1. Finding a job is particularly hard for veterans in the current economy. To help out, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair for military veterans and their spouses from 1 to 5 p.m. in Matthew Glab Post 1477, American Legion, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. More than 50 employers are expected to participate, ranging from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from across the state. The program, "Hiring Our Heroes," has held more than 150 such job fairs nationwide since it began in March 2011, helping more than 9,000 veterans and their spouses to find employment.
2. Last year, 19 Medaille College students managed to stuff themselves into a VW New Beetle -- the Medaille Bug, which has faces of the college's students and alumni on it. Today at 3:30 p.m. on the main campus on Agassiz Circle, members of the Class of 2012 will attempt to break the school record and maybe even the world record -- 25, set in Austria in 2000. Under Guinness World Record rules, they have 10 minutes to get themselves into the car, all the doors and windows must be closed, and they have to be able to start it.
3. Daredevil Peter DeBernardi, who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1989, wants daredevils to have their due. Specifically, he wants to erect a heritage plaque commemorating Annie Edson Taylor's historic 1901 ride over the Horseshoe Falls. The Niagara Parks Commission, which tends to discourage all daredeviltry, has turned him down, but DeBernardi is undeterred. He plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. in The Niagara, 4683 Crysler Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont., to take his campaign to the public.
4. Pro soccer player and Amherst native Kendell McFayden, an All-American when he played for Medaille College, will join Mayor Byron W. Brown; Dr. Michael W. Cropp, president and chief executive officer of Independent Health; and other dignitaries for the announcement of a grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation that will provide after-school soccer for 800 Buffalo schoolchildren through the Soccer for Success program. The announcement will be made at 10 a.m. at School 54, Dr. George Blackman School of Excellence, 2358 Main St.
5. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo doesn't have to run for re-election until 2014, but he's already filling up his campaign war chest. He plans to host a rescheduled fundraiser at the under-renovation Hotel Lafayette this evening in what is billed as a major event. Ticket prices begin at $5,000.
6. Fifteen Cheektowaga couples who will be marking their 50th wedding anniversaries this year will celebrate together today in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. The event, sponsored by the Cheektowaga Department of Senior Services, starts at noon and will include a renewal of vows ceremony at 12:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres, music by Tony Krew & Co. and, finally, wedding cake at 2:30.
7. R. Jelani Eddington, enthralled by the sound of a theater pipe organ in Indianapolis at the age of 8, went on to become, at age 13 in 1988, the youngest person ever to win the American Theatre Organ Society's Young Organist Competition. As an adult, he's a lawyer by day and a well-traveled musician by night. Last seen here in 2010, he returns to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.