Blood drives offered throughout Chautauqua County in October

SUNY Fredonia will host blood drives on Oct. 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the Williams Center, rooms 142-144.

A blood drive will be held on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clymer Central School in the auditorium/gym on East Main Street.

Throughout the month of October, all are invited to donate blood at the American Red Cross at 325 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Blood drives will take place every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding Oct. 23 and 24. The Ira Lou Springs Post 149 will also host a blood drive on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 364 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.

Chautauqua Suites will host a blood drive on Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. in Ballroom 4. The Chautauqua Suites are located at 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville.

A blood drive will be held in the gym of the Cassadaga Job Corps Recreation Building from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga.

Donate blood at the Stanley Hose Company, 122 Park St. in Sherman from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 9

The Blessed Mary Angela Roman Catholic Parish on 324 Townsend St. in Dunkirk will host a blood drive on Oct. 21 from noon to 6 p.m.

A blood drive will be held in the Portland Fire Department’s social hall on Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6481 W. Main Road, Portland.

Herbs for Life to offer seminar on fats and oils

Herbs for Life will sponsor a health workshop entitled “Fats & Oils: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” on Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 69 W. Main St. in Fredonia. Certified Health Coach Gloria Andolina will lead this nutritional seminar, during which she will cover the various types of fats and oils, how they affect the body and what the dietary sources of good fats are. The cost of participating in the program is $10. Call 679-4646 for more information.

Jamestown Habitat for Humanity meeting Thursday

The Jamestown Satellite of the Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity will meet on Thursday Oct. 3. at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Prendergast Library Fireplace Room. Anyone interested in participating as a volunteer in any capacity in the organization is welcome. Currently, Habitat is seeking individuals to work on the Family Partner Committee, Construction Committee, and/or Community Outreach Committee.

The Jamestown Satellite has the good fortune to have a donated house to restore on Tew Street. Work there will include updating and modernizing this family home. This work can begin as soon as a volunteer base and organization is established in the Jamestown area. To receive more information about this volunteer opportunity, please call Jean McGowan 716-673-5991.