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Old Falls Street lecture series starts tonight

An author who holds the record for hiking the Appalachian Trail kicks off a monthly lecture series tonight in downtown Niagara Falls.

Jennifer Pharr Davis, who hiked the trail in just 46 days and wrote about it in "Called Again," will speak at 6:30 p.m. at Old Falls Street's new Wi-Fi Café, located close to Niagara Falls State Park.

(In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be held inside the Comfort Inn - The Pointe, 1 Prospect St.)

Tonight's event is conducted in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Here's the schedule for the rest of the series, which will also be held in the WiFi Café:

-July 17, 2 p.m. - Joan Graci, author of "No More Bad Advice."

-Aug. 21, 2 p.m. - Chris Stoianoff, co-author of "Niagara Falls, 1850-2000."

In case of inclement weather, the final two lectures will be held inside the Barnes & Noble inside the Culinary Arts Institute, 28 Old Falls St.

For more information, visit www.FallsStreet.com or www.facebook.com/oldfallsstreet.

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