Community Notebook

Dunkirk City Hall shuts for Thanksgiving; rubbish pickup delayed

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

As per the 2018 curb side collection schedule, rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 23 and rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Copies of the curb side collection schedule, which are valid until Feb. 28 are still available in the City Clerk’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and Public Works Department as well as on the city’s website at www.dunkirktoday.com.

Town of Dunkirk office and court closed Thursday and Friday

The Town of Dunkirk Town Clerk office and Justice Court will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The offices will reopen Monday morning, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m.

Chautauqua Opportunities offers educational workshops

Are you a care partner for someone with memory loss? Are you looking for tips to manage responsibilities and stress during the holidays Come to a Chautauqua Opportunities workshop. Two educational workshops are available for you to attend. Choose Monday, Nov. 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Gowanda Public Library, 56 W. Main St., Gowanda or Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. RSVP to either event by calling: 366-3335 ext. 1236 or 661-9430 ext. 1236. These workshops are free and open to the public. Supported in part by the New York State Department of Health.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 12 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the dogs and cats who need caring homes. During the month of November, pet adoption fees will be halved for veterans. (Please show military ID or proof of service.)

If unable to come to an Adoption Day, please call 672-1991 to arrange an appointment to see the dogs and cats awaiting adoption. (You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Also, LHS will hold an “Adoption Evening” on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

While at the LHS Adoption Center, check out the “Cat’s Meow” Boutique, where you can find pet-related gift items, while supporting the Lakeshore Humane Society!

Call 672-1991 or see www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.

Cold Turkey Run planned for Thanksgiving morning

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.”

Jamestown Coin Club meeting and auction set for Nov. 27

The Jamestown Coin Club will hold a meeting and auction on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at BOCES, Route 394, Ashville. Doors open at 6 p.m. The meeting is at 7 p.m., followed by the auction. Admission is free. For more information, call 720-1591.

Fredonia Board of Ed. to meet Tuesday

The Fredonia Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

Community Blood Bank drive Friday at Westfield hospital

Thanksgiving is the time of year people think about what they are thankful for. Having life-saving blood products there when they are needed is something the local community is thankful for. However, the Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY said blood usage has been higher than usual, and due to several blood drives seeing a lower than expected turnout, donors are greatly needed.

Community Blood Bank needs your help this holiday season. CBB is the exclusive supplier of blood to Westfield Memorial Hospital.

Community Blood Bank is holding its next blood drive at Westfield Memorial Hospital Friday, Nov. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

One donor will win a $75 Wal-Mart gift card at this drive.

One must be 17 years old or older to donate (16 years old with signed parental consent form). One must weigh at least 110 pounds and be generally feeling healthy. No tattoos or piercings within the last 12 months, and the donor must bring a photo I.D.

For more information, visit Community Blood Bank’s Web site at www.fourhearts.org or visit our Facebook page.