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Plans for an addition at Tifft Nature Preserve will come before the Planning Board when it meets at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Room 901 in City Hall.

The 3,930-square-foot addition to the Visitor Center would provide additional teaching and meeting space.

Plans to renovate a three-story building at 306 Delaware Ave. and construct a two-story 8,000-square- foot addition for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also are up for a public hearing.

In addition, the board will review plans for a one-story addition and parking at the rear of Hopewell Baptist Church, 1301 Fillmore Ave., as well as plans to renovate the former Bishop Turner-Carroll High School at 185 Lang Ave. into an arts and trade school complex.

Also this week:

• The Council’s Civil Service Committee meets at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• The Council’s Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• A meeting of the Council’s Community Development Committee begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• The Council’s Legislation Committee meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers. Plans for a hookah lounge at 467 Elmwood Ave. will again be before lawmakers, who have not taken action on this proposal. The Planning Board has approved the lounge’s plan to open in the former Ambrosia restaurant space.

• The Water Board will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Room 502 of City Hall.

• Aloma D. Johnson Charter School will host “Parent and Child Community Health Night” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 15 Jewett Parkway. The event, aimed at educating students and parents about healthy living, is open to the public and will offer interactive activities, easy exercises and information about healthy living. For more information, call 856-4390.

• The Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture and Culture will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Moot Center, 292 High St., to discuss development plans in the Fruit Belt. The group is opposed to plans to tear down two buildings in the Fruit Belt for a new store and parking lot.

• A meeting of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 209 of City Hall.

• The Preservation Board meets at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 901 of City Hall.

• The Buffalo Public School District is holding public hearings Thursday evening on the 2014-15 budget and Contract for Excellence, a requirement for districts that are receiving an increase in state aid for the 2014-15 school year and also have at least one school that requires improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act.

A hearing on the Contract for Excellence will be held at 5 p.m. at Bennett High School, 2885 Main St. A budget hearing follows at 6.

• Elmwood Village Association is holding a community open house from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Participants are asked for their opinions on their experiences, and the needs and opportunities in the Elmwood Village. That information will form a vision plan, which will be used to develop a request for proposals for re-use of Women & Children’s Hospital.

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