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Dedication: Amherst Memorial Hill Grove tree-planting dedication; 2 p.m. at the .07-mile marker along the bike path, Maple and North Forest roads.


Tour: The Industrial Heritage Committee will hold a tour of Rigidized Metals Corp., 658 Ohio St.; 10 a.m. The company is an originator of three-dimensional-design strengthened metals used in industries from aerospace to truck body parts. Then a general meeting including coffee and doughnuts will follow at its future office space at 49 Illinois St. For information, call 835-8547. For directions, call 849-4799.

Gala: The Western New York Chapter of Citizen Action of New York will commemorate 15 years with a gala anniversary celebration; 6:30 p.m., Radisson Airport Hotel, 4243 Genesee St. Keynote speaker is William McNary, president of USAction and co-executive director of Citizen Action/Illinois. For information and tickets, call 855-1522.


Meeting: The Conservation Advisory Council will conduct a work session; 10 a.m., council office conference room.


Home genealogy: The Western New York Genealogical Society will hold a business meeting; 10:30 a.m., followed by a presentation on tracing the genealogy of your home, with Cindy Amrheim, historian, Town of Alabama, Genesee County; 10:45. A question-and-answer period will follow at noon. Hamburg Senior High School, Legion Drive.


Drivers course: New York State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course; 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. The course will allow each applicant to receive 10 percent off his collision and liability auto insurance for three years, and also remove up to four points from a New York State driver's license. Seating is limited. To register, call 636-4151.

Niagara Falls

Gorge hike: Whirlpool run-walk with a park guide; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Whirlpool State Park. $1. Preregistration is necessary; call 745-7848.


Falling Leaves Bazaar: Crafts, homemade baked goods, plants and arrangements, theme baskets and more; 11 a.m. lunch includes hot roast beef sandwich, vegetables, pie and beverage, $6 adults, $3 children under 12, and free for children under 5. Perrysburg/Dayton United Methodist Church, Route 39.

Town of Tonawanda

Bazaar: Baked goods and chicken chowder sale; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St.

Test: Western New York Mensa will host a testing day; 1 to 2:30 p.m., with registration at 12:30, in Greenhaven Public Library, first-floor community room, 350 Greenhaven Terrace. The admissions test is composed of two tests with questions involving logic and deductive reasoning. A score above the 98th percentile on one test qualifies for membership. For information or to apply for membership, call (800) 66-MENSA or visit the Web site


America's Walk for Diabetes: Choose from a 3 1/2 -mile or 5-mile route through the Village of Williamsville; check-in time is 8:45 a.m.; start time is 10. A Halloween theme will include music, food, face painting and more. For registration, call 835-0274, Ext. 3701, or (888) DIABETES.

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