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April 24 to May 1 / 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:


ART EXHIBIT: Featuring artisans from Western New York working in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Exhibit continues through Sept. 3. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

ART DISPLAYS: The Niagara Frontier Plein Art Painter's Exhibition and the DeSales Student Art Show through Saturday, Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 478-0239 or visit

MUSEUM HOURS: Sanborn Area Historical Society's Schoolhouse Museum, 2 to 4 p.m., 2822 Niagara St., and the society's Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous Golden Slipper, 9:30 a.m., VFW hall, 112 Caledonia St., Lockport; Attitude Adjustment, 10 a.m., First Step Center, Allen Avenue, 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 at Washburn Street, Lockport.


DYNGUS DAY EVENT: Featuring Polish cuisine, beverages and games, music by Ten Cent Howl and the world's largest pierogi, 5 to 10 p.m., tent at Old Falls Street adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls. Admission to the tent is $5 for adults, under age 10 free.

ART EXHIBIT: Solo exhibit by local artist Geraldine Liquidano, NCCC Art Gallery, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 614-5975.

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.

MEETING: Niagara County Patriots, 7 p.m., Wheatfield Community and Senior Center, Church and Maple roads.

PINOCHLE: Senior citizens ages 55 and up can play pinochle at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Call 695-8582 for more information.

MUSEUM HOURS: The North Tonawanda History Museum, which operates in the Lumber City History Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday (except Wednesday), 54 Webster St. Call 213-0554 for more information.

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

FACILITATED ENROLLMENT: For Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Family Health insurance programs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday and on the second Wednesday of the month; 1 to 4 p.m. on other Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Hamilton B. Mizer Primary Care Center, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4620 for more information.

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

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.

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.


PROGRAM: Sanborn Area Historical Society meeting, "Niagara County's Other Reservation," presented by Terry Abrams, 7 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. Free and open to the public.

DEADLINE: For placing orders for Mother's Day Floral Sale. Call 504-2617, Ext. 244, to order or request an order form. Prices range from $12 to $40; credit cards accepted for payment. Custom orders welcome. Pickup will be May 6 and 7. Proceeds benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse.

DINNER MEETING: Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, meets at 6 p.m., Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. JoAnn Mierzwa, executive director of United Way of the Tonawandas, will be the guest speaker. Dinner is $19. Guests welcome. Call 694-3307 or 693-7136 for reservations.

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.

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.

CLASS: Senior Yoga 55 , 10:30 a.m., Lunchtime Yoga, noon, Beginner Yoga, 4:30 p.m., Integrative Yoga Therapy Class, 6 p.m., Anjali Yoga & Wellness, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. For information, call 748-5503.

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.

ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM: For anyone age 55 and older, 9:30 to noon, North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Projects are available for a minimal cost. Continues through Friday.

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.

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 Wednedsday and Thursday.


HAY AND PASTURE WORKSHOP: A small-farms specialist will provide an overview of pasture establishment and management, and a field-crops specialist will present tactics that can be used to help ensure production of quality hay; 6:30 to 9 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension, 12690 Route 31, Albion. Fee is $10 per person or $15 per farm/family. To register, call Cathy at (585) 343-3040, Ext. 138, or e-mail your name, address, phone number to:

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

SUPPORT GROUP: For adults coping with the sudden traumatic loss of a loved one, 6 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780.

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

WEIGHT LOSS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, support group dedicated to weight loss and maintenance, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 7, Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1451 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.

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

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


ORIENTATION: For people interested in becoming registered family child care providers, hosted by Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Niagara Community Action Program office, 1521 Main St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-8572 to register.

FESTIVAL: The Ontario Welsh Festival includes a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday by CF1, a renowned choir from Cardiff, Wales, and two hymn singing sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by choir director Eilir Owen Griffith, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, 6755 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont. Event runs through Sunday. Concert admission is $25. For information, call (416) 486-0432 or (613) 725-2704 or visit:

THEATER PERFORMANCE: "Pirates of Penzance," Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University. Preview tonight at 7. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 29, May 6 and 7; 7 p.m. May 5, and 2 p.m. May 1 and 8. Tickets are $7 to $14. For information or tickets, call 286-8685.

AWARDS LUNCHEON: Leadership Niagara's Leader of the Year Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Niagara Falls Country Club. For information, contact Tracy Fletcher at 998-0351 or

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