COLLEGE LECTURE: David J. Garrow, a historian of the Civil Rights movement and law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, will give a lecture titled "Why the Movement Needed Martin Luther King Jr." at 7:30 p.m. today at Canisius College. The free lecture will be held in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center on the Main Street campus. Call 888-2863.
THEATER FOR A CURE: The American Cancer Society will present entertainment by the Irish Classical Theatre Company to benefit the fight against cancer. A special performance of "She Stoops to Conquer," a comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. Cost is $75. Call 689-6982, Ext. 113.
LINWOOD HOME TOUR: Several of Buffalo's landmark Victorian homes on Linwood Avenue will be opened for tours Sunday, hosted by the Linwood Preservation District and Friends. Self-guided tours, between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., will begin at Art Dialogue Gallery, Linwood Avenue at North Street, where tickets, tour booklets and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20. For information, contact tour chairwoman Ramona Whitaker at 882-6116 or email@example.com.
SWEEP 2005: The Friends of the Buffalo Niagara Rivers are coordinating "Spring Shoreline Sweep 2005," a regional waterway cleanup event to be held Friday through Sunday in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Earth Day. To participate, call 881-1217 or visit www.fbnr.org.
YOGA CLASS: First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo will offer gentle yoga classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday nights, and at 8 a.m. Sundays at the church, One Symphony Circle. Cost is $8 per class or $40 for a prepaid package of six classes. To register, call 884-7250.