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MONDAY, APRIL 14

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.

Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per session.

Fitness Classes at Fredonia Grange No. 1, 9 a.m., 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Call Carol at 672-2209 for more information.

United Senior Citizens Monthly Luncheon Meeting, Noon, Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St. Menu: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, mixed tossed salad, coffee and dessert. Cost: $8 per person.

Dunkirk Senior Center Pinochle, 1 p.m., 45 Cliffstar Court. Everyone welcome.

Chautauqua Hiking Club Stretch Hike, 1 p.m., Meet at the Mayville Lakeside Park. Hike the section of the Rails to Trails from the Mayville Lakeside Park to Route 430, and back, about three miles. Bring water and a simple trail snack. There will probably be some muddy spots. Dress for the weather. If planning to attend, call one of the hike coordinators: Eileen Campbell at 548-3417 or Linda Koenig at 326-2665.

Our Kids: Parent Education Groups, 4 p.m., Catholic Charities, 425 Main St., Dunkirk. A weekly group meeting for those who have questions about how separation, divorce or conflict over custody has affected their children. For more information, call Catholic Charities at 366-3533 for details and registration. Calls and enrollment are confidential.

Fitness Classes at Fredonia Grange No. 1, 5:30 p.m., 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. This one-hour class includes stretching, strengthening, toning, core training and low-impact aerobics. Call Carol at 672-2209 for more information.

Line Dance Lessons, 6 to 7 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Beginner line dance lessons. This class is designed for people who have never line danced before. Instructors will walk dancers through the steps; in less than 5 minutes, everyone will be dancing. Intermediate lessons are 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Connie at 673-6748.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club Business/Board Meeting, 6 p.m., White Inn, 52 E. Main St., Fredonia. Election of Officers and Directors and the upcoming White Cane Fundraiser. For details or to join the Lions phone 366-7634 or 672-8509.

Fredonia Poetry Festival, 6:30-11 p.m. SUNY Fredonia, McEwan 209. Presented by Writer’s Ring, Women Student Union and Pride, will feature Andrea Gibson, Fatimah Ashgar, “Good Ghost” Bill Moran and Maxim Backer. Tickets are free and available through the SUNY Fredonia ticket office, but are limited.

J. Carter Knapp American Legion Auxiliary 953 meeting, 7 p.m., American Legion Club room, 6 Cedar St., Forestville. A memorial service will be held. Plans for the upcoming Memorial Day service will be discussed.

Fredonia Wind Symphony, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia. Carl Mazzio, conductor. Free event.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Aerobics by Catherine, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors are welcome. Donation is $1.

Sheridan Centerettes Home Bureau, 10 a.m., Sheridan United Methodist Church. Project: Short Cuts Basket (kit).

Barker Library Storytime, 10:15 a.m., Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St,. Fredonia. Tuesdays and Fridays for stories, movies, songs, and fun. All children welcome.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Portland Fire Department Social Hall, 6481 W. Main Road, Portland. Call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood,org for more info or to make an appointment.

WMH Auxiliary Blood Pressure Screening, 11 a.m., Episcopal Church, Westfield. Third Tuesday of each month.

WMH Auxiliary Blood Pressure Screening, Noon, YWCA 58 S. Portage St. Westfield, third Tuesday of each month.

Pinochle: Tuesday’s Best, 1 p.m., Fredonia Beaver Club. All pinochle players are welcome. With any questions, call Birdie at 679-1409.

Master Class: Roland Dyens, guitar, 5 p.m., Mason Hall Diers Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia. This master class will present newly composed student compositions, performed by School of Music students, for coaching and critical review by guest artist Roland Dyens. Free event.

Trowel Talks: Basic Gardening with Mike Jabot, 5:30 p.m., Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave. Gardening workshops presented by the Chautauqua County Master Gardeners through the Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion program. Workshops are free and open to the public. To sign up, call the library 366-2511 or visit the Circulation Desk. Most workshops will take place in the library meeting room.

Advanced Beginner Line Dance Lessons, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. These lessons are for dancers who have some background in dancing. Intermediate lessons will follow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information call Connie 673-6748.

