Community Notebook

Youth recreation being offered

The Family Martial Arts Center and Dunkin Donuts is hosting a free annual youth recreation program to all Chautauqua County youth residence.

As a former contractor of the Fredonia, Dunkirk, Sheridan and Brocton youth recreation Family Martial Arts Center will offer its own program free of charge for two weeks to all Chautauqua County residents ages 5-18 years old.

Being certified through the Office of Children and Family Services, they can guarantee a high service of excellence and a safe family environment from educational professionals.

This program will be held for two weeks allowing three daily sessions. Sessions run through Nov. 1. Classes will be held at 355 Central Ave. Fredonia, next to Family Video & D&F Plaza. They offer small convenient classes for the individual attention necessary and are handicap accessible.

The Family Martial Arts Center educates and trains in: Kempo Karate techniques, self defense, kick boxing, grappling, balance, proper stretching, building confidence and self-esteem, life skills, meditation, health and wellness, nutrition and other important skills necessary for youth to succeed.

The program schedule is as follows:

Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6-6:50 p.m.

Saturday 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Registration will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or the day of the first session.

For more information about the programs, call 672-6683 or go to “http://www.thefamilymartialartscenter.com”>www.thefamilymartialartscenter.com.

Tickets still available fundraiser event

“Two Dog Night” tickets are still available by contacting the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation office at 793-2338. This major event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at ’21 Brix Winery’ on Route 20 in Portland. This very “fetching” event will include tasting three samples of 21 Brix’s superb wines, an auction of miniature ceramic dog pairs that have been uniquely styled by area artists and a welcoming reception featuring fabulous appetizers, snacks and yummy desserts. This is not only a fun evening, but it also contributes to the WMH Foundation’s 2013 Campaign, which raises funds to purchase hospital equipment. The artists who creatively interpreted these pint-sized replica dogs have done so to support the foundation’s efforts to enhance the hospital’s upcoming Emergency Department renovation. The artists’ miniature dogs to be auctioned can be found on the foundation’s web site, www.westfieldhospitalfoundation.org.