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MONDAY, SEPT. 26

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: preschool storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Join in for stories, movies, crafts and play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27

Chautauqua County IDA meeting

Fredonia Technology Incubator, first floor conference room, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. 10 a.m., open to the public.

Silver Creek Food Pantry/FeedMore WNY Mobile Food Pantry

Village municipal parking lot, 172 Central Ave., Silver Creek, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public regardless of income level. Fresh produce, dairy and meat products available.

Chapter 4-1 SOAR Retirement Group meeting

Steelworkers Union Hall, Fourth Street, Dunkirk, noon. All union retirees are invited.

Columbian American poet Carlos Andres Gomez performance of his original work

Jamestown Community College North County Extension Training Center. Room 117, 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk, 12:20 p.m. Free, open to the public.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: all ages storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 4:15 p.m. Join in for stories, movies, crafts and play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event

Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House, 72 Main St., Bemus Point. 5 p.m. Appetizers and a cash bar. Chamber members can send two people at no cost. $10 for additional members from an affiliated business or non-members. Come with businesses cards and a 30 second overview about your business. Register at www.chautauquachamber.org.

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.

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary annual meeting

Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 E. Main St., 6 p.m. Featured speaker: Rod Buchanan, hospital administrator. Light refreshments will be served. Annual reports will be given, election of directors will take place. All members encouraged to attend.

Ahira Hall Library

presents: Building a safe

community

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 6 p.m. Topic; Protecting our Assets and Safeguarding our children. Local Sheriff Deputies will speak. Call 716 792-9418.

Jamestown Coin Club meeting

Celoron American Legion – Herman Kent Post 777, 26 Jackson Ave. in Jamestown/West Ellicott. Doors open at 6 p.m., meeting begins at 7. Door prizes, raffles, and an auction of coins submitted by members. Annual membership is $10. Guests welcome at no charge. For details, call 716 720-1591.

Shorewood Book Club presents: Author talk with Jill Krzyzanowicz

Shorewood Country Club, 6:30 p.m., reservations appreciated. All are welcome. Light snacks available with a cash bar. The author will give a 45 minute presentation about her book “When the Apple Falls Far from the Tree.” A 15- minute question and answer period and a meet and greet will follow.

Sons of American Legion Squad 59 monthly meeting

Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia, 7 p.m. All SAL Squadron 59 encouraged to attend.

Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association meeting

Club grounds in Stockton, 7 p.m. Election of officers will take place.

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.

MHA book talk, discussion and Q & A with author Timber Hawkeye

Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hawkeye’s books include “Buddhist Boot Camp, The Opposite of Namaste and Faithfully Religious.” Free event.

Virtual seminar explaining how to maintain septic systems

Sponsored by Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance, 7 to 8 p.m. For details and a registration link, see www4.erie/gov/septicsmart

1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents “Mack and Rita,” 7:30p.m. starring Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for Opera House members/seniors, $5 for students,

Fredonia Wind Orchestra

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

WEDNESDAY,

SEPT. 28

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 716 951-8197.

Dunkirk Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Fresh produce available for purchase from staple local farm vendors as well as some new vendors. SNAP and Double Up programs are in place. Sponsored by Refresco.

Columbian American poet Carlos Andres Gomez

performance of his

original work

Jamestown Community College Student Union, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown, 12:20 p.m. Free, open to the public. Reception and book signing will follow.

Dunkirk MHA open house

MHA offices, Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle St., Dunkirk, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Crafty Diem

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Music and art with artist Joyce Raimondo. Call 716 792-9418 to pre-register.

Sprout Film Festival

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown presents this festival for people with developmental disabilities. 7 p.m. Free admission.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

Forestville Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meat products, baked goods and other local fruits, vegetables and maple products for sale.

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.

Freedonia Marxonia 2022 opening reception

SUNY Fredonia, Reed Library exhibit area, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free event.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: Master Builders

7 Day St., Fredonia, 4:15 p.m. Weekly challenges and prizes for creating projects with the building toy collection.

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. Social distancing will be followed. Masks should be worn by those who are not fully vaccinated.

