CHARTER FIRST FRIDAY: Elmwood Village Charter School will host the first Charter First Friday of the year from 9 to 10 a.m. at 124 Elmwood Avenue. John Sheffield, school leader, will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by a tour of the school. For information, call 886-4581.
ADOPTION ORIENTATION: Adoption STAR, a state-authorized adoption agency, will hold an orientation session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Adoption STAR, 47 Plaza Drive, Amherst. To register, call 639-3900 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK TALK: Jack Quinn, president of Erie Community College, will discuss the book "Decision Points," by George W. Bush, at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Chef's restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Refreshments will be served. His appearance is part of the Bistro Bookers series. For information, visit www.buffalolib.org/bistrobookers.
LECTURE SERIES: Julie O'Neill, executive director of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, will present "Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century" from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday during the lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, 1 Lafayette Square. The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature. Visit www.buffaloah.com/h/center/lib/lib.html.