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Jan. 9 to 16 / Niagara County events

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, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240, fax to: 856-5150, or e-mail to: niagaranews@buffnews.com.

Today

FARMERS BREAKFAST: All-you-can-eat eggs, sausage, ham, fruit, pancakes, french toast, potatoes, pastries and beverages, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Adams Volunteer Fire Company, 7113 Nash Road, Wheatfield. Cost is $8 for adults and children ages 12 and up, and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Ages 5 and younger are free.

EXHIBIT: "Olivia McConnell: A Retrospective," through Feb. 13, Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A tea for former students of the artist and others will be held Jan. 23. Cost is $20. For reservations, call 433-2617 by Jan. 19. Also see an exhibit featuring artisans from Western New York working in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media in the Kenan Center House Gallery.

ART DISPLAYS: "Intimacy at a Glance," works by Clayton Rickard; "Natural & Unnatural Worlds," photography by Mary Ellen Harris, Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 478-0239 or visit www.marketstreetartcenter.org.

CLASS: Iyengar Yoga, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Also meets at the same time on Mondays and Tuesdays. Call 778-5273 for information.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous Golden Slipper, 9:30 a.m., UAW Hall, 524 Walnut St., Lockport; Attitude Adjustment, 10 a.m., First Step Center, Allen Avenue, Niagara Falls; LaSalle Big Book, 7:30 p.m., Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 156 59th St., Niagara Falls; Fifth Tradition, 8 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 100 Chestnut St., Youngstown; and Lock City, 8 p.m., Emmanuel Methodist Church, East Avenue at Washburn Street, Lockport.

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Monday

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION: "On the Road With Izzy Bleckman," cameraman for CBS News from 1966 to 2002, 1 p.m., Room E 142, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free and open to the public.

ORIENTATION: For people interested in becoming registered family child care providers, hosted by Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Niagara Community Action Program office, 1521 Main St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-8572 to register.

GROUP MEETING: Anger management group for those wishing to work on their emotional and behavioral well-being, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Independent Living of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. For information, call Dave Edgerton at 836-0822, Ext. 109.

STRETCHING CLASS: Stretching and Mobility Class for senior citizens ages 55 and up, 9:15 a.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Cost, $2.

PINOCHLE: Senior citizens ages 55 and up can play pinochle at 6 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday and at 1:15 p.m. Friday, North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Call 695-8582 for more information.

FREE FITNESS CLASS: Club 99, 10:30 a.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Continues Wednesday. Call 695-8582 to register.

MUSEUM HOURS: The North Tonawanda History Museum, which operates in the Lumber City History Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday (except Wednesday), 54 Webster St. Call 213-0554 for more information.

BAND REHEARSAL: The Bergholz German Band meets at 8 p.m., Bergholz Fire Hall, Niagara Road. Prospective members are welcome.

FACILITATED ENROLLMENT: For Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health insurance programs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday and on the second Wednesday of the month; 1 to 4 p.m. on other Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Hamilton B. Mizer Primary Care Center, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4620 for more information.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; New Hope Group, 10:30 a.m., First Step Center, Allen Avenue, Niagara Falls; Lockview, 6:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 98 East Ave., Lockport; Survivors Big Book Group, 6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Pershing Avenue and Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; New Green Group International Open Discussion Meeting, 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls; and Open Channel Big Book, 8 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls.

GLEE CLUB REHEARSALS: Lock City Glee Club, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Rochester Road at Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport. New members are invited to join.

FITNESS PROGRAM: Independent Health Association's low-impact SilverSneakers fitness class, which focuses on improving muscular strength and much more for senior citizens, 9 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.

EXERCISE: An exercise class for senior citizens, 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, $2 per week. Call 690-2271 or 692-8731 to register.

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: Confidential Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. No appointment needed. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Also Wednesdays. Call 278-1900 for more information.

ARTS & CRAFTS: The North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center offers arts and crafts classes for anyone age 55 and up, 9 a.m. to noon today through Thursday, 110 Goundry St. Each participant is responsible for the cost of the material used. Call 695-8582 for more information.

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Tuesday

CLASS: "Beginning Sign Language," 7:30 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Runs for six Tuesdays. Cost is $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers. To register, phone 433-1886.

ORIENTATION SESSION: Lockport Community Television is offering an orientation session mandatory for incoming volunteers who would like to produce a cable TV program at LCTV or to volunteer on other productions, 7 p.m., 293 Niagara St., Lockport. Call 434-1733 to register.

ART DISPLAY: Mark McLoughlin's "Stolen Souls, Willing"; "Fly Me to the Moon: A Celebration of Celestial Bodies From the Permanent Collection"; "Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara," 11 to 5 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

ART EXHIBITION: "Cloud Corrosion," a three-person exhibit that captures the essence of a postindustrial city through the first fully digital generation; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday by appointment, East Gallery Project Space, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.

