Community Notebook

Legislators form Volunteer Outreach Team to aid groups

The Erie County Legisla-ture’s Majority Caucus has formed a Volunteer Out-reach Team to assist organizations in achieving their charitable goals. Any organizations located in Erie County that are in need of volunteers are encouraged to contact the Legislature.

Organizations seeking volunteers for their event are asked to contact the VOT at 858-8808 or email to submit their event. The Legislature is also launching a new feature on its website to list volunteer opportunities, connecting those who are interested in helping with organizers. Groups that are planning volunteer events are asked to submit their information to be included on the calendar.

Chicken barbecue

The Dayton Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on April 27, starting at 11:30 a.m. until sold out at their Fire Hall, 9512 Route 62, Dayton.

Dinners are $9 for adults and $5.50 for children under 12. Dinners include half chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, roll with butter, desserts and drinks.

Take-outs available. Call 532-9098 before Sunday. On Sunday, call 532-2627. All proceeds go to the new fire hall fund.

Forestville kindergarten and pre-school

registrations April 24

Forestville Central School has set its kindergarten roundup date for April 24 at 1 p.m.

Children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2014 are eligible for kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2014 are eligible for pre-school. Any parent who has not yet contacted the district, and has a child who falls into either of these categories, should call the elementary office at 965-2742. Registration packets will be sent out soon. The date for Pre-School Parent Orientation will be determined soon.

SUNY Fredonia hosts renowned guitarist

The SUNY Fredonia Guitar Society will present internationally renowned classical guitarist and composer Roland Dyens.

A masterclass with Dyens will take place today from 5 to 7 p.m., at Rosch Recital Hall. Dyens will perform in concert Thursday at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall. Tickets for the concert are $5 and can be purchased from the ticket office at Williams Center G140 or at the door.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church spring revival underway

The Friendship Mission-ary Baptist Church, 18 E. Second St., Dunkirk will host an old fashion spring revival daily at 7 p.m.

Rev. Lindsey from Tupelo, Miss., will be the evangelist for the week. Services will be held each weeknight until Friday. Singing, praying and the word of the Lord will be preached and the public is invited to attend.

Mark Lutz to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Mark Lutz as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Lutz will talk about “moving your stuff.”

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 program devoted to the featured guest.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems in 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 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 QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

Humane Society given grant for pitbulls and pitbull mix dogs

The Chautauqua County Humane Society has re-ceived a grant from PetSmart Charities to spay/neuter 146 pitbulls and pitbull mix dogs at no cost to the owners.

The grant includes a microchip for the dog and a rabies vaccine if needed. On-ly residents of Dunkirk, Fre-donia and Jamestown can receive grant funding. This grant is valid until June 15.

Those wishing to schedule an appointment should call 665-2209 ext. 205. Time and funds are limited, so those wishing to take advantage of the grant funds should schedule as soon as possible.

Any questions should be directed to Sue Bobek of the humane society at 665-4214 or

Vendor/craft show

The Falconer Rod and Gun Club is hosting a spring vendor/craft show on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Club, Buffalo Street extension.

The proceeds will go for youth programs to get children more involved in outdoor activities. Contact Lorri Becker at 969-8773 for details.

Babysitter’s Training Day May 3

A Babysitter’s Training Day is scheduled for May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southwestern New York Red Cross Chapter, 325 E. 4th St., Jamestown. The cost is $35 per person with grant code: GRIFFINMANGANSCHOLARSHIP0314. It includes: Red Cross certification, babysitting training book and kit, first aid kit and breathing barrier.

Sign up at or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

‘Dialogues’ to air on Access Channel 5

“Dialogues” is the name of a half-hour television program produced by Mark Kiyak from SUNY Fredonia. Hosted by Mike Igoe, the program will feature guest Mary Jane Walker. Walker is a volunteer member of the American Red Cross, having taken part in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and is the former librarian for the Dunkirk Free Library.

The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 1:25 and 7:25 p.m. each day beginning Saturday with the last airing on April 25.

Lecture to appear

on Access Channel 5

Hunter R. Rawlings’ and Bill Barker’s Chautauqua lecture “Happiness Was Not a Pursuit” will be shown on Access Channel 5.

The program will air at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on April 25.