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MONDAY, NOV. 28

Darwin R. Library presents: “Preschool storyhour”

All children are welcome to come to the library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, videos, crafts and play. No registration is required.

Patterson Library presents: Smash Bros Tournament

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 4 p.m.

  Patterson Library presents: Teen Anime Club

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 4:30 p.m.

  Sinclairville Free Library presents: Makerspace

15 Main St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. Building kits, challenges, STEM activities. No registration required. Caregivers are required to stay with children.

Chautauqua County Board of Health meeting

Gerace Office Building, Room 331, 3 N. Erie St., Mayville, 6 p.m. Comments received from the public will be accepted as communication and not read during privilege of the floor. Public comments at the meetings during the privilege of the floor must be made in person. Anyone seeking details or wishing to attend this meeting should call 716 753-4590.

CIAO wine-making class

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek, 6:30 p.m. Part one of two parts, date for part two TBA. Small snacks. $20 includes two bottles of wine, one white and one red. Provide own bottles. Space is limited, send payment to CIAO, Nance Ortolano, 10 Carol Ave., Fredonia. For details, call Sam at 716 934-2592.

 Trombone Choir

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Ahira Hall Library presents: Little Adventurers

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 0 to 5. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

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

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For ages 2 to 5.

 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.

  Ahira Hall Library presents: Explore and More

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For Pre-k through grade 3. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

  Darwin R. Library presents: “All ages storyhour”

All children are welcome to come to the library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, 4 p.m. Enjoy stories, videos, crafts and play. No registration is required.

  Patterson Library presents: Storytime

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 5 p.m. focused on ages 3 to 6, open to everyone. This week: “ASL storytime with Harmony Vega”

  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.

Guest Artist Recital: Caroline Kim, cello and Xiting Yang, piano

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

Fredonia University Chorus

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

 WEDNESDAY,

NOV. 30

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County presents: Agricultural forum

JCC Carnahan Center, Falconer St., Jamestown, 10 a,.m. To 3 p.m. Light lunch provided. To register, call 716 664-9502, ext. 202.Topics include climate change, stress on the farm, advocacy for farms, ag innovation, legal resiliency, labor discussions and farm diversification.

Patterson Library presents: Zoom Room

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 10 a.m. for ages 0 to 2.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Child’s Play

15 Main St., 1 to 2 p.m. Ages birth through pre-school. Stories, songs, fingerplays. Take-away craft or activity for extended learning. Registration required.

Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose #1382 make and take crafts and cards

201 Aldrich St., 5 to 7 p.m. $10 fee includes supplies for craft, card and snack.

Maddison’s Spectacular Toy Drive

Tractor Supply, 10838, Main St., N. Collins, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to drop off new toys or monetary donations to brighten the holidays for local children in need. 

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.

Fredonia Chamber Orchestra & Sinfonia with Concerto Competition winners

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

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.

  

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Preschool story time with Miss Jill For ages 2 to 5, 43 Main St., Silver Creek at 10:30 a.m. Reading, singing, Rhymes and fun crafts offered. Limit of 10 children, preregistration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

 

Anderson-Lee Library presents: School age story time with Miss Amy For ages 6 to 12, 43 Main St., Silver Creek at 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, games and other activities are offered. Limit of 10 children, preregistration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

 

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

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For ages 2 to 5.

 

Darwin R. Library presents: “Master Builders”

All children are welcome to come to the library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, at 4 p.m.to build with LEGOs and other building toys. There will be weekly challenges and prizes. No registration is required.

  

Library presents: Wanderlust Book Club

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 4 p.m. This month’s selection: “Infidel.”

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Leaf Junior Class – Creating felted soap

Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 4 p.m. Do not need to be a 4-H member. Ages 5 to 19. $5 fee includes materials. To register, call 716 664-9502 ext. 212.

  

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Paws to Read                                                                        

43 Main St., Silver Creek, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Read or tell a story to certified therapy dog, Certain. Registration for a 10-minute spot can be made by visiting the library’s website. With questions, call 716 934-3468.