CHESS CLUB: The Lockport Chess Club meets at 7 p.m., Lockport Public Library meeting room, 23 East Ave. Everyone who enjoys playing chess or learning how to play is welcome. There is no charge. For more information, call 434-4084. Some chess sets will be provided, but those who attend are encouraged to bring one.

GALLERY HOURS: School of the Arts Gallery, where the owner also invites artists, poets, crafters and designers to present their works, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, 402 Center St., Lewiston.

CLASS: Senior Yoga 55 , 10:30 a.m.; Lunchtime Yoga, noon; Beginner Yoga, 4:30 p.m.; Integrative Yoga Therapy Class, 6 p.m., Anjali Yoga & Wellness, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. For information, call 748-5503.

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Lockport Chorale, 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave. New members welcome.

NAR-ANON MEETINGS: Helping families cope with substance abuse by someone they love, 6:45 p.m., St. Edmund's Outreach, St. Christopher Church, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.

MEETING: Alzheimer's Association of Western New York, 7 p.m., St. Andrew Church, West Creek Road, Burt.

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: Adult immunization and family travel clinics are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Fees vary. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

CONSUMER ASSISTANCE: Free help in filing complaints or obtaining advice on consumer-related matters is offered by the State Attorney General's Office, with a representative available to meet with consumers, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. For immediate attention, call the hotline at (800) 771-7755.

SUPPORT GROUP: For families and friends of prisoners, formerly incarcerated people and family members, as well as community members, 6 p.m., 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Free and confidential. For information, call Claudia Racine at 236-0257 or Suzette Nicosia at 284-4131, Ext. 15.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; New Freedom Group, 10 a.m., 2470 Allen Ave., Niagara Falls; the Tuesday Afternoon Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave., Lockport; Big Book Step Group, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Early Beginning Group, 7 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; Lew-Port Group, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston; and Big-Book Lockport, 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 160 Chestnut St., Lockport.

ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM: For anyone age 55 and older, 9:30 to noon, North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Projects are available for a minimal cost. Continues through Friday.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: For children ages 2 1/2 to 5, with books, games, crafts, holiday parties, birthday celebrations and special guests, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon, Youngstown Public Library, 240 Lockport St.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Area residents may now enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton B. Mizer Primary Care Center, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls. Enrollees should bring identification showing their date of birth, a current utility bill or other address verification and wage information. For more information, call 285-1563.

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, Jay's Place Diner, Walmore Road, Tuscarora Reservation; and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.

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.

BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 12:45 p.m., 2790 Church Road. Learn to play bridge from 10 a.m. to noon.

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 Wednesday and Thursday.

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Wednesday

FREE DANCE CLASS: People and Possibilities, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, offers line dancing classes with Joan Harris as instructor, 5 to 7 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6961 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Grief Support for parents who have suffered miscarriages, stillbirths or lost an infant, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

SUPPORT GROUP: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Niagara Falls, a peer-run support group for those suffering from depression and/or mood disorders, and their families, 6 p.m., Ivanhoe Lobby at Community Missions, 1590 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. For information, call Kathie Terry at 491-3233 or Doug Wilkins at 284-1076, or e-mail at nfdbsgroup@aol.com.

MEETING: Niagara Exchange Club, 6:30 p.m., Yellow and Blue Cafeteria, Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.

SUPPORT GROUP: For adults coping with the sudden traumatic loss of a loved one, 6 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders, 6 p.m., St. John's Outreach Center, Chestnut St., Lockport.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Niagara Area Business Exchange is a group of business professionals who meet to exchange business leads, 8 a.m., Town and Country Club of Lockport, 717 East Ave. For information, call 772-2200.

MEETING: Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Water Street Landing restaurant, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. Prospective members welcome. For reservations, call 870-1307 or e-mail newbiz@aol.com.

CROCHET AND KNITTING CLUB: Share ideas, skills and enthusiasm with those who are creative with yarn, 4 to 5 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Call 693-3009 for more information.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; 10 a.m., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave., upper suite, Lockport; Primary Purpose Group, 10:30 a.m., 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls; LaSalle Group, 7 p.m., Salvation Army, 7018 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; Independence Group, 8 p.m., St. John de LaSalle, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; and United We Stand, 8 p.m., 412 39th St., Niagara Falls.

STORY HOUR: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville Road.

MUSEUM HOURS: Lewiston Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., 469 Plain St. Admission is by goodwill donation. Continues through Sunday.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol abuse, 10:30 a.m., Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo Catholic Church, 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 p.m., Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1451 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.

