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NIAGARA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Today

ART EXHIBIT: "William Maggio: Wallscapes; Gerald Mead: Works From the Charles Rand Penney Collection" features a compilation of mixed-media images in Kenan House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. daily. Free-will donation. Continues through Feb. 11. COUNTRY BREAKFAST: As part of the Lockport Winter Fun Fest, an all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masonic Hall, 1 Cottage St., Lockport. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit the City of Lockport's Fourth of July parade and activities.

SKATE JAM: As part of the Lockport Winter Fun Fest, the Phatman Skateboard Team will present an exhibition, followed by open skateboarding and inline skating. All participants under age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent, as well as a helmet and knee and elbow pads. Admission is $7.

DINNER: A family-style turkey dinner is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 6950 Ward Road, North Tonawanda. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children under 4.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: A Chiavetta's chicken barbecue is available from 11 a.m. until sold out in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn. Tickets are $6.50 and include dessert. Proceeds benefit the church narthex expansion project.

THEATER PERFORMANCE: The Festival of One-Act Plays, Group II, will be presented by Niagara University Theater at 2 p.m. in Gallery Theater on the DeVeaux Campus. Cost is $10 general admission, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Call 286-8622 for credit card reservations or 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.

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Last day to register for Niagara District PTA's annual presidents/principals buffet dinner at 7 p.m. in Sean Patrick's Emerald Isle, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Social hour and registration begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $23 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 433-8817.

HALL-WALKING PROGRAM: Barker Community Education offers a hall-walking program for individuals or groups from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Barker Central School, 1628 Road, Barker. School is closed Feb. 19. Call 795-3201 for more information.

COMMUNITY BAND: Barker Community Education offers a community band program for current or former musicians who seek an outlet for their musical talent. Band meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the band room of Barker Central High School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. No band on Feb. 19. Call 795-3201 for more information.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY: Barker Community Education offers a free GED high school equivalency course from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library at Barker Central High School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. Class also meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. No class Feb. 19. Call 795-3201 for more information.

ART EXHIBIT: "Studio 2001" features fine art created by emerging and established artists working in the Partners in Art Studio. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Show continues through Feb. 24.

Tuesday

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Retired Men's Chorus meets for rehearsals every Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Weekly meeting, sponsored by the Niagara County AIDS Case Management Program and AIDS Task Force, for people 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.

CHILDREN'S CRAFT PROGRAM: "Me and My Grown-Up" is a Valentine craft program for children and adults from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Cost of supplies is $4. Preregistration required. Call 693-3009 to register or for more information.

FREE SENIOR SWIM: Barker Community Education offers a free senior swim program from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Barker High School pool, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. Call 795-3201 for more information.

Wednesday

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., Payne Avenue Christian Church, 350 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; 7 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. Walk-ins welcome.

STORYTELLING PROGRAM: Barker Community Education presents the Niagara University Children's Theater Touring Group, PEANUT, at 7 p.m. in Herbert F. Ludwig Fine Arts Hall at Barker Central School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children and free for Barker senior citizens.

HEALTH CLASS: Diabetes education for patients and families, 1:30 p.m. in the fifth-floor conference room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th Street. Class also held on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 in the auditorium of the medical center. Call 278-4365 for information.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: For expectant and nursing mothers from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th Street. Registration required. Call 278-4433 to register or for more information.

OPEN HOUSE: Niagara County Community College holds an open house at 5:30 p.m. at the main campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Meet with admissions and financial aid counselors. Call 614-6200 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. in DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Women with cancer and their families are welcome.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Parent/The Victim support group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport. New York State Trooper John Campanella will speak on domestic violence calls and how responding troopers handle them.

Thursday

A.M. 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.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: Valentine's Day craft, movie, game and stories for children in kindergarten through grade 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Registration is required in person or by calling the library at 693-4132.

TAKE-OUT PIEROGIES: Potato, cheese and sauerkraut pierogies available from 2 to 4 p.m. in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 3920 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Take-out only. Pierogies also available from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday. Sale continues through April 13.

LUNCHEON: The Niagara Community Leaders' Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hotel Niagara ballroom located in the Travelodge, 201 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15. Call 285-9141 for more information.

INFORMATION PROGRAM: "Reconnect Niagara," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will offer residents information on the Cancer Society's mission, local programs and the upcoming 2001 Lewiston-Porter Relay for Life at 7 p.m. in the Orin Lehman Visitor Center in Prospect Park, Niagara Falls. Call (800) 743-6724, Ext. 300, to register or for more information.

