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Community calendar

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 5:30 p.m., American Legion Newcomb Long Post 928, 7353 Erie Road, Derby.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Dunkirk First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support group, 4:30 p.m., Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending your first meeting. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

Audubon Nature Center presents: “Three Pillars of Meditation,” 5 to 6 p.m., 1600 Riverside road, Jamestown. $16 adults; $12 members. Learn to reduce stress in a natural setting through meditation; mindfulness. Paid reservations required by Jan. 21 at 569-2345. Walk-ins accepted if room; call for availability.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services presents: Dementia Basics Workshop, 6 p.m., Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Learn what dementia means; about different forms of dementia. Free informational workshop.

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).

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. 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 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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Fiber Arts in Brocton, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Bring own projects and supplies or work on prayer shawls. Call 792-9418 for details.

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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society annual indoor flea market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk.

New Horizons Band, SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall. Ensembles, lessons for all 3 to 3:45 p.m., Band practice 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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.

Faculty Recital: James Piorkowski: The Guitarist and the Composer, featuring guest artist Daniel Ihasz, baritone, 8 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall.

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.

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.

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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society annual indoor flea market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk.

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.

American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 3929 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

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 Bridge Theatre: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Church Street. General admission $15, students $10. Stars Gwendoline Christie.

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates installation banquet, Sheridan VFW, 2556 Main Road, Silver Creek. Cash bar 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Guest speaker: NYS Senator George Borrello. Emcee: Ray Rushbold. Reservations: call Joe Rozen at 366-8137.

Live band “The Freeze,” 7 to 11 p.m., Sons of the South Dayton American Legion Post 1593,1 Mill St., South Dayton. No cover charge. Chicken wing special 6 p.m. until sold out.

Cinema Series: “Dark Waters,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) and Tom Terp (Tim Robbins) file a complaint for farmers who believe the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill, initiating a 15 year fight. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. PG-13, 126 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.

Libraries

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Annual Lunar New Year Celebration,” 10:30 a.m. to noon p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For all ages. Stories, crafts, special food from Food King. Celebrate the Year of the Rat. Registration required. Call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: Creative Crafts for adults, 1 p.m., 2341 Main St. Making valentines. All materials provided, registration limited. Call 532-5129. Ages 18+.