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.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Legal Advocacy Service, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Niagara County, offers free legal advice to qualified clients, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information and appointments, call Betty, 433-3780.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential and anonymous. No appointment needed. Continues each Wednesday.

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

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Thursday

CLASS: The American Red Cross' "Pet First Aid," 6 to 9 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $55 and includes DVD and pet first-aid kit. To register, phone 433-1886.

DINOSAUR 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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Widows invited to share their strength and hopes for the future, 1 to 3 p.m., YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. To sign up, call 692-5580.

NETWORKING GROUP: Niagara Networking Group to exchange qualified referrals in the form of business development leads, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Justin Tyme on the River, 7611 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.

CLASSES: Drawing classes by artist Nori Bucci, 7 p.m. every Thursday, Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. For information, call 778-5273. Also crochet lessons, 3:30 and 5 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call Lisa at 751-6723.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Sober Winners, 9:30 a.m., VFW Post 2535, 112 Caledonia St., Lockport; Beginners Group, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; Whirlpool 12 & 12 Group, 8 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; and 7 Clan Group, 8 p.m., Suzy Lane and Upper Mountain Road, Lewiston.

ADAPTED SWIM PROGRAM: The Niagara Falls Family YMCA is offering an adapted swim program for those facing developmental or physical challenges, 6 to 7 p.m., 1317 Portage Road. Fee, $2 per participant, with caregivers free. Call 285-8491 for more information.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Area residents may now enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mizer Center, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls. Enrollees should bring identification showing their date of birth, a current utility bill or other address verification and wage information. For more information, call 285-1563.

MEETING: Rotary Club of Niagara County Central breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. every Thursday, Olympia Restaurant, 3312 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. Prospective members are welcome.

A.M. LOCKPORT TOASTMASTERS: 7 to 8:30 a.m., Friendly's Restaurant, 2 W. Main St., Lockport. Guests and visitors welcome.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville.

CROCHET CLASS: For children at 3:30 p.m. and for adults at 5, Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Cost, $5. Call 778-5273 for more information.

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Friday

BREAKFAST: For recently bereaved women or men to socialize with others experiencing similar loss, 10:30 a.m., Niagara Hospice, 2186 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. Call 280-0777 to register.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Youngstown Group, 10 a.m., St. Bernard Catholic Church, 218 Hinman St.; Sisters and Brothers in Sobriety, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Fourth and Main streets, Niagara Falls; First Step Group, 8 p.m., Hooker Auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.; and speaker meeting, 8 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Genesee at Cottage streets, Lockport.

SENIOR CITIZENS' CLASS: Computer classes for senior citizens, an entry level computer course where senior citizens can learn about the Internet, sign up for an e-mail address and learn many of the Microsoft computer programs, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls Housing Authority's ATTAIN Lab, Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St. Call 285-5374 to schedule a time.

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Saturday

SNOWSHOE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Fort Niagara, end of Robert Moses Parkway, Youngstown. Features a snowshoe patrol, woods battle, demonstrations of the Native American game of snow snakes, 18th century artisans and crafts, a snowshoe workshop and hot refreshments. Admission to the fort is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6 to 12. Reservations are required to accompany the snowshoe patrol. Capacity is limited, and those interested should call 745-7611 to make reservations. Snowshoe rental fee is $1.

BOOK-SIGNING: Sheryl Stewart, of Albion, will sign copies of her Christian children's book "The Friendly Beasts: Stories of Jesus," 1 to 3 p.m., Alternative Grounds Caffe, 17 Main St., Middleport.

ART CLASS: Katie Foley, artist and registered art therapist, will teach "Paper Making" to kids ages 8 to 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Route 78, Newfane. Cost is $15. Call 778-5273 to register; walk-ins also welcome.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: "Goodbye Winter Blues -- Hello Color!" includes listening to a story, viewing artworks in the galleries and making art, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Cost is $3 per participant, or $2 for museum members. Adult supervision required. Also offered Jan. 22 and 29. To register, call 286-8200.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Boulevard Helping Hands, 10 a.m., 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield; Lower River Group, 1 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 110 Chestnut St., Youngstown; New International Group, 6:30 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.

WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Odd Fellows & Rebekah Nursing Home, Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Call 433-1693 for more information.

WELLNESS: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Health Association of Niagara County Inc., 1302 Main St., Niagara Falls. Fitness and wellness program for adults over 60.

FREE DANCE CLASS: People and Possibilities, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, is offering line dancing classes with Joan Harris as instructor, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6961 to register.

CHOWDER & BAKE SALE: 11 a.m., Bergholz Fire Hall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.

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Next Sunday

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Niagara Falls Junior Football Club's championship celebration and fundraiser includes basket and 5 0/5 0 raffles, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 1142, 8643 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $10. For information, visit NFJFC.com.

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