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AROUND TOWN <br> THURSDAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Amherst

Meeting: Residents who are concerned about sprawl and unplanned growth will have a chance to shape Amherst's future, 7:30 p.m., Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. The meeting is part of the town's effort to develop a master plan.

Buffalo

Committee meeting: The County Legislature's Social Services Committee will meet to discuss a slate of issues, including the county's proposed plan to build a new Youth Detention Center on East Ferry Street. Open to the public, 1 p.m., Legislature committee room, seventh floor of County Hall, 25 Delaware Ave. ERROR: East Aurora

Slide lecture: The Aurora Historical Society plays host to Richard Michael Gramley, who will present a slide lecture titled "Highlights of Two Decades of Archaeological Research in Western New York," 7:30 p.m., Aurora Town Hall, 5 S. Grove St. Gramley directed teams from the American Society for Amateur Archaeology at the Lamb Site, an encampment of Paleo-Indian hunters, in 1986-90 and the Kleis Site, an Eastern Iroquoian (1620-1640) village, in 1998-99. All welcome; refreshments served.

Grand Island

Mixer: Grand Island Chamber of Commerce After-Hours Mixer, 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by Fujisawa Healthcare, 3125 Staley Road. A plant tour will be given at 6:30; free and open to the public. For reservations, 773-3651.

Lewiston

Class: "Let's Celebrate Big Brother/Sister," a class for siblings prior to the arrival of a new baby, 6:30 p.m., Mount St. Mary's Hospital second-floor educational conference room, 5300 Military Road. Preregistration is necessary by calling 298-2145.

Niagara Falls

Free screenings: Blood pressure screenings, noon to 2 p.m., American Red Cross, 719 Ashland Ave.

Orchard Park

Public meeting: Discussion of the Orchard Park Plan, 6:30 p.m., Orchard Park Middle School cafeteria, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. For the first part of the evening, the public can view historical maps of development, transportation maps, agricultural maps and other pertinent population data and projections. After this session, there will be an open discussion of the community's concerns of urban sprawl, traffic congestion, pedestrian safety, business development and preserving farms and open space.

To be eligible for listing in Around Town, events must be open to the general public without charge. Mail: Around Town, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240. Fax: 856 5150. E-mail: citydesk@buffnews.com.

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