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Community calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

Prevention Works presents: Active Parenting of Teens program, part 6 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.

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.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mullet Street clubroom, Dunkirk. Discussion of upcoming events. New members welcome. For details, call Cindy at 366-2473.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Room # 120, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Learn about presentation tips, business networking, advanced speeches. Never a fee to attend as a guest. Call 672-2662 for details.

Community Sing-Along, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Join in a good old campfire sing-along in an indoor setting. All voices welcome; free for all. For details, call Joe at 679-8426.

Robert H. Jackson in Warren County Day presentation, “Presidential Power in the Modern Era,” 7 to 8 p.m., Warren County Courthouse, 204 Fourth Ave., Warren, Pennsylvania. Lecturer: Dr. Brian Harward of Allegheny College. Free, open to public.

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

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 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.

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

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. Donation at St. Anthony’s gym: $3 per session. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Citizens Big Bingo, 45 Cliffstar Court. Doors open at 3 p.m. $5 admission. Includes “light lunch.”

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.

Patterson Library presents: Reiki Practitioners of all levels, noon to 1:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reading Room.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Crafty Diem, 6:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton.

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

Senior Life Matters presents: Medicare Special Enrollment Periods seminar, 3 to 5 p.m., Edgewood Commons, 737 Falconer St., Jamestown. Presenters: Janell Sluga, Tiffany Erhard. Other topics: Medicare Advantage Plan enrollment periods, Medicare Part B enrollment periods. Also Q & A. Free event, register at 665-8199.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: “Winter Walking Meditation,” 4 to 5 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Find calm, connection through movement, breath, mindfulness, nature. $16, $12 Nature Center members. Paid reservations required by Feb. 12. Call 569-2345. Walk-ins accepted if room, call for availability.

Fire & Ice Celebration, 5 to 9 p.m., Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave., Celoron. $25 per person. Ice sculptures, martini luges, hors d’oeuvres, chili, chowder, music, fireworks. Call 489-2800 for details. Portion of proceeds benefits Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County.

Audubon Nature Photography Club, 6:15 to 8 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Camera tips and tricks, photo critique, presentations, social time. Visitors of any skill level welcome. To learn more, visit facebook.com/jasphotoclub789 or email retiredpeasant@gmail.com.

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, 7:30 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.

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.

Patterson Library presents: Write Now Writers Group, 1 to 3 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: “Teen Time,” 2:30 to 5 p.m., 15 Main St. Grades 6 to 12. Games, music, more.

Patterson Library presents: Black History Month Film Series screening of “The Help,” 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reading Room.

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: Computer Class-Editing Digital Photos, 5:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Learn how to make basic adjustments to digital photos. Free, open to library patrons age 17, up. Call 532-5129 to register.

Sinclairville Library presents: Journaling for Kids, 6 p.m., 15 Main St. Ages 7, up. Reservations needed. Call 962-5885. Learn advantages of journaling, ways to use process: travel log, gratitude journal, design/creation sketch book, stories, family history, learning journal. Each child will select own repurposed hardback book with premium bland pages, interspersed selected pages from original book.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

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

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Pucci’s Carpet One & Furniture, 112 W. Main St., Fredonia.

Valentine’s Day Kids’ Night Out with Audubon, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Celoron Community Center, Celoron Park. Ages 4 to 10 will be well cared for by Audubon Community Nature Center staff members in a pop-up-nature-play-area. $30 per child, $5 sibling discount. Refreshments included. Reservations by 2/10. Call 569-2345.

Stand for Peace vigil, 4 to 5 p.m., Millard Fillmore Drive and Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Public welcome. Signs available, people encouraged to make their own signs as well.

Sheridan Post 6390 VFW Post 6390 Auxiliary Valentine’s bake sale, 4:30 p.m., 2556 Route 20, Sheridan. Continues through regular fish fry dining hours. Features chocolate treats.

Fire & Ice Celebration, 5 to 9 p.m., Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave., Celoron. $25 per person. Ice sculptures, martini luges, hors d’oeuvres, chili, chowder, music, fireworks. Call 489-2800 for details. Portion of proceeds benefits Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County.

Family Service of the Chautauqua Region presents: Pasta for a Purpose fund-raiser, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road, Mayville. variety of pastas, meatballs, chicken Parmesan, Italian sausage along with desserts, wine. Live DJ: Giulia Sowrey of “Star Sirch Productions.” Dinner $40 per person, call 488-1971. Also chances to bid on items through silent auction and basket raffle. All proceeds assist children, families to obtain counseling services in which they otherwise may not be able to afford.

Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festivities, 6 p.m. opening services, Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Winter events/activities for all ages, contests, vendors, and much more.

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.

Fundraiser for Jeremy Dolce “Anti-Valentine’s,” 8 to 10 p.m., Jamestown Brewing company, 119 W. Third St., Jamestown. Music, comedy acts, special performances, basket raffles, 50/50, more. For adults 21 +. Proceeds benefit Jeremy Dolce, who is recovering from serious injuries suffered in a construction accident.

Imani Winds, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall. Reserved Seating. General Public: $25; Students: $10.

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. Share stories, songs, crafts, fun.

Patterson Library presents: Home Away from Home, 11:30 a.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. With Ms. Amy, designed for homeschooling families.

Patterson Library presents:Anti-Valentine’s Day event, 6 to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Features different stations (card making, wine tasting, movie screening, board games, music. Call 326-2154 for reservations. Child care available.