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Meeting: The Town of Amherst Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee meets; 7 p.m., Amherst Pepsi Center.


Meeting: The Planning Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.


Meeting: Plans to build a Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue will be discussed when the Common Council's Legislation Committee considers a rezoning request that must be approved before the project can proceed; 2 p.m., Room 1417 of City Hall.

College program: The Education Task Force of the Community Action Organization of Erie County and the Buffalo Board of Education will sponsor the 17th annual college day program; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut St.

Admission representatives of about 100 colleges and universities will be available to provide college-bound students and their parents with admission and financial-aid-related information. For information, call Houston C. Varnado at 881-5150.

Screening: Free high blood pressure risk reduction program offered by the Erie County Health Department; 10 a.m. to noon, Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St.

Seminar: B.G. Flickinger will give a five-session course with slides illustrating artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's life; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave.

The course continues Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. For information and registration fees, call 852-8317.

Prayer meeting: Area pastors from diverse Christian denominations along with Christian ministries, para-church organizations and community leaders will gather for a solemn night of prayer for our nation and city; 6 to 9:30 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center.


Meeting: Requests for assistance from the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency for two projects will be discussed at public hearings; 8 a.m., Robert Chesbro Conference Room, 6122 South Park Ave., next to Town Hall.

Krepe Kraft has asked for tax exemptions on equipment purchased for an addition. Bristol Woods Institute is seeking IDA assistance to create an allopathic and alternative medicine center at 4409 South Park Ave.


Meeting: The Western New York ArcInfo User Group will meet; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ecology and Environment, 368 Pleasant View Drive. For information, call 633-1373.


Art exhibit: "To Thy Own Art Be True," an exhibit showcasing the work of Niagara and Orleans county art teachers; 2 to 5 p.m., Kenan House Gallery, 433 Locust St. Free and open to the public. The exhibit continues through Oct. 21.

Niagara Falls

Meeting: The Niagara Polish and Historical Society will be host to a meeting at 6:30 p.m., and election of new officers will follow, the Echo Club, 314 Portage Road. For information, call 297-3809.


Program: The Sanborn Area Historical Society will meet; 7 p.m., Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. It will hold a program on the Pan-American Exposition Centennial Celebration. Free and open to the public.


Class: The state Department of Environmental Conservation will offer a certification course in waterfowl identification to area hunters; 6 p.m., Fort Niagara Nature Center.

This is a required course for those who want to hunt in state park blinds and is free and open to the public on a limited first-come, first-served basis. No preregistration is required.

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