Community notebook

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Communitywide talent show auditions Thursday in Portland

Auditions for community members and students will be held Thursday for the communitywide talent show, “Portland’s Got Talent,” to be held May 30. The talent show is sponsored by the Portland Bicentennial Committee and organized by the Brocton music department. Auditions will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. for students and 6 to 7 p.m. for community members at the Brocton Central School auditorium. Audition forms are available from the Brocton Elemen-tary and High School offices, the Ahira Hall Memorial Library and the Portland Town Clerk’s office. Auditions may be scheduled by calling 792-9601 or found online at Performers will be responsible for all props and instruments needed. Piano accompaniment available upon request.

Cassadaga Church to hold dinner and movie night Saturday

The Cassadaga Community Baptist Church, 25 Maple Ave. in the village, will hold a dinner and movie night Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the movie “The Hobbit” will follow. The dinner and movie night are free and open to everyone.

Brocton Fire Company announces open house and membership drive

The Brocton Fire Company will hold a Member-ship Drive/Open House Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Hall on Lake Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.

Benefit to be held in Sugar Grove

A “celebration of life” benefit for Jim Bryerton will be held Saturday at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall, 5 Wilson St., Sugar Grove, Pa., from 4 to 8 p.m. Bryerton passed away recently. The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner, silent auction, live auction, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle.

Silver Creek School Board workshop postponed

The Silver Creek Board of Education has postponed its workshop previously scheduled before its regular meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the board room.

Bike blessing Saturday

The local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association is having a bike blessing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1951 E. Main St. in Falconer, hosted by Jamestown Harley-Davidson. Refreshments will be served at noon. All riders are welcome. Anyone needing information can call Brian Bowman at 785-0462.

Forestville ed board meeting tonight

There will be a special meeting of the Forestville Central School Board of Education today at 6 p.m. in the Middle/High School Library, 4 Academy St. The Board will vote on the BOCES budget and election of BOCES board members and any other business to be conducted.

Board of Health

meeting Thursday

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, Mayville.

Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call the Public Health Director’s Office at 753-4590.