Community calendar

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

Dunkirk Flea Market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Washington Avenue, Lake Shore Drive.

The Relief Zone (TRZ) 5K/10K/Kidz Fun Run, Frewsburg Firemen’s Grounds, 4 Main St. Registration 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Race will begin at 9 a.m. followed by awards at 10:30 a.m. $10 for Kidz Fun Run, $20 for the 5K, and $25 for the 10K. This fee includes T-Shirt for runners pre-registered by Aug. 16.

Chautauqua Gran Fondo, 9 a.m., Webb’s Resort, 115 W. Lake Road, Route 394 Mayville. 20/40/60 mile routes. Cost: $30. Rest stops, photo ops, full SAG support. Following the ride, participants, members of community welcome to enjoy picnic lunch, refreshments, live musical entertainment at Webb’s Captain’s Table. Register online at chautauquagranfondo.com.

Annual Fredonia Farm Festival, 9 a.m. to dusk, craft, artist, food vendors. Lil’ Farmer’s Tent. Farmers’ Market. Barker Common. 10 a.m.: Doug Osborne-Coy, Main Stage; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Miracle Elixir Side Show, Gazebo; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: children’s pet show with Sirius Dog School, East Park; 11:15 a.m.: Josh Hogan, Main Stage; 12:30 p.m.: The Patsy & Dottie Variety Show, Main Stage; 1 p.m.: cornhole tournament, Day Street; 2:45 p.m.: Tim Bartlett, Main Stage; 3 p.m.: Family Sing Along with Kay Barlow, Gazebo; 4 p.m.: Rik Napoli, Main Stage; 6:30 p.m.: MAC Band, Main Stage; 8:30 p.m. John and Mary & the Valkyries, Main Stage.

Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lakeside Park, Route 394, Mayville. Adults: $10 donation; seniors: $8; children 13 and under free. Beer and Wine Garden, 8 pipe bands, 6 Celtic bands, 27 Heavy Athletes, Scottish & Irish Dancers, 28 Clans, Celtic & Craft Vendors, Celtic & Great Food. Free Parking, Free Shuttle Bus. Presented by 96 Highlanders Pipes & Drums Inc.

Westfield Farmers and Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moore Park, E. Main Street. Locally, area grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, craft beer, wines, meats, poultry products, coffee, Artisans’ handcrafts, literary works by local authors. Prepared foods available for purchase. Over 35 vendors. Live entertainment.

South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Fresh organically grown vegetables, crafts, homemade baked goods.

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.

Bird Walk with Judy, 10 to 11 a.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public. All ages. Join Judy Callahan to learn more about birds at Lake Erie State Park. Dress for weather.

American Legion Riders Dice Run, 10 a.m. registration at Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave. at 10 a.m., kickstands up at noon. Run returns to Frewsburg American Legion Post 556, 9 Meadow Lane for dinner. Proceeds benefit local veterans with equestrian therapy. Donation $15 rider, $5 per passenger. $5 per person to enter into dice roll. Auction. Event held rain or shine.

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner: Millionaire Mayhem “Your Money or Your Life,” Perry Street Station, 409 S. Perry St., Titusville, Pennsylvania. Buffet dinner for all guests by Stewart’s Premier Catering at the Station at 4:45 p.m., Mystery Train departs at 6:15 p.m., returns to depot at 9 p.m. for dessert; resolution of the show. Reservations required, space limited. $70 per person. Cost includes buffet dinner, train ride, show, dessert, gratuity. Not recommended for children under age 16.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 25 Church St. Presale: $10, at door: $12. Call 679-1513 for details.

Lakeshore Humane Society Weekly Pet Adoption Day, noon to 3 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come and see some of the cats and dogs in need of loving homes (must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet). Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.

Lake Shore Street Rod Association Cruise-In at Grape Discovery Center, noon to 4 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. Calling all cars and clubs. Also wine, food, raffles, 50/50s, vendors.

Campers golf Cart Rodeo, Woodside Campground, 8248 Griswold Road, Cassadaga. For details, call 673-5821.

Paws at the Park, 2 to 4 p.m., Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, 4459 Route 430, Bemus Point. 386-3165 ext. 208. Free to public.

Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents: “I Ought to be in Pictures,” 7 p.m., 49 S. Portage, Westfield. $10. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Judy Einach. Call 224-2135 for tickets.

Glow Your Mind 5K run, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jamestown. $25 Race Fee + $2.50 sign-up fee. 100% of proceeds stay local in Chautauqua County and will be used for suicide prevention efforts. Registration from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Glow bracelets, necklaces, rings will be available with race registration. Also, temporary tattoos and neon face-painting! After GLOW Party includes: live DJ, dancing, ice cream sundae bar.

Health and wellness

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

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Role Playing Games Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2341 Main St. Registration required. Fills up fast. Call 532-5129. Slay forces of evil, discover treasure, have a blast. Ages 12 to 18. Lunch, snacks, provided. Inform staff of need for special accommodations.