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Jan. 23 to 30 / 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, PO Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240, fax to: 856-5150, or e-mail to: niagaranews@buffnews.com.2

Today

ART EXHIBIT: Featuring artisans from Western New York working in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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., VFW hall, 112 Caledonia 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

CHICKEN BARBECUE: Niagara Metals will serve free Chiavetta's chicken dinners to the first 300 people attending, 11:30 a.m., at 4861 Packard Road, Niagara Falls. The company also will present $5,000 checks to Family & Children's Service of Niagara and to Heart, Love and Soul food pantry and dining room, as part of its customer and community appreciation days.

COMPUTER CLASSES: "Introduction to the Internet," 4 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday, at Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. The class will be repeated from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14. To register, call 433-5935, Ext. 3. Free.

MEETING: The North Tonawanda Democratic Committee meets at 8 p.m., Dom Polski, 576 Oliver St. Public welcome.

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 Citizen Center, 110 Goundry St. Cost, $2.

MEETING: Niagara County Patriots, 7 p.m., Wheatfield Community and Senior Center, Church and Maple roads.

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, 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, 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 in 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.

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Tuesday

SPECIAL PROGRAM: "The History of Radio & in Buffalo" by Hank Nevins, as part of a meeting of the Sanborn Area Historical Society, 7 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, Buffalo Street. Public is invited. Free admission.

DEADLINE: For placing orders for Individuals with Disabilities' Valentine's Day Floral Sale. Call 504-2617, Ext. 244, to order or request an order form. Prices range from $12 to $30; credit cards are now accepted for payment. Pickup will be Feb. 13 and 14. Proceeds benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse.

ART DISPLAY: "Fly Me to the Moon: A Celebration of Celestial Bodies from the Permanent Collection"; "Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara"; 11 a.m. 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.

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., at 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 EastAve., Lockport. 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.

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: A free immunization clinic for infants and children is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and a clinic for adult immunization and family travel, with varying fees, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., are both held in the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast cancer support for those who have experienced breast cancer and their families, 7:30 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, room 723A, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, Second Street and Rainbow Blvd., 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, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Early Beginning Group, 7 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 610 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 Baptist School, Chestnut and McCallum, Lockport.

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 dates 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 Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.

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

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Wednesday

INFORMATION SESSION: For a childhood weight management initiative offered at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, 6 p.m., in Room 249 of the main building. The hospital, Niagara County Health Department and the Mental Health Association of Niagara County will team up to address childhood obesity with a 16-week long weight management program that begins in February. For information or registration, call 298-2299.

AWARDS DINNER: The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association's annual ceremony, starts with cocktails at 6 p.m., at LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 South 68th St., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $40 per person; call Lisa Scalzo at 504-2617, Ext. 236 to purchase.

MUSICAL PROGRAM: "Sing Me a Story!" a night of songs and scenes from from opera, oratorio and music theater, 7 p.m., in Wilson High School Auditorium. The event features singers and instrumentalists in grades nine to 12, with guest artists Amy Teal and Lon Arnold. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. A reception will follow.

FREE DANCE CLASS: People and Possibilities, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, offers line dancing classes with Joan Harris as instructor, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-5374 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Niagara Falls, a peer-run support group for those suffering from depression and/or mood disorders, as well as 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 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.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Dale Association's Caregivers Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Senior Centre, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Call 433-1886 for 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.

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, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 7, 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 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 at 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., Lockport.

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Thursday

TEA: DeGraff Hospital Auxiliary's annual Membership Tea, 2 to 4 p.m., in the hospital cafeteria. Annual dues are $10, payable at the tea. Friends welcome.

FREE WORKSHOP: "Business Communication Skills," concentrates on written and verbal communication with an emphasis on basic grammar and writing, 5 p.m., Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. Class will be repeated at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. To register, call 433-5935, Ext. 3.

ART EXHIBITION: "Fabric of War: Papermaking and Printmaking," works created by through The Combat Paper Project workshops throughout the country that help veterans to reconcile and share their experiences of their service and the military culture, through Feb. 26, in the art gallery, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Opening receptions will be held Feb. 1 from 12:15 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. For information, call 614-5975.

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

SUPPORT GROUP: For new and expectant moms, 6 p.m., at Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780, Ext. 312.

CLASSES: Crochet lessons, 3:30 and 5 p.m. every Thursday, at Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Call 778-5273 for information. For information, call Lisa at 751-6723.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, 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.

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 dates 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., 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.

NAACP MEETING: The Niagara Falls chapter, 6 p.m., St. John AME Church, 917 Garden Ave., Niagara Falls. For more information, call 283-0536 evenings, or 282-7971 days.

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

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Friday

THEATER PRODUCTION: "Broadway in Concert 11 -- A Place to Call Home," by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, at Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door; to purchase tickets, call 284-6358 or visit: www.niagaratheatre.com

MUSICAL PRODUCTION: Edward Town Middle School will present "Annie" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday in Niagara Wheatfield High School, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Tickets are $7. Call Ken Frick at 215-3150, Ext. 2610 for information.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Youngstown Group, 10 a.m., St. Bernard Church, 218 Hinman; 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., Niagara Falls; 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

WINERY OPENING: Grand opening of the Black Willow Winery, with tastings, hors d'oeuvres and music by The Lakeside Trio, noon to 5 p.m., 5565 West Lake Road, Burt.

MURDER MYSTERY: Cocktail reception aboard the luxury liner, S.S. Marjim, where Mason Perry will be found dead. This classic Whodunnit spins off the Love Boat's nostalgic memories, recalling the '70s. Two Sisters will cater a buffet-style dinner with pizza, tacos, crab salad, crackers and fruit salad; 6:30 p.m., Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Appleton. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, call 778-7001.

ART WORKSHOP: Art Express, 2 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road. Learn about artwork in the galleries, listen to a story and make art. Cost is $2 per person for museum members, $3 for others. Art Express family workshops require adult supervision. Call 286-8200 to reserve a space.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

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Next Sunday

OPENING RECEPTION: For "Scott Bye: Method to My Madness," 2 to 4 p.m., in Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road 9Route 104), Lewiston. Exhibit continues through May 22.

LOBBY SERIES: "The Art and Social Engagement," presented by Niagara County Community College's Division of Arts and Media. Major components include a residency by members of New Alt Performance Group, remounting "Continents Under Pressure," performance art at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Arts & Media Theater, master classes, workshop and student performance at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Both performances are free. Runs through Feb. 11, on the Sanborn campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. For information, call 614-5961 or visit: www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: Drew Cameron's "Combat Paper Project," about making handmade paper using uniforms that were worn by soldiers serving in the U.S. military, through Feb. 4. An exhibit, "Fabric of War," will run through Feb. 26. An opening reception, including a lecture and demonstration by printmakers, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 1. For information, call 614-5961 or visit: www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

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

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