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Aug. 28 to Sept. 4 / Niagara County faith-related events

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming faith-related events held around Niagara County.

> Monday

PRAYER: The Healing Rooms of Buffalo Niagara is open to pray for anyone who needs physical, emotional or spiritual healing, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Potters House Christian Community Church, 723 Seventh St., Niagara Falls. No appointment or fee necessary. For more information, call 884-0048.

> Wednesday

SENIOR PROGRAM: The Young at Heart lunch program for seniors will feature Ruth Lampe, from Aging in Place, who will talk about "Prevention of Falls," at noon, First United Methodist Church, Main and Tremont streets, North Tonawanda. Those age 55 and over are invited. A free-will offering is taken to cover lunch expenses. For reservations, call 694-2456.

DEVOTIONAL GROUP MEETING: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Lewiston. Upper Room discussion and devotional at 1 p.m.; Vespers at 6:30 p.m.; and "Orthodoxy 101," a meeting designed for those wishing to convert or learn more about the Orthodox faith, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. For information, call 297-2668 or email

IMPROV JAM: 7 to 9 p.m. weekly, Second Presbyterian Church, 71 Van Buren St., Lockport. Defiant Monkey Improv will host an "Improv Jam," which includes acting skills ranging from circle warm-up games to exploring long-form scene work. The group also aims to help hone acting skills, increase confidence, sharpen public speaking skills and more. Cost for a drop-in session is $5. For information, call 471-9709 or email

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 email to: