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Courier competition: The "Dead Presidents Race" for bicycle messengers will begin at 2 p.m. at Delaware Park's Marcy Casino. The pedal-and-deliver event will include stops at Millard Fillmore's grave and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. It will end with beer, wings and bowling. Entrants are expected from Toronto, Rochester, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other cities.

Docent training: The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court, seeks docents to help visitors during this year's Pan-American Exposition centennial. Required training from 10 to 11 a.m. No previous experience is necessary. To become part of history, call 873-9644, Ext. 379.

Meeting: The Western New York Veterans Coalition will meet to bring together veterans in the region to streamline the collection and dissemination of veterans information; 10 a.m., Room 301, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bailey Avenue. For information, call Stanley C. Blake at 681-1985.


Induction: Pitcher Pam Amabile will be inducted into the Metro Buffalo ASA/USA Softball Hall of Fame; 7 p.m., Radisson Hotel and Suites, 4243 Genesee St. Her name also will be placed in honor at the National Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Amabile was a first-team All-American at Erie Community College in 1979 and later played at Indiana University. Dot Richardson, two-time Olympic gold medalist, will be the guest speaker at the dinner, which also will honor Andre Martinelli Sr. (umpire of the year), Buck Buchanan (state umpire award), Brianna Prince (comeback courage award) and Larry Bynum and Frank Ciaramella (service awards). Tickets, at $35 each, are available from Kevin Walkowski (626-5809).

Mall show: The Technical Societies Council of the Niagara Frontier will host a mall show; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Walden Galleria. The show will allow various area engineering organizations to increase community awareness of the engineering disciplines and their accomplishments. Engineers will be on the first-floor concourse between the Bon-Ton and Sears. Demonstrations and videos will be offered, and handouts on engineering disciplines and scholarships will be available.


Castle tour: Old Fort Niagara offers a winter tour of the "French Castle"; 2 p.m. on the fort grounds. Admission is $6.75 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $4.50 for children ages 6 through 12 and free for children under 6. Call 745-7611 for information.

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