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It is never too early to think about children in need of toys at Christmas time, so now is the perfect time to make your donation to the Salvation Army. We want every child up to age 12 to have a toy 5 months from now. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at Liberty Mutual, 133 East Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, through July 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. If you have any questions, please call Kara at 499.7990 or Sandy at 499.6523
Hey moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles – have we got some news for you! The Drama Enrichment Program is offering week long Kids’ Drama Camps at the Renaissance Center on the corner of Third and Washington Streets. Kids learn about acting, costumes, set design and actually craft their very own performance piece which they present on the Friday of their session for family and friends. Spots are filling up fast so call us at 716-763-2034 or visit our website at www.depjamestown.com.
Prendergast Library will sponsor a Summer Reading Challenge for all ages this summer through August 30. Details about how participants in each category will keep track of reading to receive small prizes and qualify to win a grand prize are available at 484-7135 or online at www.prendergastlibrary.org.
The City of Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has announced that there are still arts and crafts spaces available for the 2014 Labor Day Festival. Spaces may be rented for $35.00 each and only hand-crafted items made by the vendor may be sold. Spots fill quickly, so please make reservations as soon as possible. The 35th Annual Labor Day Festival will be held on Sunday, August 31st at Bergman Park. Those interested in reserving an Arts & Crafts booth or wanting more information about the Labor Day Festival should call the Recreation Office at (716) 483-7523.
Enjoy a Craft Show and Country Music Jam at the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campground in Stockton July 18th and 19th from 10am-5pm. There will be food to enjoy!
Enjoy an evening of great entertainment on Saturday July 19th. Bring your lawn chair to the Busti Gazebo Concert to see Steve Eng and Mark Davis perform a mix of blues and folk-rock from 7:00 to 9:00. The jazz and blues duo of “Davis and Eng” will sing and play the acoustic, bass, keyboard, and banjo. These longtime friends and musicians from the Jamestown area would love to see you there. This event is sponsored by the Busti Hamlet Development Association and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. For more information, please call Jesse Robbins at 664-2060 between 8:30 and 4:00 pm.
The Chautauqua County American Legion Riders of Western NY invite you to an “Open House Meet & Greet” on Sunday July 20th. The event is at the Frewsburg American Legion and is scheduled to start at 1 in the afternoon. The day will feature live music, food and prizes. Proceeds from the event will support the Warrior Walk of Joshua Lydell. Everyone is welcome...come by motorcycle, car, or walk in!
The Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 20 of Jamestown and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 Support the Troops Program is looking for Can and Bottle Donations. We will have a trailer set up at Buccola’s Service Station, Main St, Falconer on Sunday, July 20 from 10 am – 4 pm.
You are invited to the Gospel Concert at the Ellington Community Church on Sunday, July 20th at 3:00pm. Featuring the “Higher Ground Trio” --- the church is Handicap Accessible and refreshments will be served after the concert. Call 962-5168 for more information.
Lake View Cemetery is pleased to announce the second of its free summer tours. On Tuesday, July 22nd, local authors and historians, Kathleen Crocker and Jane Currie will lead a tour based on their latest book “Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region”. The tour will focus on local men and women who have had a lasting effect on the history of our region. The tour will begin at the cemetery office at the corner of Buffalo Street and Lakeview Avenue at 6:00 pm. . Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. The tours are free of charge. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Call the cemetery office at 716-665-3206.
Prendergast Library will host the Art Mobile from the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays July 22 and July 29. Activities are designed for ages 5 through 12, and signups are required. Children’s activities will be aligned with the 2014 Summer Reading theme, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” This is the ArtMobile’s sixth year of traveling to libraries to offer art projects for area children. Go to Prendergast Library.org or call 484-7135 for more information. These projects will get children moving and shaking as they use unusual materials to help them paint!
2nd annual Autism Awareness Night with Jamestown Jammers will be held on Wednesday the 23rd at 7:05. Presale tickets are $5.00 and will go toward Autism support. Call 962-2222 to purchase your special tickets and come enjoy the Chinese Auction at the game.
Join the City of Jamestown on July 24 to the 27 to celebrate the “Buffalo Bill” Cody reunion! On Thursday there will be a reception and buffet catered by Elegant Edibles as well as music by Colt 45. On Friday, you can see a speaker as well as a film and show at the Reg Lenna. You will have an opportunity to dine with the speakers at the train station following the event from 6-9. On Saturday, there will be a parade commemorating Buffalo Bill Cody starting at 9am on Foote Ave all the way down to the train station where a wild west show will occur. A rifle salute will be performed and then Western exhibits and art work will be on display at the train Station! The general public is invited to join this fun-filled weekend!
