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NIAGARA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Today

SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of Children Who Are Mentally Challenged, First Baptist Church, 124 Pine St., Lockport. 7 p.m.

CHICKEN & AUCTION: Chiavetta's chicken barbecue and Chinese auction, Bergholz Fire Hall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz. Barbecue: Noon until sold out. Auction: Noon to 3 p.m.

AL-ANON: When someone else's drinking affects your life, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. 7:30 p.m.

ART EXHIBIT: Personal Preferences, with personal selections by Armand and Eleanor Castellani, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Lewiston. 1 to 5 p.m. Continues 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Monday

TICKETS GO ON SALE: For Old Fort Niagara's Historic Hauntings, where the fortress will be haunted by spirits from its past, held Oct. 22 and 23 and Oct. 29 and 30, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown. Tickets are $8. Call 745-7611 for more information.

THE YOUTH PROGRAM: A group for young people to learn about drug and alcohol abuse prevention, the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Human Resources Building, 10th and Falls streets, Niagara Falls. 1:30 to 5 p.m. Continues Thursday.

OPTIMIST CLUB: Barge Canal Optimist Club, VFW Club, 112 Caledonia St., Lockport. 5:30 p.m.

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS: And Well Baby Clinics, conducted by the Niagara County Health Department, held in Niagara Falls, Lockport and North Tonawanda. Call the Clinic Line at 694-5454 for appointments and more information.

CONVERSATION CIRCLE: Brown Bag Lunch Series for area senior citizens, St. James Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. Noon to 1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch.

SUPPORTIVE FAMILY TRAINING: For the relatives of people diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders, Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 3818 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. 7 to 9 p.m. Call 433-3780 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from depression, conference room across from the cafeteria, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. 2 p.m.

Tuesday

FREE PROGRAM: Healthy Steps to Good Nutrition, for participants to learn how to select appropriate portion sizes, avoid extreme diets, limit fat intake and eat for health, with tips on combining exercise with proper nutrition, stress management and the creation of a support system to stay motivated, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-834-9565 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Parent-The Victim, UAW Hall, Walnut and Vine streets, Lockport. 6:30 p.m.

MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls, Pyrate's Table Restaurant, 1210 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. 12:15 p.m.

DISCUSSION: Of Lauren Belfer's "City of Light," meeting room, Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport. 7:30 p.m. Call 433-5935, extension 3 to register.

AL-ANON: When someone else's drinking affects your life, First Presbyterian Church, 506 Cayuga St., Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. 7 Clan Al-Anon, Tuscarora Health Center, Mount Hope Road, Tuscarora Reservation. 7 p.m.; and Adult Children of Alcoholics, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. 7 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: For family caregivers, sponsored by Family & Children's Service of Niagara, Inc., Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Ruie Road and Cambridge Avenue, North Tonawanda. 1:30 to 3 p.m.

DIABETES PROGRAM: Taking Care of Your Diabetes, a program for day-to-day diabetes management, by the staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Upper Mountain Fire Hall, Moyer Road, Lewiston. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Continues Wednesday and Thursday. Call 298-2145 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: The HepConnection, for everyone with Hepatitis C and other diseases of the liver, Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. 6:30 p.m. Call 298-2145 or 688-6013 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: For persons with HIV/AIDS, a weekly meeting sponsored by the Niagara County AIDS Case Management Program and AIDS Task Force, in the City of Niagara Falls. Strictly confidential. Call 285-5781 for information. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FREE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: For current and prospective small business operators, Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce, Canal Terrace, 151 W. Genesee St., Lockport. 9 a.m. to noon. Call 433-3828 for appointment.

Wednesday

AL-ANON: When someone else's drinking affects your life, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls. 7:30 p.m.; Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara. 10 a.m.; Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. 8 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 65 Main Ave., North Tonawanda. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

OPEN CONSOLE: Where non-members of the Lockport Theatre Organ Society can play the Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Lockport Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Includes a pot luck dinner and business meeting.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 7 p.m.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Clearview Step Group, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda. 12:30 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: For people who suffer from depression, G-243, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. 6 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety, the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 7 p.m.

