Briefs

Annual Chess Match Today

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown will hold its annual Youth Chess Championship Tournament today, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Board Room of its 62 Allen St. facility. The tournament is open to boys and girls, ages 5 through 18, with two age divisions of 12 and under and 13 and up. Experienced players as well as novice players are welcome. Knowledge of the basic moves allowed for each piece is the only skill requirement. Pre-registration is not required, although participants must have, or purchase, a Jamestown Boys & Girls Club youth membership. Interested non-members may purchase a membership for $15, valid for one full year. Participant awards will be presented for each player completing four full games, with special awards for age group champions and runners-up. For more information contact the Boys & Girls Club at 664-2902. All youth programs at the WCD Boys & Girls Club are funded in part by the United Way.

Spanos To Speak On Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on today’s television program. Spanos is director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change. Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

Dinner Dance

Set For Today

Hospice Chautauqua County is hosting their second annual Dinner Dance today at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The Masquerade Ball will begin with cocktails at 5:30, with a sit down dinner of filet mignon and salmon at 7. Attendees can dance to music by Chautauqua Big Swing Band and Digital Extravaganza and participate in the auction. Giveaways will be announced throughout the evening. Tickets for the semi-formal Masquerade Ball benefiting Hospice Chautauqua County are $50 and can be purchased at 20 W. Fairmount Ave., by calling 338-0033, or on the website at www.hospicechautco.org. Hospice Chautauqua Country is committed to providing comfort and care to area residents with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice providers offer medical care, emotional support, spiritual resources, and various therapies for patients and their families.