Coming up …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Forestville Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meat products, baked goods and other local fruits, vegetables and maple products for sale.
Thursday Knitting Group
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Many of the creations are donated to local charities, or attendees can work on their own projects. For details or to donate unused yarn, call 716 785-6039.
League of Women Voters brown bag luncheon featuring the Complete Streets project
Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia, noon. Speaker: Justin Booth. Desserts will be provided. Spac is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Master Builders
7 Day St., Fredonia, 4:15 p.m. Weekly challenges and prizes for creating projects with the building toy collection.
Patterson Library presents: Wanderlust book club meeting
40 S. Portage St, Westfield, 4 p.m. Selection: “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriella Garia.
Chautauqua County Parks Commission meeting
Jamestown Airport, 4 p.m. Members of the public are welcome.
Dunkirk Elks bingo
Dunkirk Elks Lodge bingo will be held at 428 Central Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission sales begin at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Social distancing will be followed. Masks must be worn by those who are not fully vaccinated.
Introduction to the Jazz at Domus Fare series
41 Main St., Fredonia, 5:30 p.m. Nick Weiser will host a dinner hour program of music and information at which he will talk about music and illustrate the styles of jazz interpretation featured in the upcoming six-event 2022-23 season. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Domus Fare provides service and menus for food and drink. For details see, www.fredoniajazsociety.com
Silver Creek Village Historian Louis Pelletter talk “Local Steamship Disasters of the 1800s”
Sheridan Historical Society, Route 20 and Center Road. Presentation at 6:30 p.m. Open house prior from 4 to 6 featuring historical exhibits.The free talk focuses on the steamship George Washington and the steamship Erie. Raffle tickets for quilts and a wine and cheese basket available to benefit the Historical Society.
Steps to Serenity Al-Anon support group meeting
Harvest Chapel United Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6:45 to 8 p.m. For details, call 716 969-2395.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Congressional breakfast
Moon Brook Country Club, 2879 North Main St. Extension, Jamestown, 8:30 a.m. Meet new Congressional Representative Joe Sempolinski. Breakfast cost is $20 for Chamber members or $25 for non-members. Reserve spots at www.chautauquachamber.org by Sept. 16.
St. John’s United Church of Christ hot dog sale
733 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Hot dogs, chips and beverage for $3; chili dog, chips and beverage for $4.
SUNY Fredonia, Reed Library, the Garden at Reed, noon. Features performances by School of Music students.
North East WineFest 2022
Gibson Park, with additional activities in Heard Park. 4 to 8 p.m. A wine-tasting wrist band is required to sample wine, though anyone over the age of 21 can purchase wine to be sent to the wine check. Wine tasting wrist band $20. Handcrafted vendors. Entertainment on the Main Stage – 4 to 5 p.m.: Celtic Creek; 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Dual Identity; 7 to 7:30 p.m.: Italian dancers of Erie; 7:30 to 9 p.m.: The Goats.
Patterson Library presents: Art talk by John Chisolm
S. Portage Street, Westfield, 5 to 7 p.m. Also view the exhibit in the Octogon Gallery.
Film “Knights of Swing” with filmmaker Emilio Palame
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. $5 to $10. Set in the late 1940’s, a group of young jazz musicians unite to form a “really swingin’ big band.” Features an introduction and talk back with filmmaker and SUNY Fredonia graduate Emilio Palame.
Faculty Composers and Friends
SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society can and bottle refund drive
Parish Social Center parking lot, Roberts Road, Dunkirk, 9 a.m. until noon. Holy Name members will unload them from the trunks of those donating. Free hot dogs and cold beverages will be served from 10 a.m. to noon in appreciation of those who support this program.
Filling the Gap and The Resource Center presents: Step Up for Autism
200 Dunham Ave., Celoron. 1.5 mile walk to the Lucille Ball Memorial Park and back, basket giveway, sweets auction, information about service and supports for people on the autism spectrum. Registration and check-in for walk at 8:30 a.m., walk at 10. Auction at 11:15 a.m. Entry fee $20 per person, includes a t-shirt. Other memorabilia available for purchase. Donations welcome.
Fredonia Farmers Market
The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday mid-May through October on Church Street, downtown Fredonia. It features a variety of vendors, with special events TBA. A number of vendors accept EBT, NYS Farmers Market Nutrition checks and WIC vegetables and fruits checks.
Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market
Moore Park, center of Westfield, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, food products, craft items and more. Prepared foods suitable for breakfast and lunch and hot and cold beverages are also available. The Westfield Flea, an antiques and vintage market, is on the other side of the park.
South Dayton family fun day
South Dayton Village Park. Book sale at the Village Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can bring one canned food to the Library for the South Dayton Food Pantry and select a free book and bookmark. Farmers’ Market in the park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gail Patterson will offer information about Cornell Cooperative Extension programs. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., sundance Kids Farm Petting Zoo with Mike Morton. Free slice of pizza for kids at noon as supplies allow. Magic of Don Rogers show 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the library. Drum Circle with Don Gould from 2 to 4 p.m. Make music with provided buckets and drum sticks. Fun for the whole family. Bring lawn chairs, blankets.
Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Accessible Bird Day
1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown from 10 to noon. Free for adults and children. Walks focus on identifying birds by sight and identifying them by sound. Bring binoculars. Includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor hands-on exploration, Ask questions of an ACNC educator.
