The Hamburg Natural History Society will hold its 13th annual fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Holiday Inn, S-5440 Camp Road, Hamburg. The event includes silent and voice auctions, door prizes and other activities to help support the educational programs and operations of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. For more information, call 627-4560.
The Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County present "Coffee & Chocolate" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Shea's Smith Theatre and Intermission Lounge, 658 Main St. Tickets for the event are $20. For more information, visit www.literacybuffalo.org.
Lutheran Charities of Western New York presents "Harvest Festival of Wines" from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Wine Thief, 431 Elmwood Ave. Pairing samplings of menu selections with fine wines from around the world, the event will also feature live light jazz and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 per person and $80 per couple by Saturday and $50 per person at the door. For information and tickets, call 632-2623.
Auditions for "Come Blow Your Horn" will be held by the Towne Players at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 in the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Two men ages 20 to 40, two women ages 20 to 40, one man age 40 to 60 and one woman age 40 to 60 are sought. For more information, call Chris at 725-9804 or visit www.towneplayers.com.
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-- Evonne Austin