RESERVIST LECTURE: Capt. Patrick Pascall of the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, will speak about his experiences in Iraq at 11 a.m. Thursday at 102 Goodyear Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. Pascall, a lieutenant in the Buffalo Police Department, recently returned from a 14-month tour of duty in Iraq. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 829-2271 for directions.
SCREENING: High blood pressure risk-reduction program offered by the Erie County Health Department; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Friday, Amherst Auto Bureau, Century Mall (Northtown Plaza), Amherst. Free.
ELMA PUBLIC LIBRARY: "Huge Fun," the series of story programs for children in kindergarten through second grade, continues at 6:30 p.m. Friday, when the theme is "Big Cats." No registration is needed. The library is at Bowen and Rice roads.
POLICE FUND-RAISER: The Buffalo Special Police Association will hold a fund-raiser to assist in the purchasing of equipment; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Magruder's Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. Call 882-0607.
MEETING: Williamsville Art Society; 7:30 p.m. Friday, SS. Peter & Paul School, 5400 Main St., Williamsville. John Yerger will critique artwork. Alex Molnar is artist of the month.
AUTUMN HARVEST: Sponsored by Buffalo State College's hospitality and tourism department and the Small Business Development Center to benefit the Massachusetts Avenue Project's Food Ventures and Growing Green programs; 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Tickets are $10 for students, $18 for advanced purchase, $20 at the door. Call 878-4030.
BENEFIT: Catch a Falling Star, an assistance program for police officers and their families, will sponsor a benefit from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St. Admission is $5.