Community Notebook

Cold Turkey Run planned for Thanksgiving

Join the 6th annual Cold Turkey Run on Thanksgiving morning! Proceeds will benefit a local non profit, “Kids Staying Active.” The event features a 4.5 mile run, 3.3 mile walk and a kids 1 mile fun walk.

The run begins at 9 a.m. at 43 Water St., Fredonia. The participation costs are $30 for the 4.5 mile run or the 3.3 mile walk and $10 for the kids 1 mile fun walk. See the Facebook page to link to registration. Registration ends Nov. 21 at 11:59 p.m. The basket raffle and award ceremony immediately follow at Sunny’s. Get fit and have fun.

Fredonia’s Annual Cold Turkey is intended to be a benchmark of the community of Fredonia and Chautauqua County. The “Cold Turkey” consists of a 4.5-mile run, 3.3 mile walk and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run to be held annually on Thanksgiving morning. This event is organized through Pump It Up! Fitness and proceeds will benefit “Kid’s Staying Active.” Kids Staying Active Is a local non-profit organization that helps families pay for their children to play sports. It pays registration fees, uniform and any other expenses associated with the sport. It also began helping local families with school supplies. The goal is to keep kids off the streets and be part of a “team.”

“Gobble, Gobble Death and Trouble” murder mystery to benefit Ripley Public Library

The Ripley Public Library Players present a murder mystery, “Gobble, Gobble Death and Trouble,” on Saturday Nov. 24, 6 p.m. at Quincy Cellars, 10606 W. Main St., Ripley. A second showing will take place on Dec. 1, 6 p.m. at Noble Winery at 8630 Hardscrabble Road, Westfield. Appetizers are provided during intermission as well as a glass of wine from the hosting winery.

Director Theresa Testrake states, “The show is a country-style humorous murder mystery with a Thanksgiving theme. The characters are cartoon-like representations of individuals in a small town as they scheme for influence over the local foodie scene.” Testrake continues, “A murder occurs and Investigator Lawrence Law with the assistance of the audience must solve the case. Who would have done away with the Wizard of White Meat at Thanksgiving?

Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Ripley Public Library Building fund. Tickets are $22 pre-sale, or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in person at the library or reserved by calling the Ripley Public Library at 736-3913. Tickets for the December performance can also be purchased at Noble Winery.

Sheridan FD Ladies Auxiliary to meet today

The Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Fire hall, 2800 Route 20, Sheridan.

Santa’s Craft Bonanza set for Saturday

The 36th annual Santa’s Craft Bonanza (handmade crafts only) will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Gerry Rodeo Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa’s kitchen will be open serving homemade soup, chili and hot dogs and cookies. Mr. and Mrs. Santa will arrive at lunch time on a fire truck. Event includes music by Chaplain Sam Shreffler and a chance auction. Admission is free. All profits benefit the Gerry Volunteer Fire Auxiliary. With questions, call 985-4257.

County Genealogical Society to meet Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fredonia American Legion,156 E. Main St., Fredonia.

Member Myrna Moss will do a presentation on the former J.N. Adam TB Hospital in Perrysburg. She is also a volunteer at the Perrysburg and Dayton Historical Societies.

Pizza, relish tray, fruit, etc. will be served. Holiday desserts to share are requested. Coffee will be provided. Some sodas and water will be provided. Plates, cups and silverware WILL BE provided.

The meeting will be held at 6:30, and election of new officers will take place.