Community Notebook

Fredonia Farmers’ Market to host Olde Time Fiddle Day

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market will host an Olde Time Fiddle Day Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Local fiddle players Kath-leen Peterson, Ed Fraser and his family, Dick and Carmen Gilman, Kerry Askin and Cheryl Ritch will bring Church Street to life with square and contradance tunes, waltzes, jigs and reels and song.

Featured instruments will include fiddles, guitar, banjo, cello and maybe hammered dulcimer. Market patrons can enjoy the music while munching on free pancakes provided by Degolier’s Maple Products, peruse the many food, craft, and nursery plant options available at the market, or have an old-fashioned photograph taken by Olde Tyme Photos.

The Fredonia Farmers Market operates on Church Street in front of Village Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through October. Local vendors sell fresh produce and fruits, humanely raised meats and poultry, honey, maple products, free range eggs, goat milk products, bread, baked goods, fresh flowers, knitted wear, beach glass jewelry, baskets and more. EBT benefits and FMNP checks are accepted at the Fredonia Farmers Market for approved food items. Visit or for more information.

Fishing and Casting Derby for Kids Saturday

The annual Fishing and Casting Derby for Kids will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westfield Fish and Game Club on Ogden Road. (Fish any amount of time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) The derby is for all children in the area, ages 5 to 12.

There is no charge and lunch will be provided. A parent or guardian must be in attendance. Participants should bring a pole and bait (no minnows). A limited number of poles and a shovel will be available. This event is co-sponsored by the Westfield Fish and Game Club and the Westfield Recreation Department.

For more information, telephone the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243; visit, or

Open house Saturday

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, located at 7540 N. Gale Street in Westfield will have its monthly Open House Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. NCCR is celebrating its 15th year of helping abused, neglected or unwanted dogs and puppies find forever homes. The group is always looking for more volunteers and sponsors for the dogs. For information call 326-PAWS or check the website at

Pet adoption day

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its adoption center Sat-urday from 12 to 4 p.m. at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dun-kirk. Call 672-1991 or see for details.

Audubon Counselor Camp june 24-26

Audubon Counselor Camp will be held June 24-26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Teens learn leadership skills that will make them great camp counselors.

The cost is $90 or is free for Audubon junior counselors/counselors in training. To pre-register, call 569-2345 or contact

Book-signing event

Author Shadow Fox will be present for a book-signing event Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Creating Environments for Empow-erment-Fredonia Presbyter-ian Church, 219 Central Ave, Fredonia. Fox is a resident of Brocton. She will be available to sign copies of her book, “Want Not and Be Open to Receive.”

For more information, contact (405) 458-5642 or Michelle Whitman at

Revitalize Dunkirk meeting Thursday

The monthly meeting of Revitalize Dunkirk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the main conference room of the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator at 214 Central Ave. in Dun-kirk. The agenda will consist of reports from committees including Leadership, Marketing, Transportation and Beautification as well as from outside organizations.

Residents and other interested persons are cordially invited to attend.

Zoomobile returns

to great Lakes Festival

The Buffalo Zoomobile will return to the Great Lakes Festival again this year. The festival will be held at Memorial Park in Dunkirk from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Zoomobile was a popular exhibit at last years festival. This year’s exhibit will feature an assortment of live animals, both domestic and wild. Visitors will also see and interact with biofacts such as pelts, bones, and other items representative of the animal kingdom.

The mission of the Buffalo Zoomobile is to educate all audiences about nature and conservation using live animals and biofacts. They offer a wide variety of programs, both lecture and informal, to educate and inspire. The Zoomobile programs are available to classrooms, daycares, summer camps, senior homes, and clubs, as well as large public events like the Great Lakes Experience Festival.

Workshop canceled

The Fredonia Village Board canceled its workshop that was originally scheduled for Monday.