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Thursday Knitting Group

St. Joseph’ 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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: School-age storytime with Miss Amy

43 Main St., SIlver Creek, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Stories, crafts, games and other activities. Limit of 10 children, pre-registration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Preschool storytime with Miss Jill

43 Main St., SIlver Creek, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 2 to 5. Reading, singing, rhymes and fun crafts. Limit of 10 children, pre-registration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Story time and take-home craft kit

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to noon. For ages 2 to 5.

Chautauqua County Parks Commision meeting

Jamestown Airport,3163 Airport Drive, 4 p.m. Public is invited to attend.

Jingle at the Rocks

64 on the Rocks, 2 Canadaway St., Fredonia, 5 p.m. Networking, raffles, appetizers. Presented by the Northern Chautauqua Young Professionals and the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. General admission with a new, unwrapped toy: $10, without toy: $20.

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.

Ekstasis 2.0 Young Artists Recital

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., Fredonia, 5:30 p.m. Students from the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Book Club

536 Central Ave., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact the library at 716 366-2511 to reserve the book of the month.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Card-making with Amanda

15 Main St., 5:30 to 7 p.m. For children 10 and up. $5 fee for materials to make 3 greeting cards. Registration required. Call 716 962-5885.

Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group

Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, conference room 6, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Enter from the canopy and ramp door entrances. For details, call 716 969-2395.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: LEGO Club

43 Main St., SIlver Creek, 6:30 p.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Build the challenge of the day, pick a challenge card or free build. Limit of 10 children, pre-registration required. Call 716 934-3468.

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/.


Roblin Steel Coffee Club

Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, 8:30 a.m.

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house craft and bake sale

54 Central Ave., Brocton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

Mental Health Association, 31 Water St., Suite 7, Jamestown, 10 a.m. to noon. For parents of children ages 0 to 12. Free event. Walk-ins welcome, Zoom options available. To register, call Tracy at 716 203-1609. This week: Developing Good Bedtime Routines.

Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and luncheon

Moon Brook Country Club, North Main Street Extension, Jamestown, noon. Keynote speaker: New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Meeting is open to all. $30 for those affiliated with a Chamber member organization or $32 for non-members. For details and registration, see www.chautauquachamber.org

Anderson-Lee Library presents: The Secret Society of the Twisted Stitchers

43 Main St., Silver Creek, 12 to 2 p.m. For all who love handiwork, ages 10 and up. Bring own supplies. For knitting, bring 10/10.5 bamboo needles colored worsted weight yarn (#4). For crochet, bring a size H hook and light-colored worsted weight yarn (#4). Come and learn or come and work on a project with others who love to knit, crochet, embroider, etc.

Darwin R. Library presents: Getting Started with Cricut – Holiday Craft

7 Day St., Fredonia, 1 p.m. Use the library’s Cricut to create and make take-home crafts, including creating vinyl stickers to decorate glass containers. All materials provided for this free class. Children must be supervised. Registration required. Call 716 672-8051.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Chess Club

43 Main St., Silver Creek, 2 to 3 p.m. For ages 10 and up. No registration required. For all skill levels.

Caroling in Allen Park

West Virginia Boulevard, Jamestown, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Features Jamestown High School’s Madrigal Singers, a roaring fire, hot cocoa and sweet treats. Hosted by the ALlen Park Women’s Club.

Advent night prayer

The Lord’s Vineyard, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, 6:30 p.m. Includes sung and spoken prayers, a scripture reading with a brief reflection and a hymn to the Blessed Mother. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Enter by the side door facing the parking lot. All are welcome.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Kaleidoscope Night

Infinity Arts Cafe, 300 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. Free, open to the public. Student bands, dance students, theater students. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.

A Big Band Christmas

First Covenant Church, 520 Spring St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. Vocalists Bill Ward/Jennie Caruso/George Coulter/Margie Coulter, a full choir and the Chautauqua BigBand Swing Orchestra under the direction of John Christ. Multi-media graphic artist Sara Johnson will visually interpret each selection. Narrator: Pastor Julie Challingsworth.

DFT Communications Pop Series River City Brass: Holiday Brasstacular

Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, reserved seating, 7:30 p.m. $35, $30, $25, $20.

The Wizards of Winter

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Former members of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, other rock giants and Broadway veterans join forces in their holiday rock opera “The Christmas Dream.” Prices before fees: balcony $24.50 for 12 and under, $34.50 adults; main $24.50 for 12 and under, $44.50 adults; main and loge premium: $52.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “A Christmas Story” adapted by Philip Grecian

18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Adult $25, youth 17 and under $17. See www.lbltj.com


Breakfast with Santa at Peek ‘n Peak

1045 Olde Road, Clymer, 8 a.m. Breakfast buffet, craft stations, photos with Santa and toys from Santa. Adults: $25, kids: $18. Add hot chocolate bar for $7.

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house craft and bake sale

54 Central Ave., Brocton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friends of the VIllage Inc. Christmas in the Village of Angola

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 North Main St., Village of Angola, craft show

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Families are asked to enter through the front entrance of the church, visit with Santa and then invited to enjoy a bagged breakfast in Updyke Hall. Also children’s bingo at the CAO, 251 N. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Holidays at the Lodge

311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission $5 per person, includes access to all current exhibits. 9:30 a.m. Prendergast Library storytime, 10 a.m. Santa visit, 11 a.m. Chautauqua Lake HS Choir, noon Harmony Production Co., 1 p.m. Serendipity, 2 p.m. Bird ornament decorating, hot chocolate and cookies.

