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SATURDAY, DEC. 4

Al Tech Dunkirk Specialty Steel Retirees meeting

All Al Tech retirees are welcome at Demetri’s Restaurant at 8:30 a.m.

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.

Christmas Through the Village of Findley Lake

10 am to 5 p.m. throughout the village. Come enjoy the Holiday Village with pictures with Santa, door prizes, crafts at Santa’s workshop and more! State guidelines will be observed. Events may be added or canceled in accordance with these guidelines. All events are subject to change.

Audubon Decorating with greens

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Other sessions at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Adults $10, Nature Center members $7.50, children 3 to 15, $7.50. Free 2 and under. Paid reservations required by Dec. 3. Make a small wreath, table decoration, or swag. Directions, examples of decorations, cut greens, and a few other materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring additional decorations such as small wreath frames, ribbon, wire, pruners, and holiday décor to aid in making their creation. Twelve-inch wire wreath frame available for an additional $3 at the Nature Center.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at the Fluvanna Community Church

The event, located at 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

Ahira Hall Memorial Library presents: “Make your own nature ornament”

37 W. Main St., Brocton from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center presents: Christmas in the Vineyard

8305 West Main Street, Westfield, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. . A time for families has been set aside from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a visit from Santa. children can complete a craft project with special guidance from staff. Seating is limited No charge for children. Reservations are appreciated. Call 716-326-2003. The afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.), is geared toward adults. Adults can create a lighted Wine Cork Holiday Tree during one of two sessions either 1:15 p.m. or 3 p.m. There is a fee of $25 for the wine cork holiday tree project, and due to limited seating, paid reservations are due no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1. The fee includes all materials, a glass of mulled wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and a festive treat. Visit the website at www.grapediscoverycenter.com/events to reserve a spot.

Jamestown Holiday Artisan Bazaar

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown Jamestown, First, Second and Third Streets, the event features handmade crafts and goods, Santa and elves, live music, hot cocoa and candy canes.

Silver Creek Kiwanis Club presents Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus

From noon to 3 p.m., visit with Santa next to the warm cozy fireplace inside the Backline lobby, lated on the Village Square in downtown Silver Creek. Every child will also receive a goody bag and a candy cane. Bring a camera for a photo op with Santa and one of his real reindeer. The Silver Creek Cross Country Booster Club will host a hot chocolate and bake sale, with proceeds donated to the Silver Creek Food Pantry.

Christmas in Gowanda

Fun family activities downtown from noon to 7 p.m., train rides with Santa, movies at the Hollywood Theater, police car and fire truck rides, horse wagon rides, meet Santa’s reindeer, polie car and fire truck rides, craft and cookie decorating, free hot chocolate and cookies, house decorating contest and more. Annual tree lighting at Chang Hu Park at 7 p.m., followed by holiday spirit parade, then fireworks. See Facebook Christmas in Gowanda for details.

Lakeshore Humane Society open adoption hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from noon to 3 p.m. For those who are not vaccinated, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the grounds of LHS. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. Those who are ill or have tested positive for COVID are asked to delay a visit. Tours of the facility will not be given. The Cat’s Meow Boutique will be open for purchases by the public. For details, call 672-1991.

Jingle Cancer Away

SUNY Fredonia Williams Center, Multi-purpose room, noon. Involves holiday-themed singing, dancing, peforming and a karaoke event all in support of fighting cancer.

Live at the Met: “Eurydice”

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents the screening of this opera at 1 p.m. Tickets are general admisison $20, Opera House members $18, students $10. It stars soprano Erin Morley and baritone Joshua Hopkins.

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

Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 2 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.

Gowanda Moose Lodge 1382 Christmas ornament making

The Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St., will offer an afternoon of hot cocoa, juice and a snack. Make a homemade Christmas ornament to take home or to donate to Meals on Wheels of Gowanda.

