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Jan. 7 to 14 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

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Sanborn Historical Society Museum, 2822 Niagara St.

SUPPORT GROUP: Parkinson's Disease, 2 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Art therapist Lisa Horlein will hold a workshop on "Arts & Healing." Call 754-4052 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP: Narcotics Anonymous, 5 to 7 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.

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.

WORKSHOP: Arts and Healing Workshop for a meeting of the Niagara County Chapter of the Parkinson's Wellness Group of Western New York, 2 p.m., Hooker Auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Guest, Lisa Horlein, artist.

MEETING: Narcotics Anonymous, 5 to 7 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.

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>Monday

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.

CRAFT CLASS: Winter crafts for children 5 and up, 6 p.m., Lewiston Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Free. Call 754-1990 to register.

AUDITIONS: Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is holding auditions for the last production of the 2006-07 season, "The Sound of Music," 7 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. People ages 16 and up will audition today, and children under 16 will audition Tuesday. Please prepare a song; an accompanist will be provided. Call 622-1103 for more information.

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.

MUSEUM HOURS: North Tonawanda History Museum, 314 Oliver St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. The museum is also open by appointment. Call 213-0554 or 692-2681 for more information.

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 members and $5 nonmembers. Fee payable at class. Also meets on Wednesday afternoons.

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, 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.

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.

DIABETES CLASS: For individuals diagnosed with diabetes, 1 to 3 p.m., Lockport Memorial Hospital, 521 East Ave. Continues Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Jan. 16. Call 514-5800, Ext. 5688, to register.

SUPPORT GROUP: PRIME PLUS/Red Hot Mamas: Menopause management, peer support and education. Topic: "Where Did I Put It? Memory Loss During Menopause," with Dr. Roberta Gebhard, 6:30 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 278-4523 to register.

GET FIT PROGRAM: Lockport Memorial Hospital Guild's monthly educational program. Gregg Strobino, director of rehabilitation services for the Eastern Niagara Health System's health care facilities, will discuss "Getting Fit in the New Year," 1 p.m., Lockport Public Library Community Room, 23 East Ave. Desserts and beverages will be served.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Circle of Hope, 5 to 6 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive Lockport. Call 439-4417 to register.

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>Tuesday

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.

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

AUDITIONS: Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is holding auditions for the last production of the 2006-07 season, "The Sound of Music," 7 p.m., Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Children under 16 will audition today. Please prepare a song; an accompanist will be provided. Call 622-1103 for more information.

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Area residents may now enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton B. Mizer Primary Care Center, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls. Enrollees should bring identification showing their date of birth, a current utility bill or other address verification and wage information. For more information, call 285-1563.

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.

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.

BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens, 12:45 p.m., 2790 Church Road. Learn to play bridge from 10 a.m. to noon.

CLASS: Self-defense classes for adults and children over 5 offered by a second-degree black-belt instructor using tae kwon do techniques, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $35 per month for members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration information at 692-5580.

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.

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.

LITTLE COBRA FITNESS: For children ages 3 and up, 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Cobra Strike Karate, 3120 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Cost, $7 per class or $50 for eight classes. Call 297-7055 or e-mail cobrastrikekarate@yahoo.com for more information.

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.

CLASS: "Living With Diabetes," a four-session program recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Call 278-4102 to register. Continues Wednesday and Jan. 16 and 17.

KUNG-FU FITNESS/KICKBOX: Class, 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Cobra Strike Karate, 3120 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Cost, $7 per class or $50 for eight classes. For more information, call 297-7055 or e-mail cobrastrikekarate@yahoo.com.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: For new Niagara Hospice volunteers, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. Continues Thursday and Jan. 16. Call 439-4417 to register.

FREE MOVIE: We can't tell you the name of the movie, but it is an animated Disney flick about a hotshot stock car headed to the big race, 2 p.m., Earl W. Brydges Public Library auditorium, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls.

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>Wednesday

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: "Weight Loss Surgery." Topics include risks and benefits, eligibility and post-surgical follow-up, 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St. Call 278-0873 to register.

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

MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. Open daily through Sunday.

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.

FREE DANCE CLASS: Dance instructor Joan Harris teaches participants popular line dances, including the electric slide, the Jersey strut, Louisiana strut, steppin', My Way and the Jackie Gleason, 5 to 7 p.m., Doris Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-5374 to register.

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, stillbirths or lost an infant, 6:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

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.

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.

HISTORICAL MEETING: Christopher Lane, president and corporate executive officer of DeGraff Memorial Hospital, and Phyllis Gentner, director of volunteer services for DeGraff, will discuss DeGraff's history, its current role as part of Kaleida Health System and plans to expand into the 21st century during a meeting of the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, 7 p.m., DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda.

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

STORYCRAFT CLUB: For children in grades 1 to 3, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. This month's theme is "Fractured Fairy Tales." Call 286-4902 to register.

SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Join the Center for Lifelong Learning playing bridge, 1 to 4 p.m., 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Members, $2; nonmembers, $4.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Healthy Directions, a 12-week weight loss class for men and women 18 years and older, 6 p.m., Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Presented by Laura Olejniczak. Free with most insurances. Call 278-4523 to register.

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.

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

OPEN ENROLLMENT: Area residents may now enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outreach for Wellness in Niagara, 1901 Main St., Niagara Falls. Enrollees should bring identification showing their date of birth, a current utility bill or other address verification and wage information. For more information, call 285-1563.

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.

CLASS: Self-defense for adults and children over 5 offered by a second-degree black-belt instructor using tae kwon do techniques, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $30 per month for members and $40 for nonmembers. Registration information at 692-5580.

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; Big Book Study, Clearview Treatment Center, 66 Mead St., North Tonawanda.

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

SCIENCE EXPLORERS CLUB: "Volcanos!," 3:45 p.m., John B. Daly Children's Room, Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St. Call 754-4720 to register or visit www.lewistonpubliclibrary.org for more information.

PERFORMANCE: "The Crucible," by Lewiston-Porter High School Drama Club, 7 p.m., High School Auditorium, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown. Cost, $5. Continues 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.
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.

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.

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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.

PRESENTATION AND DISPLAY: See a presentation on the Underground Railroad put on by the Regional Park Interpretive Programs Office, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Niagara Falls State Park. A hike along the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail with scenic overlooks will follow. Call 745-7848 to register.

SATURDAY ADVENTURE: "Jolicoeur's Journey," where you retrace the 1753 winter journey of Jolicoeur Charles Bonin and learn winter survival skills needed on the 18th century frontier, 9 a.m. to noon, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown. For ages 8 to 12. Cost, $10 per child. One accompanying adult is admitted free. Call 745-7611 to register.

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.

CHOWDER & BAKE SALE: 11 a.m., Bergholz Fire Hall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
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.

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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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>Community support

KNITTERS WANTED: The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is looking for knitters to make 12-by-12-inch squares in any pattern. The department is working on a community project to make knitted quilts for the teenagers at Community Missions. The department is also willing to take crochet squares. The project will come to fruition at 10 a.m. Feb. 10, when volunteers will sew the blocks together, and a crocheter will do a border stitch. Bring squares to the Village of Lewiston office, 145 N. Fourth St., or to the Recreation Center on the ground floor of the building. Call 754-1990 with questions.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: Lockport Family YMCA is accepting registration for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds with Preschool Pals classes, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays beginning Monday 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. For more information, call 434-8887.

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