Community calendar notices must be received in writing five business days prior to the event and will be printed for three consecutive days, including the day of the event. Coming events are published only when prior reservations are required.
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.
Anderson-Lee Library presents: The Wondermakers “World of Wonders,” 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Inrteractive 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.
MONDAY, FEB. 17 PRESIDENTS’ DAY
Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Snow Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Children ages 4 to 12 enjoy day of winter play, exploration at Audubon, learning about winter wildlife, plants, weather during this mid-winter break. Program takes place indoors and out. $30; $25 member child; $5 discount for siblings. Limited enrollment: paid reservations are required by Thursday, Feb. 13: 569-2345.
Kids Clothes Closet, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St. New, nearly new clothing, other items for children newborn through size 6; expectant mothers. Use educational entrance. For details, call 679-1513.
Hospice HOPE Grief support group, 6 to 8 p.m., General Physician, PC Primary Care, 3098 Vineyard Drive, Suite 3, Dunkirk. Held third Mondays of the month. Facilitator: Carna Pierce, LMSW. Free, open to anyone suffering loss of a loved one. For details, call Jami Babcock at General Physician, PC:785-0908.
Health and wellness
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.
Barker Library presents: Fourth annual Kids Takeover the Library, noon to 3 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. For kids and teens fifth grade and up. No school, library is closed. Kids fifth grade, up welcome to come hang out at the Library. No registration required.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
Stroke/head injury support session, 3 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders, Thompson Hall Room E148. Activities to help stroke and head injury survivors use compensatory strategies to improve communication skills, provide educational information and opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments. For details, call Julie Williams, coordinator at 673-4618.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts Movie Night presents: “Young at Heart,” 7 p.m., 49 S. Portage, Westfield. Stars Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. 1954. Free movie night includes “shorts” i.e. comics, newsreel and music from the year of the movie. Concessions available.