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Community calendar

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.

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.

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

Pinochle: Tuesday’s Best, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. For details, call Kathy at 410-0111.

Free Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Costello Room, Rockefeller Arts Center.

St. Joseph’s bingo, 7 p.m., Parish Center, 145 East Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For information, call parish office at 679-4116.

Libraries

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Little Adventurers Storytime, 10 to 10:45 a.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton.

Collins Public Library presents: Young Adult Role Playing Games Club, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2341 Main St. Suggested for Ages 12 to 18. Snacks, lunch provided. Register at 532-5129.

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.

Patterson Library presents: Knit and Knatter Club, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Main Reading Room.

Barker Library presents: all ages after school storytime, 4:15 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. All ages. Stories, movies, songs, play. Caregivers welcome to browse the Library’s collections, use a public computer or enjoy free WIFI while children are at programs. All children welcome. No registration required. For details about special storytimes; events, see barkerlibrary.org.

Patterson Library presents: Games Galore, 5 to 7 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Dowstairs. Children, teens welcome. No experience necessary. Call 326-2154 for details.

Collins Public Library presents: Family movie night, 6 p.m., 2341 Main St. Open to public. Call or check website for name of movie.

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

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Growing with Music Together winter music program, part 4 of 8, 6:30 p.m., 536 Central Ave., Library community room. Music class for families with young children babies to kindergartners. Leader: Kay Barlow. One-time per family cost of $42 payable at first class. Registration required. Call 366-2511.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Magic the Gathering,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. For ages 13 and up. Commander format. Oathbreaker/Brawl based on attendance. Bring your own deck! Registration needed. Call 934-3468.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Reed Recital, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Garden at Reed Library. Light refreshments Features School of Music students.

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society stuffed shell dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. $10.

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.

YWCA Whole Health monthly program, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Fitness expert Paul Bretz addresses how to improve health through intermittent fasting. $5 members/$7 others. Walk-ins welcome, RSVPs preferred to 326-2011.

Faculty Recital: Barry Crawford, flute, Laura Koepke, bassoon, I-Fei Chen, piano, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. Free event.

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.

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.

Ahira Hall Library presents: Write Focus Writers’ Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton.

Patterson Library presents: Mystery Book Club, 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Discuss “Death La Fenice,” by Donna Leon.

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

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.

Brooks Memorial Hospital Retirees’ luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Bob Evans Restaurant, 3877 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

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. Reserve by calling 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.

Debunking Weight Loss and Diet Myths, part 1 of 2, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Presenter: Kristian Reiber, IAWP Certified Wellness Coach.Help stop dieting forever. No charge.

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.

Grief support group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harvest Chapel Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. Video-based support group ministry offers help, encouragement. Workbook fee: $15. Scholarships available. For details, call 679-0987.

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).

Slovenian Club annual meeting, 7 p.m., 36 Palmer St., Gowanda. Also nomination of officers.

Fredonia All String Concert, 7 p.m., 425 E. Main St. All String Ensembles grades 4 to 12.

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

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 Ç 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.

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

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.

CREATE Project Library Program, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dunkirk Public Library, Create Project Room, 536 Central Ave. African American traditions; Trans-generational transmission of trauma, tenderness, and tradition. All welcome.

Collins Public Library presents: Mixed up Fairy Tale story hour, 6 to 8 p.m., 2341 Main St. Stories, games, crafts, coloring, maybe snacks. Ages 3 to 10. Register at 532-5129.

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