Community Notebook

Lupus meeting

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a new patient orientation meeting on Wednesday 6 at the Lupus Alliance office, 3871 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All newly diagnosed lupus patients, their families and friends are welcome. Current literature will be available as well as a video and time for questions. There is no charge for the program, but reservations are required. For information and reservations call 835-7161.

Dunkirk Free Library

to host annual auction

The Dunkirk Free Library is preparing for its 23rd Annual Library Auction on Nov. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Dunkirk Moose Club. The auction has been a popular event for the community and an important part of the library’s fundraising program.

Professional auctioneer Jim Tofil will again volunteer his time for the auction.

Donations will be accepted until Nov. 15. All proceeds from the auction go to support the Dunkirk Free Library and ensure community members access to books, DVDs, magazines, technology, computer classes, children’s programs, special events and much more. Join bookworms, library-lovers, and other community-minded locals at the Moose Club for a great night with an important purpose!

Fred Croscut to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Fred Croscut as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Croscut is a Chautauqua County legislator. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems for the following communities: Brocton, Cassada-ga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Fal-coner, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lake-wood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19.

The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter or on a digital television that has been recently autoscanned.

‘Cooking with Nick’ to air on Access Channel 5

Nick Rizzo, a local chef from Mayville, returns for an all-new second season of cooking programs. The upcoming show is entitled “Marvelous Marsala.” The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day, beginning Nov. 9, and ending on Nov. 15. Rizzo makes chunky vegetable soup, pork marsala, couscous salad and tortoni ice cream cups for dessert. Chef Rizzo stresses that the meal can be prepared in about one hour.

The cable program is carried in the following communities: Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman and Westfield. All cable viewers in the mentioned area can receive Access Channel 5, which is now digital. In the event that the channel no longer comes in, the subscriber should contact Time Warner Cable.

‘Kidz Night Out’ set for Saturday

Family Martial Arts Center, 355 Central Ave., Fredonia, is hosting its monthly “Kidz Nite Out” on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. This activity is open to the community and is free to all children ages 5 and up.

“Kidz Nite Out” will include arts and crafts, a movie and refreshments. This month’s feature presentation will be Monsters University. All children must be dropped off by a responsible adult and the responsible adult must sign a release waiver prior to the event. Children should be picked up promptly at 8 p.m. at the conclusion of the event. “Kidz Nite Out” is sponsored by Family Video, Dunkirk Rent-a-Center and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House set

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk.

Call 672-1991 or visit for more information.

Gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website

Forestville Central to present ‘Brigadoon’

Lerner and Loewe’s “Brigadoon” is this year’s musical at Forestville Central School.

It is the story of two Am-erican hunters who stumble upon a quaint Scottish village that does not appear on their map. This time-traveling fantasy includes songs such as “Come to Me, Bend to Me” and “Almost Like Being in Love.” Kilts, bagpipes, swords and Scottish accents add to the show’s authenticity.

The elements of comedy, romance, dance, drama and suspense make for an enjoyable production suitable for all ages.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Forestville High School Auditorium on Academy Street.

All tickets are $7 at the high school office (965-2711) during school hours.

Tickets can also be purchased at the school before each performance.

North Collins board will meet tonight

A special meeting of the Board of Education of the North Collins Central School District will be held in the Library-Media Center Office in the Junior-Senior High School Building of the district, 2045 School St., North Collins, today at 6:30 p.m., for the purpose of resignation and appointment of personnel.

Town of Dunkirk to hold hearings

The Dunkirk Town Board will hold three public hearings Wednesday beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Willow Road Town Hall. The first two hearings will be in regard to fire contracts with the West and East Town Fire Departments while the third hearing at 6:45 p.m. will be on the town’s preliminary budget. The hearings will be followed by a regular meeting of the Town Board at 7 p.m.

‘Skate Against Stroke’ at SUNY Fredonia Nov. 10

SUNY Fredonia will host “Skate Against Stroke” on Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. Proceeds will benefit The American Stroke Associa-tion. Admission is free for SUNY Fredonia students; $3 for children; and $4 for adults. Ice skate rentals are $4.