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June 20 to 27 / 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, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240, fax to: 856-5150, or e-mail to: niagaranews@buffnews.com.

>Today

FATHER'S DAY EVENT: Featuring carousel rides, band organ music, a new exhibit, "Herschell-Spillman Motor Company -- The Pick of the Field," and opportunity to make a gift for dad, noon to 4 p.m., Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda. Museum admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; and 2.50 per child. For more information, call 693-1885.

FUNDRAISER: Friends of Wilson Free Library will be "Cooking for Books," noon to 5 p.m., in front of the Wilson Boat House, 57 Harbor St. Treat dad to a hot dog, hamburger, cheeseburger, clams and potato chips. Proceeds will benefit Wilson Free Library.

ART DISPLAYS: A Niagara County Mental Health Association exhibition features "A Painter's Strokes of Nature," works by Dody Walters, and "The Way I See This," Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 478-0239 or visit www.marketstreetartcenter.org.

OPEN MUSEUM: Sanborn Area Historical Society's Schoolhouse Museum, 2 to 4 p.m., 2822 Niagara St., and the society's Farm Museum, 2 to 4 p.m., 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. The farm museum also is open 1 to 4 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Das Haus, museum of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York, 2549 Niagara Road, Bergholz.

CLASS: Iyengar Yoga, 7 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Also meets same time Monday and Tuesday. Call 778-9377 for information.

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous Niagara Intergroup, 2 p.m., Hooker Auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, 621 10th St.

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous Golden Slipper, 9:30 a.m., UAW Hall, 524 Walnut St., Lockport; Attitude Adjustment, 10 a.m., First Step Center, Allen Street, Niagara Falls; LaSalle Big Book, 7:30 p.m., Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 156 59th St., Niagara Falls; Fifth Tradition, 8 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 100 Chestnut St., Youngstown; and Lock City, 8 p.m., Emmanuel Methodist Church, East Avenue and Washburn Street, Lockport.

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>Monday

MUSIC: Lockport Theatre Organ Society presents Joe Donohue at the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, requests taken, 7 p.m., Lockport Senior Citizens Center, 33 Ontario St. Admission is $6. For information, call (585) 798-1928.

CRUISE NIGHT: Children's Night, 6 to 9, Ida Fritz Park, Lockport.

AUDITIONS: For Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," 6:30 to 9 p.m., Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Candidates must prepare a song from "The Sound of Music" and may be asked to give a cold reading from the script. Accompaniment provided. No appointment necessary. Show dates are July 29 through Aug. 15. For more information, visit www.starrynighttheatre.com. Continues same time Tuesday.

STRETCHING CLASS: Stretching and Mobility Class for senior citizens ages 55 and up, 9:15 a.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Cost, $2.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Mental Health Association in Niagara County's support group for those dealing with depression and anxiety, 6 to 7:30 p.m., conference dining room, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Tremont Street, North Tonawanda. Call 433-3780, Ext. 10, for more information.

FREE FITNESS CLASS: Club 99, 10:30 a.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Continues Wednesday. Call 695-8582 to register.

MUSEUM HOURS: The North Tonawanda History Museum, which operates in the Lumber City History Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday, 54 Webster St. Admission for nonmembers is $3. Exhibit: "Journey to the North: New York's Freedom Trail," through July 31. Call 213-0554 for more information.

BAND REHEARSAL: The Bergholz German Band meets at 8 p.m., Bergholz Fire Hall, Niagara Road. Prospective members are welcome.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; New Hope Group, 10:30 a.m., First Step Center, Allen Avenue, Niagara Falls; Lockview, 6:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 98 East Ave., Lockport; Survivors Big Book Group, 6:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Pershing Avenue and Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; New Green Group International Open Discussion Meeting, 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls; and Open Channel Big Book, 8 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls.

GLEE CLUB REHEARSALS: Lock City Glee Club, 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Rochester Road and Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport. New members are invited to join.

FITNESS PROGRAM: Independent Health Association's low-impact SilverSneakers fitness class, which focuses on improving muscular strength and much more for senior citizens, 9 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.

EXERCISE: An exercise class for senior citizens, 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, $2 per week. Call 690-2271 or 692-8731 to register.

ARTS & CRAFTS: The North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center offers arts and crafts classes for anyone age 55 and up, 9 a.m. to noon today through Thursday, 110 Goundry St. Each participant is responsible for the cost of the material used. Call 695-8582 for more information.

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>Tuesday

TUESDAY IN THE PARK: Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, 6:30 p.m., free hands-on art activities begin at 5:30, Artpark, Lewiston. Outdoor amphitheater opens at 4. On-site parking fee is $10.

MEETING: Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, 6 p.m., Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Barbara Hughes, a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, will speak, and scholarships will be awarded. For reservations, call 695-1829 or 695-9272.

ART DISPLAY: "Reflecting on Folk Arts"; "Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara," 11 to 5 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Route 104, Lewiston. Continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

ART EXHIBITION: "Cloud Corrosion," a three-person exhibit that captures the essence of a postindustrial city through the first fully digital generation; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday by appointment, East Gallery Project Space, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.

