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Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15

Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting, 8:30 a.m. at 220 Fluvanna Ave, Suite 600, Jamestown. Public invited.

Prevention Works presents: Active Parenting of Teens program, part 2 of 6, noon to 2 p.m., Mental Health Association (MHA), 31 Water St., Door 14, Suite 7, Gateway Center, Jamestown. Free. To register, call Kathleen Colby at 664-3608.

Gowanda Fire Dept. all you can eat spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Gowanda American Legion, 100 Legion Drive. Tickets at the door adults: $9, children $5. Take outs available. Desserts.

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.

YWCA Whole Health workshop, 6:30 p.m., 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Guest speaker: Paul Bretz, personal trainer. RSVP recommended. Call 326-2011.

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).

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.

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting, 9 a.m., Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees invited. Always the third Thursday of the month.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Family Yoga, 5 to 6 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor. Games, music, posing, dancing, laughing. $16 adults; $12 members; $9 ages 4 to 15. Paid reservations required by Jan. 14. Reserve by calling (716) 569-2345. Walk-ins accepted if room, call for availability after deadline.

Rosary for Peace in the Middle East and in our world, 5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. All are welcome for this half hour once a month.

Revitalize Dunkirk general meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fredonia Technology Incubator large conference room, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Public welcome. Committee chairmen discuss what they’ve been working on, committee goals for 2020, ways to become involved. Following the committee reports, time for public comments.

PFLAG Westfield Chapter meeting, 6:30 p.m., Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Al 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).

Fredonia High School Advanced Music Performance Recital #1, 7 p.m., Fredonia Central School auditorium, 425 E. Main St., Fredonia. Free admission.

Health and wellness

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

Tai Chi, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk.

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

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 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, 2 to 4 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.

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: Make Your Own Winnie the Pooh honey Play dough Slime!, stop in anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Play dough slime is made with real honey. Oozy but not sticky.

CREATE Project Library Program, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, Create Project Room, 536 Central Ave. Mayor Willie Rosas and members of H.O.P.E. (Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education) will perform and talk about Puerto Rican traditions and music. Followed by chat with CREATE Project representative about role of ritual and “identity development.” All welcome.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

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.

Jamestown Community Third Friday Dance, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown. Contra, square, reels, mixers taught, called by Joe Kwiatkowski. No partner necessary! All welcome! Admission $5.

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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Fantastic Fridays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Grades sixth and up. Arts and crafts, volunteer opportunities, MakerSpace activities, homework help.