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Seven by Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. On the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the We Are Women Warriors group is sponsoring a program titled "Lest We Forget -- Our Two Martins" at 5:30 p.m. in the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. at East Utica Street. Speakers will look at the lives of King and Travyon Martin, whose death in Florida on Feb. 26 has prompted demonstrations around the world, and how their slayings have affected the civil rights movement and the nation at large. It's free and open to the public.

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2. The Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center and the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium team up for their annual planetarium show this evening in the planetarium in Williamsville North High School, 1959 Hopkins Road near Dodge Road, Amherst. Telescopes will be set up for viewing of planets and constellations in the Amherst skies, including Jupiter in the west and a full moon rising in the east. Doors open at 6. The planetarium can seat up to 70 viewers. The program is free and open to the public. For info, call Penn Dixie at 627-4560.

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3. In its day, which extended for more than half a century, Earl's Restaurant on Route 16 in Chaffee was renowned for owner Earl Northrup's hospitality, his country cooking, his love of country bluegrass music and his custom of serving beverages in fruit jars. "The Home of the Original Fruit Jar Drinkers," which closed forever in January, goes on the auction block this morning. Local auctioneer Cash Cunningham starts asking for bids at 10. For details, visit www.cashauction.com.

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4. James T. Sandoro, who owns and operates the Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo, will talk about Buffalo's role in the Great Race, the original one in 1908, which was won by a car built in Buffalo, and the 2012 edition, which will make an overnight stop here, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. He also will talk about Buffalo's early auto companies, the expansion under way at the Pierce-Arrow Museum and the newest Frank Lloyd Wright project. It's free and open to the public.

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5. Amherst isn't the only community experiencing a rush to build student housing. The Orchard Park Town Board is holding a public hearing at its meeting at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., on a developer's request to rezone 4.6 acres along Southwestern Boulevard next to Erie Community College's South Campus to put up three buildings that would contain 120 apartments for students.

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6. Students of St. Margaret's School present their 18th and final annual production of "The Passion of Jesus," a play about Jesus' final hours, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. The North Buffalo school, which has seen declining enrollment in recent years, is closing in June. The performance, which features about 100 youngsters in costume, a chorus and musical accompaniment, is free and open to the public.

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7. The author of one of the books on AARP's recommended list for brain fitness, Pittsburgh-based clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, speaks at 7 p.m. in a seminar at Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Nussbaum's talk will be based on his book "Save Your Brain -- the 5 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp." Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 512-0925. For info on Nussbaum and his work, visit www.paulnussbaum.com.