THURSDAY, JAN. 26
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.
Veterans 4 Christ
9 W. Main St., Brocton, 10 a.m. Veterans and guests are welcome.
Dunkirk Public Library presents: Story time and take-home craft kit
536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For ages 2 to 5.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Cassadaga Fire Hall, 22 Mill St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See RedCrossBlood.org for details, requirements and to make an appointment.
Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Meditations in Paint
7 Day St., Fredonia, 4 to 6 p.m. Free program, uses watercolor paints, all materials included, no experience needed. To register, call 716 672-8051.
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.
Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group
Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enter from the canopy and ramp door entrances. For details, call 716 969-2395.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting
219 Central Ave., Fredonia, 8 to 9 p.m. Free to attend. The only requirement is the desire to stop using. All are welcome regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. For details, visit https://nawny.nny-na.org/
FRIDAY, JAN. 27
Welcome Home Ceremony for Veterans and Vietnam-Era Veterans
Outside of the Chautauqua County Courthouse, 1 N. Erie St., Mayville, noon. County Executive P.J. Wendel will present a proclamation declaring Jan. 27, 2023 as Vietnam and Vietnam-Era Veterans Day on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. Wendell will also read the names of Chautauqua County residents who lost their lives serving in the Vietnam War. All county residents are encouraged to attend. For details, call 716 753-4211.
Ahira Hall Library
37 W. Main St., Brocton, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For grades 4 through 8. Call 716 792-9418 for details.
Roger Tory Peterson Institute Art After Five
RTPI, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission price of $18 pre-sale, $20 at the door includes full access to the museum, art exhibits, food, music by The Assembly and one drink. Additional drinks available for purchase. Call 716 665-2473.
Department of Visual Arts and New Media Faculty Exhibition opening reception
SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery, 6 to 9 p.m.
Family Service of the Chautauqua Region “Pasta for a Purpose” fundraiser
Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $30 per ticket includes choice of pasta entries, desserts and wine catered by Chautauqua Suites; live DJ Giulia Sowrey, and an entry into a grand prize drawing. Guests will also have separate opportunities to bid on a silent auction and basket give-aways. For tickets, call 716 488-1971. Proceeds benefit the utilization of licensed therapists to provide mental health counseling throughout the region.
SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center, Costello Room, 6 to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28
Doors Open Jamestown
Free admission day at participating local museums and attractions, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venues include Audubon Community Nature Center, Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, DAR House, DoubleTree Jamestown, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, James Prendergast Library, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Martz-Kohl Observatory, Marvin Community House, National Comedy Center, Northwest Arena, Pearl City Clay House, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Robert H. Jackson Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute. The National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum require pre-registration with additional details to be posted on their website. Northwest Arena will offer free public skating from 1 to 3:30 p.m..Chamber of Commerce text contest at participating locations.
Fredonia Farmers’ Market
The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from November through mid-May at the Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. It features a variety of food vendors, artisan crafts and prepared foods for sale. The market welcomes cash, credit cards, SNAP benefits and is handicapped accessible.
Audubon Community Nature Center Natural Investigators, “Owls”
1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For children 8 to 12 with an adult to accompany each child. $12 adults, $9 members and children 9 to 15. Paid reservations required by Jan. 26. Limited enrollment.
Chautauqua Art Gallery anniversary celebration
318 N. Main St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Demonstrations include 11 a.m.: Wendy Bale, silverpoint drawing techniques and opportunity to try it; 1 p.m.Lisa Conn, clay sculpting techniques; 3 p.m. Joe Rice, digital painting techniques. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments.
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.
Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Book talk with Christina Jarvis: “Lucky Mud and
7 Day St., Fredonia, 12 p.m. A deep dive into Kurt Vonnegult’s oeuvre and legacy.
Special presentation: “Portrait of the Queen”
1891 Fredonia Opera House, 1 p.m. In this cinematic production, portraits of Queen Elizabeth the Second are featured with comments from British subjects and celebrities and others who have met the Queen in person. Adults:$15, students $10.
Darwin R. Barker Library presents:
7 Day St., Fredonia, 2 p.m. This month’s selection is “Snow Falling on Cedars,” by David Guterson. All are welcome.
Movies at the Reg – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. 5 queens band together to fight to protect their nation from world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Stars Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o and Martin Freeman. Admission $7 plus $1 theater restoration fee. Movie starts at 4 p.m.
Cinema Series – “Empire of Light”
1891 Fredonia House, 9 Church St., Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. Stars Olivia Coleman and Michael Ward in a poignant film by Sam Mendes of human connection and the magic of cinema set in a seaside town in the 1980’s. Admission $7 adults, $6.50 members. $5 students.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29
Guest Artist Recital, Richard Sherman, flute and I-Fei Chen, piano
SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 5 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
Triple P Positive Parenting Program free discussion group
The Resource Center, 186 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to noon. Topic: Developing good bedtime routines.To register for a workshop, call Lucy at 716 679-8946. Walk-ins welcome. Attendance incentive.
Dunkirk Public Library presents: training session for the Hero Banner Program
536 Central Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Staff will be available to assist participants in completing the application for the Hero Banner Program with the picture and submitting it digitally to the program. For details, call 716 366-2511.
Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime
7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Stories, movies, crafts, play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.
Make Music at the Prendergast Library
509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For children ages 6 and under, sing, dance and explore basic instruments. Two sessions:11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A caregiver must also attend. For children ages 6 and up, join Infinity Performing Arts for a free introductory drumming session. Two sessions: 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. For the optional registration, call 716 484-7135 ext. 234.
Sinclairville Free LIbrary presents: Makerspace
15 Main St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. LEGOS, marble runs, KINEX, building kits and challenges, craft kits and supplies, new Geoboards, STEM kits and activities. Registration not required. All ages welcome. A parent/guardian must stay with children. .