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Dec. 10 to 17

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

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Free concert, featuring Kingdom Bound 2005 talent search winner Tina Marie Williams, One Foot in Heaven and others, 3 to 10 p.m., the Summit mall, 6929 Williams Road, Wheatfield.

LIGHT SHOW: Holiday Lights of Niagara, presented by the United Way of Niagara, a drive-through chance to view wonderland displays, 5 to 9 p.m., Oppenheim Park, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. Cost per vehicle, $8. Continues from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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.

PERFORMANCE:"Godspell," by Niagara University Theatre, 2 p.m., Niagara University's Theatre-at-the- Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston. Tickets, $19.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264, 7:30 p.m., with a preconcert organ performance, 7 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets, $9 or $7 in advance for senior citizens. Advance tickets are available at Mid-City Opticians, Walker Brothers & Monroe Jewelers and the American Legion.

READ TO THE DOGS: Children in grades one to four may practice their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Sandy, the therapy dog, 2 to 4:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Call 693-4132 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: Niagara Hospice's annual Light-ALife tree lighting ceremony, 2 p.m., The Summit, 6929 Williams Road, Wheatfield. For a $20 donation to Niagara Hospice, a loved one's name will be featured on a memory tag. Call 439-4417 for more information.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Tanzen, Niagara County Community College's dance company, will perform works the students have choreographed themselves, 2 p.m., 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. General admission, $8; senior citizens and alumni, $5.

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>Monday

HOLIDAY CRAFTS: The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a craft class for children, 4 or 6 p.m., Lewiston Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. For children 5 and up. Free. Call 754-1990 to register.

BLOOD DRIVE: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 278-4440 to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome.

FLU SHOTS: The Niagara County Health Department will hold an open flu shot clinic from 12:30 to 3 p.m., in the Niagara County Community College Wellness Center in Sanborn, Building C, Room 221; enter in the back of the school and park in Lots 3 or 4. Bring insurance cards and be prepared to pay $25 by cash or check. For more information, call 278-1903.

COFFEE CAFE: Lewiston-Porter Coffee Cafe, 10 a.m. to noon, Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.

ADULT FITNESS: Walking, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, City of Niagara Falls Department of Recreation, LaSalle Facility, 9501 Colvin Blvd. Free.

MUSEUM HOURS: Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. Continues through Friday.

TODDLER TIME: For ages birth to 3 years, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.

ART SHOW: The mixed-media works of 12 Niagara County Community College faculty members, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free. Continues through Friday.

FITNESS PROGRAM: Independent Health Association's low-impact SilverSneakers fitness class, which focuses on improving muscular strength and much more for senior citizens, 10 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road. Also offered Wednesdays and Fridays. Senior citizens subscribing to Independent Health's Medicare Advantage plan can receive a free fitness facility membership at the YMCA.

ADULT FITNESS: Low-impact aerobics, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, City of Niagara Falls Department of Recreation, La- Salle Facility, 9501 Colvin Blvd. Free.

EXERCISE: PACE (People With Arthritis Can Exercise), a program of gentle exercise that combines recreation and socialization, 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, DeGraff Community Center of Kaleida Health, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $25 for a 10-week course. Call 690-2271 to register.

EXERCISE: Fit After 50, 8:40 to 9:15 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road. Gentle stretching. All are welcome.

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

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 meets at 6 p.m. every Monday, firstfloor 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.

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:Gregory Gurtner will play popular pieces, and Bruce Woody and the Choir from St. Albert the Great, North Tonawanda, will perform and lead in a sing-along of traditional carols at the Christmas concert for the Lockport Theater Organ Society, 7 p.m., the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Free will donation.

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>Tuesday

RAFFLE TICKETS: Niagara County Historical Society is holding a Victorian Christmas Dinner, where six lucky couples can dine in Victorian splendor in Lockport's oldest red brick home, the Col. William Bond House-Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St. Tickets, available only until today, are $5 apiece, or three for $10. Call 434-7433 for more information.

HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE SHOW:"All the Chocolate," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., lower lobby near the waterfall, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Continues Wednesday.

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Retired Men's Chorus meets at 9:15 a.m. every Tuesday, Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: For ages 3 to 5, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.

LIBRARY MEETING: Friends of the Lewiston Library, 6 p.m., 305 S. Eighth St.

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Lockport Chorale rehearses at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Lockport United Church of Christ, 98 East Ave. New members are welcomed.

SUPPORT GROUP: GriefShare Support Group, for adults coping with the pain of the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one, 6 p.m., S-6 Meeting Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: For ages 3 to 5 years, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.

FREE CLINIC: Immunization clinics for children and infants will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., DeGraff Wellness Center, adjacent to DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 45 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Appointment only by calling 278-1903. Clinics also offered in Lockport and Niagara Falls.

CONSUMER ASSISTANCE: Free help in filing complaints or obtaining advice on consumer-related matters is offered by the New York State attorney general's office, with a representative available to meet with consumers, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. This is a monthly service. For immediate attention, call the hotline at (800) 771-7755.

AL-ANON:Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem, 12:30 p.m., Tuesday Afternoon 12 Steppers, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda; 7 p.m., Seven Clan Al-Anon, Tuscarora Health Center, Mount Hope Road, Tuscarora Reservation; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; and Adult Children of Alcoholics, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport.

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.

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.