Rockin’ the Commons
Church Street, Fredonia, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This fund-raiser for Roswell Park features live music from local and Buffalo bands, a food truck, raffle baskets, family-friendly activities and more.
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Porpiglia’s chicken barbecue
Corner of W. Fourth and Lark streets, 11 a.m. until sold out. One-half barbecued chicken, potato sald and cole slaw, plus beverages for eat-ins. As an extra, raffle tickets for a painting by artist Audrey Schafer, a member of St. John’s will be available. All are welcome to attend.
North East WineFest 2022
Gibson Park, with additional activities in Heard Park. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A wine-tasting wrist band is required to sample wine, though anyone over the age of 21 can purchase wine to be sent to the wine check. Wine tasting wrist band $40. Handcrafted vendors. Entertainment on the Main Stage – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Amanda Barton Duo; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Skylar Otto Smith and RobVance; 3 to 4:30 p.m.: SASS Acoustics; 5 to 6:30 p.m.: Fat Cat Freddie; 7 to 9 p.m.: Two For Flinching. Strolling entertainment: 1 to 3 p.m.: Tim Grunzel, magician and a balloon artist; 3 to 6 p.m., Brian Toy, caricature artist; 4 to 6 p.m. Juggler Joe. Horse and carriage rides.
Free car seat safety check
SUNY Fredonia Facilities Service complex off of Ring Road on campus, noon to 2 p.m. for parents and caregivers. Law enforcement agencies combine to offer trained technicians to educate how to choose and properly install the appropriate seat for a child’s age, size and vehicle so that it can be correctly used every time. For details, call 716 673-3333.
Lakeshore Humane Society Saturday open adoption hours
The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from noon to 3 p.m. The public is welcome to see the dogs and cats in need of loving homes. Tours of the facility will not be given. Individual appointments are available throughout the week by leaving a message at 716 672-1991; press “1” for dogs or “2” for cats. One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet. The Cat’s Meow Boutique will be open for purchases by the public. For details, call 716 672-1991.
Sinclairville Free Library presents: kickoff to “Take Control of Your Finance”
Main Street, noon in person to check out a copy of the 30-Day Money Cleanse, receive a free Budget Book. The event is followed by 4 weeks of a virtual discussion group Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Register at 716 962-5885.
Art & Architecture – Pompeii: Sin City
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 students. Masks are no longer required at Fredonia Opera House events, but all patrons are encouraged to wear masks while in the venue, and to socially distance when possible. Masks are available in the lobby and in the box office if needed.
Sonshine Charitable Fund Monte Carlo Night
Sheridan VFW, 2556 Main Road, Sheridan, 4 to 10 p.m. $20 per person, presale only. Tickets available at the VFW or call or text 716 640-7896. Games of chance, basket raffles, food and music. Doors open at 4 for hors d’ouevres, basket raffle, music; gaming from 6 to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter gaming room. Dinner by Super Duper Catering: veggie crudite, antipasto, Swedish meatballs, dips, carving station with NY sirloin filet, dessert.
Movies at the Reg – “Where the Crawdads Sing”
Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown presents this adaptation of the best-selling novel about a North Carolina “Marsh Girl” who is a suspect in the death of a young man. $7 per admission and $1 theater restoration fee per patron. Doors open at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8.
Pops Series Concert Event: The Sounds of Soul: Motown and Beyond
SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Level I: $35; Level II: $30; Level III: $25; Level IV: $20. Features six seasoned performers presenting the music of The Temptations, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Lionel Ritchie and many more. Call 716 673-3501 for tickets.
1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents “Mack and Rita,” 7:30p.m. starring Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for Opera House members/seniors, $5 for students,
Ethos presents: Titus Underwood, oboe
SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
Nothern Chautauqua County Club Associates meeting
Sheridan VFW, Route 20 Sheridan, 10:30 a.m. State Senator George Borrello is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Any club member is welcome to attend.
Busti Historical Society Apple Harvest Festival
3443 Lawson Road, Jamestown, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 admission. Food vendors, fresh baked pies, craft demonstrations, craft vendors, farmers’ market, apple cider, carriage and pony rides, Miller’s House tours, Grist Mill tours.
North East WineFest 2022
Gibson Park, with additional activities in Heard Park. 11a.m. to 4 p.m. A wine-tasting wrist band is required to sample wine, though anyone over the age of 21 can purchase wine to be sent to the wine check. Wine tasting wrist band $20. Handcrafted vendors. Entertainment on the Main Stage – 12:30 to 2 p.m.: Champaign Rain; 2:30 to 4 p.m.: Jack Stevenson and The Buried Treasure Band. Strolling entertainment: 1 to 3 p.m.: Bruce Kikola, magician. Horse and carriage rides.
East Otto Historical Museum open
8982 Reed Hill Road, East Otto, 1 to 3 p.m.
Leon Historical Society Country Western Jam
1832 Church, four corners of Leon, 2 to 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome to listen or sing along. For details, call 716 296-5709.
Valley Historical Society open house
Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville, open 2 to 5 p.m. No charge for admission.
Guest Artist Recital: Nusantara Arts Gamelan Ensemble
SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 4 p.m.