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Peace Bridge to be bathed in purple light Tuesday night

The Peace Bridge will be illuminated in purple from dusk Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday to mark National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

Purple is the signature color of the Alzheimer's Association, and the lighting of the Peace Bridge is one of several events planned to mark the occasion. The Alzheimer's Association of Western New York is encouraging residents to install purple light bulbs on their porches on Tuesday night. The chapter is selling purple bulbs for $1 each from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at its offices at 2805 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.

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Fundraiser to feature music, food, wine, holiday shopping

An evening of music, wine, food and holiday shopping will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Kleinhans Music Hall.

The event is a fundraiser for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wineries from the Niagara and Chautauqua wine trails are providing wine for tasting and sale by the bottle; local restaurants and specialty shops will provide food for sampling.

Music will be provided by Sal Andolina, BPO principal clarinetist, and friends at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 presale; $35 at the door. Parking is free. Tickets are available at the BPO box office, by calling 885-5000 or online at www.bpo.org.

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Live radio show will focus on seniors' health issues

WNED and BlueCross BlueShield will present the second live "Good for You" radio event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace St.

Those attending will experience a live broadcast focusing on "The Best Third of Your Life -- Senior Health," a lunch and health fair. Individuals can sign up by going to wned.org and clicking on the "Good for You" link.

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UB students will collect food for 'Trick or Eat' program

University at Buffalo students will be going door-to-door collecting food for the Food Bank of Western New York from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the neighborhoods around the North Campus in Amherst.

UB students participated in the "Trick or Eat" program last year and donated 3,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Western New York. This Halloween, 125 student volunteers hope to collect 5,000 pounds of food that will be distributed to local pantries by the Food Bank.

The program was started in 1993 by the nonprofit group Meal Exchange.

"Trick or Eat is a fun way for young people to get involved in an issue that is sometimes ignored in today's go-go world," said Terri Budek, community engagement coordinator in UB's Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement. "While students canvass neighborhoods this Halloween, they will also be raising awareness about the reality that hunger exists in their own backyards."