Friday, 21 January 2022
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Office For the Aging SHINE program presents: Healthy Food that Tastes Great, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Open to the public.

Backstage sale, Fredonia Opera House, onstage, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One day only. Numerous items collected and stored over the years for sale at bargain basement prices.

Festivals 2018 Craft show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. Admission to grounds charged on Friday and Saturday. (Gate fee for noon to 8 p.m. is $17). No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

Sheridan Happy Seniors meeting, 1 p.m., St. Bosco Hall behind former Catholic Church, Route 20, Sheridan.

Lily Dale presents: SPIRITIST PARENTING, Dr. Vanessa Anseloni, 2 to 5 p.m., Octagon, $50. Parenthood is an ever learning school. And yet, there is minimal preparation and training. The Spirits teachings offer a deep understanding on the importance of parenting to foster spiritual evolution both for parents and their children. This workshop will cover both theoretical and practical exercises to spiritual parenting successfully in today’s world.

B-side Uke Jam, 6 to 8 p.m., Costello Community Room, SUNY Fredonia. Intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, Am, G, Em, D, Dm) and strumming, some picking. Everyone welcome, but moves at a quicker pace than usual jam sessions. For details, email Jill Reese at

Fredonia History Fair, Barker Common, Main Street. 6 to 9 p.m.: classic car show and live music by “The Freeze.”

Kayak Night, meet at 6:30 at DEC launch, Dale Drive, Cassadaga, head out at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens for a Better Cassadaga. Call Evergreen Outfitters for rental 763-2266.

Lily Dale presents: MEDIUMISTIC PAINTING with the Spiritist medium Florencio Anton, 7 to 10 p.m., Auditorium, $50. (The most renowned in Spiritism nowadays). Under the safe guidance of the Spiritist framework, Florencio Anton will conduct a mediumistic painting session to promote reflections & healing with art. It is an evening for quietude & observation, while the Spirits may bring new artistic inspiration & lessons in the form of painted canvases.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., between Third and Fourth streets, Dunkirk. Open meeting for anyone who wants to not use drugs.

Clean, Sober Saved addiction education and support group, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Bible-based, taught in videotape sessions by Tracy Strawberry.

Clean, Sober, Saved family and friends support group, 7 p.m., Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Snacks provided. Hope for a powerful life free from co-dependency.

Health and wellness

Stretch and tone with exercise, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Donation: $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 welcome.

Walk with Ease program, 9 to 10 a.m., American Legion, 110 W. Main St., Brocton. Free six week session held three days a week, but pre-registration required. Call 363-0482. Designed for people with arthritis and older adults, but all welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meeting, 3:30 p.m., Steger Hi-Rise Apartments library, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. This is a 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from eating disorders. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Games and hobbies

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.

Pinochle: Birdie’s Flock, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. All pinochle players are welcome. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Dunkirk Elks bingo, 7 p.m.,428 Central Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 366-1110.


Sinclairville Free Library presents: ‘Write Circle’ Writers’ Group meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., 15 Main St. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or Bring 2 to 3 typed pages for a small group critique activity.

Patterson Library presents: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Barker Library presents: Kidding Around Yoga, 10:30 a.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Registration required: call 672-8051. Free family event.

North Collins Library presents: Summer Reading program “Libraries Rock,” 11 a.m., 2095 School St. Kids read, play games and get prizes. Geared toward ages 2 to 5, but all welcome.

Friday Afternoon Matinee:“Paddington II,” 12:30 pm in the technology room of the Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Family-friendly. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack to enjoy. Free, open to the public. See or call 934-3468 to register.

Patterson Library presents: William L. Smedley Paintings and (live) art auction, 5 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.


Bird Banding demonstrations, 7 to 11 a.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Drop in any time to watch ornithologists capture migrating and resident birds, fit them with ID bands, measure, weigh, then release them. Free; donations appreciated.

Ripley United Methodist Church All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 11 a.m., 84 W. Main St. $7. Pancakes, made-to-order omelets and more. Benefits South Ripley Cemetery Association.

Fredonia History Fair, Barker Common, Main Street. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: history tents, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: craft vendors, food trucks, local wineries; noon to 4 p.m. kids’ activities, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. history-themed walking tours. Meet at the Visitors’ Booth at Barker Common ($3 per person). Noon to 3 p.m.: live music with “Sunset Bluegrass;” 3 to 6 p.m.: live music with “Midnight Recovery.”

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, Church Street, Fredonia. Wide variety of locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, plants, baked goods and artisan-quality crafts. Many special events weekly, including live music, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. SNAP/EBT/WIC benefits welcome. See for details. This week: Partners in Kind Story Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Svenska Spelman from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring traditional Scandinavian dance tunes. Free healthy recipe cooking demonstration with Angie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring strawberry salsa. Samples and helpful resources provided. All welcome.

