Community notebook

Family breakfast set for Sunday

Forest Lodge 166 F & A.M. will be holding its monthly Sunday Family Breakfast this weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This all-you-can-eat breakfast will consist of eggs made to order, pancakes or French Toast, sausages, fruit cocktail, juice, milk, coffee and tea. Adults and teenagers 13 and up are $11; children, 5-12, $6 and those under 5 are free.

This breakfast is open to the public, and everyone is welcome and cordially invited to attend. Anyone with interests in, or has questions about Free Masonry will be given a tour of the building at the asking. Forest Lodge is located at 321 East Main St., Fredonia.

Veterans 4 Christ plan brunch

BROCTON — On Saturday, there will be a free brunch for veterans or active duty military and their plus one at Tri-Church Parish, 41 E. Main St. At this 10 a.m. Veterans 4 Christ brunch, the group will honor the military service of Sgt. John Cross, U.S. Marine Corps, and Sgt. Fred Dobberton, U.S. Army, who have gone on before us. Also, at this brunch, Sgt. Robert Gibbs, US Air Force, will speak about his recent trip out west, complete with many pictures. Join us for a free home cooked brunch and the company of fellow military men and women.

Rummage, bake sale on Saturday

CASSADAGA — The annual rummage and bake sale at the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items to be donated will be accepted (no encyclopedias, electronic, computers or exercise equipment) at the Post through today. Shoppers are welcome to help support veterans and community projects.

Hanover notes meeting updates

HANOVER — Town Supervisor Louis Pelletter has called a special board meeting on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hanover Town Hall to approve summer help for the Highway Department and Hanover Town Beach staff, as well as any other business that needs to be addressed.

Also,the regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting for Monday, May 27, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Hanover Bicentennial Park, 611 King Road, Forestville.

Blood drive slated for May 28

ConnectLife, Western New York’s only community blood bank, will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dunkirk High School on Sixth Street. The drive is open to the public and all donors will get two tickets to any Buffalo Bisons game (excluding specially priced events like the Independence Eve game). They can schedule at connectlifegiveblood.org, by texting GIVEWNY to 999777, or calling 716-529-4270.

‘Creation’ and ‘evolution’ debate Saturday

JAMESTOWN — “Special Creation vs. Darwinian Evolution” will be the subject of debate on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Prendergast Library, 501 Cherry St. Chris Miller and Norm Carlson will each have 20 minutes to present his view and followed by three alternating 4 minute time slots.

Miller will argue in favor of Special Creation and Carlson will argue in favor of Darwinian Evolution. This will be the third debate between Miller and Carlson, having debated previously in 2003 and 2015.

Miller has a BS from Penn State in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, as well as an MBA from St. Bonaventure University. He became an avid believer in evolution after being taught that it was just as factual as gravity. He was so certain evolution was true that for 10 years he tried his best to persuade others to abandon their “ridiculous” belief in creation. Eventually he became aware that the evidence he was taught for evolution was dependent on dubious assumptions, and without those assumptions, true evidence greatly favored creation. Since then, he has given more than 700 public presentations explaining why he abandoned the Theory of Evolution.

Carlson spent his high school evenings listening to Herbert W. Armstrong and spent five years of adulthood in a local fundamentalist church. He has always treated religious questions seriously. He has a collection of English bible translations. Now he is a reluctant atheist but a thorough one: no god, no spirit or supernatural realm, no miracles, no afterlife.

Jamestown Prendergast Library is not a sponsor of the debate.

Trillium Lodge to host Pine Valley art exhibition

CHERRY CREEK – The annual Advanced Placement Art Exhibition for Pine Valley Jr./Sr. High School is scheduled Friday, May 31 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at Trillium Lodge, 6830 Main St., and the public is welcome.

Featured artists and AP 2D Art & Design students Arryanna Bardo, Jimmy Gleason, Jack Sheldon, Tyler Smith and Muriel Zollinger will have two to three pieces on display that they have been working on all year. They will also have a personalized binder that has all the other pieces they made with descriptions about their portfolio that the public can read. The students will be there for the duration of the exhibit to explain their work and answer any questions.


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