Community Notebook

Holiday gift shop and silent auction at YWCA in Westfield Saturday

The YWCA in Westfield will host a holiday gift shop and silent auction on Sat-urday beginning at 10 a.m.

The event features more than 30 vendors with gift ideas, samples and giveaways. Jamberry Nails, Avon, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Webb’s Candies and more vendors will be present. The $5 admission fee supports the YWCA and includes auction tickets. Call 326-2011 or visit the YWCA Facebook page for more details.

County Historical Society’s ‘Holiday Open House’ Sunday

The Chautauqua County Historical Society will hold a “Holiday Open House” Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McClurg Museum in Moore Park in Westfield.

This open house gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the museum and the historical society, including its exhibits and collections. The event is free and will include live music by The McClurg Street String Band, food and re-freshments. For more information call 326-2977 or email

‘The Joy of Giving’

in Lily Dale Saturday

The Lily Dale Children’s Acre will celebrate “The Joy of Giving” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lily Dale Fire Hall. There will be a children’s craft table, baked goods and more. Donations of non-perishable food items and gently used toys will be accepted and distributed to local charities. Donations of pet food and items will also be appreciated.

Spoke Folk Holiday Bicycle Adoption Event

The Spoke Folk Holiday Bicycle Adoption Event will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 819 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. This annual pre-owned bicycle adoption event features men’s, women’s and children’s models. The bikes have been completely refurbished by the Spoke Folk volunteers, and are safe and ready to ride. Suggested donations and complete repair details will be provided for each bike, as will information about safe riding and proper maintenance. For more information, go to or call Rich Goodman at 673-5834. Spoke Folk is dedicated to building a healthier community, one bicycle at a time.

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Saturday at Post 62

Dunkirk American Le-gion Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave. will hold a Pearl Harbor Day Remem-brance Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Legion Hall. A Roast Beef on Weck Dinner will follow at 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Cost is $8 and take-outs are available. Tickets can be purchased at the bar. All members and guests are invited.

Council meeting replay today

A replay of Tuesday’s Dunkirk Common Council meeting will be aired today at 12:30 p.m. on the local access channel, Access 12, on Time Warner.

Dunkirk tree lighting Friday afternoon

Dunkirk City Hall will host the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday. Events begin at 4:30 p.m. with a Santa’s Workshop that will run until 5:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room. At 5 p.m., Santa Claus will pay a visit followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. A raffle is included in the festivities, along with hot chocolate, coffee, donuts and prizes.

Christmas in Gowanda Friday evening

Christmas in Gowanda will be Friday with a kickoff at 6 p.m. in Chang Hu Park. where the tree lighting will take place. Christmas movies will be shown at the Hollywood Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. starting on every hour. Admission is free but a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Gowanda Food Pantry is encouraged.

Events from 6 to 9 p.m. will include children’s activities at Hollywood Theater front entrance, meet and greet with elected officials at the Persia Town Hall, Santa’s Reindeer on Main Street, a visit with Santa at Amish Collections and making ornaments at Jesse’s Toy Box. Story time with Santa’s elves will be held at the Gowanda Free Library.

Events will continue on Dec. 13 with the movies and children’s activities at the Hollywood Theater, story time at the library, Santa at Amish Collections and ornament decorating at Jesse’s Toy Box. On both Fridays, a shop local raffle can be won. The drawing will be held on Dec. 14 for a basket worth over $1,500 in prizes donated by local businesses. Train rides with Santa will be on Dec. 14 from Gowanda to Dayton. Tickets are on sale at Jesse’s Toy Box and can be ordered by calling 532-3196. Group rates are available and seating is limited. For a complete list of events, “Like” Christmas in Gowanda on Facebook.

Cathy Young to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Catharine Young as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Senator Young serves the NYS 57th district. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on 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.

The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. Senior Report is shown live Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forest-ville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in May-ville. 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 at their legacy channel assignment, or on a digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a digital TV).