Erie Philharmonic presents: “Come Home for the Holidays”

Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St., Erie, 3 p.m. A cast of hundreds joins music director Daniel Meyer and Broadway superstar Ashley Brown. Call 814 455-1375 for tickets. Patrons will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (14 days post final shot)or a negative test within 72 hours in addition to wearing a mask. Seat $10-$56.

The Marvin Community House presents Dinner Theater: “All She Wants for Christmas”

2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown at 6 p.m. The dinner theater production stars Broadway performer Todd Wagner. The venue features an exhibit of decorated Christmas trees. Hundreds of ornaments were selected to show the materials used at the turn of the twentieth century.The cost of the event is $50 per person. Reservations are required. Call 716 488-6206.

City of Jamestown and Collaborative Children’s Solutions Holiday parade

Features a 1-mile adults and children fun run, musical entertainment, a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Eddie Sundquist, and a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp. Begins at 6 p.m. on the Third Street bridge and continue down Third Street to city hall.

Donna the Buffalo live at The Spire Theater with special guest The Probables.

The Spire Theater, 317 East Third St., Jamestown. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance. Call 450-7357. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of the show as required per Donna the Buffalo.

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.

Erie Philharmonic presents: “Come Home for the Holidays”

Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St., Erie, 3 p.m. A cast of hundreds joins music director Daniel Meyer and Broadway superstar Ashley Brown. Call 814 455-1375 for tickets. Patrons will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (14 days post final shot)or a negative test within 72 hours in addition to wearing a mask. Seat $10-$56.

Fredonia Holiday Choral Concert (Chamber, College, Camerata choirs)

SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center, King Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free event.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

Christmas on the Lake

A variety of unique handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind creations can be purchased at this event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Admission is free, and specially prepared lunch specials are available. Masks are required for those not vaccinated.

Christmas Through the Village of Findley Lake

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the village. Come enjoy the Holiday Village with pictures with Santa, door prizes, crafts at Santa’s workshop and more! State guidelines will be observed. Events may be added or canceled in accordance with these guidelines. All events are subject to change.

Fredonia Presbyterian Church presents: Alternative Christmas Festival

219 Central Ave., today from noon to 2 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.

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

Rockefeller Arts Center, Bartlett Theatre, 2 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.

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.

MONDAY, DEC. 6

City of Dunkirk’s Recreation Center at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds seasonal opening

For adults, AM Walk will continue on Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Walking is only $1 per day or a punch card with 14 walks for $10. Toddlers up to adults can enjoy everything from open gym, to soccer clinics, to birthday parties. Call 716 366-9885 for details.

TUESDAY, DEC. 7

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

Valley Historical Society Christmas dinner meeting

All attendees should bring a dish of food to pass, their own drink and table service to the Sinclairville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. Town of Stockton historian John Sipos will talk about several aspects of the history of Stockton. Anyone interested in local history is encouraged to attend. For details, call 716 665-1261.

Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Club

Meet at the Costello Community Room, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, at 7 p.m. Classes are open to everyone at the college and in the community. Classes and supplies are provided at no cost. Everything is provided, just show up. Masks must be worn during classes.The program is open to children over 12 ( younger if accompanied by an adult) and community members of all ages.

Fredonia Improv. Collective

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8

First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Marsh Memorial Advent Recital

19 W. Fourth St. at noon in the Church santurary. Dr. Sarah Hamilton, oboe and Dr. JiHyun Woo, organ, 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.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary meeting

All members are welcome to attend at the Mullet Street clubhouse at 6:30 p.m.

Fredonia African Drumming

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 9

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.

FRIDAY, DEC. 10

Holiday Joy Luncheon, Fashion Show & Christmas Exhibit

The Marvin Community House, 2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown. There are two sittings: one at 11:15 a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Tickets are $18 for members or $21 for guests. The venue features an exhibit of decorated Christmas trees. Hundreds of ornaments were selected to show the materials used at the turn of the twentieth century. The cost of the event is $50 per person. Reservations are required. Call 716 488-6206.

Dunkirk Intermediate School presents: “Elf Jr.”

