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Community calendar

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

Valentine’s Day ConnectLife Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gowanda High School gymnasium, 10674 Prospect St., Gowanda. Open to public. Ages 16, 17, 18 need permission skips. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. Valid ID required. Sponsored by Gowanda High’s Student Council.

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.

Slovenian Club Valentine’s Day dinner, starting at 4 p.m., 36 Palmer St., Gowanda, surf and turf special with strip steak/lobster, sides. Also special treats.

Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose Valentine’s Day dinner for two, serving starts at 4 p.m. 201 Aldrich St. Prime rib, salad, potato, vegetable, roll, dessert and a bottle of wine for $50 per couple. Reservations requested. Call 532-4882.

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 fundraiser, 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.

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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

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

Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festivities, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Winter events/activities for all ages, contests, vendors, fireworks, flare parade, bonfire, and much more.

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.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: “The Lost Words: Heron and Weasel,” 11 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Conjur back the nature words author Robert McFarlane found missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. $8; $6 Nature Center members. Limited enrollment. Paid reservations required by Thursday, Feb. 13. Call 569-2345.

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 the Old Vic in London: Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons,” 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. General admission $15, $10 students. Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in this story of 1947 America.

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. Tickets that were sold for the Jan. 18 dinner which was cancelled due to inclement weather will be honored for this dinner.

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.

Cinema Series: “Bombshell!,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Then Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) and other women come forward with their stories. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. R, 109 minutes.

First Ward Falcon Club music event, 8 to 11 p.m. 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Welcome to eligible members, eligible guests. Entertainment by Second Street Sunset.

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: The Wondermakers “World of Wonders,” 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Interactive story theatre by professional actors, features improvisation, education. Fun for all ages. To register, call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: YA Writing Club Drop In, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2341 Main St.work on your story, ask for help or feedback.

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Son’s American Legion 1280 meeting, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Breakfast 9 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festivities, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lakeside Park, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville. Winter events/activities for all ages, contests, vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more.

Forestville Fire Department chicken barbecue, noon until sold out, 18 Chestnut St. $10 per dinner. Half chicken, many sides. Eat in or take out. Presales must be picked up by 1 p.m.

Sheridan Memorial VFW Post #6390 Auxiliary “Checkered Flag” Chili Cook-off, 1 to 5 p.m., 2556 Route 20, Sheridan. Fee to enter chili: $10. Sampling: $5. First, second, third place prize, fan favorite award. Also basket raffle. Watch the Daytona 500.

L’Histoire du Soldat by Western New York Chamber Orchestra (WNYCO), 4 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall. Reserved Seating. General Public: $20; Students: free. Glen Cortese, conductor. Featuring the Chautauqua Youth Ballet.

Chautauqua County American Legion Testimonial Dinner, 4 p.m., hosted by Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Honoring Department Officers Department Commander Mike McDermott, Department Auxiliary President Linda Tome and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Dennis George.