Community Notebook

Saturday steak fry to benefit Relay for Life

The Kosciuszko Club/-Paper Factory Relay for Life Team will hold a fundraising steak fry at the Kosciuszko Club, 225 Nevins St., Dunkirk, on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Dinner includes strip steak, salad bar, baked potato, dessert, water, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25 and can be purchased at the Kosciuszko Club, the Dunkirk Lighthouse or by calling 366-1044 or 680-0168.

Forestville American Legion to host Steak, Ham and Turkey Raffle Saturday

The Forestville American Legion will host its annual Steak, Ham and Turkey Raffle Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the J. Carter Knapp Post 953 at 6 Cedar St. The event will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and ticket drawings for $100, $50 and $25 prizes. Food and beverages will be provided. All are welcome.

Dinner fundraiser to be held Saturday at VFW Pine Valley Post 2522

The Chautauqua County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sr. Vice Commander Tom Rabb and Sr. Vice President Robin Richmond will host a dinner fundraiser at the Pine Valley Post 2522 in Cherry Creek Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf, salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread and dessert. The cost is $8. A basket raffle and money raffle will also be held.

This fundraiser is to help with VFW programs in the 2014-2015 season. The public is welcome and take-out is available. For further information, call 341-1328 and leave a message.

Leon Fireman’s Auxiliary to hold

annual Harvest Dinner

The Leon Fireman’s Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Harvest Dinner featuring turkey and all the trimmings, along with a theme basket raffle, at the Leon Fire Hall on Sunday beginning at noon. Take-out is available. The cost is $10 for each adult; $5 for each child aged 6-12. Children younger than 5 eat free.

Free rabies clinic Saturday in Gerry

The town of Gerry is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the town highway garage on Route 60. For more information, visit or call 1-866-604-6789.

Hartfield Ladies Auxiliary to sponsor Christmas Arts and Crafts in October

The Hartfield Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor “Christmas Arts and Crafts in October” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Company, Elmwood Road, Hartfield. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to benefit NCCS Thursday

Community members are invited to the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater “Chicken Soup for the Dearly Departed” on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Blessed Mary Angela Social Center on Townsend Street in Dunkirk. Performed by the AM Lockport Players with Dunkirk native Jim Pokoj, the event includes the show, a dinner buffet, a themed basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, beer and wine for purchase and a chance to guess “whodunnit!” Tickets are $25 or two for $40 and are available at Add Lumber, NCCS, Matt’s News, American Legion Post 62 and One Stop. Proceeds benefit NCCS.

Upstate New York Chapter of Train Collectors Association train show Nov. 16

The TCA Upstate New York Chapter of Train Collectors Association will present its annual TCA Toy Train Show at the former Erie-Lackawanna Train Sta-tion Nov. 16. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 211-217 W. Second St. in Jamestown.

There will be a wide array of trains and related items for sale. Toy trains and accessories will be available and vendors are required to have at least 50 percent of items for sale be train- or scenery-related. Tables will be available for vendors at a small fee.

Model trains and scenery will be set up for people and their children to enjoy. Many of these trains will be fully operational.

There will be a small admission charge for adults and children with children under 12 free.

For more information, call 390-8216 or email In addition, you can call 483-3041.

NCCF to host Fall Social Media Webinar Series for non profits

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation is offering a Fall Social Media Webinar Series for non-profit organizations. On Oct. 29, participants will learn “12 steps to Laun-ching a Successful Social Media Strategy” and on Nov. 12, “Facebook Page Best Practices” will be of-fered. All webinars will be held at the SUNY Technol-ogy Incubator, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.

All webinars are free of charge, but registration is required. For more information and to register for the webinars, contact Eileen Dunn at 366-4892 or

Herbs for Life to offer seminar on fats and oils Thursday

Herbs for Life will sponsor a health workshop entitled “Fats & Oils: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” on Thursday 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.