LITERARY DISCUSSION: Friends of Youngstown Free Library sponsor a public discussion on James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans" at 7 p.m. in the Civic Guild Room of Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St. Dr. Michael J. Pikus, assistant professor of English at NCCC, will lead the discussion. Free admission. Refreshments available. Call 745-3555 for more information.

Friday

FAMILY NIGHT: 6 to 9 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.

SEMINAR: "Health Care Insurance Options" is a program for seniors with Medicare Parts A & B to learn more about Independent Health Encompass 65 at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call (800) 453-1910 for more information.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: From 5 to 7 p.m in First United Methodist Church, Main and Tremont streets, North Tonawanda. Cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children age 6 through 12 and free for children 5 and under. Call 694-2456 for advance tickets or purchase them at the door. Proceeds benefit the Tyler D'Angelo Memorial Scholarship Fund.

DINNER AND AUCTION: Community Missions presents a "Valentine Sweetheart Dinner and Have a Heart Chinese Auction" at 7 p.m. in Days Inn at the Falls, 443 Main St., Niagara Falls. Cash bar at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 285-3403. A PT Cruiser raffle will take place at 9.

Saturday

CHESS CLUB: For all ages, from 10 a.m. to noon in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 693-4132 for more information.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: Children are invited to drop in to make a Valentine's Day picture frame between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Just bring a snapshot. All other craft materials will be provided. Parents are asked to assist children age 5 and under. Call 693-4132 for more information.

SPORTS CLINICS: Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School hosts baseball and softball clinics for boys and girls ages 10 through 16 at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The clinics will cover hitting, fielding and throwing with two age groups: ages 10 through 12, and 13 through 16. Clinic continues on Feb. 11. Cost is $15 per day or $25 for both days. Preregistration required. Call 283-8771 for clinic schedule and to register.

SEWING CLASS: Barker Community Education offers a quilting/machine sewing class from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 181 of Barker Central School, 1628 Quaker Road, Barker. Cost is $20. Bring your sewing machine, 56 nine-inch squares or 14 fat quarters of different fabrics and your lunch. Call 795-3201 to register. Walk-ins welcome.

CASTLE TOUR: Old Fort Niagara offers a winter tour of the "French Castle" at 2 p.m. on the fort grounds in Youngstown. Admission is $6.75 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $4.50 for children ages 6 through 12 and free for children under 6. Tour continues at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Call 745-7611 for more information.

DANCE: Senior Citizen Valentine's Day dance from 1 to 4 p.m. in Middleport Scout House, Route 31, Middleport, for eastern Niagara County residents ages 55 and over, with Roy-Hart students and Towpath Optimist Club members as hosts. Cost is $5 and includes music, games, socializing and light refreshments. Call 798-0228 for more information.

DANCE PRESENTATION: The InSync Dance Theater presents a dance concert showcasing a variety of tap and jazz pieces at 8 p.m. at Niagara University. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Show continues at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call the university's box office at 286-8622 for more information.

BENEFIT: Les Dugan Memorial Benefit will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. in DeSales Catholic School, 6914 Chestnut Ridge Road. Lockport. The former DeSales High School coach and athletic director will be honored for his lifetime commitment to support youth and athletics. Proceeds benefit the school. Tickets are $10. Call 434-5868 for more information.

TEEN NIGHT: Lockport YMCA sponsors activities for middle school pupils ages 12 through 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the YMCA, 19 East Ave., Lockport. Includes swimming, gym, lobby games and tournaments. Cost is $1 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Call 434-8887 for more information.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER: Niagara Christian Academy plays host at 7 p.m. in Grand Hotel Niagara, 201 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls. Guest speaker will be Pastor Arthur Todd, as well as door prizes and games. Tickets are $18. Call 285-0800 for more information.

CHARITY BALL: The Lockport Junior Service League hold its charity ball from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Lockport Town and Country Club, 717 East Ave., Lockport. The $50-per-person price includes hors d'oeuvres, prime rib dinner, music and live auction. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity "Barb's House" project.

Next Sunday

SPORTS CLINICS: Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School hosts baseball and softball clinics for boys and girls ages 10 through 16 at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The clinics will cover hitting, fielding and throwing, with two divisions: ages 10 through 12 and 13 through 16. Cost is $15 per day Preregistration required. Call 283-8771 for clinic schedule and to register.

GARDEN FAIRE: The Wheatfield Garden Club offers a garden faire and boutique featuring demonstrations and instruction by master gardeners, crafts, baked goods, plants and quilt raffle from 1 to 5 p.m. in American Legion Post 6525, Ward Road, Bergholtz. Proceeds benefit Town of Wheatfield beautification projects. Admission is $2. Advance admission tickets are available by calling 731-2999 or 731-9659.

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