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April 22 to 29 / 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

EARTH DAY ACTIVITY: Geri Hens, a USDA-certified organic honey producer, will talk about pollinating insects (bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets), and gardening practices that contribute to the loss of the pollinating insects, 1 to 3 p.m. Gather at the Nature Center at the rear of the Bond Lake Warming House, Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. Free and open to all ages. Sponsored by the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee.

ART EXHIBIT: Featuring works of award-winning watercolorists Kathleen Giles and Jody Ziehm, Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. The show runs through May 13. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 433-2617.

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.

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Monday

HEARING SCREENINGS: The Dale Association is offering free hearing-aid screenings, 1 to 4 p.m., North Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, 110 Goundry St. Appointments are necessary; call 695-8582 to schedule.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: The Lego Club meeting for children in first grade and up will focus on castles, 4 to 5 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. All supplies will be provided. For information or registration, call 693-4132, Ext. 5.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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Tuesday

MEET ME AT THE CAM: Dr. Robert Gaiannetti, Niagara University professor and owner of Bob's Old Books in Lewiston, will present "Touring the Falls: Words and Pictures Before and After 1812," 10 a.m. to noon, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Admission is free, but membership is required. To download membership application, visit: www.castellaniartmuseum.org. To register, call Susan Clements at 286-8201.

DINNER MEETING: Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, 6 p.m., Hideaway Grille, 399 Division St., North Tonawanda. Debra Russell, from the Family Justice Center, will speak about her sister, murder victim Jill Russell Cahill, and domestic violence. Dinner cost is $19; call Phyllis Phillips at 695-9272 for reservations. All are welcome.

ART DISPLAY: "Haydar Hatemi: The Istanbul Painter"; "The Language of Less"; "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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wednesday

GENEALOGICAL PROGRAM: The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present "Best of the Web -- The Latest and Greatest Genealogical Resources," 7 p.m., Niagara County History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Jeannette Sheliga will speak. The public is welcome.

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Niagara Falls, a peer-run support group for those suffering from depression and/or mood disorders and their families, 6 p.m., conference room at Community Missions, 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. For information, call Kathie Terry at 524-0149 or Doug Wilkins at 284-1076, or e-mail at nfdbsgroup@aol.com.

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

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, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Call 433-3780, Ext. 10, for information.

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.

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 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 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 the 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.

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Thursday

AWARDS LUNCHEON: Leadership Niagara's Leader of the Year Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $40, or $50 for patrons. For information or reservations, contact Tracy Fletcher at 998-0351 or tfletcher@leadershipniagara.org.

CARD PARTY: The annual spring card party sponsored by AARP Chapter 3526 includes refreshments, prizes and a theme basket auction, 6 to 9 p.m., Sikora Post, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $5 and are availble at the door or by calling Dee at 691-9265.

HISTORY PROGRAM: Dr. James Boles, president and CEO of People Inc., will present a program and book-signing for his "When There Were Poorhouses -- Early Care in Rural New York," 2 p.m., the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. His book will be on sale in the museum store. For information, call 434-7433.

ART CLASS: "Exploratory Drawing" with instructor Cindi O'Mara, who will introduce a variety of drawing media, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. For ages 16 and older. Fee is $24, or $16 for members. To register, call 694-4400.

MEETING: Rotary Club of Niagara Central, 7:15 a.m., Olympia Restaurant, 3312 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. Donna Z. Neal, executive director of North Tonawanda History Museum, will speak about the museum's progress.

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. The cost is $10 per family. 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: Recovery International, self-help meetings using behavioral-changing coping tools for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anger management and fears of all kinds, 7 to 9 p.m., downstairs, St. Peter's School, 140 N. Sixth St., Lewiston.

MEETING: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Sacariss Bell Rose Lodge 307, an international benevolent society, will meet at 7:30 p.m., Lewiston Opera House's Lodge Hall, 732 Center St. New members welcome. Call 754-0166 for information.

SUPPORT GROUP: For new and expectant moms, 6 p.m., Mental Health Association, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For information, call 433-3780, Ext. 312.

