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April 1 to 8 / 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

BRUNCH/EGG HUNT: Includes catering by Donna Eick and Divine Dining, basket auction and egg hunt, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Egg hunt is for kids up to age 10; must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $7 for adult, $5 for ages 4 to 12. For information, call 433-8839 or 751-6262.

BAND PERFORMANCE: American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264, Riviera Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The Legion's national championship band will perform a symphonic pops program in the style of John Philip Sousa and will feature soloists Henry Pendleton, Sara McMillan and Anneliese Feist. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Call 692-2413 for information.

DINNER: Shawnee Junior Explorers' annual spaghetti dinner and basket auction, noon to 5 p.m., Shawnee Volunteer Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, near Shawnee Road. Drawings start at 4. Dinners are $4 for children, $6 for adults; presale prices are $1 less. For information, call Jeff at 867-0721.

ART DISPLAYS: The DeSales Student Art Show, which runs through April 9, Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport. The center is open today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the rest of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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

HEALTH FAIR: Niagara County Community College will host its spring health fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., main dining room of the Student Center, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free; all welcome. For information, call 614-6275.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: Springtime concert for all ages with spring and Easter music by Evergreen, sing-alongs, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and treats, 7 to 8 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. For information, call 693-4132, Ext. 5.

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 Area Habitat for Humanity, 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls.

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.

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.

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.

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Tuesday

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who are victims of any addiction, 7:30 p.m., Wheatfield Community Church, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. Free; all welcome. Offered by Addiction Conquerors. For information, call 553-3794 or visit: wheatfieldcommunitychurch.org.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Griefshare, for adults coping with the sudden traumatic loss of a loved one, 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Medical Center, sixth floor, 621 Tenth St. For information, call 433-3780.

FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic for infants and children is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 to 3 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

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; 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.

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.

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

MUSEUM OPEN: The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. For a complete list of events, activities and exhibits, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.

LECTURE SERIES: On divorce and separation, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Outreach Center Dining Room, 160 Chestnut St., Lockport.

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast cancer support, 7 p.m., DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda.

SUPPORT GROUP: Independent Living of Niagara County's Deaf Social Support Group, 1 to 3 p.m., 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Call 284-4131 or (888) 567-6454 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.

SUPPORT GROUP: For widowed women of all ages, 1:30 to 3 p.m., YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Free. To register, call Susie Sheron at 692-5580.

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.

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Thursday

FAMILY EVENT: Age-appropriate scavenger hunts that take visitors through three levels of entertaining and educational exhibits to find clues to complete the hunt and win prizes, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Erie Canal Discovery Center/Penney Art Gallery, 24 Church St., Lockport. An introductory price of $10 per family is offered. For information, call 439-0431.

NAR-ANON SUPPORT GROUP: Learn the steps of taking care of yourself while coping with a loved one who is suffering from substance abuse, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave. (upper), Lockport. For information, call Sam at 949-0037.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders, 6 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport.

SUPPORT GROUP: Grief support will be offered at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd. All are welcome.

FREE CLINIC: An immunization clinic for infants and children is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery International, self-help meetings using behavioral-changing coping tools for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anger management and fears of all kinds, 7 to 9 p.m., downstairs, St. Peter's School, 140 N. Sixth St., Lewiston.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, 1 to 3 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780.

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.

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, 3:30 p.m.; and for adults, 5 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Cost, $5. Call 751-6723 for more information.

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Friday

FISH FRY: 4 to 7 p.m., Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd. Choose from haddock, shrimp or chicken tenders, sampler platters, children's meals and more. For takeout or more information, call 625-8306.

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 email 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

EGG HUNT: Easter fun for those up to age 12 includes the Easter Bunny, crafts stations, prizes and basket auction, 1 to 3 p.m., Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

ART CLASSES: For ages 6 to 12, "Handmade Journals," make personal art journals from recycled materials, 10 a.m. to noon, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. Fee is $16 for members, $24 for nonmembers. All materials provided. To register, phone 694-4400.

DOG SEMINAR: For puppies from 12 weeks to 18 months, "Puppy Socialization: Learning Home Manners," with dog trainer and Westminster handler Karen Drumm, 1 to 3 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Route 78, Newfane. Fee is $5. Call 778-5273 to register

ART WORKSHOP: Art Express, 2 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road. Includes tour of artwork in the galleries, a story and hands-on art activities. Cost is $2 per person for museum members, $3 for others. Call 286-8367 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.

CHESSNUTS: Kids and their families are welcome to learn to play chess or come to compete at a meeting of the ChessNUTS, 1 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to join or visit www.LewistonPublicLibrary.org for more information.

CHOWDER & BAKE SALE: 10:45 a.m., St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Ransomville Historical Museum, Old Post Office on Ransomville Library grounds, 3733 Ransomville Road. For special tours, call 791-4494.

EVENT: "Just Say No" program for students in third, fourth and fifth grades is offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, Lockport Family YMCA, 21 East Ave. Registration begins at 6:15 and is limited to the first 150 children. Admission is $1, and participants should bring swimsuit and towel.

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Next Sunday

VILLAGE EVENT: "The Hunt," a community Easter celebration, involves searching the entire Village of Wilson for clues and eggs that will be hidden around town, 3 p.m., parking lot of Wilson First Baptist Church, 265 Pettit St. Free Sahlen's hot dogs and a variety of salads served along with live music and a special Easter message, in the Wilson Fire Hall parking lot at 4:30. All welcome. For information, visit wilsonfbc.org.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., weekly self-help meetings using behavioral changing coping tools for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anger management and fears of all kinds, 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.