Community Calendar


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.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Members, guests welcome.

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

Dunkirk Recreation Department/Youth Bureau Adult Walking Program, 7 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or punch card system available. Mondays through Fridays.

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.


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.


Sheridan Post 6390 VFW Auxiliary bake sale, 4:30 p.m., during fish fry hours, 2556 Route 20. Proceeds go toward Auxiliary’s support of veteran and charity causes.

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

Dunkirk Recreation Department/Youth Bureau Adult Walking Program, 7 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Recreation Center Building, Waldorf Road, Dunkirk. $1 per session or punch card system available. Mondays through Fridays.

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.


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.


Cast of Silver Creek High School’s upcoming spring musical “Shrek” pancake breakfast fund-raiser, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s, Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. Menu: Pancakes, bacon, juice.$6/person; $4 for students/senior citizens. Call 934-2603, ext. 2165 for tickets.

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.

Fredonia Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, zip code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food, given out depending on family size.

Doors Open Jamestown, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., Jamestown’s museums invite the public to treat themselves, family and friends to this annual event, a FREE day at many local museums and attractions. History. art, nature, comedy as well as discounts at variety of local restaurants, retail shops. For details, see https://jamestownupclose.com/doors-open-jamestown

Audubon Nature Center presents: “Introduction to the Lost Words,” 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside road, Jamestown. Based on the Robert McFarlane book, participants will conjure back nature words found missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. $8; $6 Nature Center members. Followed by open house exploration until 3 p.m. Free for Doors Open Jamestown.

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.

Live via satellite from London’s Noel Coward Theatre: “All About Eve,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Church Street. General admission $15, students $10. Story of Margo Channing.

Lakeshore Humane Society’s “Pins for Paws” fund-raiser, 4 to 7 p.m., Lucky Lanes Bowling Center, 10387 Bennett Road in Fredonia. Tickets: $12.50 each, includes two games, shoes. Also 50/50 drawing, basket drawing door prizes. Call 672-1991 for details. Tickets available at LHS Adoption Center (431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, from LHS members or at the door until sold out.

St. Joseph’s Gowanda Catholic Church community dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., 71 E. Main St., Gowanda. All welcome. Donations accepted.

St. John’s United Church of Christ chicken and biscuits dinner, Serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets, $9.50, tickets at the door, $10. Take-outs available. Parking off Eagle Street. Pre-sales highly recommended. Call 366-0710.

Westfield Moose Club meat raffle, 6 p.m.,19 Clinton St. Members, eligible guests.

Cinema Series: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. True story of real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. PG, 109 minutes.

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.

Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation open ice skating, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Steele Hall. Free for Fredonia, Pomfret residents. Skate rental fee applies if necessary.


Collins Public Library presents: Make and Take Winnie the Pooh craft, stop in anytime during the day, 2341 Main St. In honor of Winnie the Pooh’s author’s birthday, there will be a take and make craft bag. All materials provided to make your very own Winnie the Pooh.

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.

Barker Library presents: Here Comes the Sun!, 2 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Children of all ages are invited to celebrate longer days and more sunlight with stories, a craft, activities and a video about our closest star. No registration necessary.