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WINE AND ART: From Silver Creek to North East, Pa., participating wineries along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail today are offering samples of wine as well as a chance to view art created by members of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail and North East Arts Council For information, visit

PERFORMANCE: The Niagara-Orleans District and Erie District Order of the Eastern Star will perform "Country Comedy Las Vegas Style," at 3 p.m. today in the Buffalo Consistory, 2379 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The performance will be followed by refreshments and basket auction. Tickets are $10. For information, call Barbara at 778-9250 or Dennis at (585) 589-9597.

WOMEN'S HISTORY: State Sen. Antoine M. Thompson, D-Buffalo, will host a community ceremony in honor of Women's History Month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. This year's honorees are: Tamara Bland, Mary Lou Bragg, Denise Easterling, Sister Charlene Fontana, Janice Lewis, Catherine Lewis-Smith, Joy McDuffie, Tracey Mullen, Christina Pilozzi and Barbara Pfohl. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Fabiola Friot, 854-8705.

WOMEN IN MUSIC: In celebration of Women's International Month of March, El Buen Amigo, located at 114 Elmwood Ave., will host a musical event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. The celebration will feature pianist and violinist Sherrie Morris with jazz vocalist Susan Peters and vocalist Kahdijah Tall. Donation is $5, with proceeds going to the disaster fund for victims from the earthquake in Chile. For information, call 885-6343.

NATURE LOVERS: Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve will host "Be a Member for a Day," at 1:30 p.m. today in Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. The free event will feature all aspects of being a member including a nature walk, snacks and beverages, information and more. To register, call 683-5959.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish will host "A Welcome in Spring," Krolick's chicken barbecue dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today 1 at 1345 Indian Church Road, West Seneca. Tickets are $8.50 in advance at the rectory or at the door the day of the event.

MARTELL LECTURE: Sheila O' Donnell and John Tuomey, principals in the Irish architectural practice O'Donnell & Tuomey, will present the annual Martell Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, 301 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 645-4602.

ANTHROPOLOGIST TO SPEAK: Anthropologist Christine Eber will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday about her 25 years accompanying Mayan women in Highland Chiapas, Mexico, in their struggle for dignity, justice and autonomy. The annual Latin American Solidarity Committee event, a project of the Western New York Peace Center, will be held in the Wickes Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Snyder. Tickets are $15. For more details, go to

CONCERT: Buffalo Silver Brass Brand will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Ricky Flemming will conduct. Free. For additional information, call 878-6504.

OUTREACH PROGRAM: Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, will be available to meet with constituents to discuss their concerns regarding county issues at 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, at the Grand Island Senior Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. For information, call 873-3438 or e-mail:

LEE STAFFER ON HAND: A member of the staff of Rep. Chris Lee, R-Clarence, will be available for one-on-one meetings with Niagara County residents from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.

DISCUSSION: The Western New York Peace Center will present Dr. Ilan Pappe at 7 p.m. Wednesday, in the Woldman Theater, North Hall 112, University at Buffalo North Campus. Pappe's presentation is titled, "The Past and Present Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine," the historical aspects of the ongoing problems between Israel and the Palestinians and solutions to ending the apartheid system. Pappe is the author of numerous books and articles on Palestine-Israel issues. He is the chair of the Department of History at Exeter University and the founder of the Institute for Peace Studies in Givat Haviva Israel. For information, contact Elea Mihou Fox at 332-3904, 392-1727 or

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