WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
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.
East Dunkirk Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, 4 to 6 p.m. or sold out, E. Dunkirk Fire Hall, 10949 S. Roberts Road, Dunkirk. Tickets: $10. Eat in, drive through available. For details, tickets call 680-2729. Proceeds benefit the Fire Hall Expansion Project.
Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services Savvy Caregiver series, part 1 of 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Register at 366-3335 ext. 1236.
League of Women Voters Early Care and Learning panel discussion, 6:45 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Dr., E. Those who are not participating in dinner welcome to attend at this time.
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.
Dunkirk Citizens Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mayor’s Conference Room of City Hall, second floor.
Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., 1 N. Mullet St., Dunkirk. Upcoming events to be discussed.
Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room #118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Learn about presentation tips, business networking, advanced speeches. Never a fee to attend as a guest. Call 672-2662 for details.
Community Sing-Along, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Join in a good old campfire sing-along in an indoor setting. All voices welcome; free for all. For details, call Joe at 679-8426.
Movies at the Reg: “Blinded by the Light,” 7 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. $6. Pakistani teenager who experiences racial, economic turmoil while living in England, in 1987 is inspired by Bruce Springsteen to find his own voice. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Call 484-7070 or visit reglenna.com.
Nar-Anon Family Overdose Awareness weekly support open meeting “SESH” (Sharing Experiences, Strength and Hope), 7 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 222 Temple St., Fredonia (brick building in rear).
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
Games and hobbies
CHECK Dunkirk Senior Citizens Big Bingo, 45 Cliffstar Court. Doors open at 3 p.m. $5 admission. Includes “light lunch.”
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.
Collins Public Library presents: Young Adult Craft Club, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. Ages 13 and up. All materials provided. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
Women’s Guild of the First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk meeting, 12:30 p.m., 19 W. Fourth St., Church Music Room. Short meditation led by LaPearl Haynes, Moderator. Work on crafts for Christmas bazaar. Open to public. Refreshments served.
Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Social time at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. Presenter: National speaker Ron Stefanak. Trunk show of quilts featuring modern paper piercing.
Audubon Nature Photography Club, 6:15 to 8 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Presenter: John Brustrom. Topic: hands-on demonstration for capturing night skies using manual mode. Main themes: Fall and leaves. Camera tips and tricks, photo critique, presentations, social time. Visitors of any skill level welcome. To learn more, visit facebook.com/jasphotoclub789 or email email@example.com.
Al Anon Steps to Serenity weekly group meeting, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Harvest Chapel Church, Fredonia.
Dunkirk High School presents the play: “Cinderella Wore Combat Boots,” 7 p.m., Dunkirk High School, 75 W. Sixth St. Tickets $3 at the door.
Rational Recovery weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Hall, room A, Central Avenue, Dunkirk.
Citizens for a Better Cassadaga meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave. “Light Up Cassadaga” will be discussed. All area residents encouraged to attend.
Chautauqua County History Lecture Series: “Chautauqwhat?” by Jon Schmitz, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Overview of how the “Chautauqua Assembly” was started, grew into a national movement, now in resurgence. Free admission, donations accepted.
Back Room Radio Hour presents: Chautauqua County Celtic musicians Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham, also the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers. Be seated by 6:45 for 7 p.m. performance, Media Arts Studio, Third Floor Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Free admission, but must register at 753-2800.
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, 5:30 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.
CREATE Project Community Music and Community Arts Programs, 5 to 7 p.m., Steger Apartments Community Room, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. Chautauqua Brass and visual artist Renee Pye present series of interactive performance and arts workshops. All ages, abilities welcome. Pre-registration required. Call Valerie at 680-0266. Free, but donations accepted.
Dunkirk Public Library presents: Storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m., 536 Central Ave. Children 2 to 5 years old can listen to a story, make a craft. No need to register. Free, open to public. Afterward can read, play with dollhouse, do puzzles, color, use computers. For details, call 366-2511.
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 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.
Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Fiber Arts in Brocton, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Bring own projects and supplies or work on prayer shawls. Call 792-9418 for details.
Sinclairville Free Library book sale, 2 to 7 p.m., 15 Main St.
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.
Collins Public Library presents: Library of Things Kickoff, 4 to 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. Come see what else can be borrowed from the library besides books.
Patterson Library presents: Fall Into Fall Story Time with Miss Emily and Ms. Amy, 5:15 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Patterson Park.
Patterson Library presents: Write Now Writers’ Group, 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reference Room.
Prendergast Library presents: annual Murray L. Bob lecture, 6:30 p.m., 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Features Bob’ son, Daniel Bob, Discussion: U.S. politics and policy in East Asia.