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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ç 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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Shore High School, 959 Beach Road, Angola.
Latin@Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., YWCA, N. Main St., 401 Jamestown. Latin@ food, music, culture, fun. Families welcome. All welcome! Free event.
First Presbyterian Church harvest chicken and biscuits dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 49 S. Portage St., Westfield. Dine in or take out. Meal includes side dishes, beverage, dessert. Adults $11, Children 10 and under $5. For Free Delivery, call 326-2643 by noon the day of the dinner.
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.
Ghostbusters Free Movie Night, 7:30 p.m., on two 350-square-foot outdoor video screens at the National Comedy Center, 203 W. Second St., Jamestown.
Jamestown Concert Association presents: Tesla String Quartet, 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., Jamestown. Adults $18, seniors $15, college students $5. See reglenna.com for tickets.
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.
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.
Patterson Library presents: Storytime Fun, 9:30 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.
Sinclairville Free Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 15 Main St.
Collins Public Library presents: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Read stories, play games, sing songs, snack. Ages 2 to 5. Registration required. Call 532-5129.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Ripley United Methodist Church All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 84 W. Main St. $7. Pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Benefits Ripley Community Food Pantry.
Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rain or shine, Church Street, Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods.
South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Fresh organically grown vegetables, crafts, homemade baked goods.
Mayville-Chautauqua Lions Club autumn bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s Church Hall, 24 E. Chautauqua St., Mayville. Unique crafts, independent consultants. All funds benefit Lions Club charitable causes.
Little Explorers: “Falling Leaves,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Children ages 3 to 8 and their favorite grownup enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack, making for a fun-filled morning of learning. $8; $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3 to 8. Limited enrollment. Paid reservations required by preceding Thursday, Call 569-2345, or through AudubonCNC.org/Programs Current Schedule.
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.
Live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: “Turandot,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. General admission $20, $18 (members), $10 students. Puccini’s final opera, set in China. 3 hours, 2 minutes, 2 intermissions.
Department Commander Tom Todaro and Department Auxiliary Chaplain Ruth Huber spaghetti dinner, 3 to 6 p.m., Samuel Cimino Post. 13 N. Main St., Silver Creek. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti, homemade meatballs, dessert. Donation: $10. Take outs available. Raffle also held. Open to public.
Free community meal, Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open 3:30 p.m., serving 4 to 6 p.m. Handicapped access on Erie Avenue. This month’s menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggie, bread, beverage, homemade dessert. All you can eat in-house. Free will donations not necessary but appreciated.
Forestville Eastern Star ham dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Eastern Star Hall, 22 Main St., Forestville. $10 adult, $8 child (12 and under). Take outs available.
Dunkirk Conference Center presents: Halloween Happening, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 3602 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Trick or treat from cabin to cabin. Costume contest, haunted house, $5 to park, dance party. Food available for purchase in dining hall.
Fall in Love with Mikey’s Way annual wine mixer to benefit Mikey’s Way Foundation, 5 to 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia’s Williams Center. Single ticket $25 (includes 25 raffle tickets, 10 50/50 tickets, dinner), couple $40 (includes 50 raffle tickets, 15 50/50 tickets, dinner). 21 Brix, food donated by Chef’s Restaurant, entertainment by Musicians Against Cancer, 6:15 p.m. live auction by Mike Peterson Auction. Also Chinese auction, cooler of cheer, spin the wheel, pottery by Chautauqua Area Potters. MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND. For tickets, call Wendy at 366-4070 ext. 1260. Presented by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Foundation creates connection, diversion to help children cope with emotional and physical hardships of long term, debilitating treatment for cancer, other life threatening illnesses.
Second Saturday Uke Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Domus Fare, 43 W. Main St., Fredonia. All-ability-level jam. Strum and sing. OPEN MIC opportunity for individuals /groups involving uke.
Jamestown Brewing Company lecture on Early History of Brewing, 6 p.m., Jamestown Brewing Company, 119 w. Third St., Jamestown. Free lecture by CCHS trustee and historian Bob Johnston. Topic: “The Early History of Chautauqua County Brewers, Bottlers and Beers.” Open to public. Variety of food, refreshments available for sale before or after program. Tour of the new brewing operation around 7 p.m. at the end of Johnston’s presentation.
Cinema Series: “Before You Know It,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Theatrical family. Ensemble cast stars Mandy Patinkin and Judith Light. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891.PG-13, 93 minutes.
Health and wellness
Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Russell Joy Park, Fredonia. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.
Sinclairville Free Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15 Main St. Bag sale.
Barker Library presents: “Just a Little Bit Spooky Halloween Storytime,” 11 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Stories, video, craft. Just a tiny bit spooky! Wear costume if desired. Staff may hand out candy. Free event. No registration needed. All children welcome.
Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the library, noon, 2341 Main St. Different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for entire family Call 532-5129 to register.
Patterson Library presents: “Literary Circle,” 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Patterson Park. Discuss “the Parable of the Sower,” by Octavia Butler.