Bingo 7 p.m., Parish Center, St. Joseph’s Church, Fredonia, doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Playing on paper; no chips. Paying out more than $1400. (regular bingo; $100 jackpots; $200 jackpots) plus special games including progressive which pays up to $1199. Friendly atmosphere. Pull tabs also available. For information call parish office at 679-4116.

FJE Combo presents: Improv. Master Class, 7 p.m., SUNY Fredonia, Mason Hall, room 102. Free event.

Fredonia All College Band, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia. Carl Mazzio, conductor. Free event.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

National Healthcare Decision Day, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fredonia Wal-Mart on Bennett Road. Chautauqua Cares Coalition will provide information and tools to help the public better understand Advanced Care Planning and increase awareness of how people can talk about their wishes with family, friends, and healthcare providers. Brooks Memorial Hospital will also have information and healthcare proxies available for the public to complete and turn in onsite.

TOPS 890 Silver Creek, Weigh-ins start at 8:15 a.m.; meetings at 9:10 a.m., First United Church, Park Place, Silver Creek. “Taking Off Pounds Sensibly” offers support and advice. Visitors and new members always welcome. Use Main Street entrance.

Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.

Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per session.

Fitness Classes at Fredonia Grange No. 1, 9 a.m., 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Call Carol at 672-2209 for more information.

Dunkirk Free Library Story Time and Craft, 10:30-11 a.m., 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Wednesdays and Thursdays for 2- to 5-year olds. Runs until June 5.

TOPS Chapter 176, (weigh-ins 5 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m.), St. Joseph’s School, East Main Street, Fredonia. Meets every Wednesday. New and old members are welcome.

TOPS 757 Dunkirk Meeting, 5:30 p.m., upstairs Elks Club Rooms, Central Ave., Dunkirk. Weigh-ins, meeting after. Visitors, new members welcome. Meets every Wednesday.

Fitness Classes at Fredonia Grange No. 1, 5:30 p.m., 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. This one-hour class includes stretching, strengthening, toning, core training and low-impact aerobics. Call Carol at 672-2209 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous Weekly Meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church library, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. A 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from all varieties of eating disorders. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call Vicki at 672-2625 for information or leave a message.

Easter Experience DVD Series, 7 p.m., Silver Creek Assembly of God, 1385 Route 20. 7-8 p.m. The series uses a “you are there” format. Everyone is invited to renew their faith and grow in the understanding of this holy Easter season.

Pre-Concert Lecture: Dale Tuggy “Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer?”, 7 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia. Free event.

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia. The School of Music’s string, woodwind, choral and voice areas combine. A faculty/alumni orchestra and faculty/alumni soloists join the Fredonia College Choir and the Fredonia Chamber Choir. Professors David Colwell, violin, and David Rose, viola will lead the faculty/alumni orchestra with Thomas Foster (’09) on harpsichord. Gerald Gray, conductor. Free event.

Alcoholics Anonymous Fredonia Discussion Group, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fredonia Baptist Church, Church and Temple streets. Encouragement, sobriety and serenity, since 1967. Meets each Wednesday.

COMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 17

First United Presbyterian Church of Silver Creek, 6 p.m., Tenebrae Service entitled “Love Light” followed by a dinner. Reservations needed. Call 934-2018. A free will donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the dinner.

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Friday, April 18

AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m to noon both days, South Stockton Wayside Chapel, 5537 Route 380, Sinclairville. 9 a.m to noon both days. To enroll call the volunteer instructor, Sheila Lawrence at 224-3280. Registration is limited. Participants must attend both days for the full amount of time to receive an insurance discount. Payment is by check or money order only, payable to AARP.

Saturday, April 26

Honoring Mother Earth 5K Run/Walk 11 a.m. Starting line is the Seneca Nation Early Childhood Learning Center at 12857 Route 438, Irving. Register online at www.score-this.com. Entry fees $15 (18 and under & 60+), $20 (before today), and $25 (today and later.) Registration and early packet pickup is available April 25 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the William Seneca Building, 2nd Floor Planning Depart-ment 12837 Route 438, Irving. Late registration and packet pickup is also available on race day from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The race begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by The Food Is Our Medicine Project, in coordination with Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Diabetes Foundation.

