Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

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.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 10 a.m., Mayville Library, 92 S. Erie St. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting.

Chautauqua Co. Dept. of Social Services retirees annual picnic, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carlson Community Building, Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Bring a dish to pass, your own beverage and a lawn chair. Tableware provided. Picnic to be held rain or shine. Call Linda at 499-7421 with questions.

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.

Grape Discovery Center “Wine With Us Wednesdays,” 5 to 8 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield on patio or tasting room. Lake Erie Wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle. $4 feature wine every Wine Wednesday. 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.

Chautauqua County Home retirees’ annual picnic, 5:30 p.m., Point Gratiot, Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk.

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.

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.

Chautauqua County Historical Society annual picnic and speaker series: “One hundred fiftieth Brooks Locomotive Works Anniversary – by Roy Davis, 6 to 8 p.m., Point Gratiot Park, Route 5, Dunkirk. No charge, but bring dish to pass. RSVP to 326-2977 or email mcclurgmuseum.org

Fredonia Summer Band Concert: Sunset Bluegrass, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barker Common gazebo

Summer writing contest award ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Ahira Hall Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton.

Angola Summer Lawn Chair Concert: Queen City Swing 12-piece big band featuring music from 1940s to 2000s, 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.

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

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.

Patterson Library presents:Mystery Book Club, 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Topic: “The Moonstone,” by Wilkie Collins. Free, open to all.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

Lizzy’s Lemonade Stand, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 739 Deer St., Dunkirk. Ice cold lemonade, lemon cupcakes, lemon bars. Help support Lakeshore Humane Society.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m., Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

Thule Lodge corn roast, barbecue, 5 p.m., Falcon’s Nest, 2001 E. Main St., Falconer. All members, guests welcome. Membership drive during meal. Monthly meeting of lodge begins at 7 p.m. All welcome, meetings open to everyone. Recognition program to be held for to honor members of longevity.

Dunkirk Summer Concert Series presents: opening act “Wildcard Band,”from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m., Main act: “The Bon Jovi Tribute Band,” from 6:30 p.m. to dusk. Planned location: Pier.

Cherry Creek community picnic, 6 p.m., bring dish to pass, own table service. Beverage provided. At 6:30 p.m. concert with “Slim Griffin and the Country Gentlemen,” Memorial Park, Main Street.

Summer free concert series presents: Rustic Ramblers (Country), 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.

Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, room A, Central Avenue, Dunkirk.

Nar-Anon Family and Friends support group, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall room B, Central Avenue, Dunkirk.

Freedom in Fredonia Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. This group is closed (for addicts only).

Movie in the Park: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” dusk, Fredonia Barker Common gazebo.

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

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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

Lizzy’s Lemonade Stand, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 739 Deer St., Dunkirk. Ice cold lemonade, lemon cupcakes, lemon bars. Help support Lakeshore Humane Society.

Annual Fredonia Farm Festival, noon to dusk, Barker Common, Opening ceremony at noon, Craft, artist, food vendors, Farmers Market; Lil’ Farmer’s Tent, 3:30 p.m., Silver Xtreme, Main Stage; 6 p.m.:Kids’ Tractor Pull, Church Street; 6 p.m.: Hose Race, Center Street; 7 p.m.: Terry Buchwald, Main Stage.

Mountain biking, noon, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public.

Leaf lanterns, 3 p.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public.

Cassadaga Community Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Cassadaga Beach, Park Avenue. All welcome. Bring dish to pass. Hot dog, drink, table service provided. Kids’ activities, contests, awards for swimming lesson participants. In case of inclement weather, event held at Community Building, 22 Mill St.

Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans kick off party, Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville. 6 p.m. vendors; 7 p.m. band “The Town Pants.” $5 donation this evening.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 6 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 6 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., between Third and Fourth streets, Dunkirk. Open meeting for anyone who wants to not use drugs.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church Youth JAM (Jesus All Mighty), 7 to 9 p.m., 25 Church St. Fredonia. Students in grades 7 to 12. Invites participants to discover what’s so Mighty about Jesus. Gatherings may include but are not limited to videos, activities, music, crafts, discussions, games, food, meeting new people, and fun.

Lily Dale Assembly presents: Best-selling Spiritual authors Sharon Klinger and Sandra Taylor, weekend experience: “Spirit Secrets Revealed, Ways to Reach the Hidden Realms.” Begins at 7 p.m., $55 $225. See www.LilyDaleAssembly.org for details.

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.

Collins Public Library presents: Music in the Library Concert Series, 7 p.m., 2341 Main St. Free concert by Doug Yeomans, performing bluegrass and Americana music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m..

Patterson Library presents: G.C. Myers “Icons and Exiles Show,” 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Octagon Gallery.