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Aug. 28 to Sept. 4 / 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, PO Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; fax to 856-5150; or email niagaranews@buffnews.com.

> Today

FREE JAZZ CONCERT: Ontario House Jazz Tribute featuring Jamie Holka Trio at 2 p.m., Pappy Martin Quintet at 4, and Ron Corsaro's Upstate Express at 6, steps of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Portage Road and Pine Avenue. If it rains, concert will move inside.

MUSEUM HOURS: The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. On Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., the museum will include back-to-school-themed crafts and activities with admission. For a list of events, activities and exhibits, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.

MUSEUM HOURS: Benjamin Long Homestead, 24 E. Niagara St., Tonawanda, which displays vintage ladies clothing from the 1860s to 1910 and a Spanish-American War uniform and military caps, will be open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Admission is $4, free for those 12 and younger.

OPEN MUSEUM: Das Haus, 1843 log house of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY, 2549 Niagara Road, Bergholz, 2 to 4 p.m.

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, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.

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

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.

> Monday

CRUISE NIGHT: Terry Buchwald, 6 to 9 p.m., Ida Fritz Park, Lockport.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: Dr. Sarina Bax DeBiaso, assistant medical director for Niagara Hospice, will talk about hospice and palliative care and health care options that are available, and will address concerns including pain management, caregiver relief, and keeping patients at home, noon, Hospice's resource center in the Ulrich City Center, 175 Walnut St., Lockport. A boxed lunch will be provided. For reservations, phone 280-0652 by today.

AUDITIONS: For the comic thriller "Halloween Dreams," 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday, Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Three men, three women, a teenage male, four boys and four girls are needed for performances from Oct. 6-23. Candidates will be asked to give a cold reading from the script. For information, visit www.starrynighttheatre.com.

GROUP MEETING: Anger management group for those wishing to work on their emotional and behavioral well-being, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Independent Living of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. For information, call Dave Edgerton at 836-0822, Ext. 109.

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

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.

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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday, 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.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, 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 at 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 in 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.

FREE CLINIC: Confidential sexually transmitted disease clinic, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. No appointment needed. Use the Elmwood Street entrance. Also Wednesdays. Call 278-1900 for more information.

ARTS & CRAFTS: The North Tonawanda Senior Citizen 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.

> Tuesday

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: Classic cars will be displayed, 7 to 8 p.m., at Northgate Health Facility, 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda. Hot dogs, soda and lemonade will be served.

TUESDAY IN THE PARK: The Machine performs Pink Floyd, 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 for lower lot, $8 upper lot.

ART DISPLAY: Jason D'Aquino's "Old Possum and the Fantasticals"; "Through Polish-American Eyes: The Art of Alice Wadowski Bak"; "Scott Bye: Method to My Madness"; "Betty Gold: Edge, Color Movement"; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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., at Anjali Yoga & Wellness, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. For information, call 748-5503.

CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Lockport Chorale, 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport. New members welcome.

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.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, 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, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Early Beginning Group, 7 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 610 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 Baptist School, Chestnut and McCallum, Lockport.

CLASSES: Knitting lessons for beginners through intermediate, 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, at Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Call 778-5273 for information.

ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM: For anyone age 55 and older, 9:30 to noon, North Tonawanda Senior Citizen 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 dates of birth; a current utility bill or other address verification, and wage information. For more information, call 285-1563.

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 Episcopal Church, 516 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.

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.

> Wednesday

MEETING: Board of trustees of Niagara Falls Public Library, 7:30 a.m., second-floor conference room, Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St. Open to the public.

FARMERS' MARKET: Wheatfield Farmers' Market, with more than a dozen local vendors and the Hot Country Liners dance team, 3 p.m. to dusk outside the Community Center, 6812 Nash Road.

FREE DANCE CLASS: People and Possibilities, in collaboration with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, offers line dancing classes with Joan Harris as instructor, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Call 285-5371 to register.

MEETING: Lewiston/Niagara-On-The Lake Rotary Club dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Water Street Landing restaurant, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. Prospective members welcome. For reservations, call 870-1307 or e-mail newbiz@aol.com.

CROCHET AND KNITTING CLUB: Share ideas, skills and enthusiasm with those who are creative with yarn, 4 to 5 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Call 693-3009 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Dale Association Caregivers Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Senior Centre, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Call 433-1886 for information.

