Community Notebook

Panel forum Saturday

on LGBTQ, Social Action for Equality for All

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisex-ual, Transgender and Quest-ioning Social Action team of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will host a panel forum on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. in the basement level of the Fredonia Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia.

The panel starts at 2 p.m. and features speakers who will share personal experiences and specific ideas for social action involvement. At the end of the discussion there will be information about how community members can work toward equality for all. This panel is open to the general public and is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Call 679-7944 or visit www.uucnc.org for more information.

Volunteers needed for Invasive Species Pull Saturday morning

On Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., the Chautauqua Water-shed Conservancy will hold its fourth annual Invasive Species Pull. This year’s pull will target Garlic Mustard and other invasive species at the CWC’s Loomis Goose Creek Wetland Preserve on Route 394 in Ashville (next to Ashville Bay Marina).

If you can help, email info@chautauquawatershed.org. Wear work boots and gardening gloves and, if possible, bring pruning shears, shovels, pick axes, hand saws and heavy-duty garbage bags. For more information, call 664-2166.

Taste of the South Friday in Dunkirk

The Juneteenth 2013 Celebration Committee will sponsor the Annual Taste of the South on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 16 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk. The theme for the event is “Southern Down Home Cooking.”

The Annual Taste of the South is an all-you-can-eat Southern style African American down home buffet featuring barbecue ribs, shredded pork, baked beans, green beans, Hoppin’ John, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, candied yams, sweet potato pie, banana pudding, and many other dishes.

For more information and reservations, call Laurie Williams at 785-3668 or Loretta Slaton Torain at 363-1102. The public is invited to attend.

Valley Historical Society meets Tuesday

The regular meeting of the Valley Historical Society will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Museum at corner Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville. Dr. Thomas Greer will present the program about Governor Reuben E. Fenton and the Fenton Mansion in Jamestown.

Pancakes and eggs breakfast Saturday

The Town of Gerry Republican Committee will hold a pancakes and eggs breakfast on Saturday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Gerry firehall at the four corners in Gerry. A donation of $7.50 is requested for each breakfast and all funds received will be used to support Republican candidates in November’s election. All are invited to attend. For more information, call Cherin Mehs at 985-4257.

Safety Saturday

at Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

The Putnam Record will sponsor its first Safety Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Floral Hall Pavilion at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. This free community event will promote child safety, car safety and home safety. NYS Police will do car seat checks. The Dunkirk Fire Department. will promote fire safety and the Dunkirk Police will do fingerprinting. There will also be giveaways, prizes and refreshments. For more information call Putnam Record Agency 366-2744.

Family Martial Arts Center to host kids night Saturday

“Kidz Night Out” will be held at the Family Martial Arts Center, 355 Central Ave., Suite 10 on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, free for children ages 5 and older, is held monthly and features a movie, activities, games and refreshments. This month’s will feature papier mache, dodgeball, balancing challenges, memory challenges, team obstacle courses and the movie “Wreck It Ralph.” Adult supervision is provided. Children must be dropped off by an adult and sign a waiver release form. Families are asked to use the LA Nails entrance.