Westfield Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moore Park, 2 E. Main St. Offers locally grown produce, meat, organic foods, artisan craft vendors and more. Prepared foods, beverages also available. Taste of Westfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13 of Westfield’s finest restaurants, wineries and bakeries will be presenting some of their finest foods and beverages. Meet staff, sample creations. Music by “the Scroggins.”

South Dayton Mobile Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Dayton Village Square. Homemade pies, breads, sweet rolls, jams, fresh eggs, vendors of homemade crafts, home grown fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons and Fresh Connect coupons accepted. No fee for participation. Call Market Manager Linda at 672-9004 for details.

Audubon Community Nature Center Water Chestnut Pull, 9 a.m. to noon, ACNC Big Pond, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Lunch served afterward. Call 569-2345 to volunteer.

Sinclairville Village yard sales.

Cross Roads Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. Open with local vendors, artisans and crafters.

Lily Dale presents: HEALING MEDIUMSHIP with the Spiritist Medium Ricardo Melo, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lyceum – FREE. (speaks English) He can do the healing works as well. The only condition: No fee for entrance. Ricardo Melo will conduct an experiential workshop while explaining the fundamentals and mechanisms of healing under the view point of Spiritism. Ricardo Melo and his loving team of volunteers will be offering healing reflections and therapeutic services.

Lily Dale presents: CREATING MIRACLES Michael Mirdad, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Auditorium, $100. Learn to become a channel of miracles and healing for yourself and others. Discover the laws of creating miracles of transformation, thus bringing love, hope, healing, and inspiration into the lives of everyone you meet, as well as, learning how to create miraculous moments in everyday life.

Audubon Community Nature Center presents: Little Explorers, Topic: “Floats Like a Butterfly,”10 to 11:30 a.m., 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Three to eight-year-old children and their favorite grown-ups enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft and snack. $8 adults, $6 Nature Center members and children. Paid reservations required by previous Thursday. Call 569-2345 during business hours or go online through the Programs page at

Nature program: Bear Talk!, 10 to 11 a.m., Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton playground in the campground. Presenter: nuisance wildlife steward Zach Matuch discusses the life of a Black Bear. Free program. For details, call Amelia at 386-3165 ext 208.

Ellington Fire Dept. presents: Community Blood Bank Drive, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 801 Main St., Ellington.

Saint James Italian Festival, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 27 Allen St., Jamestown. Music, Italian dancers, raffles and wide variety of Italian food. Traditional Italian baked goods.

Festivals 2018 craft show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. Admission to grounds charged on Friday and Saturday. (Gate fee for noon to 8 p.m. is $17). No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

BLB Insurance Agency Dogs for Dogs event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3780 Eagle St., corner of Eagle St. and Route 60. Hot dogs, beverages, snacks. All food and drink items $1 each. Face painting. See some adorable adoptable pets. Get a quote for pet insurance if desired. All proceeds donated to Lakeshore Humane Society.

Leon Historical Society Museum open, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 62, Leon. Public welcome. New this year: “Pioneer’s Journal” displayed. For details, contact Pat at 296-5709.

Wine in the Vines~Wine Party on the Patio, noon to 4 p.m., 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield. Music, Lake Erie Wines, Craft Beer and NYS Spirits paired with local recipes. $15/per person. Reservations appreciated. Call 326-2003

Lily Dale presents: SPIRITISM AND THE ARTS Fred Gouveia and team, 2 to 5 p.m., Lyceum, $50. Fred Gouveia is a respected Spiritist in the USA who is also a medium & a musician, conductor. Fred Gouveia will conduct a workshop with his musical team to unveil art through the therapeutic lenses of Spiritism. They will play and sing, while teaching the upcoming role of the arts in this New Era.

Skinner-Villa Summer Pig Out for HOSPICE & Palliative Care, 4 to 11 p.m., Chautauqua Fireman’s Grounds, 4641 Railroad Ave., Stockton. Pig roast, raffles, dunk tank, horseshoe tournament, kids’ treasure pit, silent auction, bounce house until 9 p.m. D.J. Bill Mason, live music by A Strange Kind of Sunshine. At 9 p.m., comedian Bill Woodcock performs (show includes adult content). For details, contact Kevin Glasier at 785-2336. Admission:$15/person or $25/couple. Kids 12 and under: free.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. No charge. Free will donations not necessary, but appreciated. Menu: hot dogs, pasta salad, chips and a pickle, watermelon dessert and a beverage. Handicapped access on Erie Avenue.

