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MOBILE OFFICE HOURS: State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer's staff will hold mobile office hours from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today in Akron Village Hall, 21 Main St. A representative from Ranzenhofer's staff will be on hand to listen to residents' views on important state issues and answer questions concerning state departments or agencies. For information, call 631-8695.

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AGING LECTURE: Dr. Marc E. Agronin, an author and psychiatrist at Miami Jewish Health Systems, will present "A Doctor's Journey in the Heart of Growing Old" at 7:30 p.m. today in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The cost is $12 adults, $6 students.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center will host a panel discussion titled "The Life and Career of Buffalo's 'Wild Bill' Donovan," at 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct 26in Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 220 North St. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a light buffet. For information, call 881-3010.

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FLU CLINIC: Westfield Memorial Hospital, the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York and the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club will hold a flu clinic 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 pneumococcal. Please bring medical insurance information, as the cost may be covered by your insurance plan. In addition to the flu clinic, Westfield Memorial Hospital will be offering free blood pressure and glucose screenings. There will also be informational tables from the Radiology and Physical Therapy departments. Representatives from Vantage Sleep Diagnostics will be on hand to answer any questions, along with Jim Fischer from the Parkinson's Disease Referral Center. For more information, call 326-4921.

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OWL PROWL: The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting an evening Owl Prowl with Chuck Rosenburg from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Kenneglenn Nature Preserve, Wales. After a brief introductory presentation, participants will venture into the dark to listen and watch for owls. Rosenburg, who will imitate owl calls in an effort to lure these nocturnal raptors, gained a keen interest in the outdoors while growing up near the Klydel Wetlands in North Tonawanda. He obtained a bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Purdue University and a master's degree in wildlife biology from the College of William and Mary. He worked as a private environmental consultant for 15 years before joining the state Department of Environmental Conservation in 2006.

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