Valu Event Set For Saturday

LAKEWOOD – Valu Home Centers will hold a community event day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A local organization will be selling hot dogs and pop for a minimal donation. Other activities will also be included during the day. In 2012, more than $22,000 was raised chainwide to benefit various charitable organizations throughout Western and Central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Spring Cleanup Set For Saturday

CHARLOTTE – The town of Charlotte will hold its annual Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Highway Building, 7059 Rood Road, Sinclairville. Residents can bring their spring cleanup items. Items not acceptable include: old batteries, liquids/powders, air conditioners, microwaves, refrigerators, kitchen/personal appliances, fluorescent lamps, tires, farm equipment or boats. This year there will be a free computer and electronics recycling collection.

Grant Writing Course At JCC

Grant Writing 101, a non-credit workshop outlining the fundamentals of targeting grant requests, will be offered Friday at Jamestown Community College. The program, which meets from 1-3 p.m. in the Carnahan Center, will be taught by Candace Huber. Tuition is $29. To register, call JCC’s Center for Continuing Education at 338-1005.

Rod And Gun Club To Meet

The Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The auxiliary annual fun-fun dinner will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the club dining room. The theme is circus, and members attending should dress as their favorite circus person. The cost is a $4 donation. Greeters will be Nancy Rasmusen and Connie Whitman. Helpers will be Sally Hagg and Marilyn Alexander. Refreshments will be provided by auxiliary officers. For more information, call 763-0544.

Seminar Planned In Randolph

RANDOLPH – The VanRensselaer and Son Funeral Home will sponsor a seminar starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, in the Randolph Fire Hall. The Rev. Dr. Donald A. Shirk, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, will speak from 10-11 a.m. on “Christianity and Cremation” and from 11 a.m. to noon on “A Time To Mourn and a Time To Dance.” The seminar is open and free to the first 200 people who respond. A complimentary lunch will follow. To make reservations, call Howie VanRensselaer at 485-3660 or email For more information on Shirk, visit or

‘Dialogues’ To Air Saturday

“Dialogues” is the name of a half-hour television program produced by Mark Kiyak from SUNY Fredonia. Hosted by Tina Zboch, the program will feature guest John Hertlein. Hertlein served the Silver Creek School district for the past 18 years as high school principal and is now the superintendent of Brocton Central School. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 and 9 p.m. each day, beginning Saturday with the last airing on May 17. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Mayville, Chautauqua, North Harmony, Sherman, Westfield and Portland areas.

Ripley BOE?To Meet Thursday

RIPLEY – An audit committee meeting of the Ripley Central School District will be held on Thursday at 5:45 p.m., in the district office, of the school, prior to the regular meeting of the Ripley Central School Board of Education at 6:30 p.m., in Room 123, for the purpose of any and all items that come before the board. A public hearing for the purpose of presenting the school budget as adopted by the Board of Education for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 123.

AOC?To Hold Hike, Bike Ride

On Thursday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike 5 miles on the Songbird Trail at Buzzard Swamp, which is one mile south of Marienville, Pa., on Loleta Road. Participants will meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. For more information call Charlene James at 814-463-7394 or cell 814-516-6595. Also on Thursday, the AOC will ride bikes from the Audubon Center to Frewsburg and back. Participants will meet at the center at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Pat Spicer at 814-757-8331 in the evenings.

Program To Be Given At Library

Steve Frankson, owner of Peterson’s Candies, will discuss the chocolate-making business and share samples during a program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the James Prendergast Library. The pre-Mother’s Day program is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.

Cleanup Day Slated For Friday

SOUTH VALLEY – The town of South Valley has scheduled the annual Town Hall Cleanup Day for Friday at 9 a.m. at 11888 Sawmill Run Road. In case of rain, the cleanup will be held Saturday.

Library To Hold Story Hour Friday

BROCTON – The Ahira Hall Memorial Library will hold a preschool story hour at 10 a.m. on Friday. Stories about cars, trucks and things that go “vroom” will be presented by Mrs. Raymond and Mrs. Westin.

JCA?To Conclude Concert Series

The Jamestown Concert Association’s final concert of its 2012-13 season will be Friday at 8 p.m. in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Carpe Diem string quartet featuring Charles Wetherbee, John Ewing, Korine Fujiwara and Kristin Ostling will perform. Individual tickets are $20, $7.50 for college students and free for students 18 and under attending with a paid adult. For more information visit

Center To Offer Mother’s Day Meal

Findley Camp and Retreat Center will offer a Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday with seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call 769-7146 or email

Applicants Sought For Scholarship

LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Employee Benevolent Association is accepting applications for its $500 scholarship for 2013. The scholarship is available to any Cattaraugus County high school senior planning on entering the criminal justice or police science field and is limited to law enforcement only. Interested students should contact their school guidance office. Applications must be postmarked before May 31.