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TODAY

First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Marsh Memorial Advent Recital

19 W. Fourth St. at noon in the Church santurary. Dr. Linda Phillips and Dr. JiHyun Woo will perform. Masks are recommended for this free event.

Tops Brocton meeting

TOPS Brocton meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for weigh-ins and 3:30 for the meeting at the Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main Street, Brocton. Everyone is welcome.

Fredonia Chamber Orchestra

SUNY Fredonia Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free event. Conductor David Rudge.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

Dunkirk Elks Lodge bingo

Dunkirk Elks Lodge bingo will be held at 428 Central Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission sales begin at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Social distancing will be followed. Masks must be worn by those who are not fully vaccinated.

SUNY Fredonia Hanging of the Greens

Open to campus and community members, the holiday tradition takes place in the Williams Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities will inlude creating crafts, watching musical performances and the lighting of a 20-foot holiday tree. The event is free with an optional cost for a build-a-bear activity. For details, contact Elizabeth Shearer via email at eshearer@fredonia.edu

Danza! Performing Arts Academy presents: “Believe!”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Opera House box office Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Reg Lenna presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown at 7 p.m. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, the production features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. Masks are recommended regardless of vaccination status. Admission requirements subject to change. Premium & Loge: $55. Adults: $45, $30. Children 12 and under: $20. Prices listed before fees.

SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “The Normal Heart”

Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 7:30 p.m. General seating. General public:

$25, student/child: $12. Set in New York in the early 1980’s, the play, written by Larry Kramer, was the first work to tackle the subject of AIDS. Directed by Paul W. Mockovak.

Fredonia World Mallets

SUNY Fredonia Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free event. Director Tiffany Nicely.

FRIDAY, DEC. 3

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors annual meeting

This luncheon event takes place at noon at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron and features presentation of the Chautau Coalition Builder Award and election of board members and officers for the year ahead.

Fredonia Technology Incubator workshop: “Legal Advice for Startups”

Kenneth Graham will present at noon in person at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk and via Zoom. The public is welcome to participate in this free event. See the link on the Incubator website or call 716 680-6009 for details.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., today from 3 to 7 p.m. Use the Cottage Street parking lot.Visit the nativity display with hundreds of nativities to view. Buy fair trade gifts (food items and gift baskets) ethically sourced, artisan crafts made by empowered women in developing countries, and alternative gift contributions to a variety of non-profit organizations including Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Heifer International, Medical Benevolence Foundation, Presbyterian Education Board of Pakistan and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Equal exchange gifts include coffee, oils, chocolates. Explore Christian-themed children’s books, crafts for kids or make your own fair trade gift basket. Guests are asked to wear masks. For details, call 679-1501.

Audubon Community Nature Center First Friday: Following Wood Turtles

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. From 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Adults $8, Nature Center members $6, children 9 to 15, $6. Free 2 and under. Reservations appreciated.

Empty Bottle event to benefit Toys for Tots

Southern Tier Brewing Distillery’s “Fri-Yay” event, 2501A Stoneman Circle, Lakewood, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. 10% of proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots. Those who bring a toy to donate will be entered in a prize drawing.

Show opening reception

SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center Marion Art Gallery, 6 p.m. Free event.

Danza! Performing Arts Academy presents: “Believe!”

1891 Fredonia Opera House, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Opera House box office Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m.

SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents: “The Normal Heart”

Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 7:30 p.m. General seating. General public: $25, student/child: $12. Set in New York in the early 1980’s, the play, written by Larry Kramer, was the first work to tackle the subject of AIDS. Directed by Paul W. Mockovak.

Faculty Recital: Ekstasis Duo (Natasha Farny, cello and Eliran Avni, piano)

SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. 8 p.m. Free event.

SATURDAY, DEC. 4

Dunkirk Elks Lodge hoop shoot contest

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dunkirk High School auxiliary gym, accessible from the back of the school. Participants must be 8 years old on April 1 and no older than 13 on April 1. Bring birth certificates. Boys will compete against boys and girls will compete against girls of the same age. Wear appropriate gym clothes and shoes. Masks and social distancing are required. The contest involves shooting foul shots. Everyone but the contestants must remain seated quietly on the bleachers.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Use the Cottage Street parking lot.Visit the nativity display with hundreds of nativities to view. Buy fair trade gifts (food items and gift baskets) ethically sourced, artisan crafts made by empowered women in developing countries, and alternative gift contributions to a variety of non-profit organizations including Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Heifer International, Medical Benevolence Foundation, Presbyterian Education Board of Pakistan and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Equal exchange gifts include coffee, oils, chocolates. Explore Christian-themed children’s books, crafts for kids or make your own fair trade gift basket. Guests are asked to wear masks. For details, call 679-1501.

Fredonia Farmers’ Market

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday November through mid-May at the Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia. It features a variety of vendors, with special events TBA. See the Fredonia Farmers’ Market FaceBook page for updates.

Miracle on Main Street

Fredonia’s annual holiday season kick-off runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Santa comes to town with activities and fun times for kids & the whole family including holiday craft show, adult ugly sweater contest, giving tree, cookie decorating, story time with Mrs. Claus, kids’ activities, ornament crafting, Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides ($2) Infinity Dance Team, the Collage Dancers, the holiday parade and arrival of Santa for the official Village holiday tree lighting in the park. Refreshments, shopping and much more.

BOCES construction trades introductory seminar

This free two-hour seminar takes place at the Dunkirk Community Learning Center, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. It covers general home repair tricks and tips and a look into the 100 hour building trades program that begins in January, including electrical, drywall, plumbing, roofing and framing. To register and for details, call 716 805-3155.

Randolph’s Country Christmas

Randolph Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Randolph Central School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Light Up the Night Christmas parade at 7 p.m. followed by Memory Tree lighting.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Holiday at the Lodge

311 Curtis St., Jamestown. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Fair presented by the Northern Chautauqua Arts Alliance. 1 to 2 p.m. RTPI Morning Flicker Coffee Tasting with Crown Street Roasting Company. The family-friendly activities will be held in RTPI’s Art and Nature Lab and are free of charge. Admission to Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s current exhibit is not included. Visit www.rtpi.org for more information.

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