1. True to the tradition of follow-up features, "Wine, Women & Shoes -- the Sequel" promises to offer everything that people liked about the original. There will be luscious vintages, delicious hors d'oeuvres and fabulous apparel from head to toe from 6 to 9 p.m. at Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Tickets are $125. Proceeds benefit Kaleida Health. For tickets, if any are left, visit www.winewomenandshoes.com/buffalo.
2. You thought the old anti-smoking commercials were tough? Wait till you see the new ones. The latest statewide advertising campaign will be introduced this morning at a news conference at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. It will highlight the many ways that tobacco can cost people the things they value most -- health, relationships and money -- and steer viewers to places where they can get help if they're ready to quit.
3. Andrew Carriero is really grateful to the emergency responders who pulled him out of the gorge in Zoar Valley last November after he fell nearly 400 feet off a cliff while deer hunting. To show his appreciation, the 19-year-old from Gowanda will present a check for $9,000 to Gowanda Fire Chief Steve Raiport, Capt. Kevin Caffery of the Erie County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit, State Police Capt. Steve Graap and the State Police Special Operations Team in a program at noon in the parking lot of Gowanda Elementary School. The money will be used to buy equipment to help rescue future Zoar Valley hikers in distress.
4. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at 600 Delaware Ave. also will be a welcome-back celebration. Alliance Advisory Group, a financial services firm that moved from Buffalo to Amherst seven years ago, is moving its corporate headquarters back to the city. Alliance has renovated a building previously occupied by Rural/Metro Medical Services. The move is expected to lead to the creation of 15 new jobs within two years.
5. When that little old power trio from Texas, ZZ Top, comes to Artpark in Lewiston for the Tuesday in the Park Concert Series tonight, it will be the first time they've played the Buffalo area outside of a casino since they appeared at the Erie County Fair in 2005. And the price will be right. It's free, although fans were more than willing to dig into their wallets to pay for priority seating up front. Those seats sold out more than a month ago.
6. Ryan McGhee and Kenny Coogan are gardeners who don't worry about fertilizer. The plants they love don't need it. They're co-founders of the Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club, and they're holding their first meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park off Parker Boulevard near Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. Amateurs and plant professionals are welcome. For info, look for the club's page on Facebook.
7. Greyson Chance, the 13-year-old who found fame last year when his cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" went viral on YouTube, releases his first CD today. It's titled "Hold On 'Til the Night." Also new in the music racks are offerings from Fountains of Wayne ("Sky Full of Holes"), John Hiatt ("Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns"), Keb Mo ("The Reflection"), O.A.R. ("King") and Trace Adkins ("Proud to Be Here").
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