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CASA auction fundraiser Feb. 27

The Chautauqua County Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold a live auction fundraiser at Unique Sales & Auctions on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.

Items will be available for preview and bids at 170 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. For the auction, bids will be taken in-house, online at uniquesalesandauctions.com, and via telephone at 484-4466.

This fundraiser will assist with the recruitment, training, and support for the volunteers. The CASA volunteer is the one consistent adult in the life of the child – the voice of the child – vigilantly fighting for and protecting the fundamental rights of the child to be treated with the dignity and respect – what every child deserves.

If you have any questions, call Chuck McDon-nell of Unique Sales & Auctions at 484-4466, Mon-day-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or the CASA office at 753-4123 prior to Feb. 27.

Chautauqua County Humane Society to serve as a Big Read location Saturday

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will serve as a host site for the Big Read event at the Strunk Road Adoption Center on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend at no charge to participate in a book discussion about author Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” Four seniors from SUNY Fredonia’s English program will facilitate and CCHS will have staff and a canine participant on hand to add to the atmosphere.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for homeless pets relies completely on public support. For more information on call 665-2209 ext 213, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center or visit www.spcapets.com.

Lisa Goodell to appear on Senior Report Saturday

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Lisa Goodell as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Goodell is the executive director for the Chautauqua Blind Association. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

Westfield/Ripley Kiwanis Club to hold fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research

The Kiwanis Club of Westfield/Ripley will be having a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Thursday at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church at 15 Union St. in Westfield. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m., and run until 7 p.m. or until dinners are sold out. Each meal includes chicken and gravy over a biscuit, mashed potatoes, peas, dessert, punch and coffee. Prices are $7 for ages older than 12; $4 for ages 4 to 12 and children under 4 will eat free. Proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Bailey family benefit March 3 in Brocton

A benefit will be held March 3 at 2 p.m. at the St. Stephen Hotel in Brocton. Proceeds will benefit the Bailey family, who lost their home and possessions in a house fire on Dec. 20. The event will include a $10 spaghetti dinner, raffles, live entertainment by Gina V. and the Barncats, Fallen Union and Felony Entertainment Karaoke. Tickets are available at the St. Stephen Hotel. For more information, contact Andrea Kaus at 785-3603.

Lakeshore Humane Society to host Big Read event

The Lakeshore Humane Society will host a discussion of this year’s Big Read selection, “The Call of the Wild.” This event, “Calling All Dog Lovers: Exploring The Call of the Wild,” will be held Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lake-shore Humane Society’s Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk.

Community members are invited to participate in this discussion of the book, its author Jack London, the history surrounding the work, and/or its social and political context. The discussion will be facilitated by SUNY Fredonia students. There will also be a raffle of a Gray Wolf Adoption Sponsorship kit from the World Wildlife Fund. For more information about the Big Read and “The Call of the Wild,” see www.neabigread.org/communities. For more information about the Lakeshore Humane Society, see www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org or call 672-1991.