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AWARENESS GATHERING: Monday is the deadline to register for the annual Mental Health Awareness conference and luncheon of Erie County Children's System of Care, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza. To register, call Angeline Walker of Family Voices Network of Erie County at 858-1546, or contact her by email at Angeline.Walker@erie.gov.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: "The History of Ellicottville: the Early Settlers" will be presented by Pamela Litchfield and John Burrell at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Maples Road. This is the first of a lecture series celebrating the 175th birthday of the incorporation of the Village of Ellicottville in 1837. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION: Child and Adolescent Treatment Services is holding an information session at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in its administrative offices at Airport Commerce Park, Suite 200, 301 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. The one-hour program and tour will highlight mental health programs and services offered to children. Contact Cassie Wall at 819-3420, Ext. 140, or visit: www.mentalhealthforwnykids.org.

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SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS: The office of Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-Amherst, will host satellite hours in Livingston County Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Geneseo Village Offices, 119 Main St., and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Supervisor's Office of North Dansville Town Hall, 14 Clara Barton St. Constituents will be able to discuss issues, including Social Security, veterans affairs, citizenship and immigration. For details, call 634-2324.

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LECTURE SERIES: Debbie Whitehouse, senior director Guest Relations, Garden and Nature, of the Niagara (Ont.) Parks Commission, will lecture from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday as part of the "Imagine Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?" Her talk will be held in Central Library's Ring of Knowledge, main floor, near Fables Cafe, 1 Lafayette Square. The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.

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FUNDRAISER: The Buffalo Prep 19th annual Celebration of Achievement will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdayin Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo. Scott Levin of Channel 2 News will act as master of ceremony. Paring community leaders with Buffalo Prep students for a chance to win prizes to help students prepare for college, will highlight the celebration. For information, call 829-3605.

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RETIREES CHAPTER MEETING: Reservations due Wednesday for the 15th annual meeting and luncheon of the Western New York Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association at noon May 16 in Leonard Post Jr. Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The agenda will include election of officers, news from Albany and a speaker. For information, call Pat, 892-1263 or Rita, 675-5618.

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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Friday is the application deadline for scholarships being offered by the Better Business Bureau and AT&T to high school seniors who plan to attend upstate New York colleges. The Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Edward A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior. Scholarships worth $5,500, $4,500 and $3,000 will be awarded, as well as two scholarships worth $2,000 each. Applications are available at the Better Business Bureau Scholarship Department, 100 Bryant Woods South, Amherst, and must be completed and submitted by Friday.

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MILES FOR HOPE: A 5K run/walk to benefit Miles For Hope, a nonprofit foundation for those suffering from brain cancer, is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday in Delaware Park. More than 300 people participated in last year's event, which raised more than $30,000. To register online, go to www.BrainTumorEvents.org/Buffalo2012. On-site registration on the day of the event starts at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $25.

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BUFFALO SCHOLAR WANTED: An opportunity for a woman with a connection to Buffalo to earn a master's degree in design for social innovation is available through the School of Visual Arts in New York City. May 15 is the deadline to apply for "The Buffalo Prize," open to current and former residents of Buffalo who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. It's a master of fine arts program for designers and graduates in other disciplines who want to harness design to create positive change and impact. The scholarship recipient would be among the inaugural class of 25, beginning this fall, and would return to Buffalo afterward to do community development and/or urban revitalization work. For more information about the program, visit http://dsi.sva.edu.