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SATURDAY, MAY 11

Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Community members are asked to leave donations of non-perishable food items in bags near their mailboxes to be picked up by their letter carriers for distribution to local food banks.

Audubon Community Nature Center bird banding

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, pavilion on west side of ACNC property, drop by during the time period of 7 to 11 a.m. Watch how they capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with identification bands, measure, weigh and then release them. If the weather is too harsh for the safety of the birds, the nets won’t be opened.

Birds of Spring Walk at Audubon

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 8 to 11 a.m. Hosted by Chautauqua-Warren Birding Association, led by Devin Banning and Gary Bletsch. Bring binoculars. Come and go as desired.

Dunkirk Flea Market

Corner of Washington Avenue and Lake Shore Drive E., across from the Clarion Hotel, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weather permitting. All types of vendors. For details, call 716 680-0958.

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

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.

Gowanda Pine Hill Cemetery annual meeting

Cemetery Hill Road, 10 a.m. All lot owners and guests invited

FIve Minutes in Nature with Loud Performance

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hop on a Kona Fat Tire Bike courtesy of Loud Performance at the Lodge at RTPI Nature Trail, explore the trails. Head to the front porch for Crown Street Roasting Company coffee tasting. Head inside at a discounted $5 admission fee to experience the exhibit Kevin Ebi: Five Minutes in Nature. Also a hands-on art activity for all ages.

Dunkirk Public School presents: Mother’s Day craft

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to noon. Free event for kids.

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.

Mother’s Day Wine Tea

Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center, 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield, noon to 2 p.m. Lunch features tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, sweet treats. Wine punch, non-alcoholic punch, coffee, tea. Door prizes, raffle,games,shopping. $30 adults, $10 children under 10. Limited seating. Call 716 326-2003 by May 8 to reserve tickets.

Chautauqua Chapter Sons of the American Legion meeting

Stockton Hotel, 12:30 p.m.All meals ordered from the menu. Members from the SAR and guests invited

Live at the Met: Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”

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

Findley Lake Wine Walk

Main Street, Findley Lake, 1 to 5 p.m. Sample and purchase wines, visit shops, vendors and a food court, music by Dan Barney, lead singer of Refuge. Tickets $25 presale, $30 at the door. Includes a complimentary wine glass and Findley Lake tote bag. Purchase at the Secret Cubby. Must be 21, proof of age required.

Main Street Studio presents: Megan Mostyn-Brown’s play “girl” and cabaret show “She Sings”

50 W. Main St., Fredonia, 1:30 p.m. Play contains sensitive material, not recommended for children. However, during the play, children can be supervised in the building’s cafe by Playground Drama Day Camp Counselors with games, a snack and a movie for a reduced price. They can later join their parents for the cabaret show. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children. 50% of proceeds will be donated to local organizations providing mental health and women’s crisis support services. Another performance at 6:30 p.m.

Centaur Stride training class series for volunteers – part 3 of 4

8488 Jones Road, Westfield, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn horsemanship on and off the horse, how to assist with riders and other ways to volunteer at the center. Registration $50. Call 716 326-4318.

Trinity United Church of Christ free community meal

Erie Avenue and Park Street, Gowanda, take-out only, 4 to 6 p.m. or gone. The menu is pork and sauerkraut, au gratin potatoes, vegetable, bread and cookies. Free will donations appreciated but not necessary. Everyone is welcome.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. See www.lbltj.com

Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus in concert – “Walk Together”

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, 39 W. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15.

Movies at the Reg: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

116 E. Third St., Jamestown, 8 p.m. Old and new Ghostbusters join forces to protect NYC and save the world from a second Ice Age. $7 admission and $1 theater restoration fee per patron.

Erie Philharmonic Symphonic Series: “Carmina Burana”

Warner Theatre, 811 State St., Erie, 8 p.m. For tickets see eriephil.org

SUNDAY, MAY 12

South Dayton Volunteer Fire Company Mother’s Day chicken barbecue

34 Maple St., 11:30 a.m. until sold out. $15, drive-through only.

Mother’s Day Wildflower and Nature Walk at Panama Rocks

11 Rock Hill Road, 11:30 a.m. Leader: Park owner and manager Jonathan Weston. Walk and talk included in the admission – $10 adults, $7 ages 6 to 12.

Forestville United Methodist Church Mother’s Day chicken barbecue

3 Park St., noon until sold out. Drive-through or dine in. $15 per meal includes half barbecued chicken, potato salad, tossed salad, dinner roll and dessert. For details, call 716 965-2506.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Mothers Day Wildflower Walk

Bentley Nature Preserve, Bentley Avenue, Jamestown. Noon walk led by Dan Anderson, 2 p.m. walk led by Jack Gulvin. Reservations required. Call 716 664-2166 ext. 1001, leave number of participants, contact name and phone number, preferred walk time. Wear appropriate footwear.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 2 p.m. See www.lbltj.com

MONDAY, MAY 13

Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Stories, movies, crafts, play. All children welcome. No registration necessary.

United Seniors luncheon

Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. Send $15 to Yvonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, NY 14048. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, tossed salad.

Fredonia Street Piano Project II unveiling

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, room 1075, 6 p.m. Meet artists Ibi Sonne Amhild, Jazmine “Jazz” Fiore and MacKenzie Sheldon and enjoy a mini-performance on each of the painted artist-designed pianos. Brief reception follows. Public is invited.

Chautauqua’s Got Talent

The Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. Annual People’s Choice talent competition. Tickets $14, purchase at InSpirejamestown.com.

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