Community notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center Sat-urday from noon to 4 p.m. at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk. Potential adopt-ers are invited to meet animals who need caring homes. Call 672-1991 or see for more information.

Master gardener

program offerung free pruning workshop

The Master Gardener Program of Chautauqua County announces a free horticultural workshop titled “Building Your Pruning Skills.” The workshop will be held Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshop will include an indoor presentation covering the basics of pruning tools, timing and techniques for ornamental trees and shrubs. The workshop will be taught by certified arborist Andy Post who specializes in preservation and maintenance practices.

The location of the workshop will be the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, located in Jamestown at 3542 Turner Road. Space is limited, registration is required, call or e-mail to register by Thursday: Betsy Burgeson, 664-9502 x 204 or

The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to educate and serve the community, utilizing university and research-based horticultural information. This program is administered through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County.

Cabin Fever book sale this weekend

The Mayville Library will hold its annual Cabin Fever book sale during President’s Day weekend. The sale will be held at the library (92 S. Erie St., Mayville) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Donations for the sale are still being accepted. For more information, phone the library at 753-7363.

Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives in Chautauqua County include:

Today – Portland Fire Department, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Blessed Mary Angela RC Church, Dunkirk, 12-6 p.m

Brocton library to

celebrate Black History Month

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton will present an exploration of the Underground Railroad with art and culture educator, Lucy Andrus. The presentation will feature the art and story telling of Faith Ringgold and will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All participants will help create a freedom quilt. No prior experience is required. All ages are welcome. The presentation is in honor of Black History Month. For more information, contact the library at 792-9418.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper today

Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St., in Fredonia will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper today. Serving time is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets sold at the door: $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 12 and under. Come join us for this pre-Lenten feast. The dinner is sponsored by the men of Trinity Church and is open to public. Parking is available at the rear of the church.

Today’s clue for the Medallion Hunt

The President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival Annual Medallion Treasure Hunt, sponsored by The Maple Inn at Chautauqua Institution, is under way.

The 3×5-inch Treasure Hunt Medallion has been hidden somewhere in Chau-tauqua County on public property. Placed in plastic for its protection from the elements, the Medallion bearing the I.C.E. logo is not hidden below ground level and no higher than 6 feet above ground level. It is not hidden on any body of water or in the water.

Today’s clue is as follows:

This place can boast not just one college but two

So for advanced education these will help you through

One is on the city’s east side

The other can be found on the west in your guide.