SUNDAY, AUG. 18
Dunkirk presents: Grand Prix Offshore Power Boat races. Music: Rockin’ Robin; The Floyd Concept – A Pink Floyd Tribute. Fireworks Finale.
Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association annual antique show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4578 Cemetery Road off 380 Stockton. Gate fees adults:$5, under 14 free. Demonstrations of the way things were done in days past, such as saw mill, blacksmithing, printing press, veneer cutting of logs, quilt display, household items and many other displays. Good food, tractor pull, parade, flea market.
Lakeshore Humane Society’s Annual Giant Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Floral Hall, Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Basket drawings, bake sale, TV drawing, hot dogs and drinks for sale. For details, call 672-1991 or see www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org
Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Museum Festival weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Lighthouse Point Drive. Free admission to grounds. Children’ games and lighthouse tours for fee. Chinese auction. Lancaster Amateur Radio Club on property. Viewing of Great Lakes Off Shore Grand Prix Boat races. Bleacher seating available or bring lawn chair. VIP viewing from top of Lighthouse for optional fee.
Guided Nature Hike, 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. Join a naturalist, explore natural wonders of the park.
The Relief Zone (TRZ) annual pig roast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or sold out, Frewsburg Firemen’s Blue Building. $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Inflatable bounce house and face painting for children along with 50/50 drawing, basket auction with great prizes.
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.
Farmers’ Market, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ames Commons, Route 60 and Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. Local farmers and artisans.
Walk in the woods with a Naturalist, 1 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public.
Valley Historical Society museum open hours, 2 to 5 p.m., corner of Main and Lester Streets in Sinclairville. Tours available; no admission charge.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents: “I Ought to be in Pictures,” 2 p.m., 49 S. Portage, Westfield. $10. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Judy Einach. Call 224-2135 for tickets.
Revitalize Dunkirk Bring Your Own Chair Sunset Watch, approximately 45 minutes before sunset, Dunkirk Lighthouse grounds.
MONDAY, AUG. 19
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.
NY Telephone Retirees, former co-workers and friends get-together luncheon, noon, Liberty’s, 21 Prospect St., Fredonia. This month’s gathering is a week earlier than usual. Details: call 366-3401.
Fredonia First United Methodist Church Drama Camp, 1 to 3 p.m., 25 Church St. Fredonia. Students K-12 will learn about theater and hone their acting skills as they role play Biblical skits and plays. Students will show off their talents with a performance during the weekend of the Fredonia Farm Festival.
Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary annual hot dog roast, monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Sheridan Bay Park. All members encouraged to attend.
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.
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..Topic: “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” by Elizabeth Berg. Call 532-5129 to request a copy and indicate interest.
Patterson Library presents: Ready, Set, Kindergarten with Ms. Amy, 11 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Registration with main desk required.
Collins Public Library presents: Computer Class intro to Windows 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Learn desktop, start button, Microsoft Edge, Windows Store. Free, open to ages 17, above. Call 532-5129 to register.
TUESDAY, AUG. 20
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.
Chautauqua County Genealogical Society summer picnic meeting, 6 p.m., Harmony Historical Society museum grounds, Open Meadows road, Blockville. Bring dish to pass, own table service. CCGS President Gail Dash, includes informational discussion of genealogical society’s research room of records. Genealogical Society VP Ruth Nichols will be speaking on what she found in 5 drawers of “donated” files at the Barker museum and how she indexed them. New members welcome.
Sing Along in Bicentennial Park, 6 to 8 p.m., 75 W. Sixth St., across from Dunkirk High School. Sponsored by Academy Heights Neighborhood Assoc. Open to public. Bring blanket or chair, picnic basket, snacks. Free will offering to The Adams building repairs. Songbooks to share. Requires no extra technology, just enthusiasm.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts Movie Night presents: “Kansas City Confidential,” 7 p.m., 49 S. Portage, Westfield. Stars John Payne, Coleen Gray. 1952. Free movie night includes “shorts” i.e. comics, newsreel and music from the year of the movie. Concessions available.
Cinema Series: “Yesterday,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Stars Himesh Patel as a struggling singer-songwriter who is credited with writing Beatles songs by a world who doesn’t remember the group. 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.