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Community calendar

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.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels Holiday Open House, 3 to 6 p.m., 196 Newton St., Suite 5, Fredonia. Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting, holiday food collection to benefit the Salvation Army of Dunkirk. Refreshments.

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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

NCCS annual Peg Smith Memorial Tournament, 4 to 9 p.m., 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Snack shack, tournament t-shirts, raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets available for purchase. Times subject to change.

The Relief Zone Community Youth Center Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony and raffle drawing, 6 p.m., 5 Frew Run St., Frewsburg. For details, go to www.thereliefzone.org

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.

Freedom in Fredonia Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. This group is closed (for addicts only).

“Taste of Prohibition” at Dunkirk History Museum, 7 p.m., 513 Washington Ave. Museum open 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a 1930s exhibit, Prohibition-era themed party. Guests encouraged to wear Roaring ’20s attire. Photo ops. 25 tasting tickets available at $40 each, limit two per purchaser, first come, basis. Must be at least 21. Beer, wine, refreshments served. Call 366-3797 to confirm ticket availability, museum hours. Each ticket holder receives half-ounce of 100-proof whiskey dating back 92 years. Supports return of the Neptune Fountain to Dunkirk.

“The Danza! Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Fredonia Opera House. $15.

Westfield Academy and Central School Concert, 7:15 p.m., 203 E. Main St. Chorus 6, Ape-Men, Chorus 7/8, Firecrackers.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “The Wolves,” 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre. Story of a girls’ indoor soccer team. General public: $25. See Box Office in Williams Center, G-140 for tickets and student/children rates.

Faculty Recital: Ekstasis and Friends, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

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

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

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.

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. Free program, open to all ages.

Collins Public Library presents: Google Maps training, 5:30 to7:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Learn about turn=by-turn directions, virtual “walking tour” of famous places.

Collins Public Library presents: YA Writing Club, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. Ages 13 to 20. Inform staff of need for special accommodations. Call 532-5129. Snacks provided.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Pillow Preparedness with Arlene Alvarez,” 6 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For kids 8 to 11. Learn what to grab in an emergency, enough to fit in a pillow case. Registration limited, required. Call 934-3468

Patterson Library presents: “Community Cookie Exchange,” 6 to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, Bring a cookie and a recipe to exchange. Call 326-2154 for details.

Patterson Library presents: “Music Matters,” 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield,

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Presentation: “An Audubon Year” by Jeff Tome. Followed by BYO brown bag lunch. Audubon provides coffee and tea. $8, $6 for Nature Center members. No reservations required.

Fredonia Elementary Winter Concert #2, 1 p.m., 425 E. Main St. First and Second Grade Choruses.

Annual Nativity Display and Alternative Christmas Market, 3 to 7 p.m., Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Display of over 600 nativities of different materials, sizes, cultures. Market offers hand-crafted gifts from around the world; fair trade organic food items (chocolate, coffee, tea); small craft kits, Christmas activity books for children, more.

Christmas in Gowanda “an old-fashioned Christmas,” 4 to 7 p.m., fun family activities downtown. Annual tree lighting at Chang Hu Park 7 p.m. Holiday parade after tree lighting, then fireworks.

NCCS annual Peg Smith Memorial Tournament, 4 to 9 p.m., 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Snack shack, tournament t-shirts, raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets available for purchase. Times subject to change.

Marion Art Gallery Senior Show opening reception, 6 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery.

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.

“Tree of Lights” Tree Lighting Ceremony and Carol Sing, 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Hospital main lobby, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

“The Danza! Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Fredonia Opera House. $15.

OBSERVER Kaleidoscope Family Series presents: The Chipper Experience: Where Magic and Comedy Collide!” 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre. General public $15. See Box Office in Williams Center, G-140 for tickets and student/children rates.Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Old-fashioned Barn Dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. 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.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “The Wolves,” 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre. Story of a girls’ indoor soccer team. General public: $25. See Box Office in Williams Center, G-140 for tickets and student/children rates.

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.

Patterson Library presents: Storytime fun, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Two and up.

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.

Collins Public Library presents: Senior movie, 1 p.m., 2341 Main St. Movie, popcorn, co-sponsored by 50+ Seniors. Call 532-5129 for title.