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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HISTORY PROGRAM: Doug DeCroix, editor of WNY Heritage magazine, will present a program on the War of 1812, 7 p.m., Wilson Historical Society, 645 Lake St., Village of Wilson. Light refreshment will be served. For information, call 751-6704.
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 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.
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, 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.
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 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 CLASS: A program of gentle exercises for senior citizens 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.
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 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.
HISTORY PROGRAM: Sanborn Area Historical Society meeting, "The Underground Railroad," presented by Debbie Dexheimer, 7 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. Free and open to the public.
ART DISPLAY: "Haydar Hatemi: The Istanbul Painter"; "Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature"; "Albert Bierstadt to John Henry Twachtman: The American Landscape"; "Aperture: Photography from the Permanent Collection"; 11 a.m. 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.
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.
CHORUS REHEARSAL: The Lockport Chorale, 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport. New members welcome.
MEETING: Mothers of PreSchoolers of Erie/Niagara, 9 to 11:30 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. The program is designed to nurture mothers of children from infancy through kindergarten. On-site child care provided. For information, call Polly Haeussler at 693-2157
SUPPORT GROUP: For those who are victims of any addiction, 7:30 p.m., Wheatfield Community Church, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Free; all welcome. Offered by Addiction Conquerors. For information, call 553-3794 or visit: wheatfieldcommunitychurch.org.
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.
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.
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; Lew-Port Group, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston; and Big-Book Lockport, 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 160 Chestnut St., Lockport.
CLASSES: Knitting lessons for beginners through intermediate, 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, 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 Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Projects are available for a minimal cost. Continues through Friday.
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.
BRIDGE: Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 12:45 p.m., 2790 Church Road. 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.
WORKSHOP BREAKFAST: Leadership Niagara will present "Back to Zero!" a workshop that touches on the myths and truths of one of the many aspects of being a Breakthrough leader, led by Steve Sullivan, a 23-year Breakthrough performance coach, 8:30 a.m., Vantage Center, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn. Free for Frontline and Lifetime members; $10 for alumni and friends of Leadership Niagara. For reservations, email: email@example.com.
LUNCH PROGRAM: Young at Heart, senior lunch program, noon, First United Methodist Church, Main and Tremont streets, North Tonawanda. All seniors who are 55 and over are invited to attend. At this meeting, attendees will discuss some older adult issues and play board games. A free-will offering is taken to cover lunch expenses. For reservations, call the church at 694-2456.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR: Valerie Haseley, Niagara County project coordinator for Border Community Service of Niagara University, will focus on four key points of emergency preparedness, 10:30 a.m., Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Attendees will receive a mini first-aid kit. Free; to register, call 433-1886.
STORY HOUR: Preschool story hour for ages 2 1/2 to 4 to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement and a craft, 11:15 a.m. to noon, LaSalle Branch Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Continues each Wednesday through March 28. For necessary registration, call 283-8309.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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's Caregivers Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Senior Center, 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 Center, 2790 Church Road. 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.
FUNDRAISER: "SEAsonings, a benefit for Aquarium of Niagara, will feature music by Premier Sounds with DJ Pat Proctor, basket and silent auction table, food samplings from local restaurants, wine-tasting from local vineyards and prize raffles, 6 to 9 p.m., the Aquarium, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $45. For information and reservations, call 285-3575, Ext. 206. Tickets available at the door, but reservations are preferred by today.
FAMILY EVENT: Age-appropriate scavenger hunts that take visitors through three levels of entertaining and educational exhibits to find clues to complete the hunt and win prizes, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Erie Canal Discovery Center/Penney Art Gallery, 24 Church St., Lockport. An introductory price of $10 per family is offered. For information, call 439-0431.
NAR-ANON 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., Horizon Health Services, 36 East Ave. (upper), Lockport. For information, call Sam at 949-0037.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders, 6 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport.
SUPPORT GROUP: Grief support will be offered at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, 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., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780.
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.
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.
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.
CARDS AND CRAFTS: 9 a.m., Wheatfield Senior Citizens Center, 2790 Church Road.
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 email 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.
HISTORICAL PROGRAM: The Marble Orchard Players will present "Spirit of 1812." Denise Reichard will portray Clara Barton, 7:30 p.m., Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School auditorium, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Ticket are $8 for adults, $7 seniors and $5 for students. Tickets are available by calling 731-5982, or at the door.
HEALTH CONFERENCE: The Niagara County AIDS Task Force is offering a free conference on "Why Women Are So Vulnerable to HIV Infection" and will explore strategies for staying healthy, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Recommended for those who influence women and girls in a coaching, teaching, counseling or other mentoring activity, girls of dating age and their parents, sexually active women of all ages and health professionals. Free HIV testing available on site. Free lunch and parking (behind the NACC on the lot Portage Road and Walnut Street. Registration begins at 10.
TASTE NIAGARA: A dinner to celebrate local foods and wines presented by Niagara County Farm Bureau and Niagara County Cooperative Extension, 6:30 p.m., Tuscarora Inn, 128 Walnut St., Lockport. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine and music. Cash bar available. Reservations are limited; to R.S.V.P., call 735-7791 or visit: email@example.com.
FUNDRAISER: Event includes a sale of scratch and dent, retired and current Longaberger products, silent auction, giveaways and light foods, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn. Proceeds of silent auction go to Niagara Hospice and American Cancer Society. For information, call Sue at 778-7674. Free admission and handicapped-accessible.
BASKET AUCTION: Doors open at 10 a.m. with drawings beginning at 7 p.m., Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Concession stand will be open all day; no children under age 10 after 7 p.m. Presale tickets available at the school.
ART WORKSHOP: Art Express, 2 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road. Includes tour of artwork in the galleries, a story and hands-on art activities. Cost is $2 per person for museum members, $3 for others. Call 286-8367 to reserve a space.
WATERCOLOR CLASS: The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a six-session watercolor painting (intermediate or advanced) class for adults, 1 to 3 p.m., Red Brick School House, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Continues on March 10, 17, 24, and 31. The cost, $90, includes all supplies. Call 754-1990 to register.
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.
EVENT: "Just Say No" program for students in third, fourth and fifth grades is offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, Lockport Family YMCA, 21 East Ave. Registration begins at 6:15 and is limited to the first 150 children. Admission is $1, and participants should bring swimsuit and towel.
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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TEA & TOUR: Guests will enjoy a selection of hot teas and light fare with introductions to exhibit works by artists Manning McCandlish, Michael McMahon and Shirley Murdoch, 2 to 4 p.m., Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Cost is $20. For required reservations, call 433-2617 by March 2.
BASKET AUCTION: The St. Johnsburg Ladies Auxiliary's annual theme basket auction includes door prizes and raffles, doors open at 11 a.m., drawings begin at 2 p.m., St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield. The cost, $5, includes 25 tickets, beverage and dessert. Lunch items and additional tickets will be available for purchase.
SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Use the side door.