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: Student Recitals

Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 5:30 p.m. Free admission to recitals performed by State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music students. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations go directly to servicing and maintaining the piano at this venue.

Hanging of the Greens

SUNY Fredonia Williams Center Multipurpose Room, 6 to 8 p.m. Free, open to the public. President Kolison will light an 18 foot holiday tree. Live music, crafts for children, cookies, refreshments, offered. Create a Creature kit (gingerbread people, teddy bears, chicks that children can fill with fiberfill stuffing) available for $5 each, cash only.

 

Murray L. Bob Lecture: Food Insecurity: A Public Health Issue

James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, 6 p.m. Speakers: Field and Forks Executive Director Lisa French and Jamestown Public Market Director Linnea Haskin. Reception to follow. Free event, no registration required.

 

Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group

Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Enter from the canopy and ramp door entrances.For details, call 716 969-2395.

  

Danza presents: “Tinsel and Tidings!”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., 7 to 9 p.m. Talented local dancers perform all dance styles to holiday hits. $15 per person, cash or check.

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “Radium Girls”

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Written by D.W. Gregory, set in 1926 based on the true story of women who became ill painting watches with radium and the fight for compensation. General public: $20 in advance, $25 door; student/child $5 advance, $10 door. Daniel Lendzian, Director.

 

Jazz Orchestra

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

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, DEC. 2

North Shore Arts Alliance Holiday Show at RTPI

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free. See and purchase paintings, photographs, stained glass, ceramic creations, wood carvings, wooden furniture and more crafted by 22 North Shore Arts Alliance artists.

  

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Child’s Play

15 Main St., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages birth through pre-school. Stories, songs, fingerplays. Take-away craft or activity for extended learning. Registration required.

 

Audubon Community Nature Center First Friday – “Wondrous Rocks”

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.

 

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Webb’s Captain Table, 115 W. Lake Road, Mayville, noon. Presentation of the Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award and election of a slate of board members and officers. $28 includes a lunch of soup, salad and sandwich options. Register prior to Nov. 28 at www.chautauquachamber.org

 

Ekstasis 2.0: Student Recitals

Fellowships of the Spirits, 282 Dale Drive, Cassadaga, noon. Free admission to recitals performed by State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music students. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations go directly to servicing and maintaining the piano at this venue.

 

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Dungeons and Dragons.

536 Central Ave., 2:45 to 5 p.m. Teens and YA enjoy role-playing adventures.

  

Ahira Hall Library presents: Voyagers

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For grades 4 through 8. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 4 to 6 p.m. View hundreds of nativities on display. Ethically sourced artisan crafts from around the world and Equal Exchange food products – chocolate, coffee, will also be for sale.

  

Reception for Senior Show

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marion Art Gallery, 6 p.m.

 

Warren Downtown Christmas Parade

Liberty Street, Second Avenue and Market Street, kick-off at 6 p.m. McKissock will be expanding their WhoVille Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. with the opportunity to meet the Grinch, create a Grinch ornament and write letters to one of the nation’s most famous villains. Also Letters to Santa Mailbox available. Vendors. Visit the Victorian-themed Warren County Historical Society open house on Fourth Street. Performance at the Struthers Library Theatre at 8 p.m.

 

Kaleidoscope Family Series presents: North Pole Nonsense

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre, 7 p.m. All tickets: $16. Cirque-Tacular’s children’s Christmas show features aerial, dance and ground acrobatics.

 

Danza presents: “Tinsel and Tidings!”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., 7 to 9 p.m. Talented local dancers perform all dance styles to holiday hits. $15 per person, cash or check.

Randolph’s Country Christmas

“Light up the NIght” Christmas parade, 7:30 p.m., Memory tree lighting immediately following the parade.

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “Radium Girls”

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Written by D.W. Gregory, set in 1926 based on the true story of women who became ill painting watches with radium and the fight for compensation. General public: $20 in advance, $25 door; student/child $5 advance, $10 door. Daniel Lendzian, Director.

 

Merrins BFA Dance Senior Projects

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center 258, Merrins Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, however tickets are required due to limited seating.

