Following is Niagara Sunday's weekly listing of upcoming public events held around Niagara County.If you would like your event included, send the information two weeks in advance to: Niagara Community Calendar, c/o The Buffalo News, 8353 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304, fax to: 283-1691 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPER BINGO EVENT: Sixth annual Super Bowl Bingo Event, with all proceeds going to benefit those with developmental disabilities in Niagara County served by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 1 p.m., Elks Lodge 41, 6791 N. Canal Road, Lockport. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event will guarantee $1,950 in prizes, with $2,550 offered.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the back entrance.
ONE-ACT PLAYS: Students will offer their "One-Act Plays," with six or seven expected, 2 p.m., Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Call 286-8622 for tickets.
EXHIBITION: "Latinoamericano Visiones: Selected Works by Latin American Artists," with an opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m., Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
SUPPORT GROUP: Parkinson's Disease, 2 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 754-4052 for information.
MEETING: Narcotics Anonymous, 5 to 7 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.
MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Sanborn Historical Society Museum, 2822 Niagara St.
WINTER READING CLUB: Children from preschool through grade nine can keep warm this winter while reading books from the children's department of North Tonawanda Public Library and win free Reading Is Fundamental books and other prizes. Children may come into the library to register and then read up to five books, one from the seasonal collection and the rest their own library choices. No registration for the free program. Come into the library or call 693-4132 for more information. The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Program ends Feb. 28.
FREE SCREENING: Community Lipid Panel Screening, to check cholesterol level in the blood, 6:30 to 11 a.m., North Lobby, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
ADULT FITNESS: Walking, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, City of Niagara Falls Department of Recreation, LaSalle Facility, 9501 Colvin Blvd. Free.
VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFT: Children ages 3 to 12 can make a Valentine's Day craft to take home with them, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. Free. No registration is required.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: Accounting students from Niagara University will provide free assistance in preparing and electronic filing of federal and state tax returns for elderly and low-income taxpayers, 4 to 6 p.m., Gallagher Center, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. No appointment is needed. Continues Wednesday.
MEETING: Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity, 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: The Lockport Memorial Hospital Guild will hold a meeting featuring a program on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illnesses, 1 p.m., Lockport Public Library Community Room, 23 East Ave.
DIABETES MANAGEMENT CLASS: For individuals diagnosed with diabetes, 6 to 8 p.m., Lockport Memorial Hospital, 521 East Ave. Continues Tuesday and Feb. 13 and 14. Call 514-5800, Ext. 5688, to register. A physician's referral is required, and most insurances will cover the program.
STORY TIME: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register your child.
BEDTIME STORY HOUR: 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register your child.
FITNESS PROGRAM: Independent Health Association's low-impact SilverSneakers fitness class, which focuses on improving muscular strength and much more for senior citizens, 10 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road. Also offered Wednesdays and Fridays. Senior citizens subscribing to Independent Health's Medicare Advantage plan can receive a free fitness facility membership at the YMCA.
GOOD BOOK GIVEAWAY: Adults who borrow books from North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, between today and Feb. 28 will receive a free raffle ticket for one of four weekly prize baskets on display in the library. Prize drawings will be held every Tuesday evening during February. For more information, call the reference department at 693-3009.
PARENTING PROGRAM: Health for All Seasons and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) present "Parenting of Young Children," a six-week series, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 298-2145 to register.
MUSEUM HOURS: North Tonawanda History Museum, 314 Oliver St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. The museum is also open by appointment. Call 213-0554 or 692-2681 for more information.
ADULT FITNESS: Low-impact aerobics, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, City of Niagara Falls Department of Recreation, LaSalle Facility, 9501 Colvin Blvd. Free.
CLASS: Hatha Yoga, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost $3 members and $5 nonmembers. Fee payable at class. Also meets on Wednesday afternoons.
EXERCISE: PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise), a program of gentle exercise that combines recreation and socialization, 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, DeGraff Community Center of Kaleida Health, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $25 for a 10-week course. Call 690-2271 to register.
EXERCISE: Fit After 50, 8:40 to 9:15 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Gentle stretching. All are welcome.
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., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, noon to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential and anonymous. No appointment needed. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Continues Thursday.
SUPPORT GROUP: North Tonawanda depression support group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday, first-floor conference room, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Also on Thursdays.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Teresa's School basement, McKoon and College avenues, Niagara Falls.
RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled children 3 to 10 years old, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
SUPPORT GROUP: New Beginnings for widows and widowers of all ages, 7 p.m., Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road.
EXPECTANT PARENTS CLASS: 7:30 p.m., cafeteria, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Continues on Mondays through March 6. Call 298-2618 to register.
PARAMEDIC RECERTIFICATION: 7 to 10:30 p.m., Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Call the Office of Community Education at 514-6470 for more information.
BIBLE BASICS: The Rev. Charles F. Lamb will lead a Bible study class for adults called "Taking a Look at the Gospels," 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Free. Call 745-7067 to register.
SIBLING CLASS: "Our Growing Family: Becoming a Big Brother or Sister" prepares children ages 3 and older for the arrival of a new baby, 6 p.m., Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Call 278-4433 for more information and to register.
SPECIAL SESSION: Health for All Seasons presents "Pediatric Eye Problems and Surgery," by Dr. Thomas Elmer of Pediatric Ophthalmology, 6 p.m., Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register your child.
TAX HELP: Available to community members on a first-come, first-served basis, with the service provided by Internal Revenue Service volunteers, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 for more information. Continues Wednesday.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem, 12:30 p.m., Tuesday Afternoon 12 Steppers, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda; 7 p.m., Seven Clan Al-Anon, Tuscarora Health Center, Mount Hope Road, Tuscarora Reservation; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; and Adult Children of Alcoholics, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport.
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. St. Leo's Church hall, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara.
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 297-4004 for information.
CLASS: Aerobics for the physically challenged, 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost $2, payable at the door. Open to all ages and abilities.
BE MY VALENTINE: Enjoy listening to Valentine stories, for children 2 and up accompanied by an adult, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Put on your pajamas, bring a favorite teddy bear or blanket and come to the library and cuddle up to someone you love. Call 693-4132 to register your child.
CREDIT COUNSELING: Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo, in partnership with Niagara University, offers financial counseling for Niagara Falls-area residents, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Center City Neighborhood Development Corp., 1824 Main St., Niagara Falls. Call 712-2063 for an appointment.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE: Shawnee Sno-Chiefs will host a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course for students ages 10 and up, 6 to 10 p.m., Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. All students must be at least 10 by Jan. 12 and must also attend the Thursday night course to receive a completion certificate. Call 731-9377 or 731-9451 to register.
DOG GROOMING BASICS: Learn how to treat your favorite pet to his or her own spa day, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dale Association Center for Lifelong Learning, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Member, $27; nonmember, $41. Do not bring your pet to class. Call 433-1886 or 433-1089 for more information.
MUSEUM HOURS: Lewiston Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., 469 Plain St. Admission is by goodwill donation. Continues through Sunday.
SMOKING CESSATION: "Quit Smoking Now: Do Your Lungs and Family a Favor," the fifth of five classes, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 723B, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Free. Call 298-2145 to register.
SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Grief Support Group for Infants, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call Anne at 282-3368 for more information.
MEETING: YWCA of the Tonawandas Friendship Club, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Projects have included making quilts, pillows and lap robes and offer the sharing of creative ideas. Call 692-5580.
BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Niagara Area Business Exchange is a group of business professionals who meet to exchange business leads, 8 a.m. every Wednesday, Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit St., Lockport. For information, coll 434-1984 or go online to www.niagaraareabusinessexchange.org.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol abuse, 10:30 a.m., Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo's Bingo Hall, front door, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara; 8 and 9:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda.
WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Sutherland Lodge, 1400 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 12:30 p.m., Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.
CRAFTS: 12:30 p.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Ceramics and woodworking offered at 9 a.m.
DIABETES CLASS: "Living With Diabetes," a four-session program based on American Diabetes Association guidelines, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Call 278-4102 to register.
MEETING: La Leche League of Niagara Falls, an organization of support, education and encouragement for breast feeding women, 6:30 p.m., Mary C. Dyster Women's Pavilion, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For more information, call 622-1195.
SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Grief Support for parents who have suffered miscarriages, still births or lost an infant, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
SUPPORT GROUP: Onward, healing and compassion for people who are divorced or separated, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 160 Chestnut St., Lockport. Sponsored by Eastern Niagara County Catholic parishes. Free and open to all.
STORYTELLER: People and Possibilities presents "A Celebration of Black History -- Storytelling With Karima Amin," 4 to 5 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Free. Call 278-0228 for more information.