SUPPORT GROUP: Growing Through Grief, a peer support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one, 6 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. To register, call 280-0777.

SUPPORT GROUP: "Grieving the Loss of a Pet," 6 p.m., Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. To register, call 280-0777.

GALLERY HOURS: School of the Arts Gallery, where the owner also invites artists, poets, crafters and designers to present their works, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, 402 Center St., Lewiston.

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Lockport Chorale, 7 p.m., Lockport High School, 250 Lincoln Ave.

NAR-ANON MEETINGS: Helping families cope with substance abuse by someone they love, 6:45 p.m., St. Edmund's Outreach, St. Christopher Church, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Adult immunization and family travel clinics for adults are held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Fees vary. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic for infants and children is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; New Freedom Group, 10 a.m., 2470 Allen Ave., Niagara Falls; the Tuesday Afternoon Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave., Lockport; Big Book Step Group, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Early Beginning Group, 7 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls; Lew-Port Group, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston; and Big-Book Lockport, 8 p.m., St. John's Baptist School, Chestnut and McCallum, Lockport.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: For children ages 2 1/2 to 5, with books, games, crafts, holiday parties, birthday celebrations and special guests, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon, Youngstown Public Library, 240 Lockport St.

SUPPORT GROUP: Breast cancer support for those who have experienced breast cancer and their families, 7:30 p.m., Room 723A, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

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, Jay's Place Diner, Walmore Road, Tuscarora Reservation; and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.

SUPPORT GROUP: Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Leo Catholic Church, Military Road, Niagara Falls.

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

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>Wednesday

WORKSHOP: Letter of Intent workshop to protect a special-needs family member, 7:30 p.m., Lockport Public Library community meeting room, 23 East Ave. Repeated on July 19. For information, call 276-1168.

SECURITY WORKSHOP: The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will address how to protect valuable historic and art collections, 1:30 p.m., Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport. Free. Staff, volunteers and board members of history and art organizations are encouraged to attend. For information, call 439-7324.

TRADE SEMINAR: "Export Now! To Canada," starts with lunch and registration at 12:30 p.m., Niagara County Industrial Development Authority Vantage Centre, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. The cost is $35. To register, visit www.buyusa.gov/buffalo/exportnow.html.

ART WORKSHOP: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation has limited openings for community members. Mary Louise Campbell will teach printmaking, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1555 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls. For necessary preregistration, call Marcia Ross at 434-4050, Ext. 417.

GOLF OUTING: The Doc Jayne Memorial Golf Outing, 9 a.m., Oak Run Golf Course. The cost, $55 per person, includes green and cart fees, food and beverages. Legion members and their guests are invited. For information, call 731-4712.

MEETING: Niagara Exchange Club, 6:30 p.m., Yellow and Blue Cafeteria, Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; 10 a.m., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave., upper suite, Lockport; Primary Purpose Group, 10:30 a.m., 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls; LaSalle Group, 7 p.m., Salvation Army, 7018 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; Independence Group, 8 p.m., St. John de LaSalle, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; and United We Stand, 8 p.m., 412 39th St., Niagara Falls.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders, 6 p.m., St. John's Outreach Center, Chestnut St., Lockport.

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: Lewiston Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., 469 Plain St. Admission is by goodwill donation. Continues through Sunday.

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.

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., Town and Country Club of Lockport, 717 East Ave. For information, call 772-2200.

SUPPORT GROUP: Lockport New Beginnings, for people recovering from alcohol or drug dependency, 7 p.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

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>Thursday

CAREER FAIR: In association with Niagara Homecoming, a career fair resource expo will feature dozens of area employers in all industries, resource specialists, job seeker workshops, resume clinic and free massages, and prizes, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. At noon, Business of the Year Awards luncheon, and from 4:30 to 6 p.m., a social hour for participants with complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For information, call Andrea Todaro at 883-1793.

PICNIC: A day of fun, food and learning for mothers, babies and toddlers, to build awareness about postpartum depression and stress, noon to 2 p.m., Altro Park, 201 Willow St., Lockport. For information or reservations, call 433-3770, Ext. 412.

FREE CONCERT: Music by classic rock band "Penelope," 7 p.m., gazebo, William J. McLaughlin Free Library, 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. For information, call 754-9500.

STREET DANCE: "Here Comes the Summer," featuring live music, food and fun for the entire family, 6 p.m., Main Street, Youngstown. For information, call 754-9500.

FUNDRAISER: Ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne will headline a concert to benefit Olcott Beach Carousel Park, 7 p.m., Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport. Local Dixieland group River Dogs will open. Tickets are $10 and are available at area merchants. Call 778-7066 for information.

NIGHT OUT: Ladies-only event includes taste testers from local restaurants, live music, crafts and specialty vendors, 7 p.m., 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. For information, call 278-2121.

