PUBLIC DISCUSSION: In recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Parents Encouraging Accountability and Closure for Everyone will conduct a discussion for anyone who has lost a loved one to a violent death, 6 p.m. today, CRUCIAL Community Center, 230 Moselle Ave. For more information, call 400-9762.
GED CLASSES: The Blossom Garden Friends School, 13961 Sisson Highway, Collins Center, will be offering high school equivalency preparation classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. All subjects will be reviewed. For registration, call 532-1004.
WORK PROGRAM: Child and Family Services Ways to Work Loan Program will provide a free workshop entitled "Youth Employment Opportunities," 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Child and Family Services, 844 Delaware Ave. The workshop will offer information on local youth employers, how to obtain working papers, and workplace safety and rights. To register, call 882-0555, Ext. 111.
MEETING: The board of directors of Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Sweeney Hose Company, Zimmerman Street and Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP: Everything from making basic home repairs to balancing a household budget will be discussed in a free homeowner workshop called "Your Home: The Secrets to Keeping It . . . and Keeping it Up." Belmont Shelter Corp. will present the program from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in its Southtowns office at 174 Main St., Hamburg. Reservations can be made by calling the group's central office in Buffalo at 884-2358, Ext. 114; the Southtowns office at 312-8075; or the Northtowns office at 213-2784; or on the Web site at www.belmontshelter.org.
BOOK DISCUSSION: "Their Eyes Were Watching God," by Zora Neale Hurston, will be the topic of the adult book discussion group of Richmond Memorial Library. The group will meet at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the library, 19 Ross St., Batavia. Books will be available at the front desk. For more information, call 343-9550.