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Car seat inspections offered in North Collins

NORTH COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Certified car seat technicians from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will provide free inspections and installations of child seats for parents and guardians on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the North Collins Substation, 10571 Main St.

Car seats and boosters are one of the easiest ways to keep your child safe and, when installed correctly, car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a crash by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers. Unfortunately, many parents install their child seats incorrectly. Among children under 5, an estimated 325 lives were saved in 2017 alone because they were properly buckled, but an additional 46 children could have been saved if every child was properly buckled.

Opening Jamestown Community Dance set for Sept. 20

JAMESTOWN — The first Jamestown Community Dance will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tree of Life Church at 825 Forest Ave. All dances will be taught including contra, square, reels, mixers and Scandinavian. There is no experience and no partner necessary. This is a family friendly event. Joe Kwiatkowski will be the caller with live music. Light snacks will be provided. Admission is $5. Under 10 is free. Get your dancing smile on! With questions, call 489-4646. Like us on Facebook Jamestown Community Dance.

Westfield Quilters’ Guild to meet Sept. 19

WESTFIELD — The summer season has ended, schools are back in session, so why not come quilting? The weather is quickly changing, and what better time to make your very own quilt to cuddle up with on these cool evenings? Come check out the guild at this month’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St. The guild’s program this month features antique quilts, presented by guild member Birgit Hanson. They would love to have new folks come in and see what all of the fun is about.

Happy Quilting!

DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting is Thursday

The next DFT Telephone Company Retirees meeting will take place Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. at Demetri’s on the Lake, 6 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk. All retirees are invited. The get-together always takes place the third Thursday of the month.

Gowanda Moose Lodge car cruise planned for Thursday

GOWANDA — Gowanda Moose Lodge will host a car cruise on Thursday, Sept. 19 from, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. The event supports the Raise the Roof project and features food and drink specials. Cruise on in with cars and bikes. For details, call 532-4882.

Dunkirk Town Zoning/Planning workshop Wednesday

The Town of Dunkirk Zoning and Planning Board will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Town Hall. The purpose of the workshop is to continue with Zoning revisions the Town Code.

County Health Board to meet Thursday

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call the Public Health Director’s Office at 716-753-4590.

‘Know Before U Go’ slated at JCC Saturday

JAMESTOWN —  The American Indian Graduate Center will sponsor Know Before U Go, a session for American Indian and Alaska Native students from 9th-12th grade, parents, and educators to learn about college preparation, scholarship opportunities, and financial literacy from 9 a.m to -3:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.

The free event, which includes breakfast and lunch, is funded by a grant from Wells Fargo. To register, visit www.aigcs.org/event/know-before-u-go-jamestowncc.

AIGC partners with colleges, state agencies, and local and tribal communities to highlight the value of higher education and to showcase resources and funding available to students before they enter a college or university.

AIGC funds undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in any field at any accredited institution of choice at over 1,700 campuses across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.aigcs.org for a list of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.

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