 

Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. A recreation of a night before Christmas in the West of Ireland in the 1940’s features traditional music, song, dance and storytelling. Premium and Loge $45; Orchestra $35; adults. Children 12 and under $12. Balcony $25 adults. Children 12 and under $12.

 

“Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Herbert Star Apartments open house, craft and bake sale

54 Central Ave., Brocton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments from 2 to 3 p.m. and holiday music by Lillian Zappie. Tours available.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. View hundreds of nativities on display. Ethically sourced artisan crafts from around the world and Equal Exchange food products – chocolate, coffee, will also be for sale.

 

Fredonia Festivals presents: Miracle on Main Street

10 to 10:30 a.m.: Mark Twain as Santa reading a letter to his second child, Suzie, Barker Library, 7 Day St.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: ConnectLife community blood drive, Fredonia Family Church, 19 Church St.,Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop, Fredonia United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. (fee $18, $23,$28); 11 to 11:30: Story Time with Santa at Barker Library; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: donut decoration food vendors, hot cocoa, kids; activities, wine and bourbon samples and sales, angel necklace crafting workshop at the library; noon to 12:30 p.m. Story Time with Mrs. Claus at Next Chapter Bookstore, 12 Park Place; 1 to 3 p.m. visit with Santa and Mrs. CLaus at Fredonia Grange (bring camera); 2 p.m. Danza at the Gazebo; 3 p.m. The Collage Dancers at the Gazebo; 4 p.m., free screening of “The Grinch” at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House (kids must be accompanied by an adult); 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Holiday Parade and arrival of Santa for official tree lighting, Festivals Give Back presentation to Great Lake FX at the Gazebo; 7 to 9 p.m. Inaugural community street dance with DJ Joe Gould at the Gazebo.

 

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.

Randolph holiday arts and crafts show

Randolph Central School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Dunkirk First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See RedCrossBlood.org for details, requirements and to make an appointment.

  

North Shore Arts Alliance Holiday Show at RTPI

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free. See and purchase paintings, photographs, stained glass, ceramic creations, wood carvings, wooden furniture and more crafted by 22 North Shore Arts Alliance artists.

  

Audubon Community Nature Center “Decorating with Greens”

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Session 1 from 10:30 to noon; Session 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. $16 adults, $12 Nature Center members and children 3 to 15. Free for 2 and under.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., Dunkirk, noon to 2 p.m. View hundreds of nativities on display. Ethically sourced artisan crafts from around the world and Equal Exchange food products – chocolate, coffee, will also be for sale.

 

Barker Museum presents: Mark Twain exhibit

7 Day St., Fredonia. Fredonia’s own Steve Keefe will provide entertainment with his elegant Mark Twain interpretation. See barkermuseum.org for details.

 

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Make a Gingerbread House 43 Main St., Silver Creek, 11 a.m. With questions, call 716 934-3468.

SANTA EXPRESS Train rides in Gowanda

Visit www.nylerailroad.com for ticket information. Departure times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

 

Christmas in Gowanda

Noon to 9 p.m. Family fun activities. local merchant celebrations, train rides, Santa and helpers. Gowanda Free Library craft time noon to 3:30 p.m.; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus noon to 2 and 4 to 6 p.m.; finding dimes at Gabel Brothers noon to 2:30 p.m.; police and fire truck rides 1 to 4 p.m.; At the Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St., make a free ornament craft and enjoy cookies and cocoa from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; showing of the film “ENCANTO” at 4:30 p.m. at the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater; hot chocolate and cookies and meet the reindeer at the Persia Town Hall 5 to 7 p.m.; The FURIOUS GEORGE Band will play live at the Lodge from 7 to 11 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony including a live Nativity, and high school choir takes place at Chang Hu Park at 7 p.m., followed by the holiday parade and then fireworks. Wicked Glen Ugly sweater contest. 

Maddison’s Spectacular Toy Drive

Christmas in Gowanda, next to the Gowanda Hollywood Theater, noon to 7 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to drop off new toys or monetary donations to brighten the holidays for local children in need.

