Community notebook

Forestville sets Memorial Day events

FORESTVILLE — A Memorial Day parade and veteran’s service will be Monday starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Forestville. The parade will include the Forestville American Legion, Forestville Fire Department, Forestville School Marching Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and miscellaneous vehicles.

The parade will conclude at the American Legion grounds, 6 Cedar St., and the service will then be held. The service honors all veterans and members of the military.

Marine Corp Lt. Ryan Deas will be guest speaker, Doug Allen, will perform patriotic songs. There will be a traditional 21-gun salute, and the Forestville Food Pantry will provide hot dogs and refreshment.

SOAR Chapter meets Tuesday

SOAR Chapter 4-1 will meet Tuesday at the USW Local 2693 Union Hall on Fourth Street in Dunkirk. The meeting will commence at noon with lunch to follow. All SOAR members and retirees are invited to attend. For further information contact Jim Bickhart at 716-366-1485.

Cruise-in set for Sunday in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — On Sunday, there will be a cruise-in at the Silver Creek Fireman’s Association, 23 Jackson St., from noon to 5 p.m. It will feature all makes/models, cruise-in food, 50/50, and music. It is sponsored by the Lake Shore Street Rod Association. For details, call 716 673-5172.

Lakeshore Humane Society monthly

meeting set

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its monthly general membership meeting at the Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. See www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org or call 716 672-1991 for information.

Healing Mass set for May 29

The Lord’s Vineyard Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Ave., Dunkirk, will hold a Healing Mass on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. The main celebrant will be Rev. Richard DiGuilio. The public is invited.

Steam Station

picnic June 4

Dunkirk Steam Station Summer Picnic will start at noon Tuesday, June 4. The event will be in the large pavilion at Point Gratiot.

Boat America class is June 15

LAKEWOOD — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-4 will teach the Boat America class in-person on Saturday, June 15 in Lakewood. The Boat America class is the nationally recognized course on operating boats and personal watercraft safely. The USCG Auxiliary is approved by New York State for its requirement for 8 hours of classroom boating safety training in order to operate boats and personal watercraft legally on New York State waters.

New York state “Brianna’s” law will require all power boat operators regardless of age, must obtain a safe boating class certificate by Jan. 1. Students must be at least 10 years old.

Upon completion of the eight-hour class, payment and exam, the successful student will receive a USCG Boating Certificate and laminated wallet card. The class will be presented from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1286, 174 Chautauqua Ave. A low-cost lunch will be provided by the Legion Post kitchen, or you may bring your own lunch.

For questions and to register for the class, please call 716-875-4095. The class cost is $35. Make checks out to USCG AUX 9ER 34 and mail to M. Wagner, P.O. Box 606, Stow, NY 14785.


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