TALK ON HOMELESSNESS: Ron Colandra, executive director of Hearts for the Homeless in the Riverside section of Buffalo, will speak about his ministry at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Adam Street, Tonawanda. The talk will be followed by a reception with an opportunity to ask questions. For further information, call 692-3526.
EPIC WORKSHOPS: The East Aurora Public Schools will offer a six-week series of EPIC Parent Discussion Groups for Parents of Young Children and/or Parents of Young Adolescents. The Parents of Young Children workshops will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays, starting next week. Workshops for parents of adolescents will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursdays, also starting next week. Both workshops will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, corner of Main and Paine streets, East Aurora. To register, call 652-1184 or 652-3372.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The American Red Cross is looking for volunteer drivers to transport blood products and supplies to the Buffalo Blood Center or to deliver to area hospitals. An information session will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the American Red Cross, 786 Delaware Ave. Those interested must have a clean driver's license and be able to lift 45 pounds. For more information, call 878-2061.
ACT-SO PROGRAM: Applications for the NAACP Afro-American, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO Program) for African-American high school youth are available in area high schools. The ACT-SO competition is a youth initiative of the NAACP to recognize academic achievement among youth on par with the recognition awarded athletes. Application deadline is Feb. 25. Call 884-7242.