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NIAGARA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Today

EVENT: Pumpkin Fiesta, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., today and Saturday at Becker Farms, Quaker Road, Gasport. Included will be magic shows, pumpkin hunts, a corn field maze, entertainment, games and you pick apples and pumpkins.

PLAY: "The Marble Orchard," a historical original play set in a village cemetery offers a chance to "meet" some of our area's famous ancestors, 2 p.m., Lewiston Presbyterian Church, Cayuga Street. $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

CRAFT SHOW: Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Center Street in Lewiston.

HISTORICAL FAIR: Town of Hartland Historical Society, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the District 10 one-room schoolhouse, Carmen and Seaman roads, off of Route 104 in the town, just north of Middleport. Dinner served. Also includes children's games, music, flea market, raffles and historical exhibits. Free.

FESTIVAL: Cambria Autumn Festival and open house, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cambria Town Historical Society in Old Town Hall, 4159 Lower Mountain Road, Cambria. The event features historical displays, storytellers, food, music from the Niagara Frontier Fiddlers, a Chinese auction and crafts. Sponsored by the Town of Cambria and its Historical Society.

CELEBRATION: "The Cataract Rocks" a celebration of tourism, 2 to 8 p.m., Old Falls Street, between Third Street and Rainbow Boulevard North. Featured will be a mini-taste of Niagara, and four popular local rock bands. Proceeds will benefit the United Way.

CAR WASH: North Park Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will sponsor the wash from noon to 4 p.m. at Tops Plaza, S. Transit at Hamm roads, Lockport. Price is $3.

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS: 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.

Monday

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., the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Continues Thursday.

CLASS: "Weave Your Own Bread Basket," 6:30 to 9 p.m., Center for Lifelong Learning, a program of the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. To register call 433-1886.

PROGRAM: "Fresh Start Smoking Cessation," 7 to 9 p.m., Center for Lifelong Learning, a program of the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. To register call 433-1886.

SEMINAR: The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation will offer an informal seminar on the agency's guardianship capabilities for family members of individuals with disabilities, 7 to 9 p.m., Niagara Day Treatment Center, 2510 Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls.

INTERACTIVE THEATER: Wondermakers will offer the theater program "2 Smart 2 Start" designed to encourage children in grades 3 to 5 to make healthy choices from 4 to 5 p.m. in the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. A smoke free pledge will be offered. Registration necessary by calling 693-4132.

SUPPORT GROUP: North Tonawanda depression support group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the first floor conference room across from the cafeteria in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.

SUPPORT GROUP: Helping Other People Endure, H.O.P.E., grief support, 7 p.m. in the Mount St. Mary's Hospital, conference room 723A, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

PROGRAM: Independent Health's Feeling Fit exercise program for older adults, continues every Monday and Wednesday through November 15 from 9 - 9:45 a.m., auditorium of Niagara Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St. Free for IH Encompass 65 members. Discounted rate for non-members. Registration required 800-834-9565.

MEETING: The Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International will have its monthly dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Old Country Buffet, 8215 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.

Tuesday

MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls, 12:15 p.m., Dell's Old Tavern, 1210 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem, 7 p.m., Seven Clan Al-Anon, Tuscarora Health Center, Mount Hope Road, Tuscarora Reservation; 7 p.m., Adult Children of Alcoholics, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 506 Cayuga St., Lewiston.

NAR-ANON: Helping families cope with substance abuse by someone they love, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Clearview Outpatient Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 p.m. Niagara Presbyterian Church, Military and Lockport roads, Town of Niagara.

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

BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 12:45 p.m., 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield.

MEETING: The Niagara Polish Cultural and Historical Society will host a presentation by William Feder on the importance of historical photographs, 7 p.m. in the Echo Club, 341 Portage Road. The public and members are invited to bring photos to share.

SEMINAR: "Demystifying the IRA," 10 to 11 a.m. in the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Free and open to the public. Next program is on Long Term Care Insurance on Oct. 3. Call 693-3009 for information.

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast cancer support offered at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, 7:30 p.m., in the hospital's conference room 723A, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

MEETING: Sanborn Area Historical Society will offer the program, "Life With the Amish," 7:30 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday

ANTIQUES: Well-known auctioneer and appraiser Wilson Curry will be at the Niagara Falls Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m., 1425 Main St. Items will be appraised free of charge with a limit of two. To participate you must obtain a number in the library between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday prior to his appearance.

PROGRAM: The Town of Niagara Historical Society will offer, "The Art of Bee Keeping," with Don Milleville, 7 p.m. in Niagara School # 2 Museum, 9670 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Open to the public. The museum schoolhouse is open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

SPEAKER: The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host Ruth Horton Metzler speaking on the immigration routes of New York state at 7 p.m. in the historical society meeting room, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Open to the public.

