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D'YOUVILLE OPEN HOUSE: D'Youville College will hold an undergraduate open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today in the College Center, at the corner of Porter and Fargo avenues. Sister Denise Roche, college president, will welcome everyone at 11 a.m. and a light lunch will be served. Information will be provided about academic programs, admissions procedures, financial aid, student life and D'Youville's instant scholarships. For more details, visit admissions@dyc.edu.

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS 2012: Green Environmental Management Systems at VA Western New York Healthcare System will hold Earth Day celebrations at both its Buffalo and Batavia locations: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, in Freedom Hall, Room 301 at the VA Western New York Healthcare facility, 3495 Bailey Ave.; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium (Building 4) at the Batavia facility, 222 Richmond Ave.

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CONGRESSIONAL SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS: The office of Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul, D-Amherst, will host satellite hours Wednesday at two locations: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lancaster Municipal Building, Library/Conference Room, 5423 Broadway and from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lockport Municipal Building, Snyder Room, 6560 Dysinger Road. Constituents will be able to discuss issues including Social Security, veterans affairs, citizenship and immigration. For details, call 634-2324.

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CUPCAKE COMPETITION: Residents from Brompton Heights, Heather Heights and Orchard Heights will participate in a Cupcake Competition at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brompton Heights, 275 Brompton Road, Amherst. Awards will be presented to the winners of best cupcakes, best frosting and best overall design categories. Live music with Mike Cornich along with free ice cream will be available from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the Ice Cream Parlor. Reservations are required by calling Helen Kurzdorfer at 634-5734 or emailing hkurzdorfer@bromptonheights.com.

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PARENT WORKSHOP: The Parent Network of Western New York will offer a workshop titled, "Understanding Special Education," as part of a free series of bilingual conversations from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. For information and registration, call 332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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OUTREACH UNIT: The Planned Parenthood of Western New York Mobile Outreach Unit will be available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Hill Family Resource Center, 3660 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. The unit provides confidential reproductive health care and education to community members. Most insurance plans, including Medicaid, are accepted; a discounted fee scale or no fee is available to those who qualify.