Purchase the $5 tickets at the main office of the school or at Big Rick’s One Stop (advance purchases recommended due to limited seating) for this 7 p.m. auditorium performance.

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, 116 E 3rd St., Jamestown, performance at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Masks are recommended regardless of vaccination status. Loge: $35. Adults: $28. Aged 14 and under: $14. Prices listed before fees. For tickets, call 716 48-4707.

A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Ed Croft Trio

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

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.

Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers: Winter Wetlands

The ACNC, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown welcomes children 3 to 8 with an adult from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $8, Nature Center members $6, children 3 to 8, $6. A snack is provided and a craft as time allows. Paid reservations required by Dec. 9. Dress for the weather.

Jamestown Holiday Artisan Bazaar

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown Jamestown, First, Second and Third Streets, the event features handmade crafts and goods, Santa and elves, live music, hot cocoa and candy canes.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Holidays at the Lodge

311 Curtis St., Jamestown. All day, Art Fair presented by the Northern Chautauqua Arts Alliance. Noon to 2, bird ornament decorating; noon to 3 p.m., hot chocolate and cider; 1 to 1:30 p.m., Storytime with Mr. Berry Christmas; 2 to 3 p.m., visit with Santa. 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.

Lakeshore Humane Society open adoption hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from noon to 3 p.m. For those who are not vaccinated, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the grounds of LHS. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. Those who are ill or have tested positive for COVID are asked to delay a visit. Tours of the facility will not be given. The Cat’s Meow Boutique will be open for purchases by the public. For details, call 672-1991.ited Church of Christ free community meal this month

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, 116 E 3rd St., Jamestown, performance at 3 p.m., doors open at 2 p.m. Masks are recommended regardless of vaccination status. Loge: $35. Adults: $28. Aged 14 and under: $14. Prices listed before fees. For tickets, call 716 48-4707.

Dunkirk Intermediate School presents: “Elf Jr.”

Purchase the $5 tickets at the main office of the school or at Big Rick’s One Stop (advance purchases recommended due to limited seating) for this 7 p.m. auditorium performance.

Rockefeller Arts Center presents: “Christmas with The 5 Browns”

SUNY Fredonia, King Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. $35, $30, $25, $20; students $17, $15, $12, $10. Classical and popular holiday favorites will be performed by these 5 pianists.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

Dunkirk Intermediate School’s “Elf Jr.” cast presents: Breakfast with Santa, Buddy and elves

Enjoy a photo op with Santa and breakfast at the school cafeteria (Eagle Street in the former Middle School) for $5 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Dunkirk Intermediate School presents: “Elf Jr.”

Purchase the $5 tickets at the main office of the school or at Big Rick’s One Stop (advance purchases recommended due to limited seating) for this 2 p.m. auditorium performance.

MONDAY, DEC. 13

Shared Services hearings

Residents can attend a hearing to ask questions and offer comments about the projects within the 2021 Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Plan. All public hearings will be held with social distancing protocols at the Gerace Office Building, Room 331, North Erie St., Mayville. The times are 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. For details, call Planning Coordinator Rebecca Wurster at 716 366-3620.

TUESDAY. DEC. 14

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

Christmas in Whoville!

Chautauqua County Safety Village, 2695 Route 394, Ashville, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 per person, children 2 and under free. Take a picture with Santa, decorate a Christmas cookie with Mrs. Claus, see the North Pole Observation Station, meet the Grinch and visit his lair, walk among the floats in the stationary Christmas parade, make a craft, play games, try the scavenger hunt, enjoy the Whoville-decorated village.

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 monthly meeting

All Unit members are encouraged to attend at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Post.

Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Club

Meet at the Costello Community Room, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, at 7 p.m. Classes are open to everyone at the college and in the community. Classes and supplies are provided at no cost. Everything is provided, just show up. Masks must be worn during classes.The program is open to children over 12 ( younger if accompanied by an adult) and community members of all ages.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 16

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.