Chautauqua town and Mayville village comprehensive plan meeting

Carlson Community Center, 50 W. Lake Road, Mayville, 6 p.m. All residents, business and property owners, community leaders and individuals with an interest in the future of the town of Chautauqua and village of Mayville are welcome to participate in this public informational meeting.

Steps to Serenity Al-Anon support group meeting

Harvest Chapel United Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6:45 to 8 p.m. For details, call 716 969-2395.

Sing-along with Joe Kwiatkowski

Fredonia Grange #1, 52 W. Main St., Fredonia, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy singing and conversation.

Freedonia Marxonia presents: “Animal Crackers”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. Free admission. See this classic comedy in the same venue as did local audiences 92 years ago. The evening will include prizes.

Mary Louise White visiting writer Allegra Hyde

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

Fredonia Symphonic Winds

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

St. John’s United Church of Christ hot dog sale

733 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Hot dogs, chips and beverage for $3; chili dog, chips and beverage for $4.

Dunkirk Secondary National Honor Society Weidner’s chicken barbecue

Dunkirk High School cafeteria, 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner includes a quarter piece of chicken, a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and red potatoes. $14 pre-sale (available at DHS front window,) or $15 at the door.

Ukulele Jam

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Costello Community Room, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Freedonia Marxonia presents: “If You Get Near a Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. View the livestream debut, an illustrated lecture from Noah Diamond’s home. Free admission.

Faculty Recital: Sandra Leary, piano with voice faculty and the Fredonia Chamber Choir

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

SATURDAY, OCT, 1

Retirees of Al Tech/Specialty Steel breakfast meeting

Demetri’s Restaurant, Lake Shore Drive and Central Ave., Dunkirk, 8:30 a.m. All retirees are invited to attend.

Audubon Community Nature Center Autumn Roadside Cleanup Volunteering Opportunity

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Reservations appreciated, walk-ins welcome.

Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Drive-Thru

Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A carload full of kids – only $13. Suitable for ages 1 to 12. Free audio tour includes. Purchase tickets in advance. See jurassicwonder.com

Dunkirk Senior Center Flea Market, Bake Sale and Craft Sale

45 Cliffstar Court, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baked goods reasonable priced. Public welcome. Senior Center will have a $5 and under room. Members can reserve tables at $10 for 6′ or $5 for a card table. Call 716 366-7530.

Fredonia Farmers Market

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday mid-May through October on Church Street, downtown Fredonia. It features a variety of vendors, with special events TBA. A number of vendors accept EBT, NYS Farmers Market Nutrition checks and WIC vegetables and fruits checks.

Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market

Moore Park, center of Westfield, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, food products, craft items and more. Prepared foods suitable for breakfast and lunch and hot and cold beverages are also available. The Westfield Flea, an antiques and vintage market, is on the other side of the park.

Forestville Fall Fest

Forestville Central School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, fund-raisers, seasonal activities. J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post meat party, 6 Cedar St., Forestville.

American Red Cross blood drive

First Baptist Church, Central Ave., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details and to make an appointment, call 716 445-3970.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Point Gratiot Park, Dunkirk. Registration/check in at 10 a.m.; opening ceremony at 11, walk begins at 11:15. Route length: 2 miles. Every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk, but every participant is expected to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. See act.alz.org/Chautauqua for details and to register.

Empty Bowls food pantries support project

East parking lot adjacent to Mudslingers Studios, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Participants are asked to bring their own bags to carry their treasures. Bowls come in sizes singed to acknowledge contributions of $10, $20 and $30. For details call Ron Nasca at 716 673-6833.

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.

Penderecki String Quartet concert

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 4 p.m. Free, open to the public.

Movies at the Reg – “Nope”

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown presents this film about an uncanny and chilling discovery starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yuen. $7 per admission and $1 theater restoration fee per patron. Doors open at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8.

Erie Philharmonic presents: Rock n’ Radio featuring Sheena Easton

Warner Theatre, 811 E. State St., Erie, 8 p.m. Tickets: $60, $49, $39, $25, students $12. Call 814 455-1375.

