Community Notebook

Chadwick Bay Regional Development Corporation to meet

The Chadwick Bay Reg-ional Development Corpor-ation Board of Directors will meet Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Tom’s Family Rest-aurant, 935 Routes 5 & 20 in Irving.

Land Bank Corp. to meet

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development will hold a board meeting of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation Wednes-day at 9 a.m. in the CCIDA Board Room, 200 Harrison St., Jamestown. The press, public and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Pomfret seeking person for planning board

The town of Pomfret is accepting letters of interest for a vacancy on the planning board. Those interested in applying can address their letters to the Pomfret Town Board and drop them off at the town hall. Any questions regarding the vacancy can be directed to the town clerk.

Explore JCC March 22

Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 22.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Stu-dent Union from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Information sessions will be held from 10:05 to 11:15, followed by guided campus tours at 11:30.

Register for the program at www.sunyjcc.edu/explorejcc. For more information, call the JCC admissions of-fice, 800-388-8557 or 338-1001.

Next Certified Food Handler Class will be held March 24

A Chautauqua County Certified Food Handler Class will be held March 24 at the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Training Room 1, 2 Academy St., Mayville. Use the rear entrance facing the south parking lot next to the bus garage.

Registration and 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 in-formation on the class is posted at www.myhealthycounty.com.

Ripley preschool registration Thursday

Ripley Central School will hold registration for preschool for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday in the Guidance Office. To be eligible for preschool, a child must turn 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. Parents may register their child between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration will be on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. If you cannot make it on registration day, call the Guidance Office at 736-2631 Ext. 212.

Bring with you to registration proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, your child’s Social Security card and an official immunization record with up-to-date immunizations.

If you have any questions about the preschool program, eligibility, the registration process or any other aspect of education at Ripley Central, call the Guidance Office at 736-2631 Ext. 212.

Dunkirk Chamber board meets Wednesday

The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 4 p.m. Wednes-day at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator on Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

Discussion will continue on the Dunkirk Music on the Pier Program, the Dun-kirk and Fredonia Wine Fest and The Great Lakes Ex-perience Festival.

The board will also be updated on the WNY Regional Economic Development Council’s reg-ional strategies and consoli-dated funding application process.

Mark your calendars for annual Senior Citizens Dinner April 10

The annual Senior Citi-zens Dinner sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department is being planned for April 10 at the United Methodist Church on Main Street. Serving will begin at 6 pm. To make your reservation, call 326-4243.

Westfield Recreation Dept. 3-day trip scheduled May 12-14

The Village of Westfield Recreation Department is taking sign-ups, with installments accepted, for a 3-day trip to Lancaster, Pa., to see “Moses” at the Millennium Theatre, tour some Amish sites and visit the museum and battlefields at Gettys-burg. The cost is $339 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes four meals.

Summer Employment at the Welch Field

Individuals interested in applying for summer jobs at the recreation program or the pool can file an application at the Westfield Village Hall window. For pool applications, a life guarding certification is required. Call 326-4243 for more information.

Help with yard snow shoveling and odd jobs

Westfield residents needing help with snow shoveling and odd jobs should call the Westfield Recreation Department (326-4243) and it will assist in arranging for a local teen to help.

Walking at Rec Center

The Dunkirk Recreation Center at the County Fair-grounds will be open mornings for an adult walking program. Enjoy a morning walk Monday through Fri-day; 7:30 to 10 a.m. Ses-sions run through March. Fee is $1 per day. Punch cards are available for $10, which includes 16 walks.

Safe boating classes

Safe boating classes will be held at Chautauqua Marina, 104 W. Lake Road, Mayville.

The course is for adults and children ages 10 years of age and up. Course fee $39. Materials fee $5.

Preregistration is required. Call 753-3913 or 753-0409.

Classes are as follows:

May 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and May 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. (two-day class)

June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (one-day class)

July 19 and July 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. (two-day class)

Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (one-day class)

Instructors will be Gay-nell Anderson, Deborah Cle-menti and Tiffany Clementi.

Brocton universal

pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration begins today

Brocton Elementary School will issue registration packets for students eligible for the universal pre-k and kindergarten classes for the 2014-15 school year today through Friday 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.

Prendergast offers poetry-based activity

Prendergast Library will offer a poetry-themed storytime and family activity at 10 a.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Big Read focusing on the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

“Shel-ebrate the Poetry of Shel Silverstein” will tie in elements of poetry and help children learn about famous poets.

Those attending will hear a staff member read some of Silverstein’s poems and then create poetry using his techniques. Materials will be provided.

Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.