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Community calendar

MONDAY, DEC. 2

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.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Holiday Greeting Cards for Veterans Project, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St. in Westfield. Call Sheila Chapman, 224-3280 to notify of intent to participate.

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

Fredonia Chamber Orchestra with Concerto Competition Winner, Brandon Mecklenburg, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Director, David Rudge. 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

Collins Public Library presents: Craft Club, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. Craft theme: Christmas. Ages 3 to 12. Registration required. Call 532-5129.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

Prevention Works presents: “Current Trends in Substance Use,” 8:30 to 11 a.m., SUNY JCC – Carnahan Theater, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Presenters: Trish Whetstone, Eric Williams. Info on trends, services available in county. Free event. To register, call 664-3608.

Valley Historical Society annual Christmas dinner and meeting, 6 p.m., South Stockton Wayside Chapel, 5537 Route 380. Bring dish of food to pas, personal table service. Election of officers for 2020. Year-end business and share historical tales. Anyone interested in local history is invited to attend. For details, contact John Sipos at 595-3379.

Advent evening of reflection “Mary, Did You Know? – What Did Mary Know?,” by Carol Mullins of “Quiet Whispers,” 7 to 8 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk.

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County Book Store and Education Center grand opening, 7 to 9 p.m., 10-12 Park Place, Fredonia. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, special offers, view one of Fredonia’s largest Christmas villages featuring over 80 structures. RSVPs appreciated.

Health and wellness

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. Donation: $1.

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

Pinochle: Tuesday’s Best, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111.

Free Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center.

St. Joseph’s bingo, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call parish office at 679-4116.

Libraries

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.

Patterson Library presents: Knit and Knatter Club, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reading Room.

Barker Library presents: all ages after school storytime, 4:15 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. All ages. 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

Anderson-Lee Library presents: LEGO Club, 6:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. All ages welcome to monthly building challenge.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Magic the Gathering,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 13 and up. Commander format. Oathbreaker/Brawl based on attendance. Bring your own deck!

Patterson Library presents: “Family Sing with Kay Barlow,” 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Registration required. Call 326-2154.

Patterson Library presents: “Best Sellers Book Group,” 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Patterson Park. Discuss “The First Conspiracy,” by Brad Meltzer.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4

Fredonia Elementary Winter Concert #1, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 425 E. Main St. Third and Fourth Grade Choruses, Select Chorus.

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 High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Dunkirk High School auditorium, 75 W. Sixth St.

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).

Jamestown Concert Association Presents: Western New York Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Glen Cortese, artistic director and conductor. With ballet dancers from Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker. Adult $25, Senior $20, college student $6, under 18 free with paid ticket. See reglenna.com for tickets.

Martz Observatory open observatory night, 7:30 p.m., 176 Robbins Hill Road, Frewsburg. Donations: $5 adults, $2 students.

Fredonia World Mallets, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Director, Free event.

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, 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.

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

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.

Barker Library presents: It’s a Play Date!, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Ages 0 to 4 can socialize, engage in interactive sensory experiences. Caregivers may take home “play recipes for replicating play experiences at home. Older siblings welcome. No registration required.

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

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