SPEAKER SERIES: The Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Ave., will host the Reitan Sustainability Speaker Series at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Terry Yonker, co-chairman of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative, a WNY Energy Alliance member and a WNY Sustainable Energy Association trustee, will discuss "Climate Change in the Great Lakes: React or Adapt?" The talk is free and open to the public.
BROADCAST: Temple Beth Zion will present Mandy Patinkin with Thane Rosebaum as part of "NY's 92nd Street Y" series in a prerecorded program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For information, visit www.tbz.org and click on the special events link or call 836-6565.
AUTHOR TALK: Douglas Waller will speak about his biography spy thriller, "Wild Bill Donovan -- The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Cullen Lecture Hall at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave., Town of Tonawanda. The presentation is free and open to the public.
SCREENING: Invisible Children will present "KONY 2012," a powerful film about Joseph Kony, a Ugandan warlord who is evading an international arrest warrant, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. A Ugandan speaker will give a presentation in conjunction with the film screening. The program is free and open to the public. For information or reservations, call 483-6646.