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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

TOPS NY 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.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Write Focus Writers’ Group

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 6:30 p.m.

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, DEC. 7

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.

Chautauqua County Parks Commision meeting

Jamestown Airport,3163 Airport Drive, 4 p.m. Public is invited to attend.

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/.

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

Roblin Steel Coffee Club

Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk, 8:30 a.m.

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house craft and bake sale

54 Central Ave., Brocton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

Mental Health Association, 31 Water St., Suite 7, Jamestown, 10 a.m. to noon. For parents of children ages 0 to 12. Free event. Walk-ins welcome, Zoom options available. To register, call Tracy at 716 203-1609. This week: Developing Good Bedtime Routines.

Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and luncheon

Moon Brook Country Club, North Main Street Extension, Jamestown, noon. Keynote speaker: New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Meeting is open to all. $30 for those affiliated with a Chamber member organization or $32 for non-members. For details and registration, see www.chautauquachamber.org

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.

Caroling in Allen Park

West Virginia Boulevard, Jamestown, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Features Jamestown High School’s Madrigal Singers, a roaring fire, hot cocoa and sweet treats. Hosted by the ALlen Park Women’s Club.

Advent night prayer

The Lord’s Vineyard, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, 6:30 p.m. Includes sung and spoken prayers, a scripture reading with a brief reflection and a hymn to the Blessed Mother. Lasts approximately 30 minutes. Enter by the side door facing the parking lot. All are welcome.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Kaleidoscope Night

Infinity Arts Cafe, 300 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. Free, open to the public. Student bands, dance students, theater students. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.

A Big Band Christmas

First Covenant Church, 520 Spring St., Jamestown, 7 p.m. Vocalists Bill Ward/Jennie Caruso/George Coulter/Margie Coulter, a full choir and the Chautauqua BigBand Swing Orchestra under the direction of John Christ. Multi-media graphic artist Sara Johnson will visually interpret each selection. Narrator: Pastor Julie Challingsworth.

DFT Communications Pop Series River City Brass: Holiday Brasstacular

Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, reserved seating, 7:30 p.m. $35, $30, $25, $20.

The Wizards of Winter

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Former members of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, other rock giants and Broadway veterans join forces in their holiday rock opera “The Christmas Dream.” Prices before fees: balcony $24.50 for 12 and under, $34.50 adults; main $24.50 for 12 and under, $44.50 adults; main and loge premium: $52.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “A Christmas Story” adapted by Philip Grecian

18 E. Second St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. Adult $25, youth 17 and under $17. See www.lbltj.com

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

Breakfast with Santa at Peek ‘n Peak

1045 Olde Road, Clymer, 8 a.m. Breakfast buffet, craft stations, photos with Santa and toys from Santa. Adults: $25, kids: $18. Add hot chocolate bar for $7.

Herbert Star Apartments holiday open house craft and bake sale

54 Central Ave., Brocton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friends of the VIllage Inc. Christmas in the Village of Angola

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 North Main St., Village of Angola, craft show

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Families are asked to enter through the front entrance of the church, visit with Santa and then invited to enjoy a bagged breakfast in Updyke Hall. Also children’s bingo at the CAO, 251 N. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Holidays at the Lodge

311 Curtis St., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission $5 per person, includes access to all current exhibits. 9:30 a.m. Prendergast Library storytime, 10 a.m. Santa visit, 11 a.m. Chautauqua Lake HS Choir, noon Harmony Production Co., 1 p.m. Serendipity, 2 p.m. Bird ornament decorating, hot chocolate and cookies.

Mayville Holiday Market

Town of Chautauqua Offices, 2 Academy St., Mayville, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shopping, vendors, holiday music, 50/50 raffle, food and more.

Vets Finding Vets Fenton Canteen

Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown, 10 a.m. to noon. All vets welcome to stop in for coffee and to meet other vets. For details, call 716 664-5256.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market

Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It features a variety of food vendors, crafts, artisans and prepared foods for sale. The market welcomes cash, credit cards, SNAP benefits.

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers: Evergreens and Conifers

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 to 8 with adult. Adults $12, Nature Center members $9, children 3 to 8 $9. Indoors and outdoors. Paid reservations by previous Thursday. Call 716 569-2345.

Mayville Holiday Market

Town of Chautauqua Offices, 2 Academy St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local vendors, holiday music, 50/50 raffle to benefit Inspire Good of WNY. Free admission.

South Dayton Legion Auxiliary chicken and biscuit dinner and craft show

4 Mill St. Craft show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 11 a.m. to sold out, $12 includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, applesauce and dessert. For details, call Legion 716 988-3251.

Board of Directors for the North County Industrial Water District meeting

Town of Dunkirk Town Hall, 4737 Willow Road, 10 a.m. Sewer district meeting follows. Open to the public.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: Family storytime

37 W. Main St., Brocton, 10:30 a.m. An “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies” – themed storytime, including stories, snacks and activities.

Empty Bowls Fund-raiser

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., Jamestown, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make a donation for ceramic bowls. All proceeds go to food pantries in Chautauqua County.

Free Pictures with Santa at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown

1951 E. Main St., Falconer, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. One free family picture with Santa, pets welcome.

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. 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.

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