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NIAGARA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY

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

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

PERSONAL PREFERENCES: An art show dedicated to the works from the Castellani collections, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Lewiston. 1 to 5 p.m. Continues Wednesday through Sunday. 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Monday

HOPE: Helping Other People Endure, a grief support to anyone who has experienced a death of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, any other relative or close friend, 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. 7 p.m.

ADVOCACY CONFERENCE: The Peer Advocacy Programs of the Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc. are sponsoring a conference called How to Keep Yourself Safe in a morning session, and a discussion of Kendra's Law in the afternoon, Best Western Lockport Inn, 515 S. Transit Road, Lockport. 9 a.m. Call 433-3780 to register.

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

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

MONTHLY DINNER MEETING: Of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International, with speaker Jacob Bennett, originally from the Six Nations Indian Reservation near Brantford, Ont., Ramada Inn, Fourth Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

FREE MAMMOGRAMS: The Mobile Mammography Van, courtesy of Westfield Memorial Hospital and in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, will be at the Prime Outlet Mall, 1900 Military Road, Town of Niagara. In some cases, certain income restrictions may apply. Anyone who wants to have a mammogram must sign up at the mall's customer service desk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 743-6724 for more information.

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

SUPPORT GROUP: For anyone who has experienced breast cancer, and their families, 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. 7:30 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: For adults who have a mental illness or are dealing with mental health issues, Mental Health Association, 151 East Ave., Lockport. 6:30 p.m. Call 433-3780 to register.

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.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, Col. Payne Community Center, Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda. 6 to 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.

Thursday

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Five weeks of fall training for new Niagara Hospice volunteers, where some work directly with patients and family members, perform clerical duties, assist with special events, or help increase community awareness, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. 6 to 9 p.m. Call 439-4417 for more information.

PERFORMANCE: Niagara University Theatre will perform "A Chorus Line," Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Continues Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 286-8494 for tickets, or purchase them at the box office, located at the corner of St. Vincent's Building across from Alumni Chapel.

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

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK: American Red Cross, Niagara Falls. Free. Noon to 2 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: Lockport New Beginnings, for people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 7 p.m.

Friday

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

AL-ANON: When someone else's drinking affects your life, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rainbow Boulevard and Second Street, Niagara Falls. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

THEME BASKET AUCTION: With lunch and other refreshments, St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. Admission: $3. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RUMMAGE SALE: With baked goods and lunch, Hope United Methodist Church, 2914 Upper Mountain Road, Lewiston. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CAT SHOW: All-Breed Cat Show, Niagara Falls Convention & Civic Center, 305 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children, and free for those 6 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Sunday.

RIDE-A-THON: Horseback riders are invited to ride to raise funds for the handicapped riding program at Niagara County's only therapeutic riding organization, Equistar, Inc. Each participant must pledge $35 for the cause and all riders must be 16 years old and up or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bond Lake Park, Lewiston. Registration: 9 a.m. Ride-A-Thon: 10 a.m. Catered buffet, with a Native American theme, for $7: 12:30 p.m. Call 778-7505 to reserve a spot and receive pledge forms.

AWARENESS WALK: Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Niagara County Family Violence Coalition, with refreshments, T-shirts and snacks. Children's Memorial Park, Transit Road and Lincoln Avenue, Lockport. 9 a.m. Held rain or shine.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY: Niagara Falls residents can take household waste to the City Corporation Yard, 1785 New Road, Niagara Falls. Driver's license needed as proof of residency. 9 a.m. to noon. Call 286-4467 for more information.

Next Sunday

CHOWDER SALE: Sponsored by the Cambria Ladies Association, Cambria Historical Society, with an autumn festival and open house, 4155 Lower Mountain Road, Cambria. Chowder ready: 11 a.m.

ANNUAL FESTIVAL: At the Town of Newfane Historical Society, Inc., with goodies in the country store, herbs at the Yarb House, and visiting barns with old machinery, steam engines and model engines. In addition, there will be a flea market, crafters, kids' games and a petting zoo, West Creek and Ide roads, Newfane. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FALL FOLIAGE CRUISE: To benefit Niagara Hospice, Niagara Clipper dock, 650 River Road, North Tonawanda. Tickets, which include hors d'oeuvres, champagne and live jazz. Tickets: $45. Boarding: 3:30 p.m. Cruise: 4 to 7 p.m. Call 439-4417 for reservations.

AUTUMN FESTIVAL & OPEN HOUSE: at the Cambria Historical Society, includes the many museum displays, entertainment by the Niagara Frontier Fiddlers, demonstrations of chair caning, woodcarving and wool spinning, pumpkin decorating for children. Includes a chowder sale, beef on weck, baked goods, Route 425 and Lower Mountain Road, Cambria. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chowder ready: 11 a.m.

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