  

Christmas Through the Village in Findley Lake

Main Street, noon to 7 p,m. Pictures with Santa, specials in stores, door prizes, crafts, entertainment, Santa’s workshop and more. Free admission.

  

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.

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “Radium Girls”

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 2 p.m. Written by D.W. Gregory, set in 1926 based on the true story of women who became ill painting watches with radium and the fight for compensation. General public: $20 in advance, $25 door; student/child $5 advance, $10 door. Daniel Lendzian, Director. Another performance at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Merrins BFA Dance Senior Projects

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center 258, Merrins Dance Theatre, 2 p.m. Admission is free, however tickets are required due to limited seating.

 

 

Erie Philharmonic presents: Come Home for the Holidays performances

Warner Theatre, 811 E. State St., Erie, Tickets: $60, $49, $39, $25, students $12. Call 814 455-1375. Matinee performance at 3 p.m.; evening performance at 8 p.m.

 

Cassadaga American Legion Decking the Halls

228 Maple Ave., 4 to 6 p.m. Bring a snack and wear an ugly sweater.

  

Youngsville Hometown Christmas Parade

Parade steps off at 4 p.m., events until 6 p.m.

 

Jingle Cancer Away

SUNY Fredonia, Williams Center, multi-purpose room, 4 p.m. Holiday-themed karaoke night featuring a capella and dancing performances. All in support of fighting cancer.

 

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Light a Life Memorial

Virtual memorial celebration streamed online at 6 p.m. The video link will be available on the CHPC Facebook page.

 

“Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

Fredonia Holiday Choral Concert – Fredonia Chamber Choir, College Choir and Camerata

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Concert will be recorded and presented on local PBS stations during Christmas week.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Christmas Through the Village in Findley Lake

Main Street. Pictures with Santa, specials in stores, door prizes, crafts, entertainment, Santa’s workshop and more. Free admission.

Christmas on the Lake

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Talented artists and craftsmen, local boutiques, with wide selection of handmade items including handbags, jewelry, floral designs, chocolates, pottery and much more. Free admission. Specially prepared lunch specials available. 

 

Lakeshore Humane Society’s “Picture Your Pet With Santa” fund-raiser

Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pets, children, and/or family photos with Santa Claus will be taken by a photographer and available for purchase to benefit LHS. $15 for one pose; $20 for three poses. The digital photo(s) will be sent via email. Payment can be accepted in the form of cash or check only. Pets must be vaccinated, friendly and on a leash or in a carrier. Multiple pets and children are welcome. (No sick, aggressive, or exotic animals can be accommodated.) Call 716-672-1991 for details.

SANTA EXPRESS Train rides in Gowanda

Visit www.nylerailroad.com for ticket information. Departure times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

  

North Shore Arts Alliance Holiday Show at RTPI

Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, noon to 4 p.m. Admission free. See and purchase paintings, photographs, stained glass, ceramic creations, wood carvings, wooden furniture and more crafted by 22 North Shore Arts Alliance artists.

  

Audubon Sunday Storytime

Children ages 2 to 8 and their caregivers are invited to a free nature-based storytime at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday admission is also free. Come for storytime and stay to explore the indoor Nature Play Area, live animals and exhibits. Participation is limited to 15. Reservations by the previous day are suggested. Call 716 569-2345.

 

“Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 2 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

Sensory Santa at the Fenton

Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown, 2 to 4 p.m. Families are invited to bring their kids who can’t visit Santa in a crowded setting. The family and child will have their visit in a quiet setting without others in the room. Refreshments served in the dining room. Each child will receive a small gift. Free event.

Orchesis Dance Company’s Fall Showcase: Point of View

SUNY Fredonia, Steele Hall G01, Fieldhouse, 2 p.m. See student choreographed pieces in all styles. Students $4, general public $8. Another performance at 7 p.m.

 

Warren Concert Association presents: Matt Flinner and Low Lily

Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave, Warren, PA., 3 p.m. Folk music featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle and vocals. $25. For details, call 814 723-7231.

Fredonia Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Diers Recital Hall, 5 p.m.

