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PREVENTION PROGRAM: The Niagara Police Athletic League, in conjunction with the Niagara Falls Youth Court and Niagara Falls School District, will hold "Every 15 Minutes," a three-day drinking-and-driving prevention program for high school seniors beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday in Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. On Monday morning, 24 seniors will be removed from their classes throughout the day to represent those killed by drinking and driving accidents, which occur every 15 minutes in the U.S. At 1:20 p.m., Monday, a mock crash will take place in the back parking and conclude with a mock funeral at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday in the school's Performing Arts Center. For information, contact 286-7038 or visit


LECTURE SERIES: James Sandoro of the Buffalo Transportation Museum will lecture as part of the "Imagine Buffalo as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?" lecture-discussion series from 12:10 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.


EPIC OUTREACH: 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, during Veterans Stand Down, at Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Bring proof of age, Medicare card and 2011 income, including Social Security income, documentation. For questions on EPIC and Medicare drug coverage, call the EPIC Helpline at (800) 332-3742 or visit and scroll to EPIC for Seniors.


SEEKING WWII VETS: Do you know a World War II veteran who proudly served the nation? Officials organizing a June 3 ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the monumental Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater would like to know that vet, too.

In fact, officials from the Naval-Marine Corps Operations Service Center in Buffalo are seeking World War II veterans to honor at the ceremony, which will be at 1 p.m. aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Erie Canal Harbor.

For more information in forwarding names of veterans, call Patrick W. Welch, director of the Center for Veterans at Daemen College, at 566-7855 or by email at


READING CLASSES: A variety of summertime programs to boost skills in readers of all levels will be held in four locations in Western New York starting in June, organizers said. The programs are being offered to enrollees from age 4 to adult, and tuition and materials fees vary by age level.

The programs -- in Buffalo, Amherst, West Seneca, and Bowmansville -- are offered through the University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College. Instructors are from the Institute of Reading Development at the college. Summer sessions begin the week of June 19 and again on July 24. For more information on the classes or to register, call (888) 201-2448.