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NIAGARA COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TODAY

Today

ART EXHIBIT: "William Maggio: Wallscapes; Gerald Mead: Works From the Charles Rand Penney Collection" features a compilation of mixed-media images in Kenan House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Free-will donation. Exhibit ends today.

DANCE PRESENTATION: The InSync Dance Theater presents a dance concert showcasing a variety of tap and jazz pieces at 2 p.m. in Niagara University's Leary Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets available at the door.

GARDEN FAIRE: The Wheatfield Garden Club offers a garden faire and boutique featuring demonstrations and instruction by Master Gardeners, crafts, baked goods, white elephant items, plants and quilt raffle from 1 to 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 6525, Ward Road, Bergholz. Proceeds benefit Town of Wheatfield beautification projects. Admission is $2. Tickets are available at the door.

Monday

YOUTH PROGRAM: Opportunity for young people to learn about prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and about recovery and dependency, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Continues Thursday.

SUPPORT GROUP: The North Tonawanda depression support group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the first-floor conference room across from the cafeteria in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.

ART EXHIBIT: "Studio 2001" features fine art created by emerging and established artists working in the Partners in Art Studio. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Show continues through Feb. 24.

SPORTS BENEFIT DINNER: Niagara University sponsors an annual sports benefit dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. A silent auction also will be featured. Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit the Niagara Athletics Academic Advising program. Call 286-8601 for tickets and more information.

ART EXHIBIT: "Sizzling January Illustrators' Show," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Niagara County Community College Art Gallery, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free. Show continues through Feb. 23. Call 614-5975 for more information.

Tuesday

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Retired Men's Chorus meets for rehearsals at 9 a.m. every Tuesdayin Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. Visitors and new members are welcome.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem, 7 p.m., Seven Clan Al-Anon, Tuscarora Health Center, Mount Hope Road, Tuscarora Reservation, and Adult Children of Alcoholics, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport; 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 506 Cayuga St., Lewiston.

NAR-ANON: Helping families cope with substance abuse by someone they love, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Clearview Outpatient Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 p.m., Niagara Presbyterian Church, Military and Lockport roads, Town of Niagara.

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS: Well Baby Clinics, conducted by the Niagara County Health Department, held in Niagara Falls, Lockport and North Tonawanda. Call the Clinic Line at 694-5454 for appointments and more information.

SUPPORT GROUP: Weekly meeting, sponsored by the Niagara County AIDS Case Management Program and AIDS Task Force, for people with HIV/AIDS, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Niagara Falls. Strictly confidential. Call 285-5781 for information.

BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 12:45 p.m., 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: From 10 a.m. to noon in the LaSalle Facility, 95th and Colvin Blvd., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6938 for more information.

DEFENSIVE-DRIVING COURSE: Barker Community Education offers a two-session defensive-driving course from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the library of Barker Central High School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. Course continues from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. This six-hour point- and insurance-reduction program offers education for safe driving. Co-sponsored by the Buffalo-Niagara Frontier National Safety Council and approved by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Cost is $35. Pre-registration required by calling 795-3201.

HEALTH PROGRAM: "You've Gotta Have Heart: Heart Disease, the No. 1 Health Risk for Women" program, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10 St. Call 278-4041 for more information.

OPEN-MIKE EVENT: "Tuesday Toast and Jam" is a six-week series of open-mike entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. in Village Inn, 65 Center St., Lewiston. The event provides opportunity for performers of music, poetry, comedy and//or performance art. Free admission. Refreshments and legal beverages available. Event continues Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6, 13 and 20. Performers encouraged to arrive early and sign in. Call 754-0166 for more information.

CIRCUS: Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus will entertain at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the arena at Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, 305 Fourth St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5.75 for children under 12.

MATH SKILLS WORKSHOP: Everywoman Opportunity Center offers a free four-day basic math skills workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon at the center, third floor, 800 Main St., Niagara Falls. The workshop will assist women interested in upgrading their math skills in preparation for returning to school and/or work. Call 282-8472 for more information.

SENIOR SAFETY WORKSHOP: "How to Avoid Credit Card Scams and Charity Donation Scams" is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Lockport Senior Citizen Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Free and open to the public. Reservations required by calling 285-8224 or 433-1886.

Wednesday

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol abuse, 10:30 a.m., Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara; 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; 8 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; 8 and 9:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 65 Main Ave., North Tonawanda.

WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, 6 to 7 p.m., Payne Avenue Christian Church, 350 Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 12:30 p.m., Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled children 3 to 10 years old and their siblings, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara; also, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

CRAFTS: Including ceramics, 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield.

SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope general bereavement group for any Niagara County resident grieving a loss of any nature; 5 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. Walk-ins welcome.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: From 10 a.m. to noon at Wrobel Towers, 800 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6938 for more information.

CIRCUS: Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus will entertain at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the arena at Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, 305 Fourth St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5.75 for children under 12.

MEETING: The Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Farnham, who is group sales and ticket services coordinator at Artpark. Public is invited.

