Community Notebook

Silver Creek Village Board changes meeting

The Silver Creek Village Board has changed its regular meeting to Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the village hall. The board had previously changed its meeting and discovered a conflict with court.

CCIDA to meet

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the board room, CCIDA, 200 Harrison St., Jamestown. This meeting is open to the public.

Dunkirk Free Library to take part in The Big Read

The Dunkirk Free Library is pleased to announce its participation in The Big Read. Dunkirk is one of 78 communities across the country to partake in the program. This year’s Big Read title is Jack London’s The Call of the Wild.

The Dunkirk Free Library hopes to inspire people within the community to read, participate in discussion and celebrate the beauty of a book and writer known worldwide. On Feb. 21, the Dunkirk Free Library will host a discussion on the life of Jack London, his work and the impact it has had on American culture.

The event will be held at the Dunkirk Free Library located at 536 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The discussion will begin promptly at 6 p.m. All community members are welcome to participate.

For more information please contact the Dunkirk Free Library by phone at 366-2511.

Speaker Series and Happy Hour Mixer set for Feb. 21

The Community Cham-ber Development Corp., in conjunction with the Dunkirk Community Cham-ber of Commerce, will hold 2013’s first speaker’s series on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Tech-nology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

The series will include a Small Business Assistance Program presentation on the New York State Health Insurance Exchange, and the opportunities and challenges that the Affordable Care Act insurance mandate has created. President/CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Todd Tranum will give an overview of the areas the County Chamber is affecting the business community and Dunkirk Mayor A.J. Dolce will go over any harborfront development plans and an update on Festivals and activities taking place in the City this year.

Immediately following the presentation all are encouraged to walk across the street to share in food and drink specials at Big Daddy’s Lounge. Guests will have the option of mingling with the happy hour crowd or using the private back room to ask questions of the speakers or network with other businesspeople in attendance. There will be drink and dinner specials for all participants.

To register, contact Dun-kirk Coordinator Kevin Lowther at 366-6200 ext 304 or via email janderson@chautauquachamber. There is no cost for this event and it is open to members and non-members alike.

Rec Center available

The Recreation Center is open for morning walks as well as birthday parties at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. The Recreation Center will be open Monday through Friday mornings from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for the adult walk. The cost is 50 cents per day. Punch cards are available at the Recreation Center.

In addition, birthday party rental times are available on Saturdays. Call Patty at the Recreation Office at 366-9885 for available dates, times and prices.