Fredonia Wind Ensemble

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

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Drive-Thru

Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A carload full of kids – only $13. Suitable for ages 1 to 12. Free audio tour includes. Purchase tickets in advance. See jurassicwonder.com

Forestville Fall Fest

Forestville Central School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, fund-raisers, seasonal activities. Chicken barbecue at the Forestville Fire Hall. Annual parade at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 3

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: preschool storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Join in for stories, movies, crafts and play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.

AARP Driver Safety Class, part 1 of 2

Fredonia Masonic Center, 321 E. Main St., noon to 3 p.m. Also Oct. 4, noon to 3 p.m. Must attend both days. $25 for members, $30 for non-members of AARP. Payment by check or money order only. Reserve a place by calling Shirley Erbsmehl at 716 679-4530.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 1 to 8 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Student Composers

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Willowbrook Park Cemetery meeting

At the cemetery, Central Avenue, Dunkirk, 10 a.m. New board members are being sought. Do not need to own a plot or niche to be a board member. Anyone interested is welcome.

AARP Driver Safety Class, part 2 of 2

Fredonia Masonic Center, 321 E. Main St., noon to 3 p.m. Also Oct. 3, noon to 3 p.m. Must attend both days. $25 for members, $30 for non-members of AARP. Payment by check or money order only. Reserve a place by calling Shirley Erbsmehl at 716 679-4530.

Youngerman Center Stroke/Head Injury Support Group meeting

SUNY Fredonia, Thompson Hall, room E148, 3 p.m. Activities to help stroke and head injury survivors use compensatory strategies to improve communication skills, provide educational information and an opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments provided. For details, call Julie Williams, coordinator, 716 673-4618.

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: all ages storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 4:15 p.m. Join in for stories, movies, crafts and 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. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

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 716 951-8197.

Dunkirk Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Fresh produce available for purchase from staple local farm vendors as well as some new vendors. SNAP and Double Up programs are in place. Sponsored by Refresco.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 1 to 8 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Blessed Mary Angela Parish Holy Name Society roast pork dinner

Parish Social Center, Townsend Street, Dunkirk, 4 to 6 p.m. Event is drive-through, pick-up only. Menu: oven roasted pork, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, dinner roll and butter. Suggested donation: $15 per dinner, purchase tickets at St. Hedwig’s, St. Hyacinth’s, or Big Rick’s on Lake Shore Drive East.

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.

Movies at the Reg – “Mack and Rita”

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown presents this film starring Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail. $7 per admission and $1 theater restoration fee per patron. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie begins at 7.

The President’s United States Own Marine Band

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free admission, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Faculty recital: Xiting Yang, piano

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

Forestville Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meat products, baked goods and other local fruits, vegetables and maple products for sale.

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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting

Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St,, Westfield, 1 p.m.

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. Social distancing will be followed. Masks should be worn by those who are not fully vaccinated.

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet

SUNY Fredonia Williams Center, Honorees include Steven Cobb, Dan Palmer, Ian and Kyle Muldowney, Bill Merritt, Tom Benson, Fairlee Fischer and Sue Poster. Advance reservations are required by Sept. 29. $62 per person. 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour; 7:15 p.m.dinner and progam. See www.chamberrsvp.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

Audubon Community Nature Center First Friday – “The Big Picture of Conservation”

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 11 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children 9 to 15. Reservations appreciated, walk-ins welcome.

St. John’s United Church of Christ hot dog sale

733 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Hot dogs, chips and beverage for $3; chili dog, chips and beverage for $4.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Sheffield Memorial Park, Sheffield, PA. See www.johnnyappleseedfest.net for details.

Craft and food vendors open at noon, opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. Cornhole tournament at 5, kids’ sawdust pile and fun zone 5 to 7, professional lumberjack and lumberjill competition at 6 p.m.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 1 to 5 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Westfield First Friday Fall Festival

Street Fair on Main Street, Westfield, 5 to 8 p.m. Live music, kids’ games, wine, food, vendors, more. Weather permitting.

