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EVENTS

Sunday
Watercolor Exhibit Opens: Show of works by Manning McCandlish and Stella Robison at the Kenan Galley, 433 Locust St., Lockport, opens with a free public reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Show continues through Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Fridays at the gallery.

Wednesday
Eastern Niagara Chamber: Former State Senator John B. Sheffer II will address the monthly luncheon meeting of the Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce starting at noon at Rookie's Restaurant, 6856 S. Transit Road, Pendleton. Sheffer is now the director of the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, and will speak on opportunities and constraints of regionalism. A membership reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call 433-3828.

Poetry Reading: David Michael Nixon, a Lockport native who is author of the book, "Season of the Totem" will sing ballads and read his works at a meeting of the Write Touch writing group at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockport Public Library. He will critique one poem for each writer who attends and will autograph his books. Free.

Thursday
Chicken and Biscuit Lunch: Sponsored by the Masonic Temple Association, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the temple, 1 Cottage St., Lockport. Take-outs available. Lunch will cost $5.

Saturday
Middleport Labor Day Weekend: Breakfast served from 7 a.m. by Boy Scout Troop 23 at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street; flea market and auction held by the Rotary Club starting at 9 a.m. and noon in the municipal parking lot; petting zoo from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Middleport Medical Center on North Main Street; Kiddies Parade at 2 p.m., participants should line up behind St. Stephen's at 1:15 p.m.; cookie sale at Village Green, chicken barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Middleport Methodist Church, concert in the park at 6 p.m. at the Village Green. Fireworks show on the high school grounds at 9 p.m.

Olcott Beach Car Show: To benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, registration from 8 a.m. to noon at Olcott Beach, two roads east of the intersection of routes 78 and 18. The show will be held rain or shine. The Olcott Beach Saturday night cruise and street dance will follow from 6 to 10 p.m.