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HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF: Hazardous waste items can be brought to the Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Enter from Wehrle Drive. Items that will be accepted include pesticides, fertilizers, pool and household chemicals and cleaners; oil-based paints, spray cans, oil, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze; paint thinner, stripper and solvents; and batteries, mercury and propane tanks and cylinders. Items that will not be accepted include tires, latex paint, computers, pharmaceuticals, and commercial or industrial wastes. For more details, visit www.erie.gov/environment.

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WILD ABOUT WELLNESS HEALTH FAIR: The Buffalo Zoo's Wild About Wellness Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the zoo, 300 Parkside Ave. The event is free with zoo admission. Health and wellness experts will focus on physical training, alternative medicine and healthy eating. Activities and crafts will be available for kids. Also today, shoppers can purchase an extra gift for the zoo to help keep the animals happy and healthy at participating Tops Markets locations, including: 2101 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo; Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda; Maple and Transit roads, East Amherst; and South Park Avenue, Hamburg. A grocery wish list will be provided at each location. Shoppers can leave their gift with a zoo volunteer in the store lobby.

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT: The Town of Hartland is sponsoring an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the town highway garage, 3542 Wruck Road in Gasport. Visit www.sunnking.com/acceptable-materials for a list of what will be accepted.

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PEACE GARDEN DEDICATION: Lancaster will dedicate an 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St. at Pavement Road. The public is invited to join Canadian Consul General Marta Moszczenska, Lancaster Supervisor Robert Giza, the Board of Trustees and volunteers of Hull House Foundation, "Carvings for a Cause" founder Therese Forton-Barnes, and invited guests from Canada and the U.S. involved in a variety of 1812 Bicentennial projects in dedicating the garden as part of the Bicentennial Art of Peace Garden Trail.

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EPIC OUTREACH PROGRAM: EPIC, a state-sponsored program that helps eligible senior citizens save on the cost of prescription drugs, will sponsor outreach programs to explain changes in the program from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the West Seneca Senior Center, 4629 Seneca St., and from 1 to 2 p.m. in the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St. in Tonawanda. For questions on EPIC and Medicare drug coverage, call the EPIC Helpline at (800) 332-3742 or visit http://www.nyhealth.gov/health_care/epic/.

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BLOOD DRIVE: Erie County and Upstate New York Transplant Services will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rath Building, 158 Pearl St. The county has committed to hosting two more blood drives this year, on Oct. 25 and Dec. 21.

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MARILLA CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Marilla Republican Campaign Committee will host a meet-the-candidates event from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Kodiak Jack's, 3481 Two Rod Road in Marilla. Guests will include County Executive Chris Collins and Chris Jacobs, Republican candidate for county clerk. For reservations, call 652-9007.

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