Audubon Community Nature Center Enchanted Forest

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations for this guided walk are required. Walks go out every 10 minutes and last about 40 minutes (sunset is approximately 6:45 p.m.). Non-scary event where talking animals engage the imagination and teach about wildlife in the region. After the walk, backyard snacks and campfire. Crafts, live animals and exhibits available inside the Nature Center. $12 adults, $9 Nature Center members, $6 children 3 to 15, free 2 and under.

Addiction Response Ministry of Chautauqua County presents Dr. Tracy Strawberry, co-founder of Strawberry Ministries and nationally known recovery educator

Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 7 p.m.

Folk in Fredonia presents: The Fitzgeralds

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7:30 p.m. A family group of fiddling, guitar and step dancing from Canada. Tickets: $10 to $20.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Sheffield Memorial Park, Sheffield, PA. See www.johnnyappleseedfest.net for details.

Breakfast at the Sheffield Rotary concession stand 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; food and craft vendors open at 10; professional lumberjack and lumberjill competition at 10 a.m.; horse pull at 11 a.m.; Just Having Fun Polka Band from noon to 3 p.m.; apple pie baking contest drop-off 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; kids’ sawdust pile and fun zone 1 to 7 p.m.; Johnny Appleseed Wine Trail at the Fire Hall 1 to 5 p.m.; Old Dawg Bluegrass at the pavilion 4 to 6 p.m.; luminaries at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks.

Fredonia Farmers Market

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday mid-May through October on Church Street, downtown Fredonia. It features a variety of vendors, with special events TBA. A number of vendors accept EBT, NYS Farmers Market Nutrition checks and WIC vegetables and fruits checks.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers: “Falling Leaves,” program for children 3 to 8 with an adult

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown from 10 to 11:30 a.m. $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children 3 to 8. Paid reservations required. See auduboncnc.org. Limited enrollment.

Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

Bayfront Convention Center. 1 Sassafras Street Pier, Erie, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade jewelry, art, home décor, lecture series, live music, bottle and shard ID exhibit, antique collections, wine tasting and more.

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.

VFW chicken and biscuit dinner

Silver Creek VFW, 13 Main St., Silver Creek, 4 to 7 p.m. Donation of $12 includes salad, chicken and biscuits and dessert. Take-outs available. A raffle will also be held. Call 716 341-1328 for tickets. AN advancement fund-raiser for Department VFW Senior Vice Commander Dan Kell and Department Auxiliary Senior Vice President Rose Cooper will also be held.

Audubon Community Nature Center Enchanted Forest

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations for this guided walk are required. Walks go out every 10 minutes and last about 40 minutes (sunset is approximately 6:45 p.m.). Non-scary event where talking animals engage the imagination and teach about wildlife in the region. After the walk, backyard snacks and campfire. Crafts, live animals and exhibits available inside the Nature Center. $12 adults, $9 Nature Center members, $6 children 3 to 15, free 2 and under.

Cinema Series

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents “Gigi & Nate,” 7:30p.m. The story of quadriplegic Nate Gibson (Charlie Rowe) and his service animal, capuchin monkey Gigi. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for Opera House members/seniors, $5 for students,

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

Bayfront Convention Center. 1 Sassafras Street Pier, Erie, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade jewelry, art, home décor, lecture series, live music, bottle and shard ID exhibit, antique collections, wine tasting and more.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Sheffield Memorial Park, Sheffield, PA. See www.johnnyappleseedfest.net for details.

Breakfast at the Sheffield Rotary concession stand 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; food and craft vendors open at 10; professional lumberjack and lumberjill competition at 10 a.m.; tractor pull at 11 a.m.; kids’ sawdust pile and fun zone 1 to 3 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 10

Darwin R. Barker Library presents: preschool storytime

7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Join in for stories, movies, crafts and play. All children are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 1 to 8 p.m. Hardcovers $1; paperbacks 50 cents; DVD and CDs $1; children’s books 25 cents or 5 for $1.

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