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “Radium Girls”

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Written by D.W. Gregory, set in 1926 based on the true story of women who became ill painting watches with radium and the fight for compensation. General public: $20 in advance, $25 door; student/child $5 advance, $10 door. Daniel Lendzian, Director.

 

Fredonia Jazz Combos

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

 

MONDAY, DEC. 5

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Makerspace

15 Main St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. Building kits, challenges, STEM activities. No registration required. Caregivers are required to stay with children.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church service and welcoming event

12 Elm St., Westfield, 5:30 p.m. The Right Rev. Bishop Sean Rowe will be celebrating Holy Eucharist, receiving a congregant into the Church and answering parishioners’ questions and concerns. A potluck soup and grilled cheese sandwich supper will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a pot of soup to share. Sandwiches, tableware and beverages provided.

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Designer Bag bingo

Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville, 6 p.m. Features designer bags, purses and wallets by Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Fossil and Patricia Nash. Attendees can support CHPC, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Family Services of the Chautauqua Region, Creche Jamestown, CASA, No Kid Goes UnChristmased, Arise Chautauqua or a charity of their choice.   

 

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Meet Cassadaga Valley Central School Agriculture and Occupational Education teacher Cheryl Burns

15 Main St., Sinclairville, 6 p.m. Call 716 962-5885.

Fredonia African Drumming Ensemble

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

  

TUESDAY, DEC. 6

Ahira Hall Library presents: Little Adventurers

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 0 to 5. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

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

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For ages 2 to 5.

  

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.

 

Ahira Hall Library presents: Explore and More

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For Pre-k through grade 3. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

  

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.

  

Darwin R. Library presents: Creative Writing Workshops

7 Day St., Fredonia, Steele Room, 5:30 to 7 p.m. No registration is required. All are welcome. Bring notebook and pen. Discuss different writing topics and enjoy support from other writers. Hosted by local writer Amanda Vink.

 

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, DEC. 7

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.

 

 

Patterson Library presents: Zoom Room

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 10 a.m. for ages 0 to 2.

First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Marsh Memorial Advent Recital

19 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk, church sanctuary, noon. Performance by organist Don Fellows. Free musical program, open to the public. 

  

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Child’s Play

15 Main St., 1 to 2 p.m. Ages birth through pre-school. Stories, songs, fingerplays. Take-away craft or activity for extended learning. Registration required.

  

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.

 

Leon Community meeting

Leon FIre Hall, 6 p.m. All Leon Fire District residents encouraged to attend. Topic: Leon ambulance transfer to the Randolph Regional EMS.

 

Ahira Hall Library presents: Write Focus Writers’ Group

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

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.

 

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Preschool story time with Miss Jill For ages 2 to 5, 43 Main St., Silver Creek at 10:30 a.m. Reading, singing, Rhymes and fun crafts offered. Limit of 10 children, preregistration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: School age story time with Miss Amy For ages 6 to 12, 43 Main St., Silver Creek at 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, games and other activities are offered. Limit of 10 children, preregistration requested. Call 716 934-3468.

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

536 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For ages 2 to 5.

 

National Comedy Center Jingle & Mingle

203 W. Second St, Jamestown, 4 to 7 p.m. Minimum group size: 10. $35 per person, includes full access to Comedy Center exhibits and heavy refreshments. Cash bar available. Advance reservations required. Call 716 484-2222.

 

Patterson Library presents: Maker space activity time

40 S. Portage St., Westfield, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  

Northern Chautauqua Young Professionals and Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club Jingle at the Rocks holiday party

64 On the Rocks, W. Main Street, Fredonia, 5 to 7 p.m. Admission $5 with new, unwrapped toy or $15 without a toy donation. Networking, raffles, ugly sweater contest, appetizers and drink specials. Pre-registration encouraged. bit.ly/JingleAtTheRocks2022 (case sensitive). Proceeds benefit Marine Toys for Tots. 

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: Student Recitals

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., 5:30 p.m. Free admission to recitals performed by State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music students. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations go directly to servicing and maintaining the piano at this venue.

