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EPIC OUTREACH PROGRAM: EPIC, a state-sponsored program that helps eligible senior citizens save on the cost of prescription drugs, will hold an outreach program to explain changes in the program from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at Brighton Place, 999 Brighton Road in the Town of Tonawanda. Please bring proof of age, Medicare card and documentation of 2011 income (including Social Security income). For questions on EPIC and Medicare drug coverage, call the EPIC Helpline at (800) 332-3742 or visit and scroll to EPIC for Seniors.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BAKE SALE: Crittenden Presbyterian Church at 3320 Crittenden Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Lockport City Democratic Committee is offering a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue, starting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the United Auto Workers Hall, Walnut and Vine streets. Dinners cost $8 and are available as drive-through meals only, party Chairwoman Diane M. Tuohey said.

LANDLORD TRAINING: Housing Opportunities Made Equal will conduct a free landlord training course from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in its new offices, 1542 Main St. at Ferry Street. The course will highlight the tenant-screening process, fair-housing laws, the landlord-tenant relationship and what to do when that relationship doesn't work. Space is limited, and participants must preregister by contacting Rayna Grossman at 854-1400, Ext. 22, or

IDENTIFYING CHILD ABUSE WORKSHOP: A state-mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the LoGuidice Educational Center, D Building, 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Participants should bring their license or certificate number. A state Education Department certificate of completion will be provided for each participant. The cost is $30. To register, call (800) 344-9611 or 672-4371, Ext. 2145. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

HEADWAY FUNDRAISER: Headway of Western New York, a not-for-profit agency affiliated with People Inc., will hold its annual "Healing, Growing, Celebrating Life" fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Windows on the Green at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. The event includes music, food and auctions. Tickets are $40. For more information, call 408-3100.

SISTER CITIES DINNER: The 13th annual dinner for the Buffalo Niagara Sister City Coalition will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in St. Anthony Catholic Church, 160 Court St. Hosted by Mayor Byron W. Brown, the event celebrates ties with Buffalo's sister cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Entertainment will be provided by the Korean, Chinese, Jamaican, Israeli/Jewish, Italian and African-American communities. For more information, call the Buffalo Sister Cities office at 851-5027 or email

LAND CONSERVANCY ANNUAL MEETING: The Western New York Land Conservancy will host its 21st annual meeting and reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at McCollum Orchards and Home, 248 N. Adam St., Lockport. Guest speaker Andy Zepp, executive director of Finger Lakes Land Trust, will address landscape scale conservation strategies. The cost, including beverages and hors d'oeuvres, is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, or to confirm attendance, contact the conservancy at 687-1225 or