Community notebook

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. annual luncheon set

In light of the words from Dr. King’s sermon “The Drum Major Instinct” delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Feb. 4, 1968, “Who Are You Serving?” is the theme for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon to be held on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:45 a.m.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.

You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.

You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….

You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.

And you can be that servant.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event, sponsored by the Northern Chautauqua County Juneteenth Celebration Committee and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Committee will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk.

Meal choices are: chicken finger platter, sliced round roast beef, or pasta primavera. The ticket price is $20 for adults/$10 youth 10 and under (youth chicken finger platter).

For more information and reservations, contact Loretta Slaton Torain at 363-1102.

Access Chautauqua lists upcoming shows

“Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Mike Ferguson from Fredonia Place. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday only, then repeats at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“Fresh Perspectives,” hosted by Gail Erb, will feature Cara Seekings discussing coping with stress. The program is at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m..

Repeat programming is typically re-aired throughout the week at other various time slots.

All programming starts on Saturday, Jan. 18 with the final airing on Friday, Jan. 24.

Access Chautauqua, formerly Access Channel 5, is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, and Westfield areas, and can be found on cable channel 1301.

The programs may also be viewed after the initial airing at the station’s web site https://accesschautauquacountytv.org.

Community dance Friday in Jamestown

On Friday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Tree of Life Church, Anderson Hall, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown there will be a Community Barn Dance. Joe Kwiatkowski is the caller. Admission is only $5. Snacks are provided. Come and have a fun time. No experience/partner necessary.

Sheridan Post 6390 VFW Auxiliary bake sale happening Friday

The Auxiliary for Sheridan Memorial VFW Post 6390 will hold a bake sale during the regular Friday Fish fry hours this Friday, Jan. 17 at the Post, located at 2556 Route 20 in Sheridan. Proceeds go toward the Auxiliary’s support of veteran and charity causes.

Peace demonstration planned for Friday

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group is having a peace demonstration on the corner of Millard-Fillmore Drive and Central Avenue at 4 p.m. Friday.

Ahira Hall Library presents exhibit by Sara Baker Michalak

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library, located at 37 W. Main St., Brocton, will host an art exhibit entitled “Chautauqua Nature” from Jan. 17 through March 31. The artist is Sara Baker Michalak. This display is part of the library’s LARC program, supporting Literacy in Arts, Reading and Culture at the library.

Legion Post 62 hosting line dancing classes

New beginner line dance classes will commence beginning Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Learn the basic steps and put them to music and dance within 10 minutes. This is a great way to make new brain pathways and to exercise at the same time. Dance to all types of music, from country to classic to current pop tunes. Wear comfortable shoes or boots that will slide on the floor. Lessons will be held at 6 p.m. every Monday.

Advanced beginner line dance lessons are held every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Intermediate advanced line dance lessons from 7:30 to 9 p.m. There is a donation of $5 for each class, of which a portion benefits the Legion programs. For more information, call Connie at 673-1438.