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. 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.
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.
*** Cancelled by the Metropolitan Opera House *** Live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander, 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.
Eastern Star ham dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Main Street, Forestville. Adults: $10, children 12 and under: $8.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. Sunday Family breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Forest Lodge, 321 E. Main St. (Route 20), Fredonia. Adults and teenagers 13 and up: $8, children 6 to 12: $4, kids 5 and under: free. Eggs made to order, pancakes or French toast, sausages and sides. Public welcome. All you can eat.
Son’s American Legion 1280 meeting, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Breakfast 9 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m.
Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Towel Bingo, Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 W. Main St., 1 to 4 p.m., Doors open at noon. Admission $4. Prizes include large variety of colorful bath, beach towels for bingo winners. Also Chinese auction, basket raffle, 50/50 drawings. Variety of treats, punch and coffee served during intermission. Funds raised assist families, individuals and organizations in need of financial help or going through difficult times.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mysteries of the Dinosaurs of the Deep, 4 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. Children aged 5 to 18 – $5 – $12.50 – $40 – $45*. Adults – $10 – $25 – $40 – $45* Premium ticketholders ($45) may attend an exclusive meet and greet before the performance! Arrive at theater between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Meet and greet includes – a brief encounter on stage with a puppeteer and one of the creatures (photos encouraged) and an official Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure merchandise item.
Taize Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Christian song, scripture, time for silent meditation in traditionally ecumenical format. All welcome.
MONDAY, MARCH 16
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.
Meals on Wheels Community Champions Week Meet and Greet, 11 a.m., St. John’s United Church, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Guests County Executive P.J. Wendel and a representative for Congressman Reed. Public welcome.
Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.
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.
Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., Sheridan Fire Hall. All members are encouraged to attend.
Lake Erie Bird Club meeting, 7 p.m. BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Program: “Reflections,”by Tim Baird. Bird-focused, with many photographs accompanied by an appropriate quote from naturalist, John Burroughs. All welcome. For details, call 673-1627.
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.
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.
Games and hobbies
Dunkirk Senior Center crafts, 11 a.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court.
Barker Library presents: preschool storytime, 10:15 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. 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
Collins Public Library presents: Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. Great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more. Sign up required. Call 532-5129.
Collins Public Library presents: Morning Book Club, 11 a.m., 2341 Main St. Discuss “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashell Hammett. Request copy online or at Library Desk.
Patterson Library presents: Basic computer skills, 2 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.
Patterson Library presents: Makerspace Mondays, 3:45 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Create with 3D printer, tech toys, do challenges, experiments.