Celebrate Father’s Day at the park
Bring your dad to “Park in the Park,” Dunkirk Historical Society’s classic car show in Washington Park. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all the cool cars dads remember from their younger days will be on display. The event also features music by the Untouchables, chicken barbecue lunches from Mike Porpiglia, Tony’s sugar waffles, raffles, door prizes for the first 100 cars and more. Admission is a $5 donation to the historical society. Call 410-1015 for more information.
Meet Marimba music
SUNY Fredonia will present the “Keiko Abe Marimba Academy Opening Concert” at 8 p.m. in Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall. This is the kick-off concert for the Keiko Abe Marimba Academy with international marimba virtuoso and composer, Keiko Abe and her students from the Toho University in Tokyo, Japan. This event will also include performances of traditional marimba musics of Ghana, Guinea and Mexico. Tickets are $10; $8 for students with ID. Call 673-3501 or visit the ticket office for special package pricing.
Kick that habit’s ‘butt’
LERHSNY and HealthQuest WNY will present the program “Beat the Pack: Ready to Quit Smoking?” at 7 p.m. in the Medical Library at Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk. This is a free smoking cessation program for those who would like to learn to live tobacco-free. Call 363-7293 for more information.
Get educated while you eat
The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital will hold the Lunch and Learn Program “Update on the Lake Erie Regional Health System of NY” at noon at Shorewood Country Club. The presenter is Jarrod Johnson, chief operating officer at BMH. Cost is $12 at the door. Open to the public; reservations required. Contact Alona at 366-1640.
Go ‘Crazy’ with Mama Kin
Dunkirk presents its weekly waterfront show “Music on the Pier” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This week’s event features Mama Kin, a nationally-touring Aerosmith tribute band complete with big hair, glamorous duds and screaming guitars! Steven Tyler himself even recommends them! As usual, there will be food vendors and the Boardwalk will be open.
Be a pal to pollinators
Jamestown’s Audubon Center and Sanctuary will hold a SHARE Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1600 Riverside Road. The cost is $14; $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. SHARE (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment) is an initiative of the Pollinator Partnership. Workshop participants will earn simple things they can do to increase habitat for the area’s pollinators. Reservations with payment are requested. Call 569-2345, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the on-line form by clicking through the Program Listing at jamestownaudubon.org.
‘Jam’ in the grapes!
Willow Creek Winery will host the Buffalove Music Festival at 2627 Chapin Road in Silver Creek for two days of camping and fun. The event features the best of the area’s homegrown jam bands for an all-ages show, including Aqueous, The MKGs, Funktional Flow, Universe Shark, Smackdab, Dodriver, Slip Madigan, Wonder Crayon, Luanjie, Space Junk, Imperial Brown, The Stagecoach Robbery, Off Aurora and more! There will be a kids’ tent, food and craft vendors, fireworks, and beer, Willow Creek wine and wine slushies for sale. Tickets are $35 presale, $45 at the gate. For more information, go to www.buffalomusicfest.com or call the winery at 934-9463.
Patterson Library on South Portage Street in Westfield will feature the exhibit “Paintings & Pottery” by local artists Jim and Pat Reno. Meet the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. Go to www.pattersonlibrary.info or call 326-2154 for more information.
A walk through history
Put on some comfy shoes and get ready for “Walking Tours of Jamestown” presented by the Fenton History Center at 12:45 p.m. Through the last Saturday in September, the Fenton will lead a series of weekly rotating walking tours. This week’s tour will be of Jamestown’s Old Southside. Explore the beauty and majesty of an era gone by in the south side neighborhoods near Forest Ave. and the Fenton Mansion and learn about the early businesses and people who thrived there. The tour is led by Tom Greer, Fenton Board Trustee, and will end at the Fenton History Center parking lot. The tour is approximately two hours long. Cost is $10 for potential members, $5 for members. Go to www.fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.
The Blue Heron Inn in Findley Lake will host “For the Love of Victorian Jewelry,” a learning luncheon, from noon to 2 p.m. Local resident Lyn McLouth has been collecting Victoriana since the early 1970s, and she will display and discuss items from her personal collection, which will include slide chains for pocket watches, watch fobs, cameos and more. She currently sells her jewelry at Town Center, a brand new antique and collectible co-op in the heart of Findley Lake. Cost per person is $13, and includes lunch, a printed hand-out for all participants and chance to win a piece of Victoriana. Call 769-7852 for reservations. The Blue Heron Inn is located at 10412 Main St.
Wine me, dine me
Liberty Vineyards on Route 20 in Sheridan will hold a “Winemaker’s Dinner” at 6:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a tour and barrel tasting. Guests will then head out to the vineyards where they will dine al fresco (weather permitting). Each of the five courses of the meal, prepared by 3C’s Catering, will be paired with a Liberty Vineyards & Winery wine, allowing guests to learn how wines and foods enhance each other. Cost is $65 per person, which includes wine, food, tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 672-4520.