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CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Holland Parent Teacher Organization, in conjunction with the Holland Teachers Association, will hold a meet the candidates night at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the middle school auditorium on Route 16. Taina Armstrong Hoffman and Scott Wander, both vying for the seat being vacating by Stephen Welk, will be present. Association President Marietta O'Malley said individual questions will not be taken that night. However, questions previously submitted will be posed to both candidates. Organizers are attempting to revamp the format after School Board members complained that questions posed during last year's event turned into an "attack" on some candidates. The School Board discussed jointly sponsoring the event, but backed down when the proposed changes were announced.

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ECC STUDIES: Registration for Erie Community College's pre-collegiate studies program will begin on Tuesday and continue until June 15. The summer session begins June 4. ECC's "Pathways to Success" program provides free noncredit instruction to adults planning to start college, but aren't ready academically and need to improve their skills. In addition to college reading, writing and math sessions, the program also includes assistance with financial aid, career exploration and the ECC application process.

Courses are offered at all three ECC campuses, as well as the Ken-Ton Community Education Center, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore; the South Buffalo Education Center, 2234 Seneca St.; and the New Hope Education Center at Harvest House, 175 Jefferson Ave. Most classes meet for three hours, two days a week for 10 weeks. To qualify, students must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. Call 851-1243 for more information.

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ADDICTIONS PRESENTATION: wnyRecovery will present a community addictions presentation, "A Prodigal Family's Recovery: How the Reality of Addiction Reached into Our Home," with featured speakers Jim Richardson and Tony Richardson of Reformers Unanimous at 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, in Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive, Lancaster. There will be an ice cream social following the event. Reservations suggested but not required, by calling 517-6693.

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TEDDY BEAR AND DOLL CLINIC: The Healthy Living Department at United Memorial Medical Center has scheduled its annual Teddy Bear and Doll Clinic for Tuesday and Wednesday, in Cary Hall Auditorium, 211 E. Main St., Batavia. Preschoolers, kindergartners and first-graders are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll and learn about hospital services, healthy habits and safety. The dolls serve as the patients and go through the registration process and visit different stations set up to resemble hospital departments. This educational event, which is free, is held to help reduce the apprehension children may feel when going to the hospital and to support and encourage healthy habits and fitness. To schedule a visit, please contact Healthy Living at (585) 344-5331.

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JOB FAIR FOR VETS: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair for military veterans and their spouses from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Matthew Glab American Legion Post 1477, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. More than 50 employers are expected to participate in the job fair. The companies range from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from across the state. Since its launching in March 2011, the program, "Hiring Our Heroes," has held more than 150 such job fairs nationwide, helping more than 9,000 veterans and their spouses to find employment.

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: Temple Beth Zion will present Madeleine Albright, broadcast live via satellite as part of the "Live from NY's 92nd Street Y" series at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Broder Center for Jewish Education, 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Members of the local audience can submit questions to the speakers via email. This event is free and open to the entire community. For more information, visit www.tbz.org and click on the Special Events link or call 836-6565.

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USED BOOK SALE: The Friends of North Tonawanda Library will hold its 36th annual used book sale Wednesday through Sunday in the Meadow Drive library. People can join the Friends of the Library and shop early from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Bring a brown paper bag and fill it up for $5 on bag sale days: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Membership in Friends of the Library costs $5 annually for an individual and $8 for a family. Lifetime membership is $50. For more information, visit ntlibrary.org or call (716) 693-4132.

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CARD AND GAME NIGHT: The Clarence Women's Club will hold its 49th annual Scholarship Card and Game Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 8 in Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. A $5 ticket may be purchased at the door. The event will include dessert, prizes and a silent auction. Funds raised will allow the club to present five $500 scholarships to Clarence High School seniors.