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Community calendar

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house, craft and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 54 Central Ave., Brocton off Route 20 between Park and Smith streets. Holiday craft items, baked goods, decorations.

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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Girl Scout Troop 20158 Pancake Breakfast With Santa, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s Restaurant, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. $6 per person. Bring cameras for pictures with Santa. Call Donna at 785-6180 for reservations. Holiday treats available for $5 per plate.

Women’s Guild of First United Presbyterian Church Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 19 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk. Handmade items, baked goods, gently used decorations. Proceeds benefit the F.U.P.C. of Dunkirk Guild’s local, national and world mission projects.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lakeshore Drive E., Dunkirk. Free of charge. Magic show and puppeteer.

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house, craft and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 54 Central Ave., Brocton off Route 20 between Park and Smith streets. Holiday craft items, baked goods, decorations.

The ADAMS CUP Street Hockey Tournament, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk. 20 minute Round Robin Format 3 games minimum. 3 players + 1 goalie (playing) bench players up to each team. $25 donation per team. Pay at door. Email info@theadamsny.org. To sign up, include team name, team captain (telephone and email contact), team players.

Christmas sale and craft show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dunkirk Airport, 3389 Middle Road. Featuring airplane-themed gifts, pilot supplies, jewelry, chocolates, pottery, quilts, much more.

Friends of WCA Home Gently-Used Christmas Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., WCA Home, 134 Temple St., Fredonia.

Fredonia’s Miracle on Main Street. Barker Common Gazebo. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday craft show at Fredonia Grange #1, 58 W. Main St; .contests; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: food vendors. Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop for small fee, fairy gardens, kids’ crafts workshop, Christmas wreaths, trees for sale, food drive for Fredonia Food Pantry, carved wooden Christmas tree giveaway, caroling. At 3:30, Festivals Fredonia Annual “Give Back” Presentation to Fredonia Grange No 1. Movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Opera House at 4 p.m. Community Blood Bank Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salvation Army “Red Kettle Campaign,” non-perishable food drive. Parade at 5 p.m. Performance by Collage Performing Arts Council

Christmas in Gowanda “an old-fashioned Christmas,” 10 a.m. to 3 p. m., train rides with Santa, Horse drawn carriage rides, police car and fire truck rides and much more.

NCCS annual Peg Smith Memorial Tournament, 10 a.m. 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.

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.

Toys for Tots Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Resource Center’s administrative office building, 200 Dunham Ave., Celoron. For details or to reserve vendor spaces, call Evelyn at 661-1429.

Julmarknad (Swedish Market Day), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Several locations around Jamestown will have Swedish tastings lasting until 5 p.m. At JCC, over 15 vendors of Scandinavian items plus door prizes, samples. Free admission; live Scandinavian music. A Julbord (Swedish Christmas Dinner) at noon for a small fee and a homemade korv dinner in the evening. For details, call 665-0883

Audubon Nature Center presents: Decorating with Greens Make and Take, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Celebrate the winter season by making a holiday decoration with natural greens. $6 per person.

Findley Lake Christmas through the Village, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 10372 Main St., Findley Lake Store specials, door prizes, Santa’s workshop, pictures with Santa, crafts.

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.

Annual Nativity Display and Alternative Christmas Market, 10 a.m. to 3 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.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. Guests, galleries, refreshments. For docent-led tours at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., make reservations at 665-2473.

Family Fun Day during Christmas in the Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, Main St., Silver Creek. Enjoy Christmas family traditions, make-and-take crafts and more. Enter through Main Street doors.

Empty Bowls project by Chautauqua Area Potters, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wheelock Early Childhood Center, 75 Chestnut St., Fredonia. Potters have donated their time and skills to create 2,000 “one-of-a-kind” ceramic bowls. Donations appreciated. Delicious soups will be prepared by Culinary Arts students of BOCES. Benefits food pantries of Chautauqua County. Live music. All soup ingredients donated by Tuscany. Facebook page empty bowl project by Chautauqua area potters. Bring your own bag.

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.

DHS Class of 1960 reunion meeting, 1 p.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

Blossom Garden Friends School holiday benefit for Wounded Knee Lakota people, 2 p.m., Collins Friends Meeting, 2345 Main St., Collins. Community sing-along, piano recital, bake sale and authentic fried bread/corn soup. Free-will offerings accepted to provide heating fuel for Wounded Knee Lakota people.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “The Wolves,” 2 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.

Blood drive and bell-ringing ceremony in honor of 13-year-old Drake McKane, 2:30 to 6 p.m., Carlson community Center, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Meet Drake, who recently completed a two-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and received over 60 blood transfusions. Event sponsored by ConnectLife Blood & Organ Donor Network. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 529-4270.

Light Up Cassadaga, 2 p.m. Carol Sing at the Village Hall, Mill Street, 3 to 5 p.m. Santa arrives by fire truck on the Village green, hot chocolate, a gift. Crafts, free books, cookies at the Library 3 to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m. Light Up Village Common and Remembrance Tree Ceremony on the Village green. All welcome. More information: 384-4023.

Westfield Union Relief’s Charity Ball, Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. cocktail party 7 to 8 p.m., Ball, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Music by live band DTO, dancing, beautifully decorated venue. Benefits elderly and families in need especially at Christmas, but also throughout the year. Tickets: $50 per couple, $25 single. Purchase at B & C Bookkeeping, 61 E. Main St., Westfield.

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

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 1 to 4 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Libraries

Barker Library presents: Storytime with Santa, 10:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Presents for children while supplies last.

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.