Rosary for Peace in the World

This recurring Rosary takes place on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

Audubon Nature Walk

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown from 9 to 10 a.m. Donations encouraged. Reservations requested by Dec. 16.

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.

Free picture with Santa

Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, 1951 E. Main St., Falconer, One picture per family. Santa and his reindeer will be present from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jamestown Holiday Artisan Bazaar

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown Jamestown, First, Second and Third Streets, the event features handmade crafts and goods, Santa and elves, live music, hot cocoa and candy canes.

Dunkirk Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol NY-351 laying of Remembrance wreaths

Civil Air Patrol members will help Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia to remember and honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes at noon. The public can sponsor remembrance wreaths, volunteer or invite family and friends to attend. See wreathsacrossamerica.org/ny0192p for details.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Holidays at the Lodge

311 Curtis St., Jamestown. All day, Art Fair presented by the Northern Chautauqua Arts Alliance. Noon to 2, ginger bird cookie decorating; noon to 3 p.m., hot chocolate and cider; 1 to 1:30 p.m., Storytime with Mr. Berry Christmas; 2 to 3 p.m., visit with Santa. 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.

Lakeshore Humane Society open adoption hours

The Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, will hold open adoption hours from noon to 3 p.m. For those who are not vaccinated, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on the grounds of LHS. Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated. Those who are ill or have tested positive for COVID are asked to delay a visit. Tours of the facility will not be given. The Cat’s Meow Boutique will be open for purchases by the public. For details, call 716 672-1991.

St. John’s United Church of Christ hosts “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” starring Mike Randall

The performance takes place at 6 p.m. at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets are $15 each and must be ordered by emailing stjohnsucc3@netsync.net or calling 716 366-0710 by Dec. 14. Light refreshments will follow the program. Parking and handicapped access are on the Eagle Street entrance of the church.

MONDAY, DEC. 20

HOPE (Healing Our Pain with Empathy) meeting

All parents who have experienced the death of a child are invited to participate in the free HOPE grief support group. The meeting takes place at General physicians, PC Dunkirk office, 3898 Vineyard Drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month. Call 716 338-0033 ext. 212 for details.

TUESDAY. DEC. 21

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

Audubon Community Nature Center Creature Feature: Hellbenders

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. From 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Adults $8, Nature Center members $6, children 3 to 15, $6. Free 2 and under. Reservations required by Dec. 21.

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

Dunkirk Elks Lodge bingo

Dunkirk Elks Lodge bingo will be held at 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 25 Merry Christmas

TUESDAY. DEC. 28

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29

Audubon Community Nature Center Christmas with the Critters

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $8, Nature Center members $6, children 9 to 15, $6. Free 2 and under. Reservations appreciated. Visit ACNC for a holiday open house all about the critters! There will be live animals out and ready to visit, some animal specimens and artifacts to explore, a craft station to make a holiday gift for the wild critters, a behind-the-scenes eagle tour, and mini-presentations about the live animals every half hour. Admission for this event (or the Nature Center this day) may be a gift taken and purchased for the Giving Tree, located in ACNC’s lobby. Gifts should be wrapped and presented to the receptionist redeemable for admission. Cash and credit cards are accepted as well.

THURSDAY, DEC. 30

The Marvin Community House presents Dinner Theater: “All She Wants for Christmas” 2 W. Fifth St., Jamestown at 6 p.m. The dinner theater production stars Broadway performer Todd Wagner. The venue features an exhibit of decorated Christmas trees. Hundreds of ornaments were selected to show the materials used at the turn of the twentieth century. The cost of the event is $50 per person. Reservations are required. Call 716 488-6206.

FRIDAY, DEC. 31

Audubon Nature Walk

1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown from 9 to 10 a.m. Donations encouraged. Reservations requested by Dec. 29. Join an Audubon educator for a winter walk on the last day of the year.

TUESDAY, JAN. 4

St. Joseph’s bingo

Bingo will take place at St. Joseph’s parish, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7. Masks should be worn by those not vaccinated and social distancing will be observed.

THURSDAY, JAN. 6

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.

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