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Center For The Arts To Hold Open House

WESTFIELD — After a long hiatus during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, there will be an open house at Lake Shore Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the art center, 49 South Portage, Westfield. During the time the center was closed to the public members of the organization were hard at work renovating the expanded facility.

After performing at locations through out the community, the organizers of Lake Shore Center for the Arts began looking for a permanent home. Up until that time, there had been theatrical performances of “Eleemosynary,” “It’s a Wonderful Life ­ a radio show,” “Scenes of a Marriage,” “Spoon River Anthology” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Barcelona Blues Band and the Westfield All Stars had entertained at various locations and events.

Work began in January 2017 to transform classrooms in the annex of the First Presbyterian church of Westfield into a regional fine arts center. After months of painting, building, electrical work, carpeting and decorating the first phase of their permanent home to shape. In the spring of that year LSCFTA opened the Jacqueline Philips Theater, the William Ross Music Hall and the Brenda Eno Art Gallery.

LSCFTA’s has now transformed the entire top floor utilizing funds from grants and private financial gifts. The new spaces include a work room for set design and storage, the Innovation Studio for photography and web design and the Lorna Penny Suite that can serve multiple purposes.

The public is invited to a champagne reception open house to celebrate these accomplishments and to kick off the new year of programming.

Rotary To Host Fundraiser At Ellicottville Brewing

On Sunday, Oct. 10, the Greater Jamestown AM Rotary will be hosting its annual football party fundraiser at the Ellicottville Brewing Company on Lake Chautauqua in Bemus Point.

This year’s fundraiser is dedicated to the memory of Tim Grace and Bill Briggs, Rotarians and past co-chairpersons of this event. Grace passed away early last year. Briggs was the owner-in-chief of Chautauqua Brick.

The event begins at 7 p.m. for the 8:20 p.m. kickoff between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. Food will be served from 7:30 until 9 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased from AM Rotarians, at Quick Solutions Printing on Third Street in Jamestown, at local Chautauqua Brick locations and at the door on game day. The $40 ticket includes a buffets, drinks, cash prizes and door prizes. Additionally, a giveaway will offer the chance to win prizes that have been donated by Rotarians and local merchants and businesses.

All proceeds will be used to support AM Rotary’s various community activities ­ which include sponsoring the youth involved at the Eastside YMCA, providing winter coats for those who need them through work with the Salvation Army’s “Bundle Them Up” (Coats for Kids) program and various literacy activities.

Stamp Club stamp and postcard show

The stamp and postcard show will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 6 Leo Moss Drive, Olean.

There will be an area dedicated for beginning and intermediate collectors to go through boxes of stamps, choose what they want. It is free. Dealers will be present to sell, buy and/or provide appraisals.

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