RED RIBBON RALLY: Annual Hamburg DARE family fun night; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Fairgrounds Grange Building. Bounce room, games, music and prizes. For information, call 649-2399, Ext. 10 or 12.
CSI 9/1 1: The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will host a panel discussion titled "CSI: World Trade Center, NYC"; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Historical Society Museum, Nottingham Terrace and Elmwood Avenue. Western New York professionals who were called to assist with the evidence recovery and hazardous materials challenges at ground zero and the Fresh Kills Landfill will share firsthand accounts. The program is in tandem with "Recovery: The World Trade Center Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills." For more information, call 873-9644, Ext. 301, or visit www.bechs.org.
MEETING: The anti-terrorism mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be the topic at the Amherst Together meeting; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Michael D'Ambrosio, director of field operations for the Buffalo Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will be the featured speaker. For further details, call 631-7032. BIRTHDAY BASH: St. Luke's Mission of Mercy will celebrate its 10th birthday with a benefit concert; 7 p.m. Thursday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
The performer will be national recording artist Chris Rice, who wrote Kathy Troccoli's hit song, "Go Light Your World," and whose hymn "Come to Jesus" is on the WOW Hits 2005 Christian music compilation. For tickets, call 633-1117.
PAWS FOR A CAUSE: In an effort to provide a source of donor blood to local veterinary clinics, the newly founded Great Lakes Veterinary Blood Bank will hold a fund-raiser; 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. The reception will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person. Donations greatly appreciated. For details, call Melissa Tatark at 681-3033, Ext. 22.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Erie County Department of Health "Wellness Day," 95 Franklin St.
TASTING & AUCTION: The second annual MDA/ALS Harvest of Hope, a wine and microbrew tasting and silent auction; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Samuel's Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. All proceeds to benefit the association's ALS research program. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 626-0035.
ROCK SCHOOL: The Rock Environmental Center and outdoor education facility is offering a training session for potential volunteers; 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, in the center in Delevan. For registration, information and directions, call Mark Buehlman at 353-4015.