Sunday, April 27

“Hobo Dinner” experience. St. Joseph Church, 26 Erie Ave. Gowanda. Cost (payable at the door) will be $7 (adult), $5 (child 17 years and under). and $20 (parents and children.) Reservations must be made no later than April 13 by calling either Kereker 532-5792, Comstock 474-6421, DeHos 532-3647, Gamel 532-5085, Johnson 725-2920, Parry 257-5486, Bolen 532-2493, or Tiller 532-5102. Learn about hobo history, communication techniques, language, signs, food, etc. and one hobo clown in particular – “Freddie the Freeloader.”

Tuesday, April 29

Chautauqua County Grange Banquet, 6 p.m. Falcon’s Nest, 2001 East Main St. Falconer (Ross Grange Hall). cost: $15 per person. Reservations by April 20. Call Martha at 965-4292.

Friday, May 2

CIAO Cards and Pizza Party 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church, East Main St. Fredonia. Cost: $5 per person for members and $7 for guests. Children under 10 are free. Families always welcome. Coffee provided, bring your own other beverages. Reservations required by April 28. Call Tony Granata at 672-6103 for reservations and details.

Saturday, May 3

The Chautauqua County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars County Convention Pine Valley Post 2522, Route 83, Cherry CreekRegistration is scheduled from 9 – 10 a.m. The meetings will start at 10:00 a.m. A joint memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., with election of officers to follow. The joint installation of officers is slated for 3:00 p.m. A dinner honoring Commander Ed Fik and Ladies Auxiliary President Joanne Warlikowski will be held at 5:30 p.m.Pre-registration of $2.00 can be sent for the VFW to Paul Holthouse P. O. Box 196 Stow, 14785. The ladies can send pre-registration to Karen Mack 5921 Rt. 83 Conewango Valley, 14726. Checks for registration can be made out to the Chautauqua County Ladies Auxiliary or the Chautauqua County VFW respectfully. Dinner reservations are being taken by Robin Giles, P.O. box 23, Conewango Valley. The choice is a stuffed pork chop or a stuffed chicken breast for the cost of $25.00. Anyone wanting to place an ad or be a booster can contact Dan Kell at 485-3647. The deadline for all dinners, ads, and boosters is April 15, with checks for them made out to the Pine Valley Post 2522.

Monday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 6

AARP Driving Class 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. both days. May 5 & 6. Masonic Lodge, E. Main St. Fredonia. Contact Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530 to reserve a seat. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Monday May 26

Memorial Day Chicken BBQ, Noon, May 26; Noon until sold out. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Tickets:$9.00. Meal includes chicken, two sides, roll and butter. Eat-in or take-out. Presale tickets are available at Post 62 or call John at 366-1074 or 680-2377. Live music from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring “US.” Raffles and a silent auction will also be available. All proceeds to support Legion and Veterans programs.

Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10

AARP Driving Class 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. both days. June 9 & 10. Masonic Lodge, E. Main St. Fredonia. Contact Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530 to reserve a seat. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

July 24-26

Leon Cowboy Wagon Train Come Ride With Us” opportunity. Drivers and riders are welcome. The cost is $10 per person per day to ride or drive or $10 for a seat to ride on a wagon. Food available or bring your own. Nightly entertainment. Primitive wagon camping spots are available. Reservations are needed by July 14. Please contact Luke at 225-2270

Saturday, August 23

D-Day Reenactment trip to Coneneaut, Ohio Bus leaves at 9 a.m. from Eason Hall, Westfield. It will be the largest D-Day reenactment at Conneaut ever, with nearly over 800 participants from all over the US and Canada. Also set is a stop on the way home for dinner. Cost is $26.00 PP. That doesn’t include the cost for meals. For details or to make a reservation, call the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243. The trip is not just for seniors.