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Community calendar

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.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild work meeting, 6 p.m., Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. Four work stations set up, supplies available for use. Can bring own machine and supplies if desired. Can bring comfort quilts in progress, also kits, tops available.

Gowanda Thatcher Brook mitigation project presentation, 6 p.m., Historic Hollywood Theater, 39 W. Main St. Speaker: Mayor David Smith.

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. Guest speaker Jill Meaux, Dunkirk’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administrator. Committee reports, project updates, 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 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.

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

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

Operation Winter Rescue, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Williams Center Room G103C. Drop off donations of hats, g loves, coats for Chautauqua County Rural Ministry’s Garment Gallery and canned fruit and vegetables, cereal and soup for its Emergency Food Pantry.

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.

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.

Jamestown Community Third Friday Dance, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown. Contra, square, reels, mixers taught, called by Joe Kwiatkowski with live music by Viol Habits. No partner necessary! All welcome! Admission: $5.

Benefit Concert for Fredonia music alum, Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, oboe, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall. Hosted by Sarah Hamilton, oboe faculty member. Fronckowiak is battling metastatic breast cancer. Free will donations will be accepted at the door or made online at: www.gofundme.com/f/ann039s-cancer-recurrence-and-continuing-care. Concert features current staff, several alumni.

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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Drop in LEGO Club,1 to 4 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Come anytime between stated hours. Best for ages 5, older. No registration necessary.

Collins Public Library presents: Family movie afternoon, 2 p.m., 2341 Main St. Open to public. Call or check website for name of movie.

Photographic Society of Northwest Pennsylvania exhibit opening reception for “Beauty Unbound,” 7 to 9 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Octagon Gallery.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

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.

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.

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.

Fredonia Choral Festival, 4 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall. $6 general public. Stacey Gibbs returns. Includes world premieres of his commissioned arrangements of three pieces.

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Mardi Gras celebration, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. $25 ticket price includes entertainment by The Rising, New Orleans Style dinner buffet (pulled pork, pulled chicken, rice/beans, salad, rolls, gumbo, King Cake, appetizers. Also raffle baskets, silent auction, special prizes, cash bar. Call 366-1787 for tickets. Guests encouraged to dress Mardi Gras style. Masks, beads provided.

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.

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