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LECTURE: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., a former surgeon, researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss his 20-year plant-based nutritional study at a citywide medical grand rounds lecture from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Smith Auditorium on the third floor of Erie County Medical Center. Prior to the presentation, Esselstyn will discuss "Becoming Heart Attack Proof" at noon in Room 2 of Diefendorf Hall on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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FLU EDUCATION: The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Pharmacy, in conjunction with University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy's Lambda Kappa Sigma professional pharmacy fraternity, is hosting a free flu education clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kenmore Mercy's Mural Room (lower level, next to the cafeteria), 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Attendees will learn about flu facts (H1N1 and seasonal), how to prevent and treat the flu, what vaccines are relevant for which age group, proper hand washing techniques, proper use of hand sanitizer and general flu hygiene. Also included is a blood pressure screening and the Vial of LIFE project information. For information, call 447-6205.

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MEETING: The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave. The public is invited to hear Denise Richard discuss Amelia Earhart. Contact Dana Dexter at 479-1237 for details.

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GUEST SPEAKER: Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson will be guest speaker for the Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women at its dinner meeting at 6 p.m. March 23 in Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. March is Women's History Month. North Tonawanda History Museum Executive Director Donna Zellner Neal is the meeting chairwoman. "Betsy Doyle of the War of 1812" is the topic of Emerson's program.

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