Thursday

FREE SEMINAR: Lewiston area residents are invited to attend a free, educational seminar about the state Partnership Program for Long-Term Care, Town Hall, 1375 Ridge Road, Lewiston. 1 p.m.

AM LOCKPORT TOASTMASTERS: Best Western Lockport Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. 7 a.m.

CANAPI: The Coalition Against Negligent Absentee Parents International, a legislative reform and support group that assists custodial parents and guardians in better understanding the family court system as advocates for their children. County Legislator Samuel Granieri will address the legislative process. Niagara Active Hose, 3995 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. 8 to 10 p.m. New members are welcome and must bring identification.

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

AL-ANON: When someone else's drinking affects your life, Immaculate Conception Church, Ransomville. 7 p.m.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: Chiavetta's chicken barbecue, held at and sponsored by the American Red Cross, 637 Davison Road, Lockport. Cost: $6. Drive through only. 4 p.m. until gone.

MEETING: Niagara Oncology Association, therapy group, Hooker Auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls. 1 p.m.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport; O.A. Big Book Study, Clearview, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda. Both at 7 p.m.

GARDEN TOUR: The Wilson Garden Club will tour Mary Q's Secret Garden, 2833 Randall Road, Wilson. 7 p.m.

SPECIAL PLAY: "Freedom Passage," depicting the story of slaves crossing into Canada over the lower Niagara River at Lewiston from the early 1800s through the Civil War, auditorium, Lewiston-Porter Senior High School, 4061 Creek Road, Lewiston. General admission: $7. Senior citizens and children under 12: $5. 7 p.m. Continues Friday at 7 p.m. Call 754-4295 or 754-1148 for group rates.

SUPPORT GROUP: Time Out for Grief, for the widow who needs extra support and help coping with grief, loneliness and depression, YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. 1 p.m.

Friday

FAMILY NIGHT: Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. 7 to 10 p.m.

ANNUAL BANQUET: Of the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry of Niagara County, with Calvin Scott, National Field Director of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry as guest speaker, Best Western Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Tickets: $15. 6:30 p.m. For more information call William Whitmore at 438-3316.

FREE SCREENINGS: Community health screenings by the Kaleida Health Diabetes Center, Tops International, 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: Relatives as Parents/Providers, John A. Duke Senior Citizen Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. 10 a.m.

AUDITIONS: The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will hold auditions for the Nutcracker at the company studios, 826 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Audition fee: $15. Auditions for junior and senior Corps de Ballet, for dancers at least 13 years old and at an advanced level: 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday

SPECIAL MEETING: Dr. John R. Macaluso, director of cardiac services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will discuss Non-Medicinal Intervention for Cardiac Patients, second floor conference room, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. 1 p.m.

TURKEY DINNER: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport. Adults: $6. Children: $3. Takeouts are 25 cents extra. 4:30 to 7 p.m.

AUDITIONS: The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will hold auditions for the Nutcracker at the company studios, 826 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Audition fee: $15. Auditions for younger children: 9 to 11 a.m.

ART-IN-THE-ARENA: An exhibit and sale of fine art by Western New York artists, with a children's art corner for ages 4 to 12, Kenan Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport. Admission: $2, and $1 for children. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PICK-A-PET-SHOW: Lockport Mall Community Room, 5737 S. Transit Road, Lockport. 1 to 4 p.m.

Next Sunday

CROP WALK: Second annual event to raise money to fight hunger locally and around the world, where a portion of the proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank of Western New York, beginning at the First Presbyterian Church, Main and Church streets, Youngstown. Participants can chose to walk a one or four-mile route through the village and Fort Niagara State Park. 2 p.m. Call 745-7067 to obtain a sponsor envelope.

MONTHLY MEETING: Of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, Red Brick School House, 145 N. Fourth St., Lewiston. 1 p.m. Use the Onondaga Street entrance.

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