Community Notebook

Make a Difference in Cassadaga

The Cassadaga American Legion Auxiliary, along with Cub Scout Pack 219 in Cassadaga, will be conducting a food drive to celebrate Make A Difference Day. This will be the 11th annual food drive for Make A Difference Day that the groups have conducted. Community members are asked to have their donations of food on their front porches or stoops by 9 a.m. that day, when the Cub Scouts will start collecting. Be generous to neighbors in need. If donations are missed, call the Legion at 595-3145 or call Amber at 595-2881.

National drug take back to be held Saturday

The seventh annual National Take Back Initiative will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Western New York. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Locally, dropoff sites include: Alstar Ambulance, 738 Monroe St., Dunkirk; Gowanda Village Municipal Building, 27 East Main St., Gowanda; Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving; Jamestown Pharmacy, 121 Liberty St., Jamestown; Chautauqua Mall, 318 East Fairmount Ave., Lakewood; and North Collins Police Department, 10543 Main St., North Collins.

Common Core discussion set

Do you have the feeling that you’re hearing the “company line” about Common Core, the new federal and state education standards? Are you wondering why parents and grandparents are rising up against Common Core? Would you like to learn the truth about what Common Core really is, and what it means for our nation?

Veritas First (Truth First) is presenting “Common Core: The Federal and New York State Deception,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St. Parents, grandparents, community members, teachers, administrators, school board members are invited to attend.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club Charter Night

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club will hold its Charter Night Meeting on Monday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the White Inn in Fredonia. All Lions are encouraged to attend. To sign up or to obtain more information, call 366-7634.

Chicken dinner in Portland Oct. 30

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner will be held at the Portland Congregational Church Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. or sold out. The menu is chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed salad, vegetable, dessert and drink. Take outs are available. The church is handicap accessible.