The 'Energy' of art
The Dykeman Young Vintage Gallery at 100 E. Second St. in Jamestown will feature "The Dykeman Young Vintage Gallery Group Show," open from 1 to 7 p.m. This show features the work of Colin Everett, Paul Gable and Kristin Rey. The show is open to the public and admission is free. Everett plays with form and shadow, drawing inspiration from his architectural and classical piano studies to produce his show, "Shadow Dances." Paul Gable's show, "Images of Energy," presents the area in a different light, focusing on portraying images as manifestations of spirit energy. After losing her camera, Kristin Rey began to use her scanner to create art. Her body of work focuses on breaking boundaries, both in real life and in photography. Call the gallery at 499-9404 for more information.
Cruise to Point Gratiot
The Lake Shore Street Rod Association will host "Harbor Cruise" at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk from noon to 5 p.m. All cars are welcome, from hot rods to race cars to antique autos. Live music by Sammy Slicker & D.J. Mustang Bob will keep things lively, and a chicken barbecue by Mike Porpiglia will be available to keep visitors fed. There will also be vendors on-site, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes all day. The lighthouse and children's playground will be open, and restrooms will be available. No coolers. Donations will benefit Chautauqua County Hospice and Hailey's Honeys for the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, call Ken at 410-0515 or Tom at 870-2339.
Relive the magic
The Floating Stage at Bemus Point will proudly present "Beatlemania Magic," a Beatles tribute band, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the BBP Concert Series. Beatlemania Magic brings back the magic of "Beatlemania," re-creating the early Beatles concerts with the costumes, harmonies, and equipment that Beatles fans loved so much. Call 386-7000 for ticket information, or go to www.bemusbaypops.com.
'Run' to Pizza Hut!
Pizza Hut in Fredonia will graciously host the "Laurel Run 'Fun'draiser," beginning at 11 a.m. Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of the cost of each diner's meal to the Laurel Run, founded by the Hotellings of Silver Creek. Diners must complete a coupon in order for the money go to the Laurel Run. For a copy of the coupon, visit www.laurel-run.com. Proceeds will support the 17th annual Laurel Run, which supports and celebrates the lives of people with disabilities.
Learn about minerals
Silver Creek's Anderson-Lee Library will host the program "Minerals" at 4 p.m. as part of their Summer Reading Series. As a special treat, Kim Weborg Benson from SUNY Fredonia will talk to the audience about minerals. Children will grow their own crystals and read the book "Rocks & Minerals" by Steve Tomecek.
A 'Golden' experience
Chautauqua Institution will host the Golden Dragon Acrobats from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. as they perform in the Amphitheater. These amazing athletes and artists will bring their 25-year tradition to the Institution as they display award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, dazzling costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques. They will entertain, amaze, and shock their audience. This show is appropriate for the entire family. Call 357-6250 or go to www.ciweb.org for details and ticket information.
Enchantment at the Opera House
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present "Armida" from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of its "Live at the Met" Summer Encore Series. This show is the mythical story of an enchantress who keeps men in her island prison. The score, by Gluck, Haydn and Dvorak is beautiful, and the "magical" visual elements will not soon be forgotten by the audience. Opera House guests will view this show live in an HD transmission all the way from the Met in New York City. For details and ticket information, call the Opera House at 679-1891 or go to www.fredopera.org.
Concert in the park
Richard O. Hartley Park at Terrace and Chautauqua avenues in Lakewood is the venue for "Lakewood Gazebo Concerts," which will take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. until Aug. 15. This week's concert will feature Red Letter Blues. Concerts are free, but audience members should dress for the weather and bring their own seating.
Eat chicken; preserve history
A chicken barbecue fundraiser will be held at noon at The Resource Center at 86 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Money raised will go toward the Dunkirk Lighthouse roof project. The Dunkirk Lighthouse, in addition to being a historical landmark and a safety beacon for ships in Lake Erie, is the area's military museum. Come eat chicken and help preserve the stories of our brave veterans!
The music of Michael McDonald
In an Amphitheater Special Event, Michael McDonald will perform from 8:15 a.m. to noon, and put on another concert from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at the Chautauqua Institution. McDonald's voice is as well-known as it is loved, and audiences will enjoy hearing favorites like "What a Fool Believes" and "I Keep Forgettin'." For ticket information, go to www.chqtickets.com or call 357-6250.
The Lily Dale Assembly will welcome Michelle Whitedove for "A Morning with Michelle Whitedove" from 9 a.m. to noon as she gives a talk on the afterlife. During the last hour, she will give audience messages. A book signing will follow the event. Later that day, she will hold roundtable photo readings from 2 to 4 p.m. This will raise money for the Lily Dale Assembly Scholarship, which assists college-bound youths who have grown up in Lily Dale. There will be a limit of 15 people per session. To register for these events, call 595-8721.
Share the joy of Sheridan
The Town of Sheridan will hold its annual "Sheridan Day" community celebration and fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. The Sheridan United Methodist Church will have Chiavetta's chicken barbecue, a Chinese auction, bake sale and vendors. Toby Keith Darien Lake concert tickets will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to help the Kevin Franklin family, whose home was destroyed in a fire. Across the street from the church, there will be a yard sale to help maintain Memorial Field. The Sheridan Fire Hall will host more activities, including a hot dog roast.