Briefly

Annual Book Sale On Friday

ASHVILLE — The Ashville Free Library, 2200 N. Maple St., Ashville, will host its annual book sale and bake sale on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A preview sale, “Books and Bottles” will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the $5 admission entitles participants to wine, appetizers, the ability to purchase from the sale and chance at a door prize. Books and Bottles is not open to book sellers or children. On Aug. 4, all books will be sold by the bag at $5 per bag. Available for purchase are hardcovers, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs, CDs and audio books. For more information, call 763-9906.

RTPI ‘Art After 5’ On Thursday

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host Art After 5 from 5-7 p.m. Thursday on the institute’s back patio. Landon Gray, a local musician will perform, with light refreshments, wine and beverages available along with brief tours of the summer exhibition, Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy. The cost is a $10 donation.

Coalition To Host Talent Show

DUNKIRK — The HOPE Chautauqua Coalition will host a talent show for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. The cost is $10 per participant. There will be two divisions, one for children between the agess of 12 and 14 and the second for teens between the ages of 15 and 17. To register, visit www.casacweb.org by Aug. 14. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each division.

Blood Drive To Be Held Tuesday

CHERRY CREEK — Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive at the Cherry Creek Fire Department, 6763 Main St., Cherry Creek, on Tuesday between 3:30-9:30 p.m. Individuals are eligible to give blood if it has been 56 days since their last donation; they are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent); weigh at least 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo or body piercing in the past 12 months; and are in good general health. Donors must have a valid photo ID. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good solid meal and drink at least 18 ounces of water. For more information, to schedule an appointment or to learn more about hosting a drive, call 1-877-842-0631 or visit fourhearts.org.

Jobs Corps To Offer Training

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families on Thursday. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security industries as well as classes to prepare to take the TASC or obtain a high school diploma. In order to enroll in Job Corps, applicants must be 16-24 years old and meet income and other guidelines, as well as demonstrate readiness to embark on a rigorous and demanding training program. Job Corps will provide the courses described above, as well as a comprehensive career preparation curriculum to ensure graduates are ready to enter the labor market. Services for graduates include job placement assistance and transition money. To reserve a spot on a tour or to inquire about admissions, contact the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy by calling 595-4200 and asking for the admissions office.

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