Community Notebook

Training session on identification and reporting of child abuse Saturday

A state-mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the LoGuidice Educa-tional Center, D Building, at 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road in Fredonia.

The training is required for all persons applying for a provisional or permanent certification of license valid for administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service. Therefore, in addition to teachers and school administrators, the mandate affects school physicians, nurses, therapists and others in the fields of healthcare and education.

Participants should bring their license or certificate number with them if possible. A State Education Department certificate of completion will be provided for each course participant. A $30 fee will be charged for this workshop. To register, call 1-800-344-9611 or 672-4371 ext. 2145. Participants are asked to be at the training 15 minutes prior to start time.

Ripley Central School preschool registration March 7

Ripley Central School will hold registration for preschool for the 2013-2014 school year on March 7 in the Principal’s Office. To be eligible for preschool, a child must turn 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2013. Parents may register their child from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration will be on a first come first enrolled basis. If you cannot make it on the registration day, contact the Principal’s Office at 736-2631 Ext. 252.

Bring with you to registration proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, your child’s Social Security card and an official immunization record with up to date immunizations.

If you have any questions about the Preschool program, eligibility, the registration process or any other aspect of education at Ripley Central School, call the Principal’s Office at 2631 Ext. 252.

Spaghetti dinner to aid World Vision

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at SUNY Fredonia is fundraising for World Vision’s caregiver kit building project. These kits are filled with medical supplies to enable caregivers to tend to those living with AIDS in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

To do this project, InterVarsity needs to order at least 50 kits at $22 each. A spaghetti dinner will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Harvest Chapel. The dinner costs $7 and includes a beverage, spaghetti, salad, and a roll. Children 4-10 can eat for $4 per plate and children under 3 eat for free.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary at the

Buffalo Bills Boat Show

USCG Auxiliary Division 3, Buffalo will host a booth at the Buffalo Boat Show, Wednesday to Sunday at the Bills Field House in Orchard Park.

Information will be available covering all aspects of boating safety including schedules for boating safety courses. Visitors may pick up literature describing membership opportunities in the Auxiliary mission which provides support and assistance to the Active Duty US Coast Guard in its duties of safeguarding the lives and property of recreational boaters.

Auxiliary activities include operational assistance to USCG in both on-the-water and shore based missions. Membership is open to any U.S. citizen who is age 17 and above.

County Parks Commission to meet

Chautauqua County Parks Commission meeting will be on Thursday at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Meet the Candidates set for Wednesday

Meet the Candidates for the Fredonia Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fredonia Opera House. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the meeting is free and open to all. Come question the candidates and decide how to vote.

Masquerade Ball

Hospice Chautauqua County will host its first Masquerade Ball at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville on April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The dress code for the event, which benefits Hospice, will be semi-formal. For tickets or more information, call 338-0033 or visit