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TUESDAY, MAY 14

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

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

Cassadaga American Legion weekly bingo

Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., 1 p.m.

Greased Lightnin’ Car Show

Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, Temple Road, Dunkirk, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Cars, food trucks. To bring a car, email bperez@ctnrc.com

Darwin R. Library presents: After-school all-ages storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 4:15 p.m. Stories, movies, crafts, play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7.

Fiber Arts meetup

Unitarian Universalist Church of Northern Chautauqua, 222 Temple Road, Fredonia, 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Jessica Lustig and Barb Albert. Join for help or company with sewing repairs, work on a quilt square for a quilt for donation, crochet, knit or weave. All welcome – all ages, affiliations and abilities. Free will donations accepted.

Children in the Stream/ 4H Youth Fly Fishing program class

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Costello Room, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Open to children over 12 (younger if accompanied by an adult), faculty, staff and community members of all ages. Classes and supplies provided at no cost. No long-term commitment is needed.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 meeting

Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 7 p.m. New members welcome.

Sons of the Legion, Squad 434

Brocton Legion, 110 W. Main St., 7 p.m. Election of officers. Last meeting until September.

WIllowbrook Park Cemetery meeting

Mackowiak Funeral Home, 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk, 7 p.m. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

TOPS NY No. 890 meeting

First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek. Weigh-ins begin at 8:45 a.m., meeting starts at 9:35 a.m. All are welcome. Use the Main Street entrance. For details, call 716 680-0313.

RTPI Bird Walks

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Lodge, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 9 to 10 a.m. Meet by main entrance, free event. Registration encouraged. Call 716 665-2473. Field guides, binoculars helpful. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Leader: Craig D. Thompson.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Child’s Play

15 Main St., 1 p.m. For ages birth to pre-school. Participate in stories, songs and fingerplays, Take away craft or activity for extended learning. Register at 716 962-5885.

TOPS NY #1094 of Brocton meeting

Tri-Church, 35 E. Main St., Brocton. Weigh-ins at 2 p.m., meeting at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to visit with new friends and get help losing weight. For details, contact Kathy at 716 792-4226.

Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union Community Training Center, 110 110 Mall Blvd,, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and beverages. Bring business cards for networking. Chamber members invited to bring two guests on charge. Any additional guests and non-members pay $10 each. Registration appreciated, see www.chqchamber.org.

Gowanda area art show

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, 39 W. Main St.,5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Public welcome. All students in grades 9 through 12 will have their work displayed and featured works by students in Pre-K through 8th grade will be part of the installation.

Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions meeting

Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6 p.m. Danielle and Chris North of North Star Quilting will present a trunk show. Guests welcome.

Lakeshore Humane Society Wednesday open adoption hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from 6 to 8 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.

Arkwright Cemetery Association meeting

Home of James Prince, 2070 Route 83, 7 p.m. All interested parties invited. For details, call 716 467-0886.

Women in Espionage in the Civil War

Ellington Farman Library, 760 Thornton Road, Ellington, 7 p.m. Presenter: ex-CIA Agent Michael Ganske. Topic: female spies during the Civil War, and the Secret Line, Codes, Flags, Balloons, etc. Case study of Harriett Tubman. Free event.

Observatory Lecture: The Secret Life of the Sun

Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Presenter: semi-retired physics instructor Mike Stafford. Presentation live and on Zoom. Q & A, tours follow. Domes aren’t heated, dress for cold weather. Public viewing opportunities as weather permits.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

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 6 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.

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.

Rosary for Peace in the World

This recurring Rosary takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk.

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.

Third Thursday Jamestown

Wintergarden Plaza, 313 N. Main St., 6 p.m. “What You Will,” a fast-paced, high-energy take on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Another performance at 8 p.m.

Lakeshore Humane Society monthly General Membership meeting Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. See www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org or call 716-672-1991 for information.

Louise Bethune: America’s First Female Architect

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church, 7 p.m. Part of the Chautauqua County History Series. Presenter: Kelly Hayes McAlonie. Bethune designed Dunkirk’s Brooks Mansion, now the site of Brooks Hospital. Free admission, donations accepted.

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, MAY 17

Stockton townwide cleanup

Deliver trash to the Highway Department Storage Building, 4698 W. Railroad Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appliances, trash, junk only. No garbage accepted. No tires, liquid waste, paint, oils, batteries, computers, appliances with Freon (those can be taken to transfer stations in Fredonia, Falconer, Sherman or Frewsburg).

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Sinclairville Samplers

15 Main St., 10:30 a.m. to noon. Quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidering, fun with friends.

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.

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.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Guided Gallery Walk 311 Curtis St. Jamestown, 2 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 716 665-2473. Limit 15 people. Must be members of RTPI or purchase regular museum admission.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Dungeons and Dragons

536 Central Ave., 2:45 to 5 p.m. Teens and YA patrons welcome to join for role-playing adventures. Contact the library director at 716 366-2511.

Sheridan VFW Auxiliary bake sale

2556 Route 20.

Clymer Tulip Festival 2-day festival includes vendors, food, games, Queen crowning, klompen dancing, street scrubbing, parade, various Dutch activities.

Pottery presentation

SUNY Fredonia, Kelly Family Auditorium, Room 150, Science Center, 4 p.m. Louisiana clay artist Chris Pate will present: “Wood Firing in the USA – The Itinerant Potter : Separation, Initiation and Return.” Sponsored by Scott Creek Collaborative. Free event, open to the public.

Overdrive Monster Trucks

Chautauqua Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Ride in a real monster truck, walk the track, meet the drivers, see these trucks up close, watch car crushing action. Tickets start at $10, limited time only.

Artscape Art Opening

Chautauqua Art Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Jamestown, 5 to 7 p.m. Meet some of the artists selected for the show.

North Shore Arts Alliance Members Exhibition, reception, gallery talk

Patterson Library Octagon Gallery

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 5 to 7 p.m.

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

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

“Ancestral Voices” by A. R. Gurney at Lake Shore Center for the Arts

49 S. Portage St., Westfield, 7 to 9 p.m. A comedy set just before and into the WWII years, focusing on the grandparents, parents and son of a wealthy Buffalo family. For details and tickets, call 716 224-2135.

Family Nature Hike

Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton, 7 to 8 p.m. Explore plants, animals, birds, hidden treasures. Meet at the recreation hall.

Commencement Eve POPS: A Big Band Musical Tour of America

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Performed by the 17-piece Fredonia Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Nick Weiser and a group of Fredonia’s best student vocalists under the direction of Mr. James Harrington. Reserved seating: $35, $30, $25, $20.

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