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8 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Praise Fellowship Beginning September 9, Praise Fellowship will kick off The Story series, a walk through the Bible. The Story is an abridged Bible, made easier to read and arranged chronologically to help people better understand and engage with God’s Word. “Most people don’t know the Bible. In fact, most people don’t even read the Bible,” said Rick Rohlin, Lead Pastor. “Most Americans, when surveyed recently, said they wish they read the Bible more and wish they understood the Bible--ironically, even including skeptics of the Bible and unbelievers.” Praise Fellowship’s comprehensive coverage of...

7 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Jamestown, N.Y. – Everyone is pitching in at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) as well as working with other community organizations to plan a number of events for Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance held every September. It teaches that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. It celebrates the gains made by people in recovery, just as health improvements of those with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart...

7 Sep 20180 All are free and take place at the MHA, Gateway Center rear, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown, N.Y. To learn more, call (716) 661-9044 or visit mhachautauqua.org  or facebook.com/MHAChautauqua. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-10 a.m., Cognitive Recovery Peer Support Group: Self-help based on changing your thinking. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Recovery Cooking Group: Group led by Chef Sean Jones. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 12-1 p.m., Self Help and Advocacy Peer Support Group: Skills building group focused on advocacy...

7 Sep 20180 In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is adding the following to their usual schedule: Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018, 11 a.m.-noon, Medication Assisted Therapy: Presented in conjunction with UPMC Chautauqua to assist people using medications or thinking of using medications to support their recovery. Free. Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, 2018, 5-6 p.m., Intro to CRAFT and the MHA: Instructors of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) will talk about the MHA and CRAFT with families and friends of people in recovery. Followed by the regular 6-7:30 Family...

7 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the ABBA music-filled “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 8, and Tues., Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Five years after the events of “Mamma Mia! The Movie,” Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Reprising their roles from the first film are Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce...

6 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The Lawson Center The Lawson Center has scheduled a centennial event to publicly recognize the Lawson Family’s 100-year presence in the Chautauqua Lake Region. In 1918, David Lawson, Sr. purchased the property at 73 Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point. Already the site of a boat livery at that time, the business was named the Lawson Boat & Engine Company; and later renamed L.S. Aero Marine when Ralph Sheldon became a partner. Through the years, the Lawson Family, including David, Jr and sister Jean Lawson, operated the marine business until 2010 when the property was donated for the purpose of creating The Lawson...

5 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown PROMISE Fund, in collaboration with the JPS Music Department and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, will hold its first Musical Instrument Drive on Saturday, September 8th at Jamestown High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board is asking the community to search their attics, closets and basements for musical instruments, new or used, to donate to help more Jamestown students continue the wonderful tradition of music in the district. “We know that over a number of years the school budget has not allowed for the regular...

4 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Animals of all shapes and sizes use their senses to find food, water, shelter, and other animals. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, September 8, you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life will learn how the animals around Audubon use their eyes, ears, nose, hands (or paws) to find things and stay safe. At the 10-11:30 a.m. “Sensing Nature” program you can learn all about how animals use their senses to survive. After a short lesson inside, you’ll head outdoors to put your eyes, ears, nose, hands, and...

3 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Did you know that Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) encompasses a 600-acre wetland preserve that includes over five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a natural play space, and educational gardens that you can explore daily from dawn until dusk? It takes a lot of time and effort to keep Audubon’s property beautiful, diverse and amazing to hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski. At Audubon’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m., September 7, Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will share The Nature Plan that ACNC follows to maintain the...
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