Briefs

Cancer Support Group To Meet

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown will meet Wednesday at Friendly’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Square. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. Alissa Robbins, Compassionate Home Care of New York CEO, and Cindy Penhollow, training supervisor, will speak at 7 p.m., discussing non-medical home care services provided and their GPS-enabled medical alarm LifeBeacon.

Joint Meeting

Set For Tonight

CELORON – The village of Celoron Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will be having a joint work session with Don McCord of the Chautauqua County Planning Department and Dave Wilson of Chautauqua County Soil and Water on the proposed site plan review process and the stormwater, erosion and sediment control review process. It will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Center, 47 Dunham Ave.

Bike Day Event Set For Thursday

Jamestown Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Assistant club and the Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS will hold its annual bike day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in JCC’s Student Union. During the event, individuals of all ages with disabilities are evaluated to determine what kind of adaptive bike would meet their needs. To make a reservation, contact Ellen Bobst in JCC’s OTA department at 338-1164 or email ellenbobst@mail.sunyjcc.edu. AMBUCS, a grassroots public charity, was established to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities. JCC’s SOTA club has partnered with the area AMBUCS chapter to assist with the evaluations and raise funds for the adaptive equipment.

Falconer Business Assn. To Meet

FALCONER – The Falconer Business Association will meet on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Falconer Burger King restaurant on East Main Street. Through fundraising efforts, two scholarships will be awarded to two Falconer Central School seniors showing an interest in business. Tickets for an outdoor patio furniture giveaway will be available with the drawing to be held at the Der Kobblers’ Car Show on May 25 in Falconer’s Davis Park. The annual Falconer Business Association’s Villagewide Garage Sale Days have been set for June 7-8. Village residents can sign up at Falconer Vacuum Shop to be included on the map/directory; cost is $5 and includes a yard sign.

Grocery Drive Begins Thursday

On Thursday the Falconer Rotary will be dropping off empty grocery bags to the residents of Falconer, Ellington and Kennedy. They will return to pick up donations after 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. To participate, just fill the bag with nonperishable food items, paper goods or personal care items and place them by the front door. To drop a donation off directly to the food pantry, there will be staff available at the Falconer, Kennedy and Ellington food pantries on the evening of May16 and the morning of Saturday, May18.

JHS Class Of 1951 To Meet

The Jamestown High Class of 1951 will meet at noon Wednesday in Alfies restaurant. All alumni and spouses are welcome to attend.

Lot Owners To Meet Tonight

ASHVILLE – The annual Blockville Cemetery lot owners meeting will be held at 6:30 tonight upstairs in the Ashville Library. All lot owners and persons interested in the cemetery are welcome to attend.

Spaghetti Dinner To Be Held Today

FALCONER – Noah’s Ark stay-and-play programs, a ministry of Falconer United Methodist Church, will be hosting a spaghetti dinner. The dinner will be held in the church fellowship hall today from 4:30-7 p.m. Meals will be $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Take-outs are available. Tickets are available pre-sale at the church and at the door. All are welcome to attend.

Free Food Is Available Today

The Western NY Food Express Truck will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church today from noon until 1:30 and will reopen from 3:30-5 p.m. The truck brings mostly fresh produce plus a few basic products. To receive the free food, one will need proof of address showing that one resides in one of the following zip codes: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758 and Panama 14767. Attendees should bring a box or bags to put their food in.

Library Board To Meet Wednesday

BUSTI – The Board of Trustees of the Hazeltine Public Library will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the library. The meeting is open to the public. The library is located at 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road, Busti.

Charlotte Board To Hold Meeting

CHARLOTTE – The town of Charlotte Board will hold a regular board meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the David Vern Luce Community Building, 8 Lester St., Sinclairville. The meeting is open to the public.

Fenton To Host Brown Bag Lecture

Aaron Hall is the subject of Kathy Benware’s talk Wednesday at noon at the Fenton History Center. Hall, a 19th-century builder turned architect “played an important part in the development of the city from the struggling village of the Civil War period to the thriving industrial community of the present day,” states his obituary. A few of his structures are the Fenton Mansion, the Old City Hall, many hotels, the original Prendergast building at Main and Third, the Hoyt block on West Third Street and the Wellman buildings. He also designed residences and churches. The talk will cover the extensive list of buildings and his life story. The lecture is free, but donations are welcome. The series takes place the second Wednesday of each month April through October. The next topic on June 12 is about the Jamestown Trolley system by Bob Johnston. Visit fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.

AARP Announces

Safe Driving Class

AARP will be offering a safe driving class Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown. Students must attend both sessions. Cost for AARP members is $17 or $19 for non-AARP members, payable by check to AARP. Attendees must have a valid driver’s license and preregister by calling Jack Twinam 488-1264. Classes are presented by a New York state certified instructor.