Navigators USA Chapter 154 is partnering with GA Family Services Foster Care to start a clothing closet for youth entering into the foster care system. Many children are entering the system on and emergency basis and have little to no access to clean clothing while entering a new home. Donation boxes have been placed at local businesses to collect new and like new clothing for children entering care. Some of the local businesses that agreed to host our boxes are St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sister’s Restaurant, Temple Elementary School, the BioDome Project, Harley Davidson Of Jamestown and Flyers Gymnastics. They will be host to the boxes now through Jan. 10, after which scouts will collect the boxes and sort them into sizes for distribution to youth entering care. All sizes of clothing are needed from newborn all the way up to teen.
The Thrift Shop
St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 409 Pine St. between East Fourth and East Fifth streets, Jamestown, has specials on ladies tops, dress slacks, jeans and cotton turtlenecks. The shop’s Christmas toys, decorations and holiday items are on display. The shop will be closed Wednesdays during the winter months. Open hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays or during regular business hours. Those with large donations are asked to call ahead. Off-street parking is available in the church lot off East Fifth Street. The all-volunteer staff includes many from RSVP. Proceeds are used locally.
Society Of Artists To Hold Dinner
WEST ELLICOTT — The next meeting of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists will be a dinner meeting/Christmas party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Alfies Restaurant on Fairmount Avenue. Reservations are requested as soon as possible by calling Elaine Caflisch at 763-3156. The group’s last meeting was the Holiday Bazaart show in the Family Center of Fluvanna Community Church on Fluvanna Avenue. Money received from the bake sale and light luncheon were donated to the church fund. Attendance grew from last year and seemed due to more and larger signs, as well as advertisements.
Tables Is Friday
Christ First United Methodist Church’s Women’s Ministry will present its “Festival of Tables” Christmas party from 7-9 p.m. Friday in Darrah Hall at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street. All women are welcome to attend. For reservations, call Maria Rowe at 338-8286.
Duo To Perform Holiday Concert
The musical duo of “The Princess and The Rose” will be presenting a holiday themed concert at Ellington Farman Library, 760 Thornton Road, on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. They will be performing a variety of Holiday music. Attendees are welcome to bring a plate of cookies; light refreshments will be served.
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. will be holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at Lakewood’s Neighborhood Applebee’s located on Fairmount Avenue. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $6 each, and each ticket is good for all you can eat pancakes, bacon, and drinks. Santa will be joining guests for breakfast, so be sure to bring your camera. All proceeds help provide music and arts instruction to area youth at the Infinity Center in downtown Jamestown.