Community Notebook

Training series for tutors scheduled

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is offering a new training series for tutors. The series of classes will take place on June 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Many adults in Chautauqua County need help to increase their literacy skills and better their quality of life. Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County provides free, one-on-one adult literacy tutoring services. In order to do this important work, tutor volunteers are needed.

Anyone interested in tutoring should stop at the Literacy Volunteers bookstore at 21 E. Second St. (Washington Ave. entrance), Dunkirk on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to pick up an application or to get more information.

Food handler class set for June 16

The next Chautauqua County certified food handler class will be held Monday, June 16, at Jamestown Community College North, Room 119, 10807 Bennett Rd., Dunkirk.

Registration and sign-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Preregistration is required. Call 753-4693. The cost for the class is $35 for profit/$20 non-profit organizations.

DHS Class of 1954 luncheon Tuesday

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1954 will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk on the first Thursday of the month, June 5, at 11:30 a.m.

Bike safety part of June 7 event

Spring is fast approaching and shortly there will be bicyclists through Dunkirk and Fredonia. Hopefully those bicyclists are riding with the traffic flow, obeying all traffic laws, yielding to traffic when it’s appropriate, being predictable and alert, watching for parked cars and looking before they are turning.

Last year the Putnam Record Insurance Agency teamed up with numerous community partners and presented their first annual Safety Saturday. Rich Goodman from Spoke Folk educated participants on bicycle safety and the tradition will continue on June 7 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Floral Hall Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the Putnam Record Insurance Agency and their community partners for a fun educational community event. There will be hourly giveaways, hot dogs, juice and numerous demonstrations.

For more information find them on Facebook, call 366-2744, or visit their office located at 77 E. 4th Street in Dunkirk.

Valley Historical Society to hold meeting

The next regular meeting of the Valley Historical Society will be June 3 at 7 p.m. in the museum at the corner of Lestor and Main streets in Sinclairville.

Catherine McAllister, Director of Empire State College, will present a program on the Brotherhood of New Life, a religious organization based in Portland in the 19th Century.