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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.

Libraries

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 chalenges, experiments.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 3 to 6 p.m., Big Lots, D & F Plaza.

Silver Creek Assembly of God St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 1385 Route 20, Silver Creek. Donations accepted. May eat in, or take-outs available.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society meeting and program, Barker Library Steele Room, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Meeting 6:30 p.m. Speaker Max Walters, newly hired curator for Darwin R. Barker Historical Museum program at 7 p.m. All welcome. For details, call President Gail Dash at 595-3593.

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.

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.

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.

Northern Chautauqua beginners’ pickleball, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. St. Anthony’s gym: free. No experience necessary. Equipment provided. Each participant only needs to bring sneakers and something to re-hydrate with. The class holds 12 players. Registration required. Ed Kirchmeyer can be contacted at 432-6114 for details

Games and hobbies

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.

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 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Patterson Library presents: “Card Making with Jamie Perry,” 6 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Call 326-2154 to reserve a spot.

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.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Growing with Music Together winter music program, part 8 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.

Collins Public Library presents: Young Adult Art Club, 6:30 p.m., 2341 Main St. Love to draw, paint, create? Learn about illustration, publishing. Ages 10 to 20. Sketchbooks, materials provided. Stop in to register..

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors regular meeting, 8:30 a.m., 220 Fluvanna Ave., Suite 600 in Jamestown. Public invited.

Audubon Community Nature Center outreach training, 10 a.m. to noon, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Training for volunteers to go to community events, fairs, garden markets, etc. to host a booth, get people excited about Audubon. Free. Walk-ins welcome.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sale, 5 to 8 p.m., First Ward Falcons Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk.

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.

League of Women Voters Hot Topics event: “Telling your healthcare stories,” 6:30 to 9 p.m., JCC-North, 10807 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk. Discuss the findings of “The People’s Report on Healthcare in New York” and principles of healthcare human rights; learn and practice healthcare storytelling best practices; learn about opportunities to share their healthcare stories in advocacy for universal healthcare. Call Mary Croxton 673-5197.

Community Lenten Bread and Broth Supper and Service, Meeder’s Restaurant, 19 E. Main St., Ripley. Soup, bread, beverage at 6:30 p.m., followed by Lenten service presented by Ripley United Methodist Church. All welcome.

Nar-Anon Family Overdose Awareness weekly support open meeting “SESH” (Sharing Experiences, Strength and Hope), 7 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 222 Temple St., Fredonia (brick building in rear).

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.

Patterson Library presents: Mystery Book Club, 6:30 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield. Peter Tremain’s Collection.

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