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Meeting: The Binational Bridge Task Force meets; 2 p.m., Room 1417, City Hall. Members are expected to discuss recent developments involving the Peace Bridge project.

Meeting: The Common Council will hold a public hearing to discuss environmental concerns at Hickory Woods subdivision; 7 p.m., Common Council chambers, City Hall.

Film festival: A 1999 Scottish movie called "Ratcatcher" is the first to be screened in the International Women's Film Festival in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. It starts at 7 p.m. The festival will continue Thursdays through March 15.


Meeting: The Town Planning Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road.

East Aurora

Meeting: The School Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Middle School, 430 Main St.


Program: The Historical Society will meet; 7:30 p.m., Board Room, Town Hall, 57 John St., Akron. The program will feature "How Sweet It Is," with Bob Pacer from Oliver's Candies in Batavia. He will present a program on the store, the factory's history and its growth. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Niagara Falls

Luncheon: The Niagara Community Leaders Luncheon; 11:30 a.m., Grand Hotel Niagara ballroom, located in the Trave-
lodge, 201 Rainbow Blvd. Tickets are $15. Phone 285-9141 for information.

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

Photo exhibit: Toshi Kazama, a photojournalist from New York City, will exhibit and discuss his photo collection of juveniles on death row; 4:30 p.m., Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University. For information, phone 834-5601.

Information program: "Reconnect Niagara," sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will offer residents information on the Cancer Society's mission, local programs and the upcoming 2001 Lewiston-Porter Relay for Life; 7 p.m., Orin Lehman Visitor Center in Prospect Park. Call (800) 743-6724, Ext. 300, to register or for information.

North Tonawanda

Children's program: Children in kindergarten through grade 3 are invited to a holiday program that includes a craft, movie, game and stories; 4 to 5 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Registration is required, in person or by calling 693-4132.


Literary discussion: Friends of Youngstown Free Library are sponsoring a public discussion on James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans"; 7 p.m., Civic Guild Room, Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St. Michael J. Pikus, assistant professor of English at Niagara County Community College, will lead the discussion. Program is free. Refreshments available. Call 745-3555 for information.

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