Bev Lubi will be speaking about the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Long-Term Sustainability Program and Charitable Gift Annuities on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00. This presentation will provide participants with some knowledge for supporting the long term goals of our local not-for-profit organizations including Myers Memorial Library. She will speak to us about establishing an endowment fund, how they may be used, and how donations can be made to these funds. The Library is located at the corner of Falconer St. and Ivory St. The Ivory St. entrance is handicap accessible. The library’s phone number is 569-5515.
The Sherman Community is again anticipating the excitement that is generated each year the first weekend in August and would like to invite everyone to join them at the Annual Sherman Day Celebration. This year’s events start on Friday night, August 1st with the SCS Alumni Dinner/meeting held in the school gymnasium followed by a Bonfire and Live Music at the Sherman Firemen’s grounds on Klondyke Road starting at 8:30 p.m. The fun continues on Saturday with the Grand Parade at 10 as well as tons of family activities during the day.
Saturday August 2nd at 10:30am, thousands of breastfeeding women and their babies/children across the world will gather in their own communities to take part in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event in multiple locations. Please join the Chautauqua County WIC Program for Our local Big Latch On at Moore Park in Westfield. Please arrive promptly at 10:00 for registration. Call the WIC office for more information - Jamestown office 483-6001 or Dunkirk office 366-3150
The Shoestring Players under the direction of Richard Corbin produced a number of musical shows at the Scottish Rite Consistory (now the Jackson Center) during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Members of the performing group have organized a small reunion at the Jackson Center scheduled for Saturday, August 9th. Since the group is quite diverse, we are asking anyone who was involved in the Shoestring Players or who knows anyone who was involved to pass the word along. Call John at 716 720-3424 for more information.
The Westfield Quilters’ Guild will be holding its biannual quilt show at The Westfield Academy and Central School, at 230 E. Main Street, in Westfield, on August 8th, 9th, and 10th. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00, and the admission ticket will be good for the entire weekend. Parking is free. For more information about the show, you can contact Pam Farnham at 716-581-1706. The admission price goes towards our guild's programs, one of them being comfort quilts, where we make quilts and donate them to various organizations in Chautauqua County.
32,000 children in Chautauqua County will suffer the loss of a parent before their high school Graduation. You can help them by joining us on August 16th at 4pm for the Marcia A. Conrad Scholarship Benefit at the Carroll Rod and Gun Club, as we come together to raise money to provide scholarships to those children in need. If you or a loved one has suffered the loss of a parent you know how important this cause is. So, to buy tickets call Nathen at (716) 490-2334 “because no child should feel the pain of loosing a parent.”
The Inaugural Gala of Hope is Saturday, August 16th at the Jamestown Train Station. It’ll be a night filled with friends, food, fun, and a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas! You’ll enjoy a great evening of casino style games, music and fun… but more importantly you’ll be helping to save thousands of baby’s lives in Honduras. Tickets are available on line at littleangelsofhonduras.org or at the door. Sponsors include Pepsi of Jamestown, The Landmark, Bag and String Wine Merchants, Arthur R Gren Company, The Post-Journal, and yours truly the Media One Group.
The Salvation Army is offering Jamestown area youth ages 13-16 full scholarships to an overnight teen camp that will take place on August 14-19. The Scholarship includes transportation to and from Long Point Camp, located on Seneca Lake in Penn Yan, NY. For more information, call 716-664-4108, and ask fro Jolene. Liited spaces are offered on a first come, first serve basis
The Magnolia United Methodist Church at 3969 Route 394 north of Stow will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 26, from 3 – 7 pm. The meal will include 1/2 chicken from 3C’s catering, potato salad, applesauce, roll, homemade pie, and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Take-outs will be available. Crafts and baked goods will also be sold.
Bemus Point’s Village Park will be alive with artists for two weekends this summer. Parking and admission are free for the Fifth Annual “A Stir of Artists” Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 and August 16 and 17, 2014. With hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the show will take place rain or shine in this Chautauqua Lake village.
