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Community Calendar

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

Riding for Laurel event, Chautauqua Health & Fitness, 1170 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Choose from four sessions: 8, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Entry fee $25, waived for those who raise $50 in pledges. Raise $160, receive gift card to store of choice. Free t-shirts with registration, drawings. In honor of Laurel Hotelling. 50 minute spin class led by spin-cycling instructors. Proceeds support people with disabilities

Al Tech / Dunkirk Specialty Steel retirees’ breakfast meeting, 8:30 a.m., Bob Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. All retirees, former employees invited.

Brocton High School Interact bottle and can drive, 9 a.m. to noon, Brocton Bus garage. Funds used to support annual preventive angels project of gifts for needy family at Christmas.

Scandinavian Culture Days, 10 a.m. to noon, Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Free admission, open to public. Scandinavian crafts, foods, Swedish language, traditions.

Findley Lake Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., fire hall, 10372 Main St. Deals and fun throughout the Village. Baked goods, hot drinks.

Audubon Nature Center presents: “Birds of Prey Day,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Eagle Dreams bird rehabilitator Mark Baker will show his live owls and hawks all day with presentations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. do a craft, earn a fun patch, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, Liberty. $8 adults, $6 members, children 3 to 15, free 2, under. No reservations required.

Bemus Point Holiday in the Village, Bemus stores offer free gift wrapping, hot cocoa, cookies, treats, surprises, music, decorating ideas!

Kids Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St. New, nearly new clothing, other items for children newborn through size 6; expectant mothers. Use educational entrance. For details, call 679-1513.

Fredonia Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Forest Lodge, 321 E Main St., Fredonia. Featuring local produce, home baked goods, meats, organic poultry, cheese, eggs, jam, jellies, hand-made soaps and bath products, plants, flowers, herbs, local artisan and crafters.

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.

Captured Live via Satellite from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet: “Raymonda,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Petipa’s work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. General admission $15; $10 students.

Silver Creek VFW Auxiliary Blue Star Mothers event, 1 to 3 p.m., 13 Main St., Silver Creek. Presenters: Susan Rowley, Esther Bailey, County Blue Star Representatives and Blue Star mothers and Colin Anderson, Quartermaster at Post 6472. Open to public. Also collecting items for packages to military for the holidays. For details, call Aux, President Deanna Borrello at 934-2410.

St. John’s the Baptist Episcopal Church All Soul’s Day Celebration and reception, 4 p.m., corner of West Fourth and Lark streets, Dunkirk. Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop, will be the celebrant at a Celebration of the Eucharist, followed by reception, opportunity to meet him.

Avner the Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity, 4 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Free show. Clown antics, mime, magic, juggling No ticket required. Ages 6 years old and up.

Annual Angola Library harvest dinner, 6 p.m., Evans Center Fire Hall, Route 5, Evans. Dinner at 7. Cash bar, basket auction, afghan raffle, live music. Traditional turkey dinner, homemade desserts. Tickets $25. Purchase at library or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Angola Library Renovation Fund.

South Dayton American Legion turkey and basket raffle, 7 p.m., 4 Mill St,

West Town of Dunkirk Volunteer Fire company annual turkey party, 7 p.m., Fire Hall, 4741 Willow Road. Turkeys, steaks, hams, sausages. Free refreshments, free cabbage from a Sam & Sons. . Monetary door prize drawing.

First Ward Falcon Club turkey and meat party, 7 p.m., 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Free draft beer, snacks. All welcome.

The Adams presents: CRASH/MAT- Circus Cabaret, 7 to 8 p.m., 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk. $10 suggested donation. New performance featuring extraordinary performers from Toronto and Chicago. Includes dance trapeze, aerial contortion, many other gravity-defying acts.

Lakeshore Humane Society Fur Ball, 7 to 11 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Small plate dinner, silent and live auction, live music, games and more. Tickets: $50 each or $350 for table of eight. Purchase at the Clarion. Attire: little black dress. Contact jencameron513@gmail.com for details.

Cinema Series: “Downton Abbey,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Feature film based on the TV show. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. Call 679-1891. PG, 122 minutes.

Trinity Masterworks Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St., Fredonia. Performance of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Forty singers from several communities, local high schools and SUNY Fredonia will be accompanied by an expanded chamber orchestra. Soloists Daniel Ihasz, baritone and Lucille Horn, soprano. Simple reception follows. No charge, free will offerings accepted.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Libraries

Collins Public Library presents: Young Adult Role Playing Games Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2341 Main St. Suggested for Ages 12 to 18. Snacks, lunch provided. Register at 532-5129.

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.

SUNDAY, NOV. 3

Villenova Grange All You Can Eat Pancake Brunch, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 431 Route 83, South Dayton. $7 small; $8 large.

American Legion 1280 meeting, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Breakfast 8:30 a.m., meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

Bemus Point Holiday in the Village, Bemus stores offer free gift wrapping, hot cocoa, cookies, treats, surprises, music, decorating ideas!

“Suit Up Sunday,” Forestville Wesleyan, 9495 Prospect Road.Warm Up 10 a.m. with Kids’ Games and Coffee; Pre-game Worship Service 11:15 a.m.; Tailgate Food and Fellowship at 12:15 p.m.; Kick-Off Bills v. Redskins games at 1 p.m.

Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association annual spaghetti dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. 50/50, Chinese auction , bake sale. Tickets $8, available at door.

Claudette Sorel Piano Competition final round, noon to 4 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Open to public, free event. 10 finalists perform.

Reception for Rev. Virginia Carr, 12 to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm St., Westfield. Follows her last service at the church at 10 a.m. Can bring a dish to pass. Wish her farewell as she leaves for a new position in Maryland. All welcome.

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park guided study, 1:30 p.m., 3829 Franklin Ave., East Town of Dunkirk. Emphasis on children’s appreciation of evolving nature. Also, trails open for hiking. Great opportunity to experience the fall foliage.

Chautauqua County History Lecture Series: Virtual Tour of the McClurg Museum, 4 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Docent Beth Tarplay. Admission free (donations accepted)

Harvest is Plentiful Concert, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Joint effort of St. Joseph Church’s Voice and Handbell Choirs under direction of Lucy Hurley and SS Columba/Brigid Gospel Choir from buffalo under direction of Lynda Martin. Free admission, all welcome.

Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Director Kay Stonefelt. Free event.

MONDAY, NOV. 4

Kids Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St. New, nearly new clothing, other items for children newborn through size 6; expectant mothers. Use educational entrance. For details, call 679-1513.

Free senior citizen preview of Gowanda High School Thespian Society’s presentation of musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” 1 p.m., GHS auditorium, 10674 Prospect St.

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary chicken and biscuit dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m. or sold out, Westfield Presbyterian Church 49 S. Portage St. Adults $10, children $5. Citrus orders taken Nov. 3 to 25.

Murray Hose Company #4 meeting, 7 p.m., 104 W. Doughty St., Dunkirk.

Fredonia New Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Director Nick Weiser. Free event.

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.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Dunkirk Middle School, 525 Eagle St. Park in Sixth Street lot, enter from side door near parking lot. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.

Libraries

Barker Library presents: preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Stories, movies, songs, play. Caregivers welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI while children are at programs. All children welcome. No registration required. For details about special storytimes; events, see barkerlibrary.org

Collins Public Library presents: Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. Great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.