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Feb. 12 to 19 / Niagara County events

Following is Niagara Sunday's weekly listing of upcoming public events held around Niagara County.If you would like your event included, send the information two weeks in advance to: Niagara Community Calendar, c/o The Buffalo News, 8353 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304, fax to: 283-1691 or e-mail to: niagaranews@buffnews.com.

>Today

OPEN HOUSE: St. Paul Lutheran Preschool, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.

ARTISTS SOUGHT: Members of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown are seeking anyone with a religious or spiritual theme for an exhibit to be part of a third annual Festival of Faith and Arts on May 13 at the church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Anyone interested in displaying their work may call Doug Howard at 745-7177.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the back entrance.
TURKEY DINNER: Family-style turkey dinner, 4 to 6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. Adults, $8; ages 4 to 12, $3.50. Call 692-3919 or 693-9677 for reservations.
DINNER AND AUCTION: Combination pasta dinner and silent auction, noon to 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Adults, $7; ages 5 to 12, $3. Tickets are available at the door.

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>Monday

LIBRARIES CLOSED: Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, and LaSalle Branch Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., will be closed today to observe Lincoln's Birthday.
FREE TAX HELP: If you made $35,000 or less last year, you can have your tax return filed free, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., ATTAIN Lab inside the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Be sure to bring the appropriate paperwork and identification. Continues Friday and Saturday. For more information, call Kara Olidge at 285-5374.
HAVE A HEART WEEK: Glenda Rose of Rose Chiropractic is asking anyone to bring a bag of nonperishable food to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program and receive a consultation, examination and computerized nutritional evaluation to find out how you can improve your health naturally, today through Friday, 435 Ridge St., Lewiston. Call 754-9039 for an appointment.
SPECIAL RETREAT: "LOVE: What Is It?" a four-hour retreat to enable individuals to better focus on the importance of their spiritual lives, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston. Cost, including lunch, $20. Call 754-7376 to register by Sunday.
PRINCESS CONTESTANTS SOUGHT: For the Miss Niagara County Little Princess Pageant, 1 p.m. Feb. 25, Niagara Falls High School. Organizers are looking for girls from 1 to 12 years of age. No talent is required, and contestants will model a dressy outfit in their age divisions. Optional categories are sportswear and beach attire. Applications may be picked up at Tops Markets, 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls; Center Street, Lewiston; Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda; and 5827 S. Transit Road, Lockport. You may also send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to 6704 Elbert Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 or e-mail to loismax@yahoo.com.
PARENTING PROGRAM: Health for All Seasons and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) present "Parenting of Young Children," a six-week series, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 298-2145 to register.
ADULT FITNESS: Low-impact aerobics, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, City of Niagara Falls Department of Recreation, LaSalle Facility, 9501 Colvin Blvd. Free.
CLASS: Hatha Yoga, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Fee payable at class. Also meets on Wednesday afternoons.
FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, noon to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential and anonymous. No appointment needed. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Continues Thursday.
SUPPORT GROUP: North Tonawanda depression support group, 6 p.m. every Monday, first-floor conference room, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Also on Thursdays.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Teresa's School basement, McKoon and College avenues, Niagara Falls.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: Accounting students from Niagara University will provide free assistance in preparing and electronic filing of federal and state tax returns for elderly and low-income taxpayers, 4 to 6 p.m., Gallagher Center, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. No appointment is needed. Continues Wednesday.
TOAST & JAM: Dale Campbell hosts a six-week series of open mike entertainment open to all singers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, comics and performance artists, 7 to 10 p.m., Brickyard Pub, 432 Center St., Lewiston. Interested performers can call Lewiston Council on the Arts at 754-0166 for more information.
PARTY TIME: Valentine Party for toddlers, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register.
STORY HOUR: Bedtime story hour, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register.
BIBLE COURSE: "The Letters of the New Testament," a Bible study course led by the Rev. Charles F. Lamb, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Free. Call 745-7067 to register.

