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LECTURE: Susan Jacoby, author of "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism," will give a talk on "The 'Values Issue' Versus Real Values: A Skeptical Look at Faith-Based America" at 7 p.m. today at the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst. The free lecture will be held in Room 104, Knox Hall. Call 636-4869, ext. 219, for details.

BATTERIES: The AAA Great Battery Roundup, an effort to collect and recycle dead automobile batteries, will be held Saturday at AAA Travel Center, 100 International Drive, Amherst, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Bach's Service, 930 Maple Road, Elma, 9 a.m. to noon. Free battery checkups also will be available. For information, call the AAA at 626-3224.

BENEFIT: An annual get-together will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday to benefit the South Buffalo Community Table, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. The benefit, featuring an auction, raffle, theme baskets and live music, will be in Ironworkers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo, will hold a breakfast for constituents and community leaders from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Polish Cadets, 927 Grant St. For details, call 852-2795.

GARAGE SALES: Amherst Lions Club, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, and Holy Angels Academy, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hertel Avenue and Shoshone Street.

CELEBRATION: The Mary Burnett Talbert Civic & Cultural Club presents "A Celebration of Youth -- Embracing Our Future," 6 p.m. Saturday, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds benefit club scholarship fund. Tickets are $45. For details, call 632-8398.

BABY-SITTING CLASS: The YWCA of the Tonawandas will sponsor a class for ages 11 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the YWCA, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers. To register, call 692-5580.

HARP RECITAL: Buffalo Chapter of the Links will present a concert by African-American harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier at 6 p.m. Saturday in Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, 965 Delaware Ave. Gordon-Cartier was a gold medalist at a harp festival in Ireland. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. For information, call 838-1215.

MONTE CARLO: St. Andrew's Catholic Parish, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, Monte Carlo, car raffle or $10,000 in cash, 5 p.m. Saturday, at the church. For information, call 873-6716.

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