Community calendar

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Sheridan Happy Seniors meeting, 1 p.m., Sheridan Town Hall, 2773 US Route 20.

St. Dominic’s rummage and bake sale, 2 to 6:30 p.m., 15 Union St., Westfield. All proceeds benefit the church.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sales, 5:30 to 9 p.m., The Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk

Westfield Quilters’ Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m., 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Silent auction of baked goods as well as sewing items. Guests welcome.

Gowanda Middle School musical: “Rock of Ages Middle School Edition,” 7 p.m. Gowanda Central School Auditorium stage, 10674 Prospect St., Gowanda. Tickets: $5. Purchase at the door.

North Collins Central School musical: “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m., 2045 School St. Reserved seating. Tickets: $8. Email lkoudounas@northcollinscsd.org.

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., 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.

Fredonia High School Musical, “The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., 425 E. Main St. Tickets: $8.

Cassadaga Valley Central School Musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 7:30 p.m., 5935 Route 60, Sinclairville. Adults: $8, students: $6. To purchase tickets, go to www.cvcougars.org or call 962-8581 ext. 601 during school hours before 2 p.m. or buy at the door.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “39 Steps,” 7:30 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Prices: Adults: $22, students: $12.

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.

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 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.

Libraries

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 sincfrlb@gmail.com

Collins Public Library presents:Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., 2341 Main St. Call 532-5129 or stop by to register.

Anderson-Lee Library presents: Classic Film Series, 12:30 p.m., 43 Main St., Silver Creek. Bring a bag lunch and watch a movie. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Gowanda Free Library presents: Painting Class, 5:30 p.m., 56 W. Main St. Registration required by March 15 and a $25 fee due at time of class.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Maple Weekend all you can eat pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cherry Creek Fire Hall, 6763 Main St. $5. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice/coffee/milk. Syrup donated by the Ern Joy farm in Cherry Creek.

Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company Inc. ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 230 Aldrich St. Adults: $9, children: $5. Bacon, eggs, sausage, famous fire department pancakes.

Car Seat Safety free fitting station event, 9 a.m. to noon, Westfield Fire Department, 20 Clinton St., Westfield. Sponsored by the Westfield Police Department. Held the third Saturday of each month. For details or to make an appointment, contact Officer Corbin Meleen at the Westfield Police Department, 326-3375. Bring child, car seat, vehicle and if possible, both the vehicle and car seat owner’s manuals.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sales, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-Mart, 10401 Bennett Road, Fredonia.

Silver Creek Kiwanis Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Silver Creek High School Cafeteria, 1 Dickerson St. Easter Bunny will be present for pictures. Free event. All kids will receive a chocolate Easter bunny.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club open house, Basement conference room, Jewett Hall, SUNY Fredonia campus. 9:30 a.m. registration. Open house 10 to 11:30 a.m. Members of in-house Toastmaster clubs will outline the benefits they obtain by sponsoring company Toastmaster clubs. Theme: “Best for Business Leadership and Speaking Skills.” Speakers: Steve Keefe, former mayor of Fredonia (“The Importance of Public Speaking in Public Life”) Phil Colarusso, of Luminated Landscapes (“Public Speaking and Entrepreneurship”) and Tim Fink and Nichole Bailey of GEICO (“Public Speaking and Corporate Culture”). For details, contact Jim Rawcliffe at 672-2662 or email jamesorawcliffe@hotmail.com.

Maple Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Big Tree Maple, 2040 Holly Lane, Lakewood,; Fairbanks Maple, 9265 Putnam Road, Forestville; Clear Creek Farm, 5067 Morris Road, Mayville. Free, family-oriented event to learn about the maple syrup making process. Each participating sugar house will have something different to see and do. Many places will offer free samples, some will be boiling sap, some will offer horse drawn wagon rides and some may offer woods tours or other activities. Event happens: rain, snow or shine — be prepared for the weather and possible muddy conditions.

Fredonia Farmers’ Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Forest Lodge, Route 20, Fredonia. Features abundance of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits and herbs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, as well as artisan quality craft goods.

Fredonia Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. Serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, zip code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food, given out depending on family size. Donations of food may be made directly to the Rural Ministry.

St. Susan Basket Fair, 11 a.m., Jamestown Community College Physical Education Building, Curtis St., Jamestown. For $10, get 12 basket tickets and two door prize tickets, or for $20, super sheet of tickets that includes 30 basket tickets and four door prize tickets. Tickets available until 1:45 p.m. Winning ticket draw starts at 2 p.m. 115 baskets and gift certificates to choose from. Grand prize tickets $10 each. Also food items for sale in the “Comfort Cafe,” Kids’ Corner, music by Prime Time DJ service. Learn about how the soup kitchen helps the community. For details, call 664-2253.

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue open house, noon to 3 p.m., 7540 N,. Gale St., Westfield. Can also call 326-7297 or visit the website www.caninerescue.org. Donations welcome.

St. Patty’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage (or ham) dinner, noon until sold out, South Dayton Legion Post 1593, 4 Mill St. $12. Includes all the trimmings and dessert. Music with RJ the DJ (Rick Harrington) from 2 to 6 p.m. Open to the public.

Lakeshore Humane Society “St. Catty’s Day” Pet Adoption Day/Open House, 12 to 4 p.m., Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come and see some of the cats and dogs in need of loving homes. (One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.) Call 672-1991 or go to www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org for more information.

St. Dominic’s rummage and bake sale, 1 to 5 p.m., 15 Union St., Westfield. All proceeds benefit the church.

