Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 23

‘Write Circle’ Writers’ Group Meeting, 9 to 10 a.m., Sinclairville Free Library. Group meets every Friday morning for support, encouragement, and community. Writers of all genres and styles welcome. For more information, contact Beth Hadley at the library at 962-5885 or “”>

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.

Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per session.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church Food Tent, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fredonia Farm Festival. Food tent will offer sloppy joes, slices of pie and more. For $7, a value meal consists of a sloppy joe, pasta salad, chips, pickles, watermelon and a beverage. Pie slices will be $3 each. A la carte items available.

Cruise In, 1 to 5 p.m., Westfield Moose Club, Moose Beach, Barcelona. This event will feature music by Cool Toonz, a 50/50, a Chinese auction, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. Entry is $3 per car. The rain date is Sept. 8. For more information, call the Westfield Moose Club at 326-2334.

Pinochle: Birdie’s Flock, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. All pinochle players are welcome. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Overeaters Anonymous Weekly Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Steger Hi-Rise Apartments library, 15 N. Main St., Dunkirk. This is a 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from all varieties of eating disorders. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call Vicki at 672-2625 or Cassandra at 410-1066 or leave message. Meetings held Fridays.

CMHS Class of 1966 Medicare Party for Classmates, Residence of Terri Klaybor Rittenburg. BYOB; food will be provided. For reservations, call Bob Palcic at 504-289-9935, Mickey Polowy at 432-7327 or Carol (Bielaszka) Gaddis at 845-797-9624.

Bingo, 7 p.m., Dunkirk Elks Club, 428 Central Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All new Bingo played on paper. Red, White, Blue and Progressive, now paying $1,199 in designated number or less. Pull tabs available. Call 366-1110.

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting, 7 p.m. St. John’s Church, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Fredonia Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church St., adjacent to Barker Commons in downtown Fredonia. This weekly market offers an abundance of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies, artisan quality artwork and craft goods.

Cherry Creek Fire Auxiliary Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cherry Creek Fire Hall. Bag sale starts at noon. Proceeds benefit the Cherry Creek Fire Auxiliary. Donations of items can be brought to the Fire Hall the day of the sale.

Literacy Volunteers book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. 21 East Bookstore will host a book sale with paperback books $0.50 and hardcovers $1. There will be some specially priced books. Come browse, take home some bargains and assist Literacy Volunteers. Patrons are asked to use the Washington Avenue entrance.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church Food Tent, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fredonia Farm Festival. Food tent will offer sloppy joes, slices of pie and more. For $7, a value meal consists of a sloppy joe, pasta salad, chips, pickles, watermelon and a beverage. Pie slices will be $3 each. A la carte items available.

Danzaco Dance Company’s Car Wash and Bake Sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aaron’s, Plaza 59, Dunkirk. Proceeds will benefit the competition team.

Anderson-Lee Library Program: Mike Randall Visit and End-of-Program Picnic, noon to 1 p.m., Main St., Silver Creek. Mike Randall will perform for the children. Stay for a party and prize drawings.

Share and Care Senior Picnic, Beaver Club, Fredonia. Cards at 3 p.m., Dinner at 5 p.m., Bingo at 6 p.m. Call Rose Cerrie at 679-4386 or Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060 for reservations.

Sunday, Aug. 24

Universal Unity of Spirit Welcomes The Rev. Ronald Skowronski, 1:30 p.m, 89 N. Main St. (Route 60), Cassadaga. The Rev. Ronald Skowronski, guest speaker, will discuss the topic “The Gospel According to Sci-Fi” at 1:30 p.m., following the healing and prayer service that begins at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend to attend the services and to enjoy the fellowship and refreshments that follow. For more information go to or call 595-2617.

Gleaning Project: Mediterranean Cooking: The Basics, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friendly Kitchen, 125 Central Ave., Dunkirk. This workshop will teach people how to make simple traditional Mediterranean dishes and to distribute recipes and ingredients to the community to enable them to cook at home. Free event. See www.glean.theccrm.orgfor more information.

Student Recital: Kayla Walruth, mezzo-soprano, 4:30 p.m., Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia campus. Free admission.

Bingo, 6:45 p.m. Blessed Mary Angela Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. Paying up to $1,199 in 26 games on paper, including 4 specials: Red, White, Blue, and Pot of Gold. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, call Sunday afternoon 366-4480.

Coming Events

Monday, Aug. 26

N.Y. Telephone Retirees and Former Coworkers Monthly Gathering, 11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel restaurant, Dunkirk. For information and reservations, call 366-3401.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4

AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m. to noon, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia. Cost is $17 for AARP members and $19 for non-members. Must attend both days. To register, call Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530. Seating is limited; call promptly to reserve a place.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Silver Creek Retired Teachers’ Luncheon, noon, White Inn, Fredonia. For information or reservations, call Sue Lagana at 679-1466 or Judy Mowery at 672-2766.

Saturday, Sept. 7

House Tour and Art Show, sponsored by the Historical Society of Dunkirk, PARK and Academy Heights neighborhood groups. Five historical local homes will be toured, with the artwork of Dave Eggers featured at the Mindszenty Rectory. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from the Dunkirk Free Library, P&G Foods, the Dunkirk Historical Museum, Henry’s Hair Salon, Midtown Realty and Time Pieces in Fredonia. All proceeds benefit the Dunkirk Historical Museum.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society Dessert Card Party, 12:30 p.m., Gathering Room, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia. Reservations appreciated but not required. All are welcome. Call 679-1677. Leave a message if no one answers.