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May 27 to June 3 / 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

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

> Monday

CRUISE NIGHT: Memorial Day Super Cruise, 6 to 9 p.m., Ida Fritz Park, Lockport.

FAIR: The 40th annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 645 Lake St. The event includes a super flea market, entertainment, display of antique and collectible cars, food, exhibits and displays. A flag-raising ceremony will take place at noon. A shuttle bus will run from the village to the museum.

CEREMONY: Youngstown Veterans of Foreign War Post 313 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. at the Fort Niagara War of 1812 Cemetery on Monday. VFW members accompanied by the Lewiston-Porter Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard will march from the Fort Niagara Officers Club to the cemetery to begin the ceremony. The public is welcome to join the members at the cemetery and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. A Reception, Open House, and New Member Drive will be held at the Post on 434 Third Street from noon to 3 p.m. The post will also hold a disposal ceremony for unserviceable flags during the reception.

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.

> Tuesday

ART DISPLAY: The Language of Less"; "Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature," 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.

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., Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport. Refreshments are served, and new members are welcome.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who are victims of any addiction, 7:30 p.m., Wheatfield Community Church, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. 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.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Adult immunization and family travel clinics for adults are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Fees vary. 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., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

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.

CLASSES: Knitting lessons for beginners through intermediate, 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Call 778-5273 for information.

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.

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.

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.

> Wednesday

GENEALOGY PROGRAM: The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host "Military Records and Resources for Genealogists," 7 p.m., 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The information found in military records is an often overlooked gold mine for genealogists. In this class, society member Jim Lawson will go over the three types of military records: service records, pension records and military (unit) records. Lawson will tell how and where to search, as well as how to order military records.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: Niagara Falls High School's music department will present a free concent, 6 p.m., steps of Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Bring a lawn chair.

HEALTH SEMINAR: A free presentation on the importance of diet, exercise and stress management for optimal heart health, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

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 285-5371 to register.

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 email newbiz@aol.com.

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.

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 Center, 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.

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, 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, 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.

> 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: 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. (off Center Street), Lewiston.

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.

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.

NAACP MEETING: The Niagara Falls branch, 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.

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.

> Friday

CRAFTSMEN SHOW: The 42st annual 100 American Craftsmen show, featuring quality craft art, 6 to 9 p.m. today; 10 a. m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport. Also, live music, herb sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, art exhibit in the gallery, gourmet food vendors, . Entry fee is $6. For information, call 433-2617 or visit www.kenancraftshow.com.

TOWNWIDE YARD SALE: Newfane will have a yard sale today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps are available at JEX Laundry in Wrights Corners, Newfane Laundry on McKee Street and Caboose on Route 18, Olcott.

CELEBRATION: The Town of Porter will celebrate its Founders Day Weekend Festival. Festivities start at 5 p.m. today, noon Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, in Porter-on-the-Lake Park, Dietz Road, Youngstown. The event includes family entertainment, children's games, square dancing, historic pageant, Taste of Porter, petting zoo, ice cream social, scavenger hunt, vendors, live musical entertainment, ecumenical service followed by free community breakfast Sunday, fireworks at dusk Saturday. No admission or parking charge.

CANNON DEDICATION: The Town of Niagara will dedicate a War of 1812 cannon replica on at the corner of Packard and Military roads. This dedication is in honor of the 200th Birthday of the Town of Niagara. The event begins at 5 p.m.

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.

CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2790 Church Road.

PHILOSOPHY SCHOOL CAFE: Join a group getting together to discuss philosophy, 7 p.m., Les Deux Magots Cafe, 402 Center St., Lewiston.

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.

> Saturday

RUMMAGE SALE: St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church will hold its seventh annual Monster Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Sunday, St. Charles Borromeo Center at the church, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.

BASKET RAFFLE: The Ghostlight Theatre will conduct a Basket Raffle at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Avenue. Doors open at noon. Baskets called at 2:30. Admission is $5 and includes a sheet of 25 tickets. Refreshments available. More than 200 baskets expected. Proceeds benefit the Ghostlight Theatre in North Tonawanda.

DAR MEETING: The landmark Riviera Theatre of North Tonawanda will be highlighted and new officers installed during a luncheon meeting of Niagara Falls Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, noon, Brick House Quilting & Gifts, 8206 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport. For information, call 772-2087.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: Fancy Nancy Party includes a story, snack and craft, 1 to 2 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. For necessary registration or information, call 693-4132, Ext. 5. For ages 4 and older. Wear your fanciest clothes and accessories.

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.

> Next Sunday

POND WALK: The public is invited to participate in a guided nature walk around one of the many small lakes at Bond Lake Park in Niagara County, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. The park is located at 2353 Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. Visitors are encouraged to meet in the Nature Center at noon to view some of the species of wildlife often seen in the park. Rain cancels this free event, which is sponsored by the Bond Lake Park Environmantal and Beautification Committee.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: Featuring Barker Lions Club chicken, noon to 3 p.m., North Ridge United Methodist Church, Routes 93 and 425, Cambria. Cost is $9 for adults.

EVENT: Sanborn Historical Society's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with Grandma's Attic sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Cost is $6 for adults; 10 and under, $3. For information, call 990-6909.

MUSEUM HOURS: Benjamin Long Homestead, which displays vintage ladies clothing from the 1860s to 1910 and a Spanish-American War uniform and military caps, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day weekend. Admission is $4; free for those 12 and younger.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery International, 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 back door.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Das Haus, museum of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York, 2549 Niagara Road, Bergholz.