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CANALSIDE EVENT: "Greening Canalside: A Public Brainstorming Session," will occur at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Sam Hoyt, acting chairman of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., and several local environmentalists. The event is sponsored by the Partnership for the Public Good, and will be held in front of the Naval and Military Park. For more information, call 852-4191 Ext. 110.

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EPIC OUTREACH PROGRAM: EPIC, a state-sponsored program that helps eligible senior citizens save on the cost of prescription drugs, will sponsor an outreach program to explain changes in the program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, in Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St. Bring proof of age, Medicare card and 2011 income documentation -- including Social Security. Questions? Call the EPIC Helpline at (800) 332-3742 or visit www.nyhealth.gov and scroll to EPIC for Seniors.

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INFORMATION SESSION: Hilbert College will host an information session for adult learners and master-level programs offered in two high-demand fields from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Paczesny Hall's West Herr Atrium, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. The information session will provide an overview of Hilbert's master of science in criminal justice administration and master of public administration programs and its new accelerated degree programs for adult learners who have already earned a minimum of 48 college credits. Advance registration is requested by contacting Kim Chiarmonte at 926-8948 or kchiarmonte@hilbert.edu.

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SATELLITE HOURS: The office of Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-Amherst, will host satellite hours in Genesee and Wyoming counties on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Conference Room of One Batavia City Centre and 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Wyoming County Building, 143 N. Main St., Warsaw, Room 202, second floor. 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: Artist Gerald Mead will lecture as part of the "Imagine the Arts as a Second Language: Why Do the Arts Matter?" lecture-discussion series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 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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CAREGIVER CLASSES: ElderWood Village at Rosewood, 76 Buffalo St., Hamburg, will host a six-week educational program for caregivers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning this Tuesday through June 19. For information and required registration call 858-2177 or email caregiver@erie.gov. The cost is $25 for the program, which includes The Caregiver Helpbook.

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BUTTERFLIES WORKSHOP: Reann Ehman and JohnMacRoy will discuss butterflies from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pfeiffer Nature Center's Lillibridge Property, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville. MacRoy's large collection of butterflies from around the world will be on display as he shares an educational slide show about butterflies. The registration fee is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members. To register, call 933-0187 or email naturalist@pfeiffernaturecenter.org. The registration deadline is Thursday.