The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association will hold its 40th annual show of antique engines, farm tractors, autos, models, and other mechanical equipment August 15, 16, and 17 on its grounds on Cemetery Road, Stockton, N. Y. For a $5 donation, the public can see the equipment in operation and on parade. There is a flea market, ample free parking, food, and permanent restrooms all on the grounds. There are demonstrations and events throughout the day as well as special events at posted times. Children under 14 are admitted free. Senior citizen admission Friday is $3.
Generic PSA: Prendergast Library is offering a daily book sale this year, and customers are invited to browse any time the library is open. The library accepts donations from the public year-round and puts items out as soon as they are received. Regular prices are $2 for adult hardcover books and $1 each for adult paperbacks, young adult books, and children’s books. Credit cards are accepted. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The daily sale, which began last fall, is replacing the library’s annual sale this year The annual book sale, which began in 1980 and took place the second weekend of June, will not be held because building construction to expand handicapped accessibility is about to begin. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.
Clark’s Corners Community Church in Kennedy is holding Vacation Bible School, for free, August 4-8 from 6-8:30pm. Classes are available for children age 3 through sixth grade. Call 267-3122 for more information.
Generic PSA: The Salvation Army is looking for some financial help. Your business or your service organization might be able to contribute. The Salvation Army oversees a small, free weekly music program with instrumental instruction, band, chorus and dance. Over 95% of the children and youth who attend their current music programs come from underprivileged homes. The Salvation Army currently lacks the resources to grow this program. If you can help with any donation 100% will go to develop this program.
Generic PSA: Nearly 400 children younger than 15 drown in pools each year. 300 of them are victims younger than 5. These tragic incidents are entirely preventable. Make sure kids learn how to swim. Always watch them in and around water. Properly fence all pools and stay away from drains. For more information on how to protect your child go to PoolSafely.gov.
Generic PSA: The Veteran’s Memorial Park being built off Logan Avenue and West Third Street in Jamestown is very close to completion, however they need to close the gap of $20,000. The committee hopes to have this project completed by Veteran’s Day and are asking for the community’s help by making a Tax deductible donation on behalf of all veteran’s. Please send checks to Veteran’s Memorial Commission Relocation Fund c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring Street, Jamestown.
Generic PSA: Join the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market every Thursday 12pm-6pm through October! Located on Cherry Street in between 3rd and 2nd streets!
Generic PSA: The Village of Celoron announces its annual "Summer Concert Series in the Park". The concerts are held in Lucille Ball Memorial Park on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Desi Arnaz Bandshell.
July 23rd, Barbara Jean
August 6th, Touch of Gold
August 13th, Happy Days
Generic PSA: Get moving this summer with Fitness in the Parks – a FREE program designed to encourage all Western New Yorkers to stay on track with their fitness goals! Everyone is welcome to participate in these FREE, 60-minute fitness classes, taught by certified instructors. Zumba on Monday at 5:30pm at Allen Park. Tai Chi on Wednesday’s at 10am. Pilates on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Lakewood Beach and Boot Camp on Thursday’s at 9:30am at Lakewood Beach. Visit jamestownymca.org for more information.
Generic PSA: The repair of the St. Luke’s church tower in downtown Jamestown is well underway. The damage caused by a strike of lightning last September, has been put back together and the historic clock faces have been removed for restoration and replacement. Unfortunately, everything is not covered by insurance. More financial support is needed to help pay for the repairs and the upgrades that will need to be put into place for the clock mechanisms and the bells for downtown Jamestown. Any donations from the community are welcome to help make our landmark bell tower and clocks operational once again.For information on how you can help, please contact the St. Luke’s office at 483-6405 or by visiting StLukesJamestown.org. Thank you.
Generic PSA: Prendergast Library is offering a Mad Scientist Lib-Lab drop-in event Tuesday through Saturday through Aug. 30 at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. The Family Experi-Event is tied into Fizz! Boom! Read!, this year’s science-related Summer Reading theme with kits provided by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Subjects include color, gears, and magnification with a new topic and different activities every week. For information, call 484-7135.
Generic PSA: Prendergast Library will host sessions about reaching financial goals Mondays July 14 through Aug. 11, at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Individual appointments with AmeriCorps member Heather Rafan are available at 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. Sign-up is required. For information, call 484-7135 or stop at the Information Desk. Prendergast Library is partnering with Chautauqua Striders and AmeriCorps to offer these events.