Pancake breakfast Sunday
The City of Dunkirk Democratic Committee will be hosting a pancake breakfast Sunday at the First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Dr. E.
Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon and consist of pancakes, home fried potatoes, choice of breakfast sausage or bacon, coffee tea and juice. Cost will be $6.50 for adults, children 5-8 $3.25, under 5 free.
For additional information, please contact Frank Gawronski at 366-4973 or Tom Mleczko at 366-5075.
CVCS anniversary meeting set
A planning meeting for those wishing to help with a 75th anniversary celebration for Cassadaga Valley Central School will be held on May 3 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the middle/high school. The celebration is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2013.
Those interested are encouraged to attend and bring their ideas.
The Jamestown YMCA announces an upcoming date for the next YMCA babysitting clinic for boys and girls, ages 11-16. The clinic will be held May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown YMCA.
The clinic will instruct participants about the responsibilities involved in caring for younger children including child development, safety, emergency response, and more.
The clinic is taught by experienced instructors who have knowledge in child development, health and overall care of children. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited.
For more information, contact the YMCA at 664-2802 or visit us online at www.jamestownymca.org.
Garlic Mustard Pull on May 5
The 3rd Annual Garlic Mustard Pull will be held May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Old Fluvanna Preserve in Chautauqua.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Garde-ners are partnering with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to control this invasive plant at the preserve.
In the past two years the group has pulled out more than 1,500 pounds of the invasive plant and has set a new goal to pull that number in one year.
Residents of all ages are invited to attend to help pull the plants, learn about invasive plants and why garlic mustard is particularly problematic.
Collins Plowing Festival to be held May 6
The Collins Draft Horse, Ox and Pony Club will celebrate the 30th annual Plowing Festival on May 6. The event will be held at the intersection of Wheater Road and Route 62 in the town of Collins.
Horses will start to get ready to plow at 9 a.m. and the event will end at 5 p.m. A drawing for a handmade quilt will be at 4 p.m. The event will also feature working draft animals, a baked goods sale, a petting zoo, crafts, wagon rides, pony rides, various demonstrations, a chicken barbecue and music by Country Memories.
The event is free and dogs are not allowed on the premises. For more information, contact Skip at 560-7681.