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BLOOD DRIVE: American Red Cross Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at its donor center, 786 Delaware Ave. The drive will honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his legacy of community service. Dunkin' Donuts and the Red Cross have teamed up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to all presenting donors. For an appointment or information, call (800) 733-2767.

BOOK SIGNING: Johnny Weir, Olympic figure skater, reality TV star and recording artist, will sign copies of his just-released book, "Welcome to My World," at 11 a.m. Sunday at Talking Leaves Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.

SHUTTER BUG RECEPTION: A rescheduled student photography show will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. The work by student photographers will hang in the gallery until Feb. 17. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, send e-mail to

CAT RESCUE FUNDRAISER: Ten Lives Club cat rescue and adoption group is holding its annual "Chili Cook-off Contest" fundraiser from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in West End Hotel, 350 Union St., Hamburg. For an application, call 646-5577 or visit prize is $100. For information or to volunteer to help with Ten Lives or donate theme baskets or prizes, call 646-5577.

PARKSIDE ANNUAL MEETING: The Parkside Community Association will hold its annual community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Mark School cafeteria, 399 Woodward Ave. A community pot luck supper begins at 6, followed by the "New Pastors of Parkside." Guest speakers will be the Rev. Joseph Rogliano, new pastor at St. Mark's, and the Rev. Cathy Dempesy, new rector at the Church of the Good Shepherd. A general business meeting and election of the 2011 board of directors will follow. For more information, go to

ADOPT-A-PLATOON NIGHT: The 912 Project Buffalo will hold an Adopt-a-Platoon Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. For a list of items needed, e-mail: The project also will accept cash donations for purchasing items and to help defray the costs of shipping to Afghanistan. Make checks payable to: Laura Yingling, 39 Boland Drive, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

PARENTING WORKSHOPS: The Healthy Community Alliance will offer free Active Parenting Now workshops from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning this week and continuing through March 1 at the L.K. Painter Community Building, 2355 Main St. in Collins and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Love Inc., 62-64 E. Main St. in Springville. The workshops will be presented by Lynda Chudy, a certified parent educator. To register, call 532-6040 or 378-1018.

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