SATURDAY, AUG. 23
Yard sale & bake sale benefit for Denise Sealander, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion Post # 59, 156 East Main St., Fredonia.
Fredonia Farm Festival, East and West parks, Fredonia. Opens at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Children's pet show; 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church Homemade Pie and Sloppy Joes; noon "Whooman"; noon Monkey organ grinders; noon to 4 p.m. Sparky's House of Safety; 12:30 p.m. pie and cookie judging; 1 to 5 p.m. power wheel obstacle course; 1 to 5 p.m. Masonic Lodge Safety ID program, 2 p.m. pie and cookie auction; 2:30 p.m. Mutt Minister; 3:30 p.m. hula hoop contest; 7 p.m. Terry Buchwald (main stage). Farmers Market, vendors, and artists and crafts show every day of the Festival. Continues through Sunday.
Bake sale, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Bake sale tent in front of the church. Enjoy a delicious treat at one of the outdoor tables or take something home to indulge. Water, lemonade, iced tea and coffee will also be available for purchase.
Literacy Volunteers Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 21 East Second St., Washington Ave. entrance, Dunkirk. Paperbacks $.50, hardcovers $1, children's books $.25. Also some specially priced books. Assist in promoting literacy.
Community Health and Information Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Graf Building parking lot, corner of 3rd St. and Central Ave, Dunkirk. Free health and wellness screenings available throughout the day. martial arts demo team at 2 p.m., food, music, giveaways, and education about diet and nutrition, self breast awareness, and HIV. Speakers. Lori Cornell will speak about 12:30 or 1. Hosted by the Chautauqua County Health Department through the generosity of the GRAF Realty Corp LLC and the City of Dunkirk.
Leon Town Picnic, 11 a.m., Leon. Everyone should bring a dish to pass.
Crossroads Chicken Barbecue and Benefit, Noon until gone. 6017 Westfield-Sherman Rd., Westfield. Cost: $9 for chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, cornbread and water. Also a painting raffle to help Team Pink for Pam with tickets 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Benefits Pamela Herdeman as she fights against breast cancer. Also members of the Red Cross will be at the Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market drawing blood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Anderson-Lee Library: Recycled Robots, 4:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Learn about recycling and build a robot. For children, grades K-6. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
SUNDAY, AUG. 24
USA Tri Dunkirk Triathlon, 7 a.m., Wright Park, Dunkirk. sanctioned event. Includes intermediate triathlon, sprint triathlon, aquabike intermediate, duathlon and kids triathlon. Visit score-this.com and click on Tri Dunkirk website for pricing.
Fredonia Farm Festival, East and West parks, Fredonia. Farmers Market, artists and crafts show continues through the day. At 1 p.m. grand parade starts at Risley St., proceeds down Temple St. From 2 to 6 p.m., antique car show Church St. At 3 p.m., Creek Bend Band, Main Stage.
Cherry Creek UMC Community Service and picnic, Main St., Cherry Creek. Service at 10:30, followed by tureen dinner. Bring a dish to pass. Music by Maurice Brown and the Mountain Railroad at noon.
Damon Janes Memorial Event, noon to 9 p.m. Nickel Plate Depot, 131 Central Ave. Brocton. Chicken barbecue dinner noon to 5 p.m., tickets $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for the noon Motorcycle run ($15 for a single rider and $25 for double riders, includes dinner and a memorial bandana). Live music by Derek Davis & the Tasty Groove during a CD release party, The Mockingbirds and 10 minutes and Counting. 50/50 raffle, a bounce house, a dunk tank, children's activities, a raffle for a pit bike and pit bike races (registration $10.) All proceeds will benefit a memorial scholarship to be set up by Damon's parents at the Brocton and Westfield school districts.
Town of Hanover Republican Club's annual picnic, 1 p.m., Hanover Bicentennial Park on King Road (just west of Hanover Road.) Barbecued hamburgers, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and refreshments. Silent auction, 50-50 drawing.$10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Call 934-2170 for details or directions to the park.
Bingo, 6:45 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. 25 games all on paper, including 4 specials: Red, White, Blue, Pot of Gold. Early Bird and Casino. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call Sunday afternoon 366-4480.
MONDAY, AUG. 25
DHS Aquasize, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. DHS pool. Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 25 to Oct. 1. 11 sessions for $40 or $4 individually.
DHS Morning Swim, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. DHS pool. Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 25 to Oct. 1. 11 sessions for $20 or $2 individually.
Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per session.
Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.
Art Start Drawing Class, 10 a.m. to noon. First United Methodist Church, Fredonia. No prior art experience required. All materials provided, No financial cost, but donations accepted. Mondays through Sept. 15, except no class on Labor Day. Instructor: Sharon Trask. Registration is necessary. Contact Ronnie Lafferty at 679-4918 or call or text her at 640-8199 or call 679-1513.
N.Y. Telephone Retirees, Former Coworkers, and Friends Monthly Get-Together, 11:30 a.m., Wing City Grill, 10450 R. 60, Fredonia. Call 366-3401 for information .
SOAR Chapter 4-1 Meeting and Lunch, Noon, United Steelworkers Local Union 2693 Union Hall, 97 E. 4th St. Dunkirk. Call Clarence Corbett at 366-3288 to make a reservation for lunch and attendance at the meeting. Retirees of all unions welcome. Topic: upcoming elections.
Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.
Our Kids: Parent Education Groups, 4 p.m., Catholic Charities, 425 Main St., Dunkirk. A weekly group meeting for those who have questions about how separation, divorce or conflict over custody has affected their children. For more information, call Catholic Charities at 366-3533 for details and registration. Calls and enrollment are confidential.
Diabetic Support Group, 6 p.m., Brooks Memorial Hospital's Cafeteria (ground floor). Meets last Monday of each month. The group is geared to support those who have or know of someone with diabetes. New members welcome. For more information, contact Kathy Dillenburg, RN at 363-7299.
Westfield Methodist Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church at 101 E. Main St., Westfield. Monday Aug. 25 through Thursday Aug. 28. Dinner for the children will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register in advance by calling 326-3243, emailing the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or signing up on the registration sheet on the office door. Registration is also accepted each night. The program will collect school supplies such as paper, crayons, pens, pencils and notebooks and personal hygiene items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap and combs to be delivered to children in Haiti.
Academy Heights neighborhood group meeting, 6:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 16 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk.
Sheridan Historical Society Meeting, 7 p.m., former Sheridan Town Hall at the corner of Route. 20 and Center Road. For details, call 672-2201.