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Community calendar

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

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.

Literacy Volunteers book sale, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy programs.

Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees’ luncheon, 12 p.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

Chautauqua County Fair, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Exhibits, shows, food, vendors, rides. 3 to 4:30 p.m.:, New Horizons Band performance. 7 p.m.: Cross Over the Line Rodeo Company Bull Riding, Grandstand.

Castleman Quartet program presents: Solo performances, 3 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Admission with $5 recommended contribution.

Gowanda Moose Lodge car cruise, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 201 Aldrich St. Supports Raise the Roof project. Food, drink specials. Cruise in: cars, bikes. For details, call 532.4882.

Dunkirk Summer Concert Series presents: opening act: Red Rhythm,” from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m., Main act: “The Breeze Band,” from 6:30 p.m. to dusk. Planned location: Memorial Park.

Rosary for Peace in the Middle East and in our world, 5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. All are welcome for this half hour once a month.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild, 6 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Social time, idea, pattern sharing, followed by meeting at 6:30 p.m., Cheryl Burgess to discuss recent retreat in Kansas, share new techniques, quilts.

Revitalize Dunkirk general meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Public welcome. See www.revitalizedunkirk.com for details.

Summer free concert series presents: Dave Golando Big Band, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., floating stage, (lakeside by the Depot), Route 394, Mayville. Bring seating. Food by Maple Springs Fire Dept., popcorn and water by Mayville Fire Dept., 50/50 drawing. Rain location: Carlson Community Center at Lakeside Park.

Al Anon Steps to Serenity weekly group meeting, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Harvest Chapel Church, Fredonia.

Castleman Quartet program presents: Quartet performances, works by Schubert, Janacek, Britten, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Admission with $5 recommended contribution.

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).

Art & Architecture On Screen: Klimt & Schiele, Eros and Psyche, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. HD production explores the art of the Vienna Secession (end of WWI) as women began to claim their independence. Tickets: $15, students: $10. call 679-1891 for details.

Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival, Jamestown. See whirlybirdmusicfestival.com/tickets for details and venues.

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

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.

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

Libraries

Patterson Library presents: Books-More Galore Sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Summer Reading program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Main St. Ages Kindergarten through sixth grade.

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 1/2 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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Teen Book Talk, 3 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 13-17. Teens invited to bring a book they are reading or have read, share it with group. Refreshments provided.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Board Games, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Ages 8+, families. Use one of the library’s games or bring your own.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Teen Advocacy Group (TAG), 4:30 to 6 p.m.,, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. After completing 30 minutes of community service, participants have opportunity to use the library After Hours. Parents MUST sign permission form. TAG members must be approved by Ahira Hall Memorial Library staff.

Collins Public Library presents: Make your own galaxy play dough, stop in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Open to all ages. All materials provided. Call 532-51129 to register.

Patterson Library presents: Winifred Montgomery program “Hacking the Teenage Brain,” 5 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Retro Space Games, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Discover the evolution of space in video games from NES, SNES to PS4 on the big screen TV. Snacks provided. All kids and teens in fifth grade and up are welcome. No registration required.

Patterson Library presents: Music Together” with Kay Barlow, 6:15 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.