Community Notebook

Dunkirk Harbor Waterfowl Watch Saturday

Buffalo Audubon Society will host a Waterfowl Watch at Dunkirk Harbor on Saturday at 9 a.m. Join Buffalo Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr for a 2-hour look at the congregation of diverse waterfowl at one of Lake Erie’s important bird areas. Participants should meet at the Central Avenue Pier in Dunkirk.

For more information, call Buffalo Audubon at 585-457-3228 or email A small donation is requested.

The Buffalo Audubon Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship.

Brocton universal pre-k and kindergarten

registration to begin

Brocton Elementary School will issue registration packets for students eligible for the universal pre-k and kindergarten classes for the 2014-15 school year on March 10 through March 14 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Along with the completed packets a copy of a birth certificate, documented immunization records, and proof of residency are required.

To be eligible for pre-k children must turn 4 on or before Dec. 1, 2014. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must turn 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2014. If there are questions, call 792-2100.

Chautauqua County Certified Food Handler Class March 24

The next Chautauqua County Certified Food Handler Class will be held March 24 at the Chau-tauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Train-ing Room 1, 2 Academy St. (Old Mayville High School), Mayville. Use the rear entrance facing the south parking lot next to the bus garage.

Registration & sign-in is 12:30 p.m. Class is from 1 to 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. Call 753-4693 to register. Cost is $35 for profit/$20 non-profit.

More information on the class is posted at

County Department

of Social Services info meeting today

The Chautauqua County Department of Social Services will host an informational meeting today at 6 p.m. at Jamestown Com-munity College Training Center North Campus, Bennett Road, Dunkirk for those interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Foster parents are needed for children of all ages and those willing to accept sibling groups.

For information, call 661-8212.

Dickinson poetry

chosen for Big Read

Daniel A. Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia, in cooperation with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and the National Endow-ment for the Arts, is pleased to announce that the poetry of Emily Dickinson has been selected for this year’s Big Read.

On Saturday, join the Barker Library Book Club for a discussion of Dickinson’s art, her life and times. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Perrysburg Town

Board workshop

set for Saturday

The Perrysburg Town Board will host a work session Saturday at 1:15 p.m. to conduct interviews for the position of town attorney.

The work session will be held at the town hall, 10460 Peck Hill Road.

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House on Saturday

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

Call 672-1991 or see for more information.

Family Open Swim next two Fridays at Dunkirk High pool

The Dunkirk City Schools announces two sessions of Family Open Swim on Friday and March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. $2 per person.

Each session is limited to 80 swimmers. No food or drink in the pool, balcony or locker room area allowed. Outside pool toys, athletic equipment, balls and noodles are prohibited.

Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday

The Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, in Jamestown.

Topics: Election of officers and early spring management of colonies.

All are welcome to attend.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glasgow Road in Cassadaga on Thursday at 10 a.m. CJC provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as high school equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma.

The Academy will accept young adults, age 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career. Applicants can apply for on-center living or non-residential status, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted.

Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour. For more information you can also visit

The last few 2014 Fredonia-Pomfret History Calendars by Pomfret Town Historian Todd Langworthy are available at the Paper Factory on East Main Road in Fredonia. The last few left are available on a first-come first-serve basis, so those who missed getting one over the holidays have their final chance to pick up. Calendars are $10 each and feature a different picture and description for each month of the year.