Hanford Bay Community Club presents the real Chef’s Food Truck for Italian take-out, 5 to 8 p.m., Beach Avenue, Hanford Bay, Silver Creek. All welcome.

Stockton Community Church Ice Cream Social, 6 p.m., 4554 W. Railroad Ave. Donations. Public welcome.

Lily Dale presents: SPIRITIST MOVIES Chico Xavier, 7 to 10 p.m., Lyceum, $20. Deadline According to Chico Xavier. The Brazilian documentary “Data Limite” (Deadline) brings to the public, the revelation of Chico Xavier about a deadline for mankind to learn the life in peace without destroying the Earth.

Cinema Series: “The Beatles Yellow Submarine,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. In celebration of the 50 year anniversary of its original release, classic 1968 animated film restored in 4k and re-released in stereo surround sound. Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students. Call 679-1891 for details.

Castleman Quartet Program: Quartets Recital, 7:30 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Rosch Recital Hall. Admission recommended contribution: $5.

Greystone Nature Preserve presents: Bat Watch, 7:30 p.m., 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Erie, gain understanding of bats by first-hand experience. Strolls, old-fashioned campfire. Donation-based event. For details, call 679-6603.

Health and wellness

Yoga on the Lawn, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave., Silver Creek. On the lawn (gym in case of inclement weather). All welcome. Free. Ann Marie Hamlet, instructor.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Russell Joy Park, Howard Street, Fredonia. Open play. Call Mike Ferguson at 480-3729 for details. See NCP Pickleball FB page if raining for decision if relocating to Brocton Elementary School.


South Dayton Library presents: free quilting classes with Claudia Youmans, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17 Park St.

Patterson Library presents: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 40 S. Portage St., Westfield.

Cherry Creek Library presents: “Reading Rocks,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, 6778 Main St., All ages welcome. A focus is musical instruments.

Sinclairville Library presents: book sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15 Main St.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: “Tinker Tuesday on a Saturday,” 11 a.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Open to all ages, time to “tinker and build” with a variety of materials. Fun and creativity. Registration required. Call 934-3468.

Collins Public Library presents: Tinkering in the Library, noon. With different rotating activities each month, new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Call the Library at 532-5129 to sign up.

Barker Library presents: free healthy eating class, 12:30 to 1 p.m., 7 Day St., Fredonia. Cooking demo and samples provided. All welcome.

Dunkirk Public Library presents free children’s movie: “Paddington 2,” 2 to 4 p.m., 536 Central Ave. Call 366-2511 for details.


Lily Dale presents: HEALING THE HEART & SOUL Michael Mirdad, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, $100. Have you ever found yourself believing that you were “done” with a particular issue of pattern only to discover that you were still indeed haunted by its effects? If your unhealed past controls you (knowingly or unknowingly) in a way that does not feel joyous, then you are in need of soul-level healing. Attendees will learn how to read health issues through intuition and body-readings. “Michael Mirdad is a dynamic speaker and prolific writer who heals with his presence alone. Always full of fun, Michael delivers the truth with energy and passion and embraces the listener’s heart and consciousness into expansion.”

Festivals 2018 Craft show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, 1 Massey Ave. No gate fee Sunday. 67 Craftsmen and artists in all media including jewelry, clay, fiber, leather, wood, painting, metal and more.

Farmers’ Market, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ames Commons, Route 60 and Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. Local farmers and artisans. Produce, meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, maple syrup, honey, soaps and personal care items, knitted and sewn items, jewelry and more. FMNP/WIC VF/SNAP (EBT) accepted.

Sunset Bay Fire Hall Auxiliary chicken barbecue, 1 to 5 p.m., (pre-sales by 3:30 p.m.), 12798 Allegany Road. $10 donation. Drive through.

Pitching for Paws spaghetti dinner fund-raiser, 1 to 5 p.m., Fireman’s Club, 21 Jackson St., Silver Creek. $9 for adults, $5 for children (10 and under). Take outs available. Chinese auction, raffles. Taking up a collection of dog/cat food, collars, leashes, toys, etc. Proceeds go to benefit Lakeshore Humane Society, Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, Sadie’s Safe Harbor Canine Rescue and City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Visit or Pitching for Paws on Facebook to get tickets.

Valley Historical Society museum open house, 2 to 5 p.m., corner of Main and Lester streets, Sinclairvillle. Contains hundreds of artifacts from the Cassadaga Valley. No admission charge.

Cassadaga Concert: “Dave Golando’s Big Band” (16 piece big band), 5 to 7 p.m., floating stage at Cassadaga Beach, 46 Park Ave., Cassadaga.

Revitalize Dunkirk Bring Your Own Chair Sunset Watch, approximately 45 minutes before sunset, Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Point Drive. Discounted prices for tours of lighthouse. With questions, see


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