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SPEAKER SERIES: The Buffalo Independent Secondary Schools Network will hold the first of the 2011-2012 Speaker Series, "How to raise self-reliant, less defiant, appreciative children in a nervous world," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St. The speaker will be Dr. Wendy Mogel, a clinical psychologist, parenting expert and best-selling author. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 829-2013 or visit bissnet.org.

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WORKSHOP: The Parent Network of Western New York offers two free workshops for parents who have children and/or young adults with special needs: "Binders: Organizing PaperWork," from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in its offices at 1000 Main St.; and "Parent Advocacy in Action," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Casey Middle School, 105 Casey Road, Amherst. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or (866) 277-4762 or visit www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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VOLUNTEER FORUMS: The Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a volunteer forum from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Carrabba's Italian Grill, 1645 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, and a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Canisius High School Library, 1180 Delaware Ave. The latter event is geared for volunteers willing to serve on a committee to advance the mission of saving lives and finding a cure for breast cancer.

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PRESENTATION: The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court, will host a lecture by Theresa Fraser, executive director of the Museum of disABILITY History, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The program is in concert with the current exhibit in the Historical Society's community gallery, "Moving Forward, Looking Back." The exhibit showcases a sampling of the Museum of disABILITY History's current traveling collection. Members are free; nonmembers free with museum admission. For more information, call 873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org

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NFTA MEETING: The NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Metropolitan Transit Center, 181 Ellicott St. It is open to those interested in learning about the NFTA's accessible services and programs for people with disabilities. For information, call 855-7286.

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SENIOR WELLNESS: The Golden Years Wellness Tour, a partnership of the City of Buffalo's Mayor's Office for Senior Services, the Wellness Institute, the Catholic Health System and the Erie County Department of Senior Services, will provide mini-workshops and resources at 10 a.m. Thursday at Friends to the Elderly, 118 E. Utica St. For information, call 851-4052.

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FLU CLINIC: Westfield Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York and the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club to offer influenza and pneumococcal immunizations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 E. Main St. The fees for the vaccines are $30 for influenza and $45 for penumococcal. Bring medical insurance information, as the cost may be covered by your insurance plan. Also, free blood-pressure and glucose screening will be provided. For information, call 326-4921.

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