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>Tuesday

GOOD BOOK GIVEAWAY: Adults who borrow books from North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, between today and Feb. 28 will receive a free raffle ticket for one of four weekly prize baskets on display at the library. Prize drawings will be held every Tuesday evening during February. For more information, call the Reference Department at 693-3009.
LOVING YOUR TEETH: Dr. Rubins Noel, who oversees Aspen Dental offices, will present "Taking Care of Your Teeth," 9:30 a.m., Dale Association Senior Centre, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Free. Call 433-1886 to sign up.
DIABETES EDUCATION CLASS: First in a series of three three-hour classes, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 298-2145 to register. Continues Wednesday and Thursday.
SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer's Support Group, 2 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Family Room, 5285 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Call 298-3735 for more information.
SUPPORT GROUP: Transplants Save Lives, 7 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 695-7695 for more information.
PRESCHOOL VALENTINE PARTY: 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register your child.
FREE CLINIC: An immunization clinic is held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday and a well-baby clinic on Wednesday mornings, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Appointments only by calling 278-1903. Clinics also held in North Tonawanda and in Niagara Falls.
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 297-4004 for information.
BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 12:45 p.m., 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Learn to play bridge from 10 a.m. to noon.
RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled children 3 to 10 years old, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Continues Wednesday and Thursday.
SUPPORT GROUP: Diabetes support, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
TAX HELP: Available to community members on a first-come, first-served basis, with the service provided by Internal Revenue Service volunteers, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 for more information. Continues Wednesday.
SPECIAL LECTURE: "Picasso: His Life and His Loves," a slide lecture by B.G. Flickinger, who will explore the dynamism and the passions of the artist, 1 p.m., Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St, Lockport. Call 433-2617 for more information.

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>Wednesday

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Niagara Area Business Exchange is a group of business professionals who meet to exchange business leads, 8 a.m. every Wednesday, Holiday Inn, 515 S. Transit St., Lockport. For information, call 434-1984 or go online to www.niagaraareabusinessexchange.org.
MONTHLY ORGAN CONCERT: Featuring Bruce Woody, Andrew Wos, Greg Gurtner, a sing-along and a silent movie, 7:30 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Admission, $8. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by an adult.
SAVE A LIFE: Heart Saver Adult CPR Course, 6 to 10 p.m., Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Fee, $35. Call 614-6470 to register or go online at www.sunyniagara.cc.ny.us.
MUSEUM HOURS: Lewiston Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., 469 Plain St. Admission is by goodwill donation. Continues through Sunday.
MEETING: YWCA of the Tonawandas Friendship Club, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Projects have included making quilts, pillows and lap robes and offer the sharing of creative ideas. Call 692-5580.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol abuse, 10:30 a.m., Ray of Hope Al-Anon: St. Leo's Bingo Hall, front door, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara; 8 and 9:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda.
WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Sutherland Lodge, 1400 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda.
RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled adolescents, 10 to 13 years old, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Continues Thursday.
CRAFTS: 12:30 p.m. Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Ceramics and woodworking offered at 9 a.m.
SPEAKER: Inspirational Football Coach Herman Boone speaks on "Remember the Titans: Resolution and Unity," noon, Fine Arts Auditorium, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free.
CLASS: "How-tos of Tai Chi," 12:30 to 1 p.m., YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Class meets monthly, with fees of $12 for members and $22 for nonmembers.
SUPPORT GROUP: Onward, healing and compassion for people who are divorced or separated, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 160 Chestnut St., Lockport. Sponsored by Eastern Niagara County Catholic parishes. Free and open to all.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Legal Advocacy Service, sponsored by Mental Health Association in Niagara County, offers free legal advice to qualified clients, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information and appointments, call Betty 433-3780.

