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BREAKFAST: Sen. Antoine M. Thompson, 60th District, will host the quarterly community leaders and stakeholders breakfast of pancakes and sausages from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today in the Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., Tonawanda. Guest speakers and topics are: Michelle Destino-Moran, National SAFE Home Foundation Inc., the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; Captain Rob Hassett, City of Tonawanda Fire Department, home fire prevention; and David Marshall, Time Warner Cable, the DTV transition. The event is free and open to the public.

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AUTO BUREAU: Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul is advising customers that the Mobile Auto Bureau that operates in Lackawanna City Hall will be closed Monday because City Hall will be closed in observation of Washington's Birthday. The Auto Bureau will resume operations on Monday March 2.

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CAREGIVERS PROGRAM: Church of the Nativity, 1530 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, will host the program, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evenings, beginning Monday and continuing through March. The six-week educational program is designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to reduce stress, improve self-confidence and provide helpful resources. The cost is $25, which includes a copy of the Caregiver Helpbook. For details, call 858-2177.

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EPIC ENROLLMENT: EPIC, the New York State senior citizens prescription plan, will sponsor an open enrollment to help eligible seniors fill out applications and answer questions on how EPIC works with the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Plans from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in the Buffalo Urban League, 86 Pine St.; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St., Tonawanda; 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron/Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Senior citizens are asked to bring proof of age and 2008 income documentation. Call (800) 332-3742.

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ARTS FESTIVAL: VA Western New York Healthcare System will host the Veterans Creative Arts Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, at 3495 Bailey Avenue, Room 301. The public is invited to attend and enjoy a wide variety of creative art forms displayed by local veterans, including original works of poetry, essay, short story and personal experience writing.

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POVERTY PROGRAM: The Baldy Center's Working Group on Children, Families and the Law will present "Viewing Poverty through Different Lenses: The Impact of Poverty and Race on Health," with Dr. Sandra Lane at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 509 O'Brian Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus. Lunch will be provided at noon. RSVP toAMazurek@buffalo.edu.

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