Wine Fest is Friday
The annual Grape Expectations Wine Festival, which is sponsored by the Fredonia and Dunkirk Community Chambers of Commerce, will be Friday at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk from 5 to 9 p.m.
Area wineries will offer a variety of wine tastings and will have inventory for sale. There will also be a buffet, by the Clarion, available as an option. Wineries involved include Merritt Estate, Johnson Estate, Liberty, Mazza, Woodbury, 21 Brix and Sparking Ponds.
The cafeteria at the Fredonia Elementary School, while promoting the importance of healthy eating and exercise, recently served lunch a little differently to the elementary students. The lunch consisted of a chicken pattie on a bun, carrot sticks, grapes and milk. Instead of utilizing a typical lunch tray, the students’ lunches were served on orange and black frisbees. The frisbee was used in place of the lunch tray so the students could take it home and use it outside for exercise. This promotion in the elementary school was a huge success and the students loved their “trays.” Pictured are Owen Ludwig, Matthew Linder and Alex Paluch.
Tickets are $10 and include a commemorative wine glass. They are available from members of the board or by calling the offices of the Fredonia Chamber 679-1565 or the Dunkirk Chamber 366-6200.
discount cards on sale
The South Dayton Community Organization is now selling discount cards for local businesses in and around the Village of South Dayton. These cards will be valid from June 1 through Sept. 30. The cost is $10 per card.
Cards will be sold at various events in South Dayton: Memorial Day Weekend Baseball Tournament, Memorial Day Parade, Tractor Pulls June 10 and July 6-8.
Those unable to make it to one of these events but still interested in purchasing a discount card may contact Jessica Newberry at 229-9273 or by email Southdaytonco@yahoo.com.
Midweek Vespers to end season with hymn sing
Hurlbut Community Church in Chautauqua Institution will feature "The Sermons We Sing" at its midweek vespers worship service Wednesday. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. dinner, with the service beginning at 6 p.m.
It is presented every Wednesday in Hurlbut Church, Pratt and Scott avenues, Chautauqua. "Faith Weaver," a children's supervised Bible experience, is provided separately during the service.
A freewill offering for dinner and the service is accepted, but not necessary. For information, visit online at www.hurlbutchurch.org or call 357-4045.
About Boating Safety course to be offered
The U.S .Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 will instruct the ABS (About Boating Safely) course at the Lakeshore Marine Corp, 2707 Lake Road, corner of Center Road, Sheridan Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ABS is an 8-hour introductory course de-signed for the novice or experienced boater. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in-structors teach the content. Participants receive a certificate and wallet card upon successful completion of the course and proctored exam. ABS meets the New York state requirements for Jet Ski or personal water craft operation. Cost: $40. Course book included with fee. Call Charles Evenick 655-1659 for more information and to pre-register. There are more class listings at www.wnyboatsafe.org.
Chicken barbecue Sunday in Fredonia
The Boy Scout Troop 267 will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. or until sold out. The scouts will hold pre-sale dinners until 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Fredonia American Legion Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Tickets can be purchased pre-sale for $8.50 and for $9.50 at the door. The meal includes barbecue chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll and dessert. Drive through or eat in/take out are available. Tickets can be purchased from any troop member or scout or call 785-7123 and ask for Larry.