MEETING: The Write Touch Writers Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport. Workshops and speakers featured. Refreshments served. Public is welcome. Please bring paper and pen. Call 439-4958 for more information.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER AND DANCE: "Sentimental Journey" dinner and dance features dinner, dancing and opportunity to renew marriage vows for any couple married 25 years or more, 6 p.m., the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Tickets are $20 per person. Music by Jimmy Sansone's Swing Band. Call 433-1886 for more information.

CHESS CLUB: From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lockport Youth and Recreation Department, 201 Willow St., Lockport. All ages and skill levels welcome. Call 434-1972 for more information.

Thursday

A.M. LOCKPORT TOASTMASTERS: 7 a.m., Best Western Lockport Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport.

SUPPORT GROUP: Lockport New Beginnings, for people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, 7 p.m., the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem, 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ransomville.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Use the Elmwood Street entrance.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport; Big Book Study, Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: From noon to 2 p.m., the American Red Cross, 719 Ashland Ave., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6938 for more information.

TAKE-OUT PIEROGIES: Potato, cheese and sauerkraut pierogies available from 2 to 4 p.m. in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 3920 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Take-out only. Pierogies also available from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. Sale continues through April 12.

SMALL-BUSINESS SEMINAR: Financing sources and business plan development is a seminar sponsored by the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Call 614-6480 for registration and information.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross sponsors a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St. Walk-ins welcome. Call 278-4440.

CIRCUS: Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus will entertain at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the arena at Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, 305 Fourth St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5.75 for children under 12.

GRIEF SERVICE: Niagara Hospice hosts a nondenominational grief healing service at 7 p.m. in the service center, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. Coffee and fellowship provided after service. Call 439-4417 for more information.

MODEL RAILROAD CLINIC: The Niagara Orleans Model Engineers offers a free series of presentations, "How to Build a Model Railroad Module," after the regular club meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the former Limited Store at Summit Park Mall, Williams Road, Wheatfield. Benchwork starts the series, followed by track work and wiring. Series continues at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Call 298-1577 for more information.

MEETING: The Niagara Falls Chapter of AARP 283 holds its general meeting at 1:30 p.m. in John A. Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. David G. Boniello, attorney, will speak on legal issues concerning seniors.

MEETING: The Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York holds monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. in Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield. Refreshments served. Public is welcome.

Friday

FAMILY NIGHT: 6 to 9 p.m., Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7:30 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rainbow Boulevard and Second Street, Niagara Falls.

CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield.

SUPPORT GROUP: Relatives as Parents/Providers Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. in John A. Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Grandparents or other relatives raising grandchildren or relative children are welcome. Child care is available. Call 433-3780 for more information.

PERFORMANCE: The Universal Creative Arts Ensemble performs at noon in Niagara County Community College's Fine Arts Theater, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Show includes stilt walkers, dancers, drummers, ground masquerades, drama and acrobatic show. Free. Public welcome. Call 614-6255 for more information.

Saturday

CHESS CLUB: For all ages, from 10 a.m. to noon in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 693-4132 for more information.

AFTERNOON VALENTINE'S TEA: The Niagara County Historical Society offers seatings at 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in the Colonel William Bond House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport. Adults only. Cost is $8 per person and includes historically appropriate teas with light luncheon. Hosted by Esther Prudden. Call 434-7433 for more information.

MODEL RAILROAD CLINIC: The Niagara Orleans Model Engineers offers a hands-on workshop in basic scenery making and making trees from found materials at 1 p.m. in the former Limited Store in the Summit Park Mall, Williams Road, Wheatfield; $10 material fee and donation. Each participant is given a 12-by-18-inch piece of benchwork. Bring a hair dryer and clean spray bottle. Registration required by calling 745-7917.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church presents an interactive mystery dinner theater performed by Niagara Falls Little Theater at 5:30 p.m. in the church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $12.50 per person, presale only. Call 283-5744 for reservations. WINE TASTING AND ART AUCTION: The sixth annual wine tasting and art auction to benefit Niagara Hospice takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $40 per person, $70 per couple or $120 per group of four and can be purchased at Niagara Hospice service center, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport or by calling 439-4417.

CASTLE TOUR: Old Fort Niagara offers a winter tour of the "French Castle" at 2 p.m. on the fort grounds in Youngstown. Admission is $6.75 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $4.50 for children ages 6 through 12 and free for children under 6. Call 745-7611 for more information.

MEETING AND POT-LUCK DINNER: The Niagara County Coalition for Lesbi/Bi/Trans/Gay Wellness and Health holds its first meeting and pot-luck dinner at 6 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Call 297-0407 or 282-2501, ext. 223 for more information. SPAGHETTI DINNER: Boy Scout Troop 98 hosts a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd. at Bear Ridge Road, North Tonawanda. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

Next Sunday

CHURCH SUPPER: A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in St. Peter Lutheran Church-North Ridge, 4169 Church Road, Lockport. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children age 6 through 12 and free for children 5 and under. Chair lift available.

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