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.

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.

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, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Ceramics and woodworking offered at 9 a.m.

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 p.m., 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information and appointments, call Betty 433-3780.

FREE CLINIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential and anonymous. No appointment needed. Continues each Wednesday.

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

> Thursday

RIBBON-CUTTING: Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum will open its new exhibition, "Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery," at the museum's satellite gallery in the Niagara Falls Conference Center, 101 Old Falls St., in downtown Niagara Falls. An opening reception and ribbon-cutting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition presents visions of Niagara Falls as interpreted by artists throughout the past three centuries. The images were chosen from hundreds of artworks depicting the falls in the Castellani Art Museum's permanent collection.

BLOOD DRIVE: Upstate Transplant Services will hold a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., parking lot of Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St. Donors will receive $5 gift card. Photo identification required; walk-ins welcome. For appointment, call 512-7940.

FARMERS' MARKET: Featuring local food, drinks, produce, baked goods, candy, wines, farm products, honey, syrup, meats, seafood, dairy products, plants, flowers, herbs, spices, jams and jellies, and arts and crafts, 3 to 7 p.m., in the municipal parking lot behind the buildings on Main Street, between Cleveland and Niagara avenues and Whirlpool Street.

FARMERS' MARKET: Town of Pendleton Farmers' Market, 3 p.m. to dusk, beneath the Campbell Boulevard water tower, 6570 Campbell Blvd. next to Pendleton Town Hall. Through October. For information, visit: www.pendletonny.us.

SUPPORT GROUP: Learn the steps of taking care of yourself while coping with a loved one who is suffering from substance abuse, 6:45 to 8 p.m., at Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave. (upper), Lockport. For information, call Sam at 949-0037.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Grief support will be offered at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd. All are welcome.

FREE CLINIC: An immunization clinic for infants and children is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Appointments only by calling 278-1903.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, 1 to 3 p.m., at Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780.

CLASSES: Crochet lessons, 3:30 and 5 p.m. every Thursday, at Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Call 778-5273 or Lisa at 751-6723 for information.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, 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 dates 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., Niagara Falls. 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.

CROCHET CLASS: For children, 3:30 p.m.; and for adults, 5 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Cost, $5. Call 751-6723 for more information.

> Friday

FALL FEST: Featuring music by Jack Civelletto and the Krew Brothers, food, 25 vendors, and much more, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Paid admission includes 30 raffle tickets. For information, call 297-9324.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Step Group, 7:30 a.m., St. Peter Episcopal, Second Street and Rainbow Boulevard, Niagara Falls; Youngstown Group, 10 a.m., St. Bernard Church, 218 Hinman; 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., Niagara Falls; and speaker meeting, 8 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Genesee at Cottage streets, Lockport.

CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.

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

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.

> Saturday

GHOST WALKS: Offbeat guides take you through historic sections of Lewiston and into the cemetery to learn about graveyard etiquette, tombstone symbols and the people buried there, 7 p.m., gather at the Courtyard, 475 Center St. Cost is $12 adults, $5 ages 12 and under; rain or shine; bring a flashlight. Every Saturday through Oct. 29. For information, call 754-0166.

FIELD DAYS: Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s annual celebration includes rides, games, food, live music, raffles, beer tent, motorcycle cruise (7 to 11 p.m. Saturday) petting zoo (1 to 8 p.m. next Sunday), parade (noon next Monday), car cruise (4 p.m. next Monday), 1 p.m. to midnight today and Sunday, and 1 to 8 p.m. next Monday, Veterans Park, across from the fire hall. Pay-one-price rides from 1 to 5 p.m. today and next Sunday, and 2 to 6 p.m. next Monday, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday.

MEETINGS: Alcoholics Anonymous Boulevard Helping Hands, 10 a.m., 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield; Lower River Group, 1 p.m., St. John 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.

CHESSNUTS: Kids and their families are welcome to learn to play chess or come to compete at a meeting of the ChessNUTS, 1 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston. Call 754-4720 to join or visit www.LewistonPublicLibrary.org for more information.

CHOWDER & BAKE SALE: 10:45 a.m., St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 to 4 p.m., Ransomville Historical Museum, Old Post Office on Ransomville Library grounds, 3733 Ransomville Road. For special tours, call 791-4494.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.

> Next Sunday

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.