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Guided walking tour to explore neighborhood

The architecture, lifestyle and heritage of Buffalo's historic Parkside neighborhood will be explored as the Parkside Community Association and Buffalo Tours hold a two-hour guided walking tour starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The tour, which costs $10, will begin at Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. For information, call 838-1240 during business hours or visit www.parksidebuffalo.org.

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County plans hearing on services for elderly

The Erie County Department of Senior Services wants to hear from residents about the services it provides and any unmet needs.

It has scheduled a public session for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7, in the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call Jennifer Wood at 858-7532 if you wish to speak at the event.

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Training sessions set for fall tree plantings

A training session for the November tree-planting blitz in Buffalo will be held Saturday morning.

The session, sponsored by Re-Tree WNY and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon in First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle, across from Kleinhans Music Hall.

Block clubs participating in the November planting in Buffalo must send a representative; the public also is welcome.

Additional training sessions, scheduled for Oct. 25, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park and 1 to 3 p.m. in the Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst.

About 20 communities affected by the October 2006 snowstorm will participate in the fall plantings.

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