Community Notebook

Kiwanis chicken barbecue at Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 Sunday

The Northern Chautau-qua Kiwanis Club will hold its annual chicken barbecue Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave.

Chicken comes with potato salad, tossed salad and coffee/juice. Desserts will be provided by the Fredonia Key Club.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Presale available at Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 or call Todd Crandall at 672-9675 or John Miga at 680-2377.

Friends of Fredonia Wrestling party June 15

Friends of Fredonia Wrestling will hold a get-together party June 15 at the Fredonia Beaver Club pavilion from 3 to 11 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $10 for family to cover costs of food and beverages and rental of pavilion. Snacks, hot dogs, and beverages available during the day and evening.

Bring scrapbooks and other mementos if you have them. RSVP to Wayne Vollentine or LuAnn Saden to enable us to pre-order food and beverage. Wayne Vollentine: or via Facebook or 864-245-1372; LuAnn Saden at 672-7342.

HCA to offer Strong Kids program

The Healthy Community Alliance will offer the Strong Kids program for youth ages 11 to 14 beginning June 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Drop in Center at Community Place.

The Strong Kids program teaches social and emotional skills, promotes resilience, strengthens assets and increases coping skills of children and early adolescents. Any young person in the 11 to 14 age group can benefit from the Strong Kids program. Students find these lessons to be engaging and fun.

Jessica Busekist, a mental health counseling intern from Medaille College, will present the program. Buse-kist has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is working toward her master’s degree. In addition to her studies and internship at HCA, Busekist works with youth through her job at Chautauqua Opportunities.

Strong Kids lesson topics will include: emotional strength training, understanding your feelings, dealing with anger, understanding other people’s feelings, clear thinking, the power of positive thinking, solving people problems, letting go of stress, setting goals and staying active.

There is no charge for the program but registration is required. Call 532-1010 by Friday.

HealthQuest WNY to host Keeping Kids Off Drugs program June 12

HealthQuest WNY will host a program for area residents at 7 p.m. June 12 titled “Keeping Kids Off Drugs.” It will be presented by Michelle Crandall, counselor III, MS CRC (certified rehabilitation counselor), from LERHSNY’s Chemical Dependency Clinic in Derby. The program will be held at the Lake View Fire Department, 2005 Lake View Road, Lake View. This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. The program is geared toward parents, sports coaches, school officials, individuals who work with youths, parents, community leaders, social service personnel and anyone interested in receiving information and resources.

For more information or to register for the program, call 951-7070 or email Reservations are recommended but not required.

College 101

program for juniors Thursday in Dunkirk

High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event sponsored by the Chautauqua County Counselors Association, Jamestown Community College and the College Access Program Thursday at Dunkirk High School.

The program, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school auditorium, begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together in finding the “right fit” when exploring college options.

Other sessions include Exploring Career Directions and How Can We Afford College?

Reservations can be made by registering at or by calling JCC’s admissions office, 338-1001 or 800-388-8557.

Collins Library Hot Dog Roast Saturday

The annual Collins Public Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 2341 Main St., Collins.

This year’s event will feature Mike Randall & Friends, “Dig Into Reading” program from 11 a.m. to noon, as well as a Friends of the Library Bake and Book Sales from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sahlen’s hot dogs will be sold for $1 and Italian sausage for $2; both meals include a bottle of spring water.

The events are held rain or shine.