ALZHEIMER'S SPEAKER: Margaret Pericak-Vance, who researches the genetic causes of disease, speaks on the topic "Alzheimer's Disease and the Genetic Connection" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Holy Angels Academy, 24 Shoshone Drive. For more information, call 834-7120.
DONATION SITES: All 20 Buffalo-area Dollar Tree stores, the discount variety store chain, are collecting toys for this year's 57th annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. The drive kicked off Oct. 1 and will continue through mid-December.
ADULT LEARNERS: The Jamestown Community College Jamestown Campus will hold Adult Learner Information Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the Admissions Office in Hamilton Collegiate Center. For additional information, call the Admissions Office, 665-5220, Ext. 2239.
STROKE AWARENESS: Kaleida Health will host a free stroke awareness session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the board room at Millard Fillmore Hospital. Participants will learn how to recognize and prevent strokes. Free blood pressure screenings and "check your pulse" demonstrations will be available. Parking is free in the ramp next to the hospital. Doors open at 10 a.m. Call 887-4431 for information.
SPAGHETTI FUND-RAISER: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will host its annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the newly renovated Smith Hall off Summit Avenue. Entertainment will be provided by Parkside Suzuki Strings. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under, up to a $15 maximum per family. All proceeds benefit the work of Episcopal Relief and Development and the American Red Cross. For information, call 833-1151.
DRIVERS COURSE: New York State-certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. To preregister, call 636-4151.