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THURSDAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Amherst

Board meeting: The Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.

Buffalo

Lecture: James H. Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere," will deliver a free lecture as part of a conference of upstate planners and landscape architects, 8 p.m., Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. ($3 donation).

Discussion: The Library Foundation of Buffalo and Erie County, 7 p.m. The "Milestones of Science" collection will be discussed by Owen Gingrich. The collection features 196 Western history works of science and technology printed up to the 20th century. Mason O. Damon Auditorium, Central Library, Lafayette Square.

Horse show: The Buffalo International Horse Show, featuring competitors from throughout the United States and Canada, begins today and continues through Sunday in Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, 950 Amherst St. Events run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Depew

School Board meeting: The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. and will explore the possibility of conducting a feasibility study to look at consolidating services with the Lancaster Central School District.

Hamburg

Dog show: French Bull Dog, Grange, free, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marketplace and Education buildings, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway.

RV show: Through Sunday, Meyers RV show and sale, free, International Agri-Center, Erie County Fairgrounds.

Lockport

Grief healing: A nondenominational outdoor grief healing service will be led by the Niagara Hospice spiritual care coordinator, the Rev. John Wetherwax, 7 p.m., in the gazebo and memorial garden area of Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive. For reservations, 751-9376.

Marilla

Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board invites the public to attend a meeting about all-terrain vehicles, 7:30 p.m., in the community center on Two Rod Road. Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan will be present.

Niagara Falls

Free clinic: Sexually transmitted disease clinic, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St. Use the Elmwood Street entrance.

Blood pressure screening: Noon to 2 p.m., American Red Cross, 719 Ashland Ave.

Wellness program: "How to Manage Chronic Pain," featuring Dr. David Bagnall, a physical medicine specialist. Experts in nutrition, fitness, stress management and cancer care will be available for consultation, from 7 to 9 p.m., Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave. Free. Registration required at 278-4604.

Meeting: Niagara Falls Chapter of AARP, 1:30 p.m., John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. The topic will be the the Ronald McDonald House program, which supports the families of seriously ill or injured children.

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