Thursday, March 15
Adaptations: Books on the Big Screen
Free movie and popcorn every Thursday in March starting at 7 p.m., at Patterson Library, starring popular recent films based on books. This week's film is based on the book "Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Call 326-2154 for more information.
Friday, March 16
Art exhibit in Ripley
The annual Art Exhibit at the Ripley Free Library is currently going on. Local artists and photographers are welcome to enter their works. The exhibit runs from March 12 to 30. Call 736-3913 for more details.
Saturday, March 17
'The Selfish Giant' musical
"The Selfish Giant," a new musical written by Kent Knappenberger for Westfield area church youth, will be performed Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m., in the Westfield Academy and Central School auditorium.
The musical, approximately one hour in length, is based on a children's story of the same title by Oscar Wilde. The story is of a giant who has placed a wall around his garden with the claim that trespassers will be prosecuted. Because of this, winter lives in his garden year round. One day, a hole in the wall is discovered by a child, who turns out to be the boy Jesus and he sneaks in. Spring returns to the garden when the other children arrive and the giant realizes what he has done by shutting out others. The giant is renewed and spring enters his heart in the form of love.
The musical is appropriate for viewers of all ages and features a cast of children ages 6 to 18. The cost is a donation. Six local and world-wide missions will benefit from this event. The following organizations, chosen by the cast members, will receive equal gifts from the proceeds: Appleseed Preschool, World Vision, Roswell Park, People's Central Institute, Nothing But Nets and the African Well Project.
Slotcar races in North East
North East Slotcar Raceway and Hobby is holding four slotcar races on Saturday, March 17 at 15 East Main Street in North East, Pa. The races are for FCR Dirt Late Model, FCR Spec Stock Car, FCR NASCAR Super Truck and FCR Grand National. Doors open at 9 a.m., with tech starting at 11 a.m. and the first class on the line starting at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per class, but no charge for spectators. For more information, contact owner Lester Lucas at (814) 725-1030, email@example.com or visit www.northeastslotcarraceway.com
Tuesday, March 20
Baby and Me story time
Baby and Me Story Time with Amy Stephenson meets Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7 p.m., at Patterson Library. Stories, music and movement for children ages 0 to 36 months. Have fun and meet other parents. Free. Registration requested, call 326-2154.
After school activities at Patterson Library
All ages crafts, art, games and activities after school at Patterson Library every Tuesday. The Teen Area will be open to all ages Tuesday afternoons until 5 p.m. Call Eli at 326-2154 for more information.
Poetry in the Reading Room
Authors Reg Darling and James Goertel read poetry and sign books in the Patterson Library Reading Room on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Free, call 326-2154 for more information.
Wednesday, March 21
Tell Me a Story story time
Teach children to love reading and learning. Join Amy Stephenson at Patterson Library every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., for stories, movement, music and crafts with for 2 to 5 year olds. Free, but please sign up, call 326-2154.
Friday, March 23
Kiwanis International will be holding a soup supper at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Friday March 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will be vegetarian soup available. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Sunday, March 25
Pistol permit class
Westfield Fish and Game Club will be holding a pistol permit class at its location on Ogden Road in Westfield on Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Anyone interested must pre-register by calling Dave Nichols at 581-0739.
Monday, March 26
YWCA spaghetti dinner
The YWCA Westfield's annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held Monday, March 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at 58 South Portage Street. Dinner features spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, juice and homemade desserts. Pre sale tickets encouraged and cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Included in the evening is a silent auction featuring donations from area businesses and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit child services programs. For more information, call the YWCA at 326-2011.
Saturday, March 31
Seabee Veterans meeting
The Department of New York Seabee Veterans of America executive meeting will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Post No. 1017 located at 111 Deer Street in Dunkirk, phone number 366-6484. Any present or past Seabee are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Sunday, April 1
Wounded Warrior fundraiser
The Lake Chautauqua Memorial Auxiliary Post No. 8467 is holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday, April 1 starting at 1 p.m. Dinner includes a tossed salad, bread, a beverage and desert. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children aged 5 through 11 and free for children aged 4 and under. The post is located at 10 Memorial Drive, off Route 394 and West Lake Road in Mayville.
Thursday, April 5
Parkinson's support group at WMH
Westfield Memorial Hospital's Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting is held the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 12
Parkinson's support group at Absolut Care
The Absolut Care of Westfield's Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting is held the second Thursday of the month in the Absolut Care Activity Room from 4 to 5 p.m.