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DAR MEETING: William Duxbury will give a talk entitled “The Effects of Agent Orange on Me (and My Family)” at the March luncheon meeting of the Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at noon Saturday at Knead the Dough restaurant, 3678 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. For information, call Suzanne Grafinger at 773-3019.

PET ADOPTION EVENT: Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand with its adoptable dogs Corey, Izzy, Jenny, Tillie, Tosha and Tucker from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Information about the adoption process, volunteering and upcoming events will be available. The rescue is in need of donations of Science Diet and Purina One dog food, paper towels, laundry detergent and bleach, and cleaning products. For information, call 345-7129 or visit

green and clean workshop: You can learn how to create safe, effective, homemade green cleaners for the home and hands for your spring cleaning season using natural materials and easy techniques from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. All materials provided. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Nonmembers, $8. Buffalo Museum of Science members save 10 percent. Call 825-6397 or visit

CONGRESS ON YOUR CORNER: A staff member from the office of Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, will hold satellite office hours from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, to answer questions and address concerns constituents may have about all federal matters. Residents can reach Higgins’ office in Erie County by calling 852-3501 or the Niagara Falls office at 282-1274.

IMAGINE DISCUSSION AND VIDEO SERIES: A discussion titled “IMAGINE STEM + The Arts = Steam” will be presented as part of a continuing discussion-video series from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Ring of Knowledge area of the Central Library, Lafayette Square. The discussion will follow a video showing at noon of “The Studio of the South – Van Gogh and Gauguin;” at 12:45 p.m. the video “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec” will be shown. The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature and is presented in consideration of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibit “Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860-1910” running through March 20.

TIFFT VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Volunteer tour guides are needed weekday mornings to lead pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students on the trails at Tifft Nature Preserve. Potential volunteers 18 and older with a love of the outdoors and an interest in working with students can attend free volunteer training from 10 to noon Tuesday or March 15 at the preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Pre-registration is required by calling 825-6397 or visiting