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>Thursday

SUPPORT GROUP: Us Too! Niagara Region Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 745-7749 or 754-4552 for more information.
SUPPORT GROUP: Postpartum Breast Feeding Support Group, 1 p.m., Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Babies are welcome. Call 298-2385 to register and for more information.
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE NIGHT: Members of North Tonawanda History Museum present their first Industrial Heritage Night program, 6:30 p.m., Ascension Industries, 1254 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda.
FERTILITY CARE: Introductory session, 7:30 p.m., Room 249, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Call 298-2618 or 298-2385 for more information.
MEETINGS: Profnet: Business to Business in Western New York will share business referrals at its breakfast meetings, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. every Thursday, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Town of Niagara. More information about the organization is on its Web site, www.profnet.org.
DOLL CLUB: American Girl Doll Club, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register your child.
SUPPORT GROUP: Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., ACNC Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.
MEETING: Rotary Club of Niagara County Central breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. every Thursday, Olympia Restaurant, 3312 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. Prospective members are welcome.
A.M. LOCKPORT TOASTMASTERS: 7 to 8:30 a.m., Friendly's Restaurant, 2 W. Main St., Lockport. Guests and visitors welcome.
SUPPORT GROUP: Lockport New Beginnings, for people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, 7 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport; Big Book Study, Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.
RECREATION PROGRAM: For developmentally disabled children 3 to 10 years old, 2 to 6 p.m., Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
SUPPORT GROUP: North Tonawanda depression support group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday, first-floor conference room, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Also on Mondays.

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>Friday

PERFORMANCE: BeatleMagic , a Beatles tribute band, will perform as part of Niagara University's Spring 2006 Live Music Series, 8 to 11 p.m., Under the Taps Club, Lower Level, Gallagher Center, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Admission, which includes pizza and wings, $5.
WINTER FUN FEST: Lockport's Youth Department Winter Fun Fest, with a broomball tournament, chowder sale and bonfire, 5 p.m., Altro Park, Willow Street, Lockport. Continues Saturday.
PERFORMANCE: Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8 p.m., Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. General admission, $12; senior citizens and students, $10. Call 743-1614 to reserve tickets or do so by e-mail at Ghostlight@Adelphia.net. Continues at 8 p.m. Saturday.
AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7:30 p.m., Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls.
CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.
SUPPORT GROUP: Alcoholics Anonymous, First Step Group, 8 to 9 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.
THE ROCK: Youths and young adults ages 13 to 24 can check out the Rock for an evening of fun, contemporary music and ministry, 7 p.m., Wheatfield Community Church, The Summit mall, 6929 Williams Road, Wheatfield.
MEETING: Niagara Arts Guild, with Western New York artist Karl Heerdt demonstrating painting a landscape in oil, 7:30 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
PERFORMANCE: "The Princess and the Pea," by Niagara University Theatre, 7 p.m., Niagara University Theatre-at-the-Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston. General admission, $14; senior citizens and children 18 and under, $12. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 286-8622 for tickets.
FISH FRY: Baked or deep fried dinner, baked potato, French fries or homemade German potato salad, cole slaw, roll and butter, beverage and homemade pie, or deep fried yellow pike, fantail shrimp and chicken nuggets, 4 to 6:30 p.m., St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1208 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
BASKET AUCTION: Mardi Gras Auction to benefit Niagara Catholic High School, with a basket auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Antonio's Restaurant, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Call 283-8771, Ext. 238, for more information.

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>Saturday

PRESIDENT'S DAY CELEBRATION CONCERT: Tribute concert to benefit the Boy Scouts of America Iroquois Trail Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport. Tickets are $10 and available at the Palace box office or Mills Jewelers, 51 Main St., Lockport, or by calling 438-1130. Concert features Jack Civiletto as Frank Sinatra and Bob James as Neil Diamond.
GOOD HAIR DAY: Seven Sutherland Sisters' "Good Hair Day" event, noon to 4 p.m., Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The Niagara County Historical Society prepares to celebrate one of Niagara County's most celebrated curiosities, those seven famous sisters with the floor-length hair. With hot dogs with sauerkraut, a hair judging contest and more. Admission, $1.
SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE: Old Fort Niagara will be the base camp for an 18th century snowshoe program, where you can join the garrison of the historic fortress as members set out along the shore of Lake Ontario for a trek to Fort Oswego, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown. Tickets, $10 per person; members of the fort, $5. Cal 745-7611 to buy tickets.
STORYTELLING SATURDAY: With Kenneth Glover as "Grandpa Teddy," 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. Adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; 3 and under, free.

