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>Food forum to feature workshops, film, speaker

The fifth annual World on Your Plate Food Forum will be held this weekend at Daemen College. It will feature more than two dozen workshops, ranging from "School Lunches" and "Sustainable Retail" to "NAFTA & Mexican Corn" and "Growing Garlic." The film "King Corn" will be shown, and there will be a keynote address by Derrick Jensen, author of "Endgame."

The forum will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Snyder. Tickets are $25, or $10 for students and people of limited income, and include an organic vegetarian lunch. Admission for Jensen only, at 1 p.m. Saturday, is $5 for students and $10 for others.

The Eat Up! Youth Conference for ages 13 to 18 will be held concurrently with Saturday's events. For more information on the youth conference, call 882-5327, Ext. 4.


>D'Youville to host Kidney Foundation event

The National Kidney Foundation of Western New York is offering "Kidney-Friendly Living," from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at D'Youville College.

Cost for the program is $5, which includes parking and refreshments. Call the National Kidney Foundation at (716) 835-1323 or visit to register or for more information.


>YWCA presents exhibit highlighting nonviolence

The YWCA of Western New York is marking a "Week without Violence," with an exhibit of photographs taken by inner-city teenagers that depict a life without violence.

The local YWCA teamed up with the Buffalo Society of Artists for the project. The teens were given disposable cameras in September and asked to take photos of scenes from their lives. The Artists group led discussions with the young people about elements of artistic impression, such as composition and framing as well as the use of metaphor and irony.

The show opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. The exhibition runs through Dec. 31.

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