.

Squadron 1280 Son’s of the American Legion presents: Cruise Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Cassadaga Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Food, music, cool cars and fun. Everyone welcome to attend, no charge. For details, call 595-3145. Also Auxiliary bake sale.

Martz Open Observatory Night, 7:30 p.m., 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg. Donations: $5 adults, $2 students.

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

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 are always welcome.

TOPS 890 Silver Creek, 9 a.m., Private weigh-ins start at 9, meetings at 9:30 a.m., First United Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek. “Taking Off Pounds Sensibly” offers support and advice. $1 per week. Visitors and new members always welcome. Use side door entrance.

TOPS Chapter 1094 Brocton, weigh-ins from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., meeting following. Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St., Brocton. All are 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.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Russell Joy Park, Fredonia. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

TOPS 757 Dunkirk meeting, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk (use side door). Private weigh-ins at 5:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.

TOPS 0896 Westfield, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 101 E. Main St. New members welcome. For details, call Ann at 326-2248

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.

Libraries

Patterson Library presents: “A Universe of Stories,” 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. 9:15 Twinkle Tots (Infant to 3 years old); 10 a.m. Planet Pals (Pre-K to entering K); 11 a.m. Rocket Readers (first, second grade); 1 p.m. Galaxy Gang (third, fourth grade) 2 p.m. Moon Walkers (fifth, sixth, seventh grade).

Sinclairville Library presents: Child’s Play program, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Main St. Ages birth to preschool. 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.

Barker Library presents: “The Astronauts” summer reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. For ages going into third grade through going into eighth grade. 5 week program July 10 through Aug. 7. Master reading challenges, earn prizes. Call 672-8051 to register (required). Free program.

Ahira Hall Library presents: LEGOS Build-A-Way, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Ages 8+. Different challenge each week.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Family Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Stories, activities, snacks, fun.