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 branch, 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.

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Friday

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.

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Saturday

EARTH DAY EVENT: The celebration includes free rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley, exhibits, Buffalo Zoomobile, face-painting, crafts, sculpture contest, music by Solor Punch, a New York City-based band that plays solar-powered instruments and sings about science and the environment, and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New York Power Authority's Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Parking and admission are free. For information, call 286-6661 or email: npvista@nypa.gov.

HISTORY PROGRAM: "Visions of Lockport: A Century in the Blink of an Eye" will be presented by Craig Bacon, 11 a.m., Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport. Bacon, deputy Niagara County historian, also will sign copies of his photojournal of the same name, which will be for sale for $15. For information, call 439-0431.

MEETING: The Annual Congress of the Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sanborn Area Historical Society's Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. Presentations will be given on this year's theme, "Reflecting on the 75th Anniversary of 4-H." The public is welcome. The cost is $20 and includes seminar, museum tour and catered lunch. For reservations, phone 434-7433 by April 23.

FUNDRAISER: To support St. John's Outreach and Sister Helen's Baby Pantry, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., at St. John's Church hall, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. The event includes fun, food, prizes split club and basket auction. Donations of diapers, wipes, powder, diaper rash creams, bath products clothing and baby furniture (no drop-side cribs) are sought. Basket or gift donations are welcome. For information, call Debbie Dimmig at 433-5252 or 432-8199.

GALA: The Friends of Niagara University Theatre will host its 27th annual gala, which begins with a 4 p.m. performance of "Little Women -- The Musical" in the Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on the NU campus. A cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions will follow at Niagara Falls Country Club. Tickets are $150. For information or tickets, call Peg Lacki at 286-8483.

VIDEOS: Featuring the History Channel's "The War of 1812: The Battle of New Orleans," "Andrew Jackson: A Man for the People" and "The Ironclads: Surviving an 1812 Battleship," 1 p.m., North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St.

BASKET RAFFLE: Features themed baskets, special raffle for Xbox 360 with Kinect and Nook Color, pizza, refreshments, 11 a.m., drawings at 2 p.m., Spruce Elementary School, 195 Spruce St., North Tonawanda. Admission is $5 and includes sheet of tickets and door prize ticket. For information, call Kelly at 803-3781.

RUMMAGE SALE: Includes baked goods and plant sale, and $3 bag sale at 1 p.m., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Presbyterian Church, 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Admission is $1. For information, call 693-7030.

DOG SEMINAR: For puppies from 12 weeks to 18 months, "Puppy Socialization: Learning Home Manners," with dog trainer and Westminster handler Karen Drumm, 1 to 3 p.m., Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Route 78, Newfane. Fee is $5. Call 778-5273 to register.

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.

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.

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.

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Next Sunday

FUNDRAISER: Jazz and Pasta, a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston Jazz Festival, 1 to 7 p.m., Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. Includes performances by Ron Corsaro and Alfie Allesandro trios, My Cousin Tone, and Bobby Militello Quartet, food, basket auctions and raffles. Admission is $20, and tickets are available at the door.

GOLF RAFFLE: Annual golf raffle to benefit Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 4 to 7 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. Tickets are $50 and include admission, dinner, drinks and chance for grand-prize trip valued at more than $8,000 and other major prizes. Call 297-6400, Ext. 335, for more information.

SPRING FLING: The 17th annual Lewiston Spring Fling includes a Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild One-Mile Run for children 14 and under; registration at 11:45 a.m.; Street Art Contest, 1 p.m.; hot shot contest and slapshot street hockey with Niagara University hockey team, 1:30; horseshoe pitching contest between the Village Board and Town Board, 2; basket auction, 1 to 3:30, Red Brick School, 145 N. Fourth St., Lewiston. Bring a dish to pass for lunch; hot dogs and drinks will be provided at no charge.

SUPPORT GROUP: Recovery Inc., weekly self-help meetings using behavioral changing coping tools for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, anger management and fears of all kinds. 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.