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TODAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Amherst

Halloween party: A trick-or-treat celebration will be held; 2 to 8 p.m., Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. Admission is $5 for children and $3 for adults.

Buffalo

Health fair: Trinity Baptist Church, 41 Spruce St., will host a free health and wellness fair; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presentations include women's health issues, foot care and treatment, nutrition, hypertension, behavioral health and more. Also, blood pressure screening and dental hygiene education conducted by staff from the Community Health Center of Buffalo.

Speakers include Dr. Lisa A. Nicholas, a physician; Dr. William A. Holley, a podiatrist; Dr. Cromwell Msuku, a physician; and Mark Boser, a social worker. Proceeds from refreshments will be used for the church's building fund.

Forever Elmwood Harvest Fest: Farmers market, live music by Ould Pound, children's costume parade, scavenger hunt, Halloween stories by Franklin La Voie, "safe trick-or-treat" stroll along Elmwood Avenue, pumpkin carving/decorating contest and more; 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Events along Bidwell Parkway and Elmwood Avenue. 881-0707. www.foreverelmwood.org.

Howloween at the Buffalo Zoo: Activities from 6 to 9 p.m. include hayrides, doughnuts and cider, animal presentations, treat stations and more. Cost is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers. For information or to reserve a spot, call 837-3900, Ext. 116.

Clarence

Boo Bash: Pumpkin carving demonstrations, costume contest, area mascots, magicians, face painters, balloon sculptors, Buffalo Zoo-Mobile and more; noon to 4 p.m., Western New York Event Centre, Main Street. 843-0600. $2.

Delevan

Holiday craft show: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus a chicken barbecue at noon. Delevan Firefighters Training Center, Route 16. Proceeds will benefit the Delevan Volunteer Fire Company.

East Aurora

Craft fair: "Soar With Aurora," annual craft show featuring needlework, woodwork, flower arrangements, handmade soap, holiday decor and more; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street School, corner of Main and North Grove streets. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit the Aurora Women's Club Scholarship Fund.

Lewiston

Festival: Lewiston's Pumpkin Festival; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in shops and along Center Street.

Included are crafts, farmers' market, spooky snapshots, a children's bounce house, tarot card readings, a petting zoo, a witches hut and a pumpkin painting workshop. Costume parade beginning at noon in Academy Park and a pumpkin painting workshop; noon to 4:30 p.m., Key Bank parking lot. Sunday only, horse and carriage rides with the Wicked Witch, and at 1 p.m. the "Pumpkinhead" water ski show at the waterfront.

Niagara Falls

Bazaar: St. James United Methodist Church; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4661 Porter Road. Handcrafted items, baked goods and more.

Race: The Alcoholism Council in Niagara County will hold its fourth annual Jack O' Lantern Fall Classic 5K Race; 10 a.m., behind the Orin Lehmann Visitors Center and continuing on to Goat Island. Registration begins at 8:30, and the first 500 participants will receive a T-shirt and meal ticket. Trophies and post-race party.

Auction: St. Francis Guild's 21st annual Pink Elephant luncheon and auction; 11 a.m., Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave. For ticket information, call Connie Brown at 282-2915 or the volunteer office at 298-2144.

Auction: The Echo Society of Niagara Falls will host a Halloween auction; 4 p.m., 314 Portage Road. The public is welcome. Judging for best costume and refreshments. For information, call 283-8563.

North Tonawanda

Art show: Partners in Art Gallery, 83 Webster St., will hold a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. for "An Eye for Detail," an exhibit of realism in oil and colored pencil.

Sanborn

Craft show: Pekin Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary craft show and flea market; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3024 Upper Mountain Road. Also offered is chicken chowder, a bake sale and a raffle.

City of Tonawanda

Arts and crafts show: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus luncheon featuring chowder, roast beef and beverage and a baked goods sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St. at Main Street. Admission is $1.

Groundbreaking: The School Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction at the junior-senior high school; 9 a.m., flagpole in front of Tonawanda Junior-Senior High School on Fletcher Street.

Architectural drawings will be on display, and tours of the site will be available.

West Seneca

Zoo Animals for Kids: Animal expert Ferol Webb will explain how the animals live, their habits, where they can be found and how to hold them and protect them, designed for children from 6 to 13 years old; 1 to 3 p.m., Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Cost is $12 per class, $45 for the four-class series. Registration required. For information, call 677-4843.

Williamsville

Fund-raiser: "Hero for Hearts," second annual live auction; 7 to 10 pm., Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive. It will include a cocktail reception, live entertainment and auction.

Channel 2's Kevin O'Connell is guest auctioneer. Sponsored by the Children's Hearts Fund and AXA Advisors.

For information and reservations, call Nina Colson at 741-9061. Proceeds support research to cure PLE (Protein-Losing Enteropathy), a complication from heart repair surgery in children.

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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