NETWORKING GROUP: Niagara Networking Group to exchange qualified referrals in the form of business development leads, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Justin Tyme on the River, 7611 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Sober Winners, 9:30 a.m., VFW Post 2535, 112 Caledonia St., Lockport; Beginners Group, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; Whirlpool 12 & 12 Group, 8 p.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; and 7 Clan Group, 8 p.m., Suzy Lane and Upper Mountain Road, Lewiston.

ADAPTED SWIM PROGRAM: The Niagara Falls Family YMCA is offering an adapted swim program for those facing developmental or physical challenges, 6 to 7 p.m., 1317 Portage Road. Fee, $2 per participant, with caregivers free. Call 285-8491 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., Mizer 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.

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.

NAACP MEETING: The Niagara Falls chapter, 6 p.m., St. John AME Church, 917 Garden Ave. For more information, call 283-0536 evenings or 282-7971 days.

AL-ANON: Help with dealing with someone else's alcohol problem; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville.

SUPPORT GROUP: Widows invited to share their strength and hopes for the future, 1 to 3 p.m., YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. To sign up call 692-5580.

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>Friday

FULL MOON ADVENTURE: Hear an indoor presentation on nocturnal creatures, phases of the moon, constellations and more, then trek through the woods and along the shoreline of Lake Ontario with a naturalist, 8 to 10 p.m., Niagara Falls State Park. For information and registration, call 282-5154.

OPENING RECEPTION: For "Beyond the Barrel" art exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m., Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Includes open studios and a documentary about Niagara Falls State Park. For information, call 282-7530. Exhibit runs until Aug. 22.

FREE CONCERT: Bar Room Buzzards play New Orleans jazz, 7 to 9 p.m., Faulkner Park, Second Street, off Route 93, Youngstown. For information, call 754-221.

FUNDRAISER: Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present "Broadway in Concert X -- Songs From the Heart," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, 3860 Main St., Eggertsville. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door. For reservations or information, call 284-6358 or visit www.niagaratheatre.com.

DEADLINE: To register for Square by Square workshop, which helps empower young women ages 12 to 16 to set life goals and encourages them to achieve their goals; features group discussion, written reflection and artistic expression, 1 to 3 p.m., July 19-21, Market Street Arts Center, 247 Market St., Lockport. Cost is $30 for members, $35 nonmembers. For information, visit: www.marketstreetcenter.org or call 478-0239.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal Church, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Youngstown Group, 10 a.m., St. Bernard Catholic Church, 218 Hinman St.; Sisters and Brothers in Sobriety, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Fourth and Main streets, Niagara Falls; First Step Group, 8 p.m., Hooker Auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.; and Speaker Meeting, 8 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Genesee at Cottage streets, Lockport.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLASS: 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

LIGHTHOUSE TOUR: Tour the historic Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse and its maritime displays and walk along the Lake Ontario shore, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Golden Hill State Park, 9691 Lower Lake Road, Somerset. Refreshments will be provided. For information and registration, call 282-5154. Park admission fees apply.

SPECIAL PROGRAM: "Ask the Architect," with Pat Darrow of MPD Architecture, who will answer questions pertaining to residential design and provide conceptual drawings for homeowners' design challenges , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main St., Route 78, Newfane. Free. Call 778-7896 for information.

OPEN HOUSE: Board of trustees of the North Tonawanda History Museum invites the public to an open house as part of its annual meeting, 11 a.m., Piano Man Tim Maloney in concert, 2 p.m., meeting and distribution of annual reports, 54 Webster St.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Boulevard Helping Hands, 10 a.m., 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield; Lower River Group, 1 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 Chestnut St., Youngstown; New International Group, 6:30 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium, 621 10th St.

WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Odd Fellows & Rebekah Nursing Home, Old Niagara Road, Lockport. Call 433-1693 for more information.

WELLNESS: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Health Association of Niagara County Inc., 1302 Main St., Niagara Falls. Fitness and wellness program for adults over 60.

FREE DANCE CLASS: People and Possibilities, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, is offering line dancing classes with Joan Harris as instructor, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-6961 to register.

TEEN NIGHT: Lockport Family YMCA Teen Night, an opportunity for young adults to come to the YMCA with adult supervision and use the facility to the max, for those in grades 6 to 8, 7 to 9 p.m., 19 East Ave. Members, $3; nonmembers, $5. Call 434-8887, Ext. 35, for information.

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., 2 to 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

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>Next Sunday

ART, BOOKS & TEA: Featuring author Lauren Belfer, who will introduce her new book, "A Fierce Radiance," and her mother, artist Nancy Belfer, as well as a tea, book talk and book-signing, 1 to 4 p.m., Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Cost is $45 with copy of signed book, $20 without book. Advance reservations necessary; call 433-2617. General public is invited to attend the book talk and singing at 2:30. The cost is $10 at the door.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Das Haus, museum of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York, 2549 Niagara Road, Bergholz.

OPEN MUSEUM: Sanborn Area Historical Society's Schoolhouse Museum, 2 to 4 p.m., 2822 Niagara St., and the society's Farm Museum, 2 to 4 p.m., 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. The farm museum also is open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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