MEETINGS: Profnet: Business to Business in Western New York will share business referrals at its breakfast meetings, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. every Thursday, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Town of Niagara. More information about the organization is on its Web site, www.profnet.org.
SUPPORT GROUP: Internal Defibrillator Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Room 723, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
SUPPORT GROUP: Lupus Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call (800) 300-4198 for more information.
FUN CLUB: After School Fun Club: Happy Valentine's Day for children in kindergarten through grade three who live in North Tonawanda, Pendleton or Wheatfield. Make a Valentine craft, listen to "Froggy's First Kiss" and other Valentine stories and have fun with Valentine activities, 4 to 5 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Call 693-4132 to register your child.
SUPPORT GROUP: Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., ACNC Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.
BOOK SALE: "Books 'N' More," 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Continues 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
SUPPORT GROUP: Internal Defibrillator/Pacemaker Support Group, 1 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
CLUB: The Dinosaur Club offers dinosaur-themed activities for both boys and girls, ages 4 and up, the second Thursday of every month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. To register, call 754-4720.
PERFORMANCE: Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8 p.m., Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. General admission, $12; senior citizens and students, $10. Call 743-1614 to reserve tickets or by e-mail at Ghostlight@Adelphia.net. Continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
SUPPORT GROUP: Lockport New Beginnings, for people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, 7 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville.
PRESENTATION: "Can Diet Delay Heart Failure?" with Dr. Susan Graham, director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at the Heart Center of Niagara, 7 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 278-4523 to register.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7:30 p.m., Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls.
CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.
SUPPORT GROUP: Alcoholics Anonymous, First Step Group, 8 to 9 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.
SPECIAL CLUB: Science Explorers Club -- Dinosaurs, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
ART RECEPTION: The artwork of Geeta Harvey, titled "Edifices and Icons," 6 to 8 p.m., Gallery, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
USED-BOOK SALE: Friends of the Ransomville Free Library's Used-Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Continues 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday with a bag sale.
GALA BALL: Third annual Miss Niagara County Gala Ball, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; dancing, 7 p.m., Tiddledybinks, Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. For more information, call Linda Augustino Rafferty at 297-1866.
TOWN HALL MEETING: Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, ranking member of the House Rules Committee, will host a Town Hall meeting, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., LaSalle Post, American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
ART EXPRESS: Family fun with hands-on art activities, 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. Cost $3 for nonmembers and $2 for members. This week, Festival of the Bones.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT: For professional rescuers, by the American Heart Association and Niagara County Community College, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., C-119, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Fee, which includes the textbook, $60. Call 614-6470 to register.
USED-BOOK SALE: With a bag sale for the Friends of the Ransomville Free Library's Used-Book Sale, 3 to 4 p.m., 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.
HANDBELL QUARTET: Royalton Ringers, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Free.
DANCE CLASS: Butterfly Dance Company for all children with developmental disabilities, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence community room, 5285 Military Road, Lewiston. For information and registration, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING: "Weight Loss Surgery," with topics to include risks and benefits, eligibility and post-surgical follow-up, 6 to 8 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 278-0873 to register.
MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Ransomville Historical Museum, Old Post Office on Ransomville Library grounds, 3733 Ransomville Road, or for special tours by calling 791-4494.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, noon to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Use side door.
STORYTELLING SATURDAY: Karima Amin will perform African-American stories, 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. Adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; children 3 and under, free.
DINNER THEATER: "Idol Quest," a murder-mystery dinner theater featuring the A.M. Lockport Players, cash bar, 6 p.m.; buffet and murder mystery, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Includes a silent auction/split club. Tickets, $35; couple, $65. Call 478-4452 for more information. Proceeds go to benefit Lockport High School Foundation Scholarships.
SCHOOL FAIR: The New York State Power Authority's Power Vista will host St. Dominic Savio Middle School's Science Fair, noon to 5 p.m., at the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
CHOWDER & BAKE SALE: 11 a.m., Bergholz Fire Hall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the back entrance.
TURKEY DINNER: Family-style turkey dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. Adults, $8; ages 4 to 12, $3.50. Call 692-3919 or 693-9677 for reservations.
DINNER AND AUCTION: Combination pasta dinner and silent auction, noon to 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Adults, $7; ages 5 to 12, $3. Tickets are available at the door.