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Worth a thousand words.
"Picturing the Civil War" is a program presented by art collector and Civil War historian James McGrath at the monthly meeting of the Town of Porter Historical Society at 8 p.m. in the Red Brick School, 240 Lockport St., Youngstown. The presentation is free and will include many original pieces of McGrath's art collection.
Turn off the TV.
Local libraries are offering a variety of special programs this week to celebrate National Children's Book Week. The Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., offers storytimes at 6:30 in its Orchard Room on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and a Thanksgiving craft at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., offers a drop-in story hour at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, which features a different children's author each day. The North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive, is welcoming a costumed storyteller telling "The Legend of the Unicorn" at 11 a.m. Saturday. All ages are welcome for all events.
A glory-ous anniversary.
Calvary Baptist Church, 405 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, is continuing to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. Chaplain Col. John Murdoch, director of chaplaincy for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, will sing patriotic songs honoring God and country. He will also minister at Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
NCCC Job Fair.
Over 35 employers are accepting applications and interviewing potential candidates for full- and part-time employment at the Niagara County Community College Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college's Main Cafeteria in Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Persons seeking jobs should dress in proper business attire and bring resumes. The fair is hosted by the NCCC Student Employment Center.
Place your bets.
Niagara Catholic, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls, is hosting a Monte Carlo Night complete with Las Vegas-style games of blackjack, Beat the Dealer, Big 9 and the Money Wheel as well as a raffle drawing for $25,000 in cash prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Food and drinks are available.
'Crucible' onstage.
Niagara Falls Little Theater presents the Arthur Miller tale of Puritan religious hysteria of 1692 fanned by repressed and denied sexual desire in "The Crucible" at 8 p.m. in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. The show continues at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1.
Bag your turkey early.
The Power City Lodge No. 158 Italian Sons and Daughters annual Turkey Shoot has no shot guns, but lots of games of chance to win turkeys and other meat packages and prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 2287 Delaware Ave., Niagara Falls. Free admission, free drinks and free popcorn.
Fashion time machine.
A fund-raiser fashion show, "Now and Then" sponsored by Operation Petticoat Progress, offers vintage clothing as well as modern styles from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Best Western Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the door. The event includes coffee, tea, punch, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.

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