Briefly

Blood Drive Set For Monday

The Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon at UPMC Chautauqua, Monday, August 19, 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown, in classrooms 2 and 4. The blood bank, the exclusive blood provider to UPMC Chautauqua, has a less-than-one-day supply of blood types O+ and O- and is experiencing critically low levels of blood types A+ and A-. 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; are in good general health and do not have a cold or the flu. Valid photo identification is required in order to donate. Prior to donating, those giving blood should eat a good, solid meal and drink at least 18 ounces of water. For more information, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631.

Society Groups Joint Picnic Tues.

FREDONIA — The Harmony Historical Society and the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will have a joint meeting/tureen picnic on Tuesday. Ruth Nichols, genealogical society vice president, will speak on what she found in five drawers of “donated” files at the Barker museum and how she indexed them. Gail Dash, society president, will review the research material available in the Genealogical Society Garland Room at the Barker Museum and items of interest in the museum. There will also be a review of interesting historical sites in the North County area. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and table service. The program starts at 7 p.m. All programs are open to the public.

Panama School Board To Meet

PANAMA — The Panama Central School Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the board room. The public is welcome to attend.

Chorale Set To Begin Rehearsals

The Community Music Project Chorale will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Southwestern Central School chorus room. There is no audition for those who want to join the chorale as it prepares for its Nov. 3 “Back on Broadway” concert. For more information, email Jbraeger@communitymusicproject.com, call 664-2227 or visit cmpsings.com.

JCC Updates Transfer Agreement

Jamestown Community College has approved an updated transfer agreement with the State University of New York’s Empire State College. The agreement guarantees acceptance of students who graduate with an associate’s degree from JCC into several Empire State programs. JCC graduates can transfer 79 credits toward meeting a bachelor’s degree through Empire State in accounting, addictions counseling, administrative professional, allied health, arts, business, management and economics, community and human services, cultural studies, educational studies, global studies, historical studies, homeland security, human development, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies, labor studies, music industry, nursing, public affairs, science, mathematics and technology, sport management, and social science. Locally, Empire State College has learning centers in Lakewood, Olean, Fredonia, Buffalo, and Alfred.

COMMENTS