Shamrock Shuttle, 1 to 8 p.m., get on and go operation with choices of 13 possible stops, including Dunkirk Moose Club, Bart’s Cove, The Fillmore, Rookie’s on the Lake, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dom Polski Club, Moniuszko Club, Dunkirk World War II Veterans, Kettle & Keg, First Ward Falcon Club, Fourth Ward Falcon Club, Kosciuszko Club and Columbus Club. Two buses available.

Girl Scout Troop 20158 cookie sales, 1 to 6 p.m. or sold out. Big Lots, D & F Plaza, Dunkirk.

St. Joseph’s Church of Gowanda community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., 26 Erie Ave. Menu: three different kinds of pasta, salad, bread, coffee, tea and milk.

Fredonia High School Musical, 7:30 p.m., “The Little Mermaid,” 425 E. Main St. Tickets: $8.

Cassadaga Valley Central School Musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 7:30 p.m., 5935 Route 60, Sinclairville. Adults: $8, students: $6. To purchase tickets, go to www.cvcougars.org or call 962-8581 ext. 601 during school hours before 2 p.m. or buy at the door.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner to benefit Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels, 3 to 5 p.m., take-out only. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk (Fourth Street entrance). Pre-sale only, $10 each. Choice of corned beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie. Call 366-8822 to reserve. Delivery available to businesses ordering five or more meals. Catered by la casa d’mangia.

North Collins Central School musical: “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 4 p.m., 2045 School St. Reserved seating. Tickets: $8. Email lkoudounas@northcollinscsd.org.

St. John’s United Church of Christ meat loaf dinner, Serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets, $9.50, tickets at the door, $10.

Cinema Series: “The Greatest Showman,” 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Tickets: $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and Opera House members, $5 students and children. Call 679-1891 or visit Fredopera.org.

Health and wellness

Northern Chautauqua indoor pickleball, 9 a.m. to noon, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. With questions, call Ed at 432-6114.

DHS Family Open Swim, 1 to 2 p.m. DHS pool. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. $1 per person per session.

Northern Chautauqua pickleball in Brocton, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brocton Elementary Gym, 138 W. Main St. Call Mike at 480-3729.

Libraries

Cherry Creek Library presents: Dr. Seuss birthday party and movie, 10 a.m., 6778 Main St.

Sinclairville Free Library presents: Young Authors Group, 11 a.m. to noon, 15 Main St. New project: young authors will write, illustrate, and craft a digital narrative. Opportunity to explore media story telling at its various stages. Ages 9 to 16. Director: SUNY Fredonia student Sara Kibbler. To register and for details, call 962-5885.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company Inc. ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 230 Aldrich St. Adults: $9, children: $5. Bacon, eggs, sausage, famous fire department pancakes.

Cassadaga Legion Son’s breakfast, 9 a.m., 228 Maple Ave. Followed by meeting at 10.

Maple Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Big Tree Maple, 2040 Holly Lane, Lakewood; Fairbanks Maple, 9265 Putnam Road, Forestville; Clear Creek Farm, 5067 Morris Road, Mayville. Free, family-oriented event to learn about the maple syrup making process. Each participating sugar house will have something different to see and do. Many places will offer free samples, some will be boiling sap, some will offer horse drawn wagon rides and some may offer woods tours or other activities. Event happens: rain, snow or shine — be prepared for the weather and for possible muddy conditions,

St. Dominic’s rummage and bake sale, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 15 Union St., Westfield. All proceeds benefit the church.

St. Dominic’s St. Joseph’s Day luncheon, 11:30 a.m. after Mass, 15 Union St., Westfield. Free of charge, open to the public, but bring a dish to pass.

Holy Trinity’s St. Joseph’s Table, noon, 1032 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Tickets: $12. Purchase at Holy Trinity’s Parish Office during the week or purchase tickets after all weekend Masses. Call 366-2306 for details.

St. Patrick’s Day spaghetti dinner, noon to 3 p.m., Lily Dale Volunteer Fire Hall. Traditional tomato sauce, alfredo or pesto on spaghetti, spinach noodles or gluten-free pasta, meat balls, salad, bread, homemade desserts, beverages for $7 adults; children 5 and under: $3. Mini psychic readings with mediums for $10. 50/50 raffle, theme baskets, prize raffles. Hosted by Lily Dale Volunteer Fire Company’s Auxiliary to benefit the LDVFC.

Audubon Nature Play Day, 1 to 4 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. $6 per child, ages two to eight; no charge for adults. Pay on arrival or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. Dress in layers of warm clothing. Guests may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home. In case of severe weather, program will be cancelled; call 569-2345 to confirm.

First Ward Falcon Club Easter Egg Hunt, 1 to 4 p.m., 341 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Members sign up children and grandchildren ages 10 and under at the club rooms. Deadline was Sunday, March 11. For details, call 366-8937.

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Towel Bingo, Brocton American Legion Post 434, Main St., 1 to 4 p.m. This bingo is played with a large card containing 5 playing cards and as each card is called from a large deck, players cover that specific card and when the designated cards are covered players win a prize from the large variety of colorful bath and beach towels. Admission card is $4. Also an auction and drawings, variety of treats, punch and coffee served during intermission. Money assists families, individuals and organization in need of financial help or going through difficult times.

Lucille Ball Little Theatre presents: “39 Steps,” 2 p.m., 18 E. Second St., Jamestown. Prices: Adults: $22, students: $12.

Taize ecumenical prayer service: Song, scripture and time for silent meditation, 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. For details, call 366-0449.

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