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ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION BANQUET: The Buffalo Astronomical Association's annual dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Romanello's Restaurant South, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg. The keynote speaker will be astronomical imager Jack Newton. Dinners are from $21 to $26; call 629-3098.

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HONORING WOMEN: The Masten District Community Stakeholders Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave., will honor women over 90 years of age. Soloist Bessie Patterson will perform.

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IROQUOIS SCHOOL FUND-RAISER: Iroquois Chiefs Athletics 2006 will hold a fund-raiser, "Help Light Up Lattimer Field," beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Kotecki's Grand View Grove, Seneca Street, West Seneca. Tickets include dinner, auctions and raffles; grand prize is a flat-screen TV. Proceeds will go to help light up Lattimer Field on Girdle Road. Call 652-1302 or 652-8746.

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ARCHITECTURE TALKS: Lectures on "The Architecture of Esenwein and Johnson" by Martin Wachadlo and "The Architecture of Lincoln Parkway" by Peter Filim will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. Call 634-5412.

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DISCUSSION: The University at Buffalo, in conjunction with the Western New York Living Project, is conducting a discussion on technologies that assist individuals with learning disabilities. All participants will be paid $75 for attending. Participants must attend one of two groups: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18. The discussion will take place at the Independent Living Project, 3108 Main St. near Highgate Avenue. To register, call 836-0822 Ext. 112.

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NATIVE AMERICAN SPEAKER: Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, 1005 Grant St., will feature Mohawk orator Tom Porter at 2 p.m. Saturday. Porter will speak on "Preserving Our Native Languages." Call 874-4460, Ext. 318.

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HOMEOWNER'S PROGRAM: Presented by NACA, a nonprofit community advocacy and housing assistance organization, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Knox Church, 2595 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. The program will cover the steps in owning a home. Call 834-6222.

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CORNED BEEF DINNER: Trinity Episcopal Church will host a corned beef or ham and cabbage dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 5448 Broadway, Lancaster. Cost is $5 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and children under 12. For details, call 683-1111.

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SHAMROCK SWEEPSTAKES: Immaculata Academy will be presenting its annual "Shamrock Sweepstakes" at 7 p.m. Saturday. The evening includes $14,000 in cash prizes. The event will take place at Hilbert College's Hafner Center, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. You must be 21 or older to attend, and seating is limited. Call 649-4307.

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RAFFLE: Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will sponsor a "Home and Garden" raffle, with the grand prize of a John Deere riding lawnmower, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Tickets are $20, which includes the main raffle, dinner and refreshments. Call 685-5766.

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