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Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop scheduled for Aug. 2

The next Healthy Heart workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Friendly Kitchen, 127 Central Ave., Dunkirk for an evening of food, crafts and fun. Parents are encouraged bring their children to share in the making of a craft and sampling healthy foods.

The Friendly Kitchen is open to local adults, families, children and parents to join in a healthy eating evening to sample homemade soups and wraps from healthy food items including chicken, tuna, fruit, nuts, dried fruit, and fresh and roasted vegetables. This month, sample two cold soups and a variety of cold roll-ups.

There will be a drawing at 5:30 p.m. for adult participants for a new kitchen or nutrition related item. Participants must sign in at the door to be eligible for a chance for the giveaway.

The Healthy Heart Workshops are generally scheduled for the first Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. Each event will last about 90 minutes and is offered free of charge. There is limited seating for the workshops, so call the Rural Ministry, or email for a reserved seat.

For questions regarding upcoming workshop events, please contact Sherry Lantz at the Rural Ministry, 366-1787. Cooking and Nutrition Workshops are made possible by a grant through New York State Department of Health and the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. CCRM is a United Way of Northern Chautauqua County Community Partner.

City hosting forums for

comprehensive plan today

The city of Dunkirk will hold two workshops on its comprehensive plan to gather feedback from the public. The first workshop will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iglesias Getsemani, located at 115 Central Ave. The second workshop will be held later today from 4-8 p.m. at the Kozciuszko Club, located at 252 Nevins St. Both workshops will feature the same materials related to the comprehensive plan. The room will be set up with different boards to make it interactive so attendees can provide comments on certain locations in the city that need improvements.

Fredonia BOE special meetings

There will be a special meeting of the Fredonia Board of Education held on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. in the High School Library. The meeting will include the appointment of a new employee and the board will enter into executive session to review and discuss the letters of interest and resumes submitted for the Board vacancy.

There will be a special meeting held on Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. in the High School Library. The purpose of this meeting will be to enter into executive session to interview potential candidates for the board vacancy.

Mountain Biking Day

Have you ever wondered about mountain biking, but didn’t know where to start? Look no further! Join members from the Western New York Mountain Biking Association on Aug. 4 at Long Point State Park. WNYMBA members will lead attendees through the basics of mountain biking, provide information on mountain biking in the area, and lead the group on an exciting trail ride on one of Long Points many mountain bike trails. The day will wrap up with a cookout at the WNYMBA tent.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the upper parking lot at Long Point State Park. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and will run approximately two hours. Dress appropriately, and come ready to ride! Program is free to the public.

For more information contact Amelia Staver at 386-3165 ext. 208 or email at

Living with Dementia Education Series in Sinclairville

BUFFALO – A special three-part series of educational programs created and delivered by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is ideal for those living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and their care partners. Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Drive, Sinclairville, will host “Living with Alzheimer’s” on three consecutive Tuesdays in August (Aug. 7, 14, and 21 at 11 a.m.). The program will offer tips for living well with dementia and help care partners provide safe, effective and comfortable care. Guidance on improving communication, managing behavioral changes and the importance of self-care will also be discussed.

Additional information and required registration is available by calling the WNY Chapter during regular business hours at 1-800-272-3900.