Mayville Holiday Market

Town of Chautauqua Offices, 2 Academy St., Mayville, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shopping, vendors, holiday music, 50/50 raffle, food and more.

Vets Finding Vets Fenton Canteen

Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to noon. All vets welcome to stop in for coffee and to meet other vets. For details, call 716 664-5256.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market

Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It features a variety of food vendors, crafts, artisans and prepared foods for sale. The market welcomes cash, credit cards, SNAP benefits.

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers: Evergreens and Conifers

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 to 8 with adult. Adults $12, Nature Center members $9, children 3 to 8 $9. Indoors and outdoors. Paid reservations by previous Thursday. Call 716 569-2345.

Mayville Holiday Market

Town of Chautauqua Offices, 2 Academy St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local vendors, holiday music, 50/50 raffle to benefit Inspire Good of WNY. Free admission.

South Dayton Legion Auxiliary chicken and biscuit dinner and craft show

4 Mill St. Craft show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 11 a.m. to sold out, $12 includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, applesauce and dessert. For details, call Legion 716 988-3251.

Board of Directors for the North County Industrial Water District meeting

Town of Dunkirk Town Hall, 4737 Willow Road, 10 a.m. Sewer district meeting follows. Open to the public.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Family storytime

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10:30 a.m. An “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies” – themed storytime, including stories, snacks and activities.

Empty Bowls Fund-raiser

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., Jamestown, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a donation for ceramic bowls. All proceeds go to food pantries in Chautauqua County.

Free Pictures with Santa at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown

1951 E. Main St., Falconer, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. One free family picture with Santa, pets welcome.

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. Please note that during the month of December, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, if one cat is adopted, the adoption fee for a second cat will be waived, regardless of the age of the cat. 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.

Live at the Met: “Florencia en el Amazonas”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., 1 p.m. Daniel Cattan. $20 adults, $18 members, $10 students. Sung in Spanish with English subtitles.

Free holiday cookie decorating event

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua, 222 Temple St., Fredonia, 1 to 3 p.m. Decorate a few sugar cookies to take home. Bring a container. All materials provided. For children of all ages. Register by Dec. 7 at https://tinyurl.com/decorateholidaycookies.

Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents: “It’s a Wonderful Life” a live radio play

49 S. Portage St., Westfield, 2 p.m. Limited seating, arrive early. Another performance at 7 p.m. Free will offerings accepted.

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater presents: The Springville Jazz Orchestra

39 W. Main St., 2 p.m. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and some of the all-time greats. $8.

Fenton Holiday Open House

Fenton History Center Mansion, 67 Washington St., Jamestown, 4 to 6 p.m. Free, open to the public. Refreshments available. Live music in the dining room. Visits with Santa.

Christmas in the Park

Minckler Park, Village of SInclairville, 5 to 7 p.m. Holiday fun! The library will hand out Christmas-themed craft kits and children’s books while supplies last.

Horse-Drawn wagon rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus

VIllage of Mayville Park, 38 S. Erie St., Routes 394 and 430, use local lots for parking; walk to the park. 5 to 7 p.m. Rides last 20 to 25 minutes. New ride every 30 minutes, each accommodates 10 to 15 people. Hot cocoa; Christmas music throughout the ride. Dress warmly.Free event, partnering with Flying Feathers & Stomping Hoofs Stables. Can pre-schedule at 716 269-4129.

Second Saturday Ukulele Jam Session

Domus Fare Restaurant, 41 W. Main St., Fredonia, 6 to 8 p.m. No registration required.

Sherman Lighted Tractor Parade

Main Street. 6 p.m.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “A Christmas Story” adapted by Philip Grecian

18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Adult $25, youth 17 and under $17. See www.lbltj.com


• Jeffery M. Smith, 33, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and two counts of second-degree assault. Officers responded at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to a reported fight on the south side of the city. Smith was located on a roof porch and refused to come down. It was also learned that Smith allegedly assaulted people with a baseball bat and bit someone several times. Smith eventually came down but resisted arrest. He was eventually taken into custody and transported to jail where he was held for arraignment in court.

• Devon L. Wilson, 29, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers were conducting an area check of the railroad tracks and its surrounding area at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday when they found a male trespassing on the railroad tracks. The male, identified as Wilson, ran from officers but was located a short distance away. Wilson reportedly impersonated another person but was eventually identified. He was later transported to jail and held for arraignment.

• Devonte J. Green, 24, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Kyle S. Stilson, 27, of Limestone, was charged with second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. Officers stopped a vehicle at 3:58 p.m. Monday in the area of North Main and West 18th streets. Stilson was allegedly found with large bags containing a white powdery substance and money individually wrapped in rubber bands. While being transported to jail, Green allegedly removed a large quantity of fentanyl from a concealed location and attempted to destroy the narcotics in the back of the patrol vehicle. It was later determined that Green had 10.8 grams of fentanyl. Both were transported to jail and held for arraignment in court.


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