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Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4

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.

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging presents: “Stopping Senior Fraud and Abuse Starts with You,” 10 a.m., Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Learn about identity theft, scams, Medicare Insurance fraud, financial expectation. Presentations by NY State and local agencies.

Falls prevention event, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Free, open to public. In collaboration with Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, Brooks Hospital Physical Therapy Department. Also exercise and vision experts, dietitians, more. For details, call NY Connects 326-4582.

New Horizons Band, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. NHB lessons and band practice 3 to 4:45 p.m.

Southern Tier Triathlon Club Triathlon, 5:45 p.m., Cassadaga Beach, Park Avenue. Call 914-466-9214 or visit coachmarkwilson.com for more information.

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.

League of Women voters workshop on census, 6:30 p.m., Jamestown Conference Center, back room. 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Follow the signs. $5. Speaker will be representative from United States Census Bureau. Features information, chance to ask questions. If desiring to pre-register (optional), can e-mail Nicki Schoenl at For details, call Mary at 679-1774.

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., 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. Learning to play together, listening to stories, singing songs, play games.

Collins Public Library presents: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. Work on projects.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Write Focus Writers’ Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging presents: “Stopping Senior Fraud and Abuse Starts with You,” 1 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. Learn about identity theft, scams, Medicare Insurance fraud, financial exploitation. Presentations by NY State and local agencies.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services presents: Savvy Caregiver Series, part 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mayville Library, 92 S. Erie St. Free. Learn assessment skills and care-giving goals setting. Register at 366-3335 ext. 1236.

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).

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

Prendergast Library half-off book sale, 10 to 8:30 p.m., 509 Cherry St, Jamestown. All books $1 or less, or fill a bag of books for $10.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Pre-school Storytime with Miss Jill, 10:30 a.m, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes, fun crafts. Children under 3¢ 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.

Barker Library presents: Master Builders Night, 4 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Use LEGOS, Strawbees, Magformers, Lincoln Logs, Play Doh, Cubelets and more. Build something amazing and it may be displayed in the display case. All children welcome. No registration necessary. Caregivers are welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI during programs.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: musical jam session, 5 to 7 p.m., 15 Main St. Bring voices and/or instruments, come together to make community music. Audience members also welcome. Program is free, open to all ages.

Collins Public Library presents: Role Playing Games Club, 5. to 8 p.m., 2341 Main St. Ages 16+. Registration requested. Call 532-5129.

Patterson Library presents: Art Talk by Photographer James Hoggard, 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Octagon Gallery.

Patterson Library presents: Big Screen Musicals – “Into the Woods,” 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Main Reading Room. Also hot buttered popcorn, other treats.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

Villenova Grange rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 431 Route 322, South Dayton. Donations welcome. Call 965-4292, leave message.

South Dayton United Methodist Church giant rummage sale and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 34 Maple St., South Dayton. Proceeds benefit SDUM church missions funds.

First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Nature speakers Bob and Kathleen Barber present “National Parks Through Young Eyes,” followed by BYO brown bag lunch. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for Nature Center members. No reservations required.

New Horizons Band, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. NHB lessons and band practice 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Fredonia Red, White and Blues, two day music festival celebrating the local Red and White wine industry from the surrounding area and hear “BLUES” style music. Food trucks, wineries, craft, direct sell vendors in Barker Common area. $15 commemorative t-shirts. Music line-up: 4 p.m.: The Freeze Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post 59; 6 p.m.: big TONE Liberty Food and Spirits; 8 p.m.: Dr. Z and The Blues Remedy, Fredonia Beaver Club.

First Friday in Westfield, 5 p.m. Main Street. Live music, 50/50 drawing, artists, business showcase, non-profit information, games, wine, food, crafts, antiques, vendors, fun.

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.

Old-fashioned First Friday Community Barn Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Kick off the 2019-2020 season. Celebrate an American Holiday with an American Tradition. Adults: $7, students: $5, ages 12 and under free. Squares, contras, mixers and more. Beginner friendly, family friendly. No experience needed. For details, call Joe at 679-8426.

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.

Prendergast Library half-off book sale, 10 to 5 p.m., 509 Cherry St, Jamestown. All books $1 or less, or fill a bag of books for $10.

Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games, sing songs, make craft. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Call 532-5129.

Collins Public Library presents: Senior movie, “A Dog’s Purpose,” 1 p.m., 2341 Main St. Call 532-5129 for details. Co-sponsored by 50+ Seniors. Popcorn served.