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Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime

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

Chautauqua Rails to Trails Holiday Happy Hour

Big Inlet Brewing, 6169 Elm Flats Road, Mayville, 5:30 to 8 p.m. wear festive gear. Live local holiday music with Bill Ward, Bob Henry, Derek Houser and a host of special guests, food, cookies, raffles, 50/50 drawing and cash bar. No cost to join the event. A book-signing event will take place with Wendy Lewellen. All proceeds from the sale of her book “Good Soles: Chautauqua Rails to Trails Namesakes and Trailblazers” will go to Chautauqua Rails to Trails.

Tree Decorating and Lighting

Ryckman Park Gazebo, Fay Street and Green Street, Brocton, 6:30 p.m.

Gowanda VFW Post #5007 meeting

20 Sand Hill Road, Gowanda, 7 p.m.


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

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

Robert H. Jackson presents: an update on the ongoing war in Ukraine via webinar

2 p.m. Speaker: founding chief prosecutor of the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, Dr. David Crane. For details and registration, see the website https://www.roberthjackson.org

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.

One Stop Christmas Shop at The Bemus Point Golf CLub and Tap House

72 Main St., Bemus Point, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Festive fun, local vendors, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, great music. Support local small businesses.

Valley Historical Society Christmas meeting

Sinclairville Fire Hall, Main Street, 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish of food to pass, their own table service and beverage. After the dinner, members will discuss history discussed during the previous year and what’s coming up in 2024. Any interested person is invited to attend.

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.


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.

First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Advent Recital 19 W. Fourth St., church sanctuary, noon. Performers: Brendan Mathewson and Trevor Napoli will perform works from Baroque to contemporary. Free event, 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.

TOPS NY #1094 meeting

Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St., Brocton. All are welcome. Weigh-ins at 2 p.m., meeting at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. For details, call 716 792-4226.

Breathe: Opening Reception at Lakewood Library Art Gallery

Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 W. Summit St., Lakewood, 5 to 7 p.m. Breathe is a one-woman art show featuring the works of Audrey Kay Dowling of Portage Hill Art Gallery. The show focuses on regional woods and water.

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. Please note that during the month of December, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, if one cat is adopted, the adoption fee for a second cat will be waived, regardless of the age of the cat. 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.

SOAR-1 meeting and Christmas party

First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, 6 p.m. Short meeting followed by a Christmas party. Open to members and eligible guests. For details, contact Jim Bickhart at 716 366-1485.

Kaleidoscope Family Series presents: “Frosty: A Musical Adventure”

Rockefeller Arts Center, Marvel Theatre, 6:30 p.m. General public $16, student/child $12. Frosty helps Billy find his real family in time for Christmas. A Barter Theatre production.

Movies at the Reg: Priscilla.

116 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. The story of the courtship and marriage of Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley, as told by Sofia Coppola.. $7 admission and $1 theater restoration fee per patron.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 monthly meeting

211 Central Ave., 7:30 p.m. Dues for 2024 must be paid by Dec. 31.


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 5 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.

Jingle at the Rocks

64 on the Rocks, 2 Canadaway St., Fredonia, 5 p.m. Networking, raffles, appetizers. Presented by the Northern Chautauqua Young Professionals and the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. General admission with a new, unwrapped toy: $10, without toy: $20.

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 Young Artists Recital

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., Fredonia, 5:30 p.m. Students from the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Dunkirk Public Library presents: Book Club

536 Central Ave., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact the library at 716 366-2511 to reserve the book of the month.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Card-making with Amanda

15 Main St., 5:30 to 7 p.m. For children 10 and up. $5 fee for materials to make 3 greeting cards. Registration required. Call 716 962-5885.

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.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: LEGO Club

43 Main St., SIlver Creek, 6:30 p.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Build the challenge of the day, pick a challenge card or free build. Limit of 10 children, pre-registration required. Call 716 934-3468.

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/.


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