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FRIDAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Amherst

Meeting: The Industrial Development Agency will meet; 8:30 a.m., 130 John Muir Drive.

Buffalo

Screening: High blood pressure risk-reduction program offered by the Erie County Health Department; 10 a.m. to noon, St. Augustine's Center, 1437 Main St.

Forum: Working for Downtown 2001-2002 Buffalo Forum series luncheon will feature "Gambling on Gambling," by William N. Thompson, professor of public administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; noon to 1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The cost is $17 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, call 842-5787.

Panelists include Mayor Anthony M. Masiello; Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo; and Kent Kleinman, chairman of the department of architecture and planning, University at Buffalo. The moderator will be Robert G. Shibley, UB professor of architecture and planning and director of Buffalo 2002.

Hamburg

Expo: The New York Deer & Turkey Expo will feature hunting, fishing and muzzle loading, plus the National Wild Turkey Federation-sanctioned turkey-calling contest, the Christian Bowhunter Indoor 3D Fall Classic with $5,000 in cash offered, and more; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., International Agri-Center, Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway.

Continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults; children under 12 free. For information, call 649-3900, Ext. 404.

North Tonawanda

Performance: Broadway Dreamers, cabaret-style Broadway revue presented as dinner theater; 6:30 p.m., Ascension Church, 168 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. Limited seating; reservations encouraged. Call 639-1211. Price is $25 inclusive.

Williamsville

Benefit: The Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Party at the Pointe will celebrate the last day of summer, with Richard Manzell, guitarist and vocalist with musical styles from the past and present; also featured will be the "Amherst Has Taste" food court; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Centerpointe Corporate Park, 350 Essjay Road. Open to the public.

Proceeds of the $5 admission fee will benefit the Junior Achievement program in area high schools. Also, donations will be collected for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund; an American flag, car decal or American flag lapel sticker will be given for each donation. For information, call Mara Edwards at 632-6905.

To be eligible for listing in Around Town, events must be of general interest and open to the public. 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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