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Community calendar

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

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 March 11. Call 569-2345. Walk-ins accepted if room, call for availability.

CCE Chautauqua L.E.A.P. workshop: Intro to growing berries, 6 p.m., JCC Carnahan Center, room 120, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Leader: Esther Kibbe. $5 per person. Call Lucy at 664-9502 ext. 209 to register.

Audubon Nature Photography Club, 6:15 to 8 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Presentation: “Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.” Camera tips and tricks, photo critique, presentations, social time with refreshments. Slide show themes: Winter, weathered. Visitors of any skill level welcome. To learn more, visit facebook.com/jasphotoclub789 or email retiredpeasant@gmail.com.

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).

Art & Architecture series: Lucian Freud: A self-portrait, 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Production displays more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings of modern master of British art. General admission $15, students $10. One hour, 20 minutes.

Citizens for a Better Cassadaga meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Library, 18 Maple Ave. Upcoming events discussed. All area residents invited.

Fredonia Wind Symphony, 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall. Donna Dolson, conductor. Free event.

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 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.

Collins Public Library presents: YA Writing Club Drop In, 3 to 7 p.m., 2341 Main St.work on your story, ask for help or feedback. Last push before deadline.

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.

Sinclairville Library presents:GMB 18+, 5 to 7 p.m., 15 Main St. Games, movies, books. Open discussion, adult fun.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Author Isaiah Rashad, II, 5:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Discusses his book “What my Parents Didn’t Tell Me …” Rashad shares with adults how to live and be free during times of turmoil. Free program, open to public.

Patterson Library presents: Camera Phone Photography with Diane Andrasik, 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Call 326-2154 to reserve a spot.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Sheridan Happy Seniors meeting, noon, Silver Creek Senior Center, Route 5, Silver Creek.

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.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

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.

St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m., corner of W. Fourth, Lark streets, Dunkirk.

B-side Uke Jam, 6 p.m., East Main Cafe, 183 E. Main St., Fredonia. Intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, Am, G, Em, D, Dm) and strumming, some picking. Everyone welcome, but moves at a quicker pace than usual jam sessions. For details, email Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu. Free event.

Emily Mae Smith exhibit opening reception, 6 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery. Artist uses humor, art historical references to comment on current socio-political issues.

SUNY Fredonia Catholic Student Fellowship presents: Living Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m., St. Anthony’s Church, 66 Cushing St., Fredonia. Includes live acting, music, and prayer throughout every part of Jesus’ journey. Free event, donations accepted.

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.

Joshua Kane performs Borders of the Mind – The Psychic Show for the Whole Family, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre. Interactive performance. General public $20. See Box Office in Williams Center, G-140 for tickets and student/children rates.

The American Legion Post 59 St. Patrick’s Day party, 8 to 11 p.m., Post 59, 156 E Main Street, Fredonia. Music by The Freeze. All members and guests welcome, no charge.

Fredonia Student Keyboard Association presents: “88 Keys of Fury,” 8 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall.

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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Fantastic Fridays, 2:45 to 4:45 p.m., 37 W. Main St., Brocton. Sixth grade and up.

Arts & crafts, volunteer opportunities – MakerSpace activities – homework help – games.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Ripley United Methodist Church All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 84 W. Main St. $7. Pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Benefits Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care.

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. National Nutrition Month. Mary Damiano, nutritionist, FFM board member will do a food demo featuring maple-kale chips, samples of vendors’ breakfast sausages. Tom DeGolier will have buckwheat pancakes. Possible Irish fiddle tunes.

Little Explorers Learn About Chipmunks and Squirrels, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Children ages 3 to 8 and their favorite grownup enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack, making for a fun-filled morning of learning. $8; $6 Nature Center members and children ages 3 to 8. Limited enrollment. Paid reservations required by preceding Thursday, Call 569-2345.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Big Lots, D & F Plaza.

Turn the River Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Takes place along the Riverwalk in Brooklyn Square, Jamestown. Everyone welcome to attend! Elegant Edibles will have yummy goodies, hot drinks for sale. The Leprechaun will turn the Chadakoin River green at approximately 11 a.m.

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 NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander, 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. General admission $20, $18 (members), $10 students.

Grape Discovery Center Sip & Sample event, 1 to 4 p.m., 8305 W. Main St., Westfield. Tastings of Irish, maple-themed food. Local businesses represented. Irish fiddle tunes by “Viol Habits.” Pre-sale tickets $12, at the door $15. Call 969-4859 for tickets, details.

Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR to host Open House/Meet and Greet, 2 to 4 p.m., Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Free refreshments. Meet members and discuss the organization.

Unit 62 Auxiliary Centennial Swiss steak dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave. American Legion Auxiliary members in good standing offered half-price dinners. Tickets $12, pre-sale only until March 10. Call 366-6262. DJ Sterling Audio Entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. Patriotic quilt to be raffled. Proceeds benefit Auxiliary and Legion programs.

Trinity UCC community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, vegetable. No charge, but free will donations accepted. All welcome. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 4 to 9 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society roast beef sandwich dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk. $10. Take out available. Also Blessed Mary Angela Fatima Society bake sale.

NCCS music program fund-raiser spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m. until sold out, Msgr. Bernardo Hall, Holy Trinity, 1032 . 5 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets: $10 each. Can buy desserts. Purchase dinner tickets at NCCS Main Office, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk.

Cinema Series: “1917,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students, children. R, 119 minutes.

First Ward Falcon Club live music with BIG TONE, 8 to 11 p.m., 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. No cover charge. Open to club members, guests.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 1 to 4 p.m., Brocton Elementary School, 138 W. Main St., Brocton. With questions, call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729.

Libraries

Sinclairville Free Library presents: “Write Spirit” Writers’ Group meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Main St. Christian writers meet to encourage, inspire and provide reader feedback to both aspiring and accomplished writers.

Friends of the Collins Public Library meeting, 10 a.m., 2341 Main St. Open to public. All welcome.

Dunkirk public library presents: St. Patrick’s craft, 11 a.m. to noon, 536 Central Ave. Children ages 2 to 10. Sign-up required. Call 366-2511 or stop in Children’s room.

Barker Library presents: Lucky Storytime!, 11 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Read stories about leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold. Make a lucky charm to take home. No registration required. All children welcome.

Collins Public Library presents: Young Adult Role Playing Games Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2341 Main St. Suggested for Ages 12 to 18. Snacks, lunch provided. Register at 532-5129.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Greeting card making, 11 a.m., 15 Main St. Ages 14+, free program. Instructor: Nancy Schofield. Call 962-5885 to register in advance.

Patterson Library presents: Literary Circle, 1 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the library, noon, 2341 Main St. Different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for entire family Call 532-5129 to register.

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