CLASS: Aerobics for the physically challenged, 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost $2, payable at the door. Open to all ages and abilities.

CERAMIC PAINTING CLASS: The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a ceramic ornament class for children ages 8 and up or adults, 5 p.m., Lewiston Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Cost, $1. Call 754-1990 to register. Continues Thursday.

BEDTIME STORY FUN: "Get Well Soon," some bedtime story fun, where the children can put on pajamas and bring a favorite teddy bear or blanket and find out how dinosaurs get well, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Call 693-4132 to register.

STORY HOUR: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, Youngstown Library, 240 Lockport St.

SUPPORT GROUP: For parents coping with losing a child, 7 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

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>Wednesday

POLISH CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Chopin Singing Society in concert, a joint Christmas gift to the community from the North Tonawanda History Museum and Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 7 p.m., at the church, Oliver Street and Center Avenue, North Tonawanda. Light refreshments provided.

FALL EXHIBIT: "Daily Life in the Victorian Era," 1 to 4 p.m., Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Continues Saturday.

STORY HOUR: Preschool story hour, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville Road.

STORY HOUR: Preschool story hour, 10:15 to 11 a.m., LaSalle Public Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Call 283-8309 to register.

MEALS ON WHEELS: North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, which serves both the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, will hold a board of directors meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meals on Wheels office, 100 Ridge Road, North Tonawanda.

CHESS CLUB: Niagara County Chess Club, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., G-244, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Cost, $1.

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 Catholic Church, 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.

CRAFTS: 12:30 p.m. Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 2790 Church Road. Ceramics and woodworking offered at 9 a.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: Parent Grief Support for parents who have suffered miscarriages, still births or lost an infant, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

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.

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 Road, Lockport. For information, call 433-1984.

ARTY DAY WORKSHOP: For children ages 4 to 16, sponsored by the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department, 4 to 7 p.m., Lewiston Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Come any time and stay as long as you wish. Call 754-1990 to register.

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

GERMAN CHRISTMAS NIGHT: Presented in collaboration with the Historical Society of North German Settlements of Western New York in Bergholz and the North Tonawanda History Museum, 6:30 p.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Free and light refreshments will be provided.

PERFORMANCE:Niagara County Community College Guitar Ensemble, 12:30 p.m., F-108, at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free.

ANGELIC CLASS: "Angels in Our Midst, Part II," a class on how God's message was brought forth through angels, 6 to 8 p.m., Dunleavy Hall, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Fee, $14.

SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Have the chance to learn from others and see how you're doing comparatively, 1 to 4 p.m., Dale Association Center for Lifelong Learning, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Members, $2; nonmembers, $4.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Internal Defibrillator/ Pacemaker Support Group, 1 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: Stories, songs and crafts for children 3 to 5, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. Call 286-4902 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., ACNC Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

CERAMIC PAINTING CLASS: The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a ceramic ornament class for children ages 8 and up or adults, 5 p.m., Lewiston Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Cost, $1. Call 754-1990 to register.

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.

CLUB: The Dinosaur Club offers dinosaur- themed activities for both boys and girls, ages 4 and up, the second Thursday of every month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. To register, call 754-4720.

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.

MEETING:American Girl Doll Club, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: North Tonawanda depression support group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday, firstfloor conference room, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Also on Mondays.

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>Friday

PERFORMANCE:"Godspell," by Niagara University Theatre, 8 p.m., Niagara University Theatre-at-the- Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston. Continues at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Alcoholics Anonymous, First Step Group, 8 to 9 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.

PHILOSOPHY SCHOOL CAFE: Join a group getting together to discuss philosophy, 7 p.m., Les Deux Magots Cafe, 402 Center St., Lewiston.

PERFORMANCE:"All Through the Night," by Starry Night Theatre, 8 p.m., Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. General, $12; senior citizens and students, $10. Continues at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 743-1614 for reservations or go online to www.starrynighttheatre.com.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLASS: Computer classes for senior citizens, an entry-level computer course where senior citizens can learn about the Internet, sign up for an e-mail address and learn many of the Microsoft computer programs, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Niagara Falls Housing Authority's ATTAIN Lab, Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St. Call 285-5374 to schedule a time.

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>Saturday

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.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9 a.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Adults, $3; children 4 to 12, $2; children 3 and under, free. For North Tonawanda residents only.

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.

DATING WORKSHOP: Dating for Teens, "Standing Strong in Every Situation," a workshop on building healthy relationships called "Junior Divas," 1 to 3 p.m., 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls.

DRIVERS' COURSE: State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clarion Inn on the River, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Call (800) 232-0235 or 636-4151 to register.

YWCA MOVIE: "The Polar Express," 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets, $2. Bring in a nonperishable food item or $1 to get a chance for a movie poster. Park in the Manhattan Street lot.

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>Next Sunday

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.

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>Miscellaneous

GIFT WRAP BOOTH: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Charity Gift Wrap Booth, sponsored by the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and Upstate Pharmacy, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, 1900 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Continues daily through Dec. 24. Call 297-6400, Ext. 256, to volunteer as a gift wrapper, send an e-mail to kcook@buffnet.net or visit www.opportunitiesunlimited. org.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: Lockport Family YMCA is accepting registration for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds with Preschool Pals classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Jan. 8 and running for seven weeks. The Little Me Play Group, for 2-year-olds, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. each Friday beginning Jan. 12. Call 434-8887.

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