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HOCKEY FOR HOSPICE: Skills Camp and Skate, the kickoff event for Hospice Chautauqua County's Hockey for Hospice, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. Those attending will receive hockey and skate tips from some of Chautauqua County's top skating athletes. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted at the door. At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni will face off against Team Hospice. Tickets are $10. For details, visit or call 338-0033.

CENSUS TOUR: The 2010 Census "Portrait of America" Road Tour is visiting Tops Friendly Markets, 425 Niagara St., from noon to 3 p.m. today to encourage residents to complete the 10-question Census form. Information will be provided on how to get assistance in completing the form.

JCC OPEN HOUSE: Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school seniors and their families, from 10 a.m. to noon today. Visitors will be welcomed in the Hamilton Collegiate Center. Participants can register for the program at For additional information, call (800) 388-8557 or 338-1001.

CHILDREN'S FILM: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, will screen "Disney's American Legends" at 2 p.m. today There is no charge or registration. For information, call 484-7135, Ext. 234.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY: YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches will hold their annual "Healthy Kids Day" today for children and families to promote yearlong wellness and healthy living. Times and participating branches are: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Delaware Family YMCA, 2564 Delaware Ave.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ellicott-Masten Family YMCA, 585 William St.; 10 a.m. to noon, Ken-Ton Family YMCA, 535 Belmont Ave., Kenmore; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Ave., Niagara Falls; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northeast Family YMCA, 4433 Main St., Amherst; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southtowns Family YMCA, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca.

EARTH HOUR: The Buffalo Zoo is hosting the 2010 Earth Hour today. The community is encouraged to turn off lights from 8:30 to 9:30 tonight. The project is a global effort in support of encouraging world leaders to take action on climate change.

SPRING FESTIVAL: The Nativity of Our Lord Home and School Association will present its annual Spring Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the school, 4414 South Buffalo St. in Orchard Park. Highlights include a rummage sale, auction and entertainment. Entertainment includes: the Buffalo Sabres' Sabretooth, Rince Na Tiarna Irish Dancing, In-Jest Greatest Show on Mirth, Master Chong World Class Tae Kwon Do and an old-fashioned cake walk. There will also be a Children's Arcade, face and nail painting and Easter egg painting with Village Clay. Wrist bands for the arcade are $6. Rosina's spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For details, call Jen at 866-8593.

TONAWANDA EGG HUNT: The 27th annual Town of Tonawanda Easter egg hunt will be held today inside Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. for children with special needs; 11 a.m. for ages 2 and 3; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 6; and noon for ages 7 to 10.

EASTER FLOWER DISPLAY: The Niagara Parks Commission's Floral Showhouse is open for its annual "Easter Flower Display" starting today. Featured are spring flowers, blooms, orchids, exotic tropical plants, songbirds, real chicks and bunnies. Located at 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ont., the Floral Showhouse is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Parking available on site.

EAGLE WATCH: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama will host a bald eagle watch from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Cayuga Overlook. Knowledgeable volunteers from the Buffalo Audubon Society will be on hand with spotting scopes to provide a view of an active bald eagle's nest. A complete schedule of the nature programs is available at: or contact refuge staff at (585) 948-5445.

EASTER EGG HUNT: North Buffalo Community Church, 350 Kenmore Ave., will host a free Easter egg hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today for children 2 and up.

PASSPORT INFORMATION: The Grand Island Town Hall will host "Passport Day in the USA" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 2255 Baseline Road in Grand Island. For information, call 773-9600, Ext. 600.

DRIVER'S INSURANCE WORKSHOP: A six-hour workshop that helps drivers reduce the number of violation points on their licenses and lower the cost of their automobile insurance for three consecutive years will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in Room 3104, Building 3, ECC South Campus, S-4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Call 851-1820 for more information. Registration fee is $35.

ASSISTED LIVING OPEN HOUSE: The Emeritus Senior Living, a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer's and related dementia care services for seniors, is hosting an open house weekend at two locations: Emeritus at Bassett Park Manor, 111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; Emeritus at Bassett Manor, 245 Bassett Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. All are invited to tour the communities, meet one on one with the community relations team and learn more about assisted living. For more information, call 688-4011 or 689-2394.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Akron-Newstead Rotary Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., Akron. Proceeds will be used to fund the club's scholarship program for students in the Akron Central School District. The cost is $6, adults; $4, children ages 5-12; and children ages 4 and under are free.

EASTER BUNNY VISIT: Absolut Care of Aurora Park is hosting its annual community event at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 292 Main St., East Aurora. For more information, call Carole Olejnik at 652-1560 or visit

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