Community Notebook

Spring rummage sale on Friday in Dunkirk

The First United Presby-terian Church of Dunkirk Ladies’ Guild will hold its spring rummage sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Westminster Hall, 410 Eagle St., Dunkirk. Parking is available in the parking lot next to the church. Money raised from the sale will be used to support local, national and world missions.

Cassadaga Library Association meets today

The Cassadaga Library Association will meet today at 3 p.m. at the Cassadaga Branch Library, 18 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Plans for the Annual Walk Around The Lake to be held May 24 will be discussed. This event provides funds for library programs and materials throughout the year. Members and interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show Saturday

A sure sign of spring in the area is the return of the Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday. The event will take place at the Sheridan Community Center (formerly St. John Bosco Hall), 2773 Main Road, Sheridan, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will have a mix of hand-crafted gift booths and small home businesses from about 30 western New York vendors. Vendors will sell everything from jams to jewelry, blankets to beach glass, candles to candy, paper, wood glass and more. Small home business vendors include Tupperware, Thirty-One Gifts, Papa-razzi, Tastefully Simple and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

A $1 admission fee will benefit the American Can-cer Society. Refreshments will be available and will benefit the Lakeshore Humane Society.

For more information, contact Karen Makuch at 410-1971.

Learn the basics about Alzheimer’s, dementia at Dunkirk Library

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alz-heimer’s Disease” is a free class, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter, for anyone who would like to know more about the disease and related dementias. The class is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Dunkirk Free Library at 535 Central Ave.

Attendees will learn symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, causes and risk factors, how to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease, benefits of early detection, treatment and resources in your community, including the Alzheimer’ Association WNY Chapter

The class is free and open to the public, but registration is requested by calling toll-free: 1-800-272-3900.

National Day of Prayer Thursday

All are invited to take part in the National Day of Prayer Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds.

Gowanda to host workshop on SEQR

The Gowanda Village Board will host a workshop to begin the SEQR process for the 42 Jamestown St. project on Tuesday at 6 p.m., in the village board room at village hall.

Gowanda Harley-Davidson to host E-Scrap 4 Camp

Gowanda Harley-David-son, 2535 Gowanda Zoar Road, will host E-Scrap 4 Camp to benefit Camp Good Days today through Friday.

There is no charge to turn electronic trash into proceeds for Camp Good Days. Electronics will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., today through Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday and Friday.

For a list of acceptable materials, visit and click ‘Events’ under the Experiences tab.

Lyme disease awareness event Tuesday evening

A lyme disease aware-ness event will be held at the Angels of Hope, 8 Park Place, Fredonia, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Presenters will be Brenda Reading and Gail Heil. The documentary “Under Our Skin” will be viewed. Information about symptoms, diagnosis and testing, and treatments will be available.

This is a free event. To register, go online at, email or call 785-4247.

Lake Erie Bird Club meets today

The Lake Erie Bird Club meets today at 7:30 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. The program will be “Celebrating Birds.” Margaret Braun will display her collection of hand-painted bird ornaments. Diane Andrasik will present the accompanying program. All are welcome. For details, call 673-1627.

‘Meet the Band’ night Wednesday

The Cassadaga Band will hold a “Meet the Band” night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia. New members are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call Jim at 672-6161 for details.

Children’s Chorale’s

open rehearsals Tuesday

The Chautauqua Child-ren’s Chorale, an ensemble-in-residence at the SUNY Fredonia School of Music, will have open rehearsals for any 3-11 grade students interested in singing on Tuesday.

The Junior Chorale (3-6 grades) will rehearse from 5-6 p.m., and the Concert Chorale (6-12 grades) will rehearse from 6:15-8:15 p.m. in Room 1024 of Mason Hall. Parents are welcome to attend, as well.

There will be a representative at both rehearsals to meet with parents and provide information about the choirs. Call Marjorie Bohn at 997-5653 or Patty Westley at 397-9385 to RSVP or inquire further.

Alumnus returns

for book talk today about Western New York steelmaking

The history of Western New York Steel will be discussed at a book talk today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Japanese Garden Room in Reed Library.

SUNY Fredonia alumnus Spencer Morgan will discuss his recently published book, “Western New York Steel.” As a former curator for the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, he will talk about the history of Western New York steel and reflect on the process of writing and assembling the material from his book.

Morgan graduated from Fredonia in 2008 with a degree in history.

Details about the book can be found at

For further information, contact Dave Kinkela, associate professor of history, at

Jazzy Derby Party Saturday

The Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a Jazzy Derby Party Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Samuel Cimino Silver Creek VFW Post 6472.

Tickets are $20 and include an evening of fun and chance, a barbecue meal prepared by Chef Matt Brunner, a run for the roses raffle with great prizes, live music by the SUNY Fredonia Latin Jazz Ensemble and cash bar featuring well drinks, mint juleps, wine and beer.

Be sure to wear your Derby hats and attire. Pre-sale tickets are available. Call Martha Boutet at 934-2691 for pre-sale tickets or more information.

Jog for Jimmy Saturday

The fourth annual Jog for Jimmy will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. The 5K fun run and walk will start at the Pine Valley Elemen-tary School. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 for pre-registration and $15 the day of the race. A 50/50 drawing and silent auction will be held immediately after the race.

All proceeds will go directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for Duchenne Muscular Dys-trophy research.