WORKSHOP: Family and Children's Service of Niagara will host a five-week series on parenting young children, 10 a.m. in the Donald O. Nixon Resource Center, 301 Michigan Ave., Lockport. Interested parents should call 285-6984 ext. 404. Baby-sitting is available and refreshments served.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol abuse, 10:30 a.m., Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara; 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; 8 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; 8 and 9:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 65 Main Ave., North Tonawanda.

WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, 6 to 7 p.m., Col. Payne Community Center, Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 12:30 p.m., Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled children 3 to 10 years old and their siblings, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara; also, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

CRAFTS: Including ceramics, 9 a.m. Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield.

SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope general bereavement group for any Niagara County resident grieving a loss of any nature; 5 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. Walk-ins welcome.

Thursday

PROGRAM: "Armoire Adventures," a program on civilian and military clothing from the 18th Century, 7:30 p.m., 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

FREE SCREENINGS: Blood pressure screenings, noon to 2 p.m., American Red Cross, 719 Ashland Ave., Niagara Falls.

CLASS: "Let's Celebrate Big Brother/Sister," a class for siblings prior to the arrival of a new baby, 6:30 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, second floor educational conference room, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Preregistration is necessary by calling 298-2145.

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

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

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ransomville.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Use the Elmwood Street entrance.

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

Friday

AWARDS DINNER DANCE: The AFL/CIO annual Harry S. Jordan Memorial Scholarship and awards dinner dance, 6 p.m. at Niagara Active Hose Fire Co., 3995 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Tickets are $25.

THEATER: Niagara Falls Little Theatre will offer a dinner theater package beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner at the Holiday Inn Select, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls, followed by the performance of the upbeat musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," at 8 p.m. in the Greek Theater in the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, 305 Fourth St. Tickets are $25 per person. Please call 284-6358 for reservations.

PERFORMANCE: The Vogues will perform for the Niagara Falls Police Club's annual fund-raising concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

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

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7:30 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Rainbow Boulevard and Second Street, Niagara Falls.

CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield. A business meeting will follow at 10 a.m. and pizza at 11:30.

CRUISE NIGHT: Classic cars and music, 6 to 10 p.m., Young Street, Village of Wilson. This is the last weekend.

Saturday

ART: Exhibit and sale of original art and photography by 50 artists from across Western New York at "Art in the Arena," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the Kenan Center, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport. Live music and free children's arts and crafts corner.

PERFORMANCE: The Steel City Brass will perform for Polish Night in the Knights of Columbus, 715 Third St., across from the Aquarium, Niagara Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music until midnight. Tickets are $8 per person and includes free snacks and coffee and a variety of Polish foods.

CHOWDER: And baked goods sale, begins at 11 a.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, 3121 Beebe Road, Newfane. Sold in gallons, quarts and bowls. Free coffee.

PHOTO CONTEST: The public will be voting on the best photos of the former Canadian park, Crystal Beach, which will be on display Saturday through Oct. 10 in the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 8x10 photos should be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday. Sugar waffles and loganberry served at the museum on Saturday.

MODEL TRAINS: The Niagara-Orleans Model Railroad Engineers will hold an International Division meet beginning at 9 a.m. in their new facility in the Summit Park Mall, 6929 Williams Road, Wheatfield. Clinics on modular railroading will be offered. Bring your model railroad equipment to run on the NOME layouts. $2 for members and $3 for non-members.

DINNER: St. Michael the Archangel Polish National Catholic Church will have its annual chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 27th and East Falls streets, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

CRUISE NIGHT: Featuring classic cars and music, raffles and prizes, 6 to 10 p.m., Main Street, Olcott. Sponsored by the Olcott Businessmans' Association. This is the last weekend with year-end Super Cruise night on Sunday.

CLASS: A daylong prenatal session for expectant parents, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St. Registration required at 278-4021.

Next Sunday

FESTIVAL: Annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hrvol House Museum grounds, 2685 West Creek Road at Ide Road, Newfane. Included will be exhibits, demonstrations, a country store, a Civil War encampment, flea market, music in the gazebo, a petting zoo and pony rides, kid's games as well as chicken chowder and other fair-type foods and fresh apples. The nearby Van Horn Mansion, on Route 78 in Burt, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Free parking.

DINNER: Aid Association for Lutherans Branch 600 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser for Brian and Laurie Hapeman from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Holy Ghost school, 6630 Luther St., Bergholtz. Tickets are $5.50 for adults and $3 for children. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds and matching funds will be used to help defray medical costs for Laurie who recently underwent a double lung transplant.

DINNER: Power City Lodge 158 Italian Sons and Daughters of America will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. in the lodge, 2287 Delaware Ave., off of Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and under 5 are free. Takeouts available. Call 284-5937.

SUPER CRUISE: The final show for the season for classic cars will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Main Street in Olcott and feature flashbacks from the car show season. Sponsored by the Olcott Businessmans' Association. In addition to the car show is music, food and raffles.

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