ART EXPRESS: Family fun with hands-on art activities, 2 to 4 p.m., every Saturday, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Cost, $3 for nonmembers and $2 for members. This week, Vejigante Masquerader by Lulu Delacre, with the art craft being a papier-mache carnival mask.
BOOK SIGNING: For Paul Beaudry and his Civil War legacy publication, "The Forgotten Regiment: History of the 151st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Call 434-7433 for more information.
DANCE CLASS: Butterfly Dance Company for all children with developmental disabilities, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence community room, 5285 Military Road, Lewiston. For information and registration, send an e-mail to ucandance1@aol.com.
CLASS: One Stroke(r) Painting -- Birdhouse with Wildflowers, 9 a.m. to noon, Dunleavy Hall, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Fee, $34. Call 286-8181 to register.
MOVIE TIME: The YWCA presents "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Cost, $2.
PERFORMANCE: The Friends of the Riviera and the Lake Plains Players present "CLUE, the Musical," 8 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets, $10.
DRAMA CLASSES: The 11-week course concludes with a public acting recital April 29; 9 a.m., Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Cost, $125. Applications are available online at www.starrynighttheatre.com or by calling the theater at 743-1614.
MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Ransomville Historical Museum, Old Post Office on Ransomville Library grounds, 3733 Ransomville Road, or for special tours by calling 791-4494.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, noon to 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Use side door.
ITALIAN NIGHT: Boy Scout Troop 98's Italian Night, with spaghetti and meatballs, or finer Italian meals will be available for $1 to $2 more. All meals include salad, bread, drink and dessert, 3:30 to 8 p.m., Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, Bear Ridge Road and Campbell Boulevard, Pendleton. Adults, $6.50; children 6 and under, $4.50. Call 625-4134 for reservations. Price for spaghetti and meatballs at the door is adults, $7; children, $5.
DINNER THEATER: "Driving Miss Daisy," by Theatre in the Mist, with chicken fried steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn fritters, green beans with pork hocks, biscuits with butter and honey, peach cobbler, ice cream, coffee, tea and iced tea, 5 p.m., Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. Cost, $20. Call 283-5744 for reservations.

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>Next Sunday

BABY RACES: Lockport Junior Service League's Indoor Baby Races, held as part of the 12th annual Winter Fun Fest, 12:30 p.m., Kenan Arena, 433 Locust St., Lockport. With three age divisions: Crawlers -- 6 to 12 months; Wobblers -- 12 to 18 months; and Toddlers -- 18 to 24 months. Prizes are donated by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Niagara County. Call Kelsey at 439-4819 for more information.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., a self-help community mental health resource, 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the back entrance.
DINNER: All-you-can-eat pasta dinner, noon to 5 p.m., Masonic Temple, One Cottage St., Lockport. Served by Niagara-Orleans District, Order of the Eastern Star. Cost $5.
PERFORMANCE: "The Princess and the Pea," by Niagara University Theatre, 2 p.m., Niagara University Theatre-at-the-Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston. General admission, $14; senior citizens and children 18 and under, $12. Call 286-8622 for tickets.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sponsored by Somerset Free Masons, Lodge 639, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barker Fire Hall, Quaker Road, Barker. Adults, $6; children 6 to 12, $2.50; 5 and under, free; family of two adults and up to four children, $15. Includes a basket auction.

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