  

Fredonia Jazz Society presents: “Jazz at Domus Fare”

Choose the 5:30 p.m. or the 8 p.m. show at 41 W. Main St., Fredonia. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Fredonia’s own Nick Weiser Quartet will offer a holiday-oriented performance. Information and tickets are online at www.fredoniajazzsociety.com.

 

 

Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group

Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enter from the canopy and ramp door entrances. For details, call 716 969-2395.

  

Christmas POPS:

Seasons Greetings: The hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

SUNY Fredonia, Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. Level I: $35; Level II: $30; Level III: $25; Level IV: $20. In addition to the hits of the Four Seasons, the Four C Notes also perform favorite chart toppers from artists such as Dion and the Belmonts, the Drifters and the Beach Boys.

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, DEC. 9

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Child’s Play

15 Main St., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages birth through pre-school. Stories, songs, fingerplays. Take-away craft or activity for extended learning. Registration required.

 

Gowanda Central School Class of 2027 Weidner’s pulled pork dinner fund-raiser

Middle School cafeteria, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wood-smoked pulled pork, barbecue sauce with Kaiser roll, buttered potatoes and coleslaw, fresh-baked roll and butter. Tickets $12, presale only, must buy by Dec. 2. Call 716 532-3325.                                                                                            

Ahira Hall Library presents: Voyagers

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For grades 4 through 8. Call 716 792-9418 for details.

“Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

SATURDAY. DEC. 10

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers: “Under the Snow,” 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.

  

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.

  

Holidays at the Lodge at RTPI

Roger Tory Insitute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. $5 per person. Bird ornament decorating, visit with Santa, four area choirs singing holiday songs, hot chocolate and cider. Includes admission to the entire museum.

Lily Dale Volunteer Fire Co. Holiday Psychic/Shopping lunch event

Lily Dale Fire Hall, 10 a.m. to3 p.m. Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. with menu burger/hot dog or veg. Burger, chips, chili/soup, mac/cheese, dessert and beverage. Vendors, holiday gifts for people and pets. Mini psychic readings offered.

Marvin House Annual Fund-raiser

Marvin Community House, 2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown. Two times available for a sit down luncheon. GG My Love will provide clothing, which members will model. The luncheon is $25. For reservations, call 716 488-6206.

  

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.

 

Live at the Met presents: “The Hours” by Puts

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 Opera House members, $10 students. The opera is sung in English with English subtitles.

  

CIAO annual Christmas party

Demetri’s on the Lake, upstairs restaurant, 1 p.m. Bring treats, individually wrapped to fill stockings for Willow Mission. Order from the menu. Reservations are required. Contact Sam at 716 934-2592.

  

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry meat raffle

Dunkirk Event Center, Route 5, 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Jamestown “Season of Joy” Holiday Parade

Downtown Jamestown, 6 to 8 p.m., followed by fireworks.

 

VFW Auxliary Post 6390 of Sheridan meeting and Christmas party

Location tentatively the Post, 2556 Main Road. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bring a gift to exchange with a $20 limit.

 

Regional Youth Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

 Reg Lenna 116 E. Third St. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Includes a midnight battle with the Rat King and his army of mice, a growing Christmas tree with 1000 lights, a snow storm onstage, and wonderful dancing – all to the gorgeous music of Tchaikovsky. Tickets: $16 to $46. For details, 716 484-7070.

 “Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

Erie Philharmonic presents: Handel’s Messiah

First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. Seventh St., Erie, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25, students $12. Call 814 455-1375.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11

“Elf The Musical”

Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 2 p.m. Based on the film, directed by Anne Ecklund and Heather Young.

 

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

 Reg Lenna 116 E. Third St. Jamestown, 3 p.m. Includes a midnight battle with the Rat King and his army of mice, a growing Christmas tree with 1000 lights, a snow storm onstage, and wonderful dancing – all to the gorgeous music of Tchaikovsky. Tickets: $16 to $46. For details, 716 484-7070.

 MONDAY, DEC. 12

United Senior Citizens luncheon

Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk, noon. Menu: ham, beef on weck, baby red potatoes, green beans, tossed salad. Send $12 by Dec. 6 to Evonne Hennebery. For details, call her at 716 640-6943.

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