1. The 2011 Social Media Summit this evening on the University at Buffalo North Campus will show owners of small and medium-sized businesses how they can use Twitter, Facebook and other social-media tools to boost their marketing and advertising efforts. Guest speakers include Chris Treadaway, co-author of "Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day," and Colin Pape, founder of ShopCity.com. It runs run from 6 to 8 in the UB Center for the Arts drama theater. Tickets are $50 at the Center for the Arts box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
2. Five community leaders and a family will be honored as the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York holds its 2011 Citation Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. This year's honorees include Gary M. Brost, chairman of Strategic Investments & Holdings, and his wife, Willow; Dr. Wesley L. Hicks Jr., a professor in the University at Buffalo Medical School and attending surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Michael L. Joseph, president of Clover Management, and his wife, Roberta; and the Montante family.
3. Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, celebrates the first anniversary of its da Vinci SI robotic surgical system by holding a pair of open house sessions today, from 7 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 7 p.m. The robotic system can be used for a great variety of procedures, including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery.
4. Little did they know that earthquake planning specialist Philip Berke would have so much fresh material to talk about when they signed him up to give today's 2011 Clarkson Chair in Planning Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. Berke, who gives seminars around the world, currently is professor of city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he is the deputy director of the Institute for Environment and the director of the Center for Sustainable Community Design.
5. Tim Tielman, executive director of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo, sorts out the seemingly endless process of developing Buffalo's waterfront when he speaks at 7 p.m. in Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. at West Ferry Street. His topic? "Keeping the Big Box Dead and Bringing Buffalo's Canal District Home Alive: What Needs to Happen Now." It's free and open to the public.
6. If that dapper man in the suit and tie delivering Meals on Wheels on Buffalo's East Side today looks familiar, it's because he is. It's Mayor Byron W. Brown, who is joining Meals on Wheels volunteers in conjunction with Mayors for Meals, a nationwide program that raises awareness about malnutrition among seniors. He's one of more than 1,500 elected officials taking part across the country.
7. Buffalo's barristers step up tonight to support the Give for Greatness campaign, which is raising money for the area's cultural organizations. Lawyers for the Arts, from 5 to 10 p.m. in Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., features live performances by attorneys Therese Quinn, Willie Schoellkopf and Rep. Brian Higgins; attorney artwork; food by Bacchus/Ultimate restaurants; and a scene from one of the great courtroom dramas, "Inherit the Wind," currently playing in the New Phoenix Theatre. Tickets are $75, $35 for law students.