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Chautauqua County Society of Artists art show/sale

The event takes place at the Fluvanna Community Church’s family center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with set-up beginning at 8. This is an indoor show with tables provided and includes a bake sale and light lunch available. Any area artists/crafters that wish to participate can call Elaine Caflisch at 763-3156 for details.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday November through mid-May at the Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. It features a variety of vendors, with special events TBA. See the Fredonia Farmers’ Market FaceBook page for updates.

Cueva’s Pub winter wonderland craft show

Cueva’s Pub, 182 E. Main St., Dunkirk, will hold a winter wonderland craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be lots of vendors for everyone’s shopping needs, a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings, raffles and Santa will be present all day. Check out the new restaurant menu as well.

Toys for Tots drive-through toy donation event

10 a.m. to noon at Kirk’s Jewelers, Fredonia and the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood.

Small Business Saturday in Dunkirk

Community members are encouraged to patronize more than 30 vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the D & F Plaza former JPENNEY store space on this small business Saturday. Enjoy live music, complimentary coffee, doughnuts and refreshments, free raffle prizes, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities, a visit from Santa Claus and more. Afterward, go to City Hall for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. on the steps of Dunkirk City Hall.

Lakeshore Humane Society open adoption hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from noon to 3 p.m. For those who are not vaccinated, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the grounds of LHS. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. Those who are ill or have tested positive for COVID are asked to delay a visit. Tours of the facility will not be given. The Cat’s Meow Boutique will be open for purchases by the public. For details, call 672-1991.

“Olde Fashioned Polish Christmas” event

Doors open at 3 p.m. for the Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society’s celebration at the Parish Social Center on Townsend Street in Dunkirk. Tickets are $20, and limited to 250 with pre-sale tickets available at Big Ricks on Lake Shore Drive East, the 4th Ward Deli on Doughty St., or after each Mass. A sit-down Polish dinner of golumbki, kielbasa, cabbage, mashed baby red potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread and pumpkin pie will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. (no take-outs). Buffalo’s polka band Phocus will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. There will also be a cash bar, a basket give-away, an old-fashioned Polish sing-along and dancing all night long. Proceeds go toward the daily operations of the parish.

First Ward Falcon early dues party

341-343 Lake Shore Dr. E., Dunkirk from 6 to 11 p.m. Pay membership dues early and for just $10 enjoy unlimited food and drink. All members welcome. Club open 11 to 5.


Picture Your Pet with Santa

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold this fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LHS Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Pets’, children’s, and/or families’ photos with Santa Claus will be taken by a photographer and be available for purchase : $15 for one pose sent to your email, $20 for three poses. Pets and on a leash or in a carrier. must be vaccinated, friendly, and on a leash or in a carrier. Multiple pets and children are welcome. No sick, aggressive or exotic animals. Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times if not vaccinated. For details, call 672-1991.


Fredonia Student Keyboard Association

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. 8 p.m. Free event.

Fredonia University Chorus

SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free event.


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. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Club

Meet at the Costello Community Room, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, at 7 p.m. Classes are open to everyone at the college and in the community. Classes and supplies are provided at no cost. Everything is provided, just show up. Masks must be worn during classes.The program is open to children over 12 ( younger if accompanied by an adult) and community members of all ages.

Fredonia Flute Ensemble

SUNY Fredonia Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free event. Director Barry Crawford.


First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Marsh Memorial Advent Recital

19 W. Fourth St. at noon in the Church santurary Dr. Linda Phillips and Dr. JiHyun Woo will perform. Masks are recommended for this free event.

Tops Brocton meeting

TOPS Brocton meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for weigh-ins and 3:30 for the meeting at the Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main Street, Brocton. Everyone is welcome.

Fredonia Chamber Orchestra

SUNY Fredonia Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free event. Conductor David Rudge.


Dunkirk Elks Lodge 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.

SUNY Fredonia Hanging of the Greens

Open to campus and community members, the holiday tradition takes place in the Williams Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities will inlude creating crafts, watching musical performances and the lighting of a 20-foot holiday tree. The event is free with an optional cost for a build-a-bear activity. For details, contact Elizabeth Shearer via email at eshearer@fredonia.edu

Danza! Performing Arts Academy presents: “Believe!”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Opera House box office Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m.


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