1. More than 50 businesses are expected to have exhibits in Entrepalooza '12, a daylong program from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center aimed at leaders of smaller companies. Incorporating the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association's Ask the Experts program, it will include round-table discussions with specialists on a variety of topics. Biggest-name expert will be keynote speaker Keith McFarland, author of the best-selling book "The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers." Registration is required. For info, visit www.bnsme.org.
2. The University at Buffalo will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. for its new $75 million School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on the North Campus in Amherst. The 130,000-square-foot building will bear the name of businessman Jack Davis and his wife, Barbara, who have donated $5 million for the project, the largest gift in the Engineering School's history.
3. Mark G. Pearce, the Buffalo labor lawyer who was appointed chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama in 2010, speaks about labor law and how it affects immigrants and refugees at 5 p.m. at the Freedom in Balance event sponsored by VIVE Inc., the refugee assistance agency, in its headquarters at 50 Wyoming Ave. Seating is reserved. Call 892-4354, Ext. 403.
4. No dessert for the guest speakers at the American Heart Association's eighth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon today in the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Jessica Limpert and Ramon Medeiros are former weight-shedding contestants on the reality show "The Biggest Loser." They've moved to Western New York to serve as professional trainers and motivators at Biggest Loser Resort Niagara at the Beaver Hollow Conference Center in Java Center. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with a women's wellness exhibit and a program about heart health, followed by the luncheon at noon. Reservations are closed. The Heart Association reminds us that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.
5. The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society celebrates its 150th anniversary with a gala this evening in the elegant Crystal Dining Room of the newly restored Hotel @ the Lafayette. Cocktails at 6 will be followed by dinner at 7:15. Those attending are encouraged to wear "creative historic accessories." Distinguished guest will be George Cleveland, grandson of President Grover Cleveland.
6. Air Force Maj. Gen. William Bender, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, Lakehurst, N.J., will be the guest speaker for the 52nd annual Western New York Armed Forces Week Luncheon, which will begin at 11 a.m. in the Connecticut Street Armory. The tribute to the men and women serving in the U.S. military is filled with military customs and tradition.
7. Creating jobs, protecting the environment and saving taxpayers money -- those are the goals of the Buffalo Recycling Alliance, which will be launched at 10 a.m. in the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St. The alliance, which includes the Sierra Club Niagara Group, the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, the Partnership for the Public Good and Buffalo First, wants to bring Buffalo's recycling rate up to the national average within a year. They'll highlight the Olmsted Center's shredding and recycling program, which employs visually impaired people.