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Coming up: Oct. 30

BUFFALO SCHOOL BOARD: There are no Buffalo School Board committee meetings today. The next regular meeting of the board will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Waterfront Elementary School 95, at 95 Fourth St.

ALL HALLOWS EVE CELEBRATION: The Buffalo History Museum presents its popular seasonal family fun event: All Hallows Eve, from 6 to 8 p.m. today at One Museum Court, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Adults are free with children’s admission. For more information, visit or call 873-9644.

SPEAKER: St. Bonaventure University welcomes Dr. Khalid J. Qazi, clinical professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, as the guest speaker for the Spirit of Assisi at 7 p.m. today in the University Chapel on the St. Bonaventure Campus. For information, contact Sister Suzanne Kush at 375-2358.

LECTURE: Sean Nowling, professor of science at Jamestown Community College, will discuss “String Theory and the Physics of Space” in St. Bonaventure University’s second lecture in a three-part series to promote interest in science technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and career opportunities, at p.m. today in the Walsh Science Center at St. Bonaventure. A question-and-answer period and reception will follow.

FLU VACCINE CLINIC: A free flu vaccine clinic will be held by the Erie County Department of Health for the general public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the upper level of Main Place Mall. No health insurance is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled appointments are preferred by visiting For information, call 858-7101.

MEETING: The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in Western New York Independent Living Inc., 3108 Main St. The meeting is open to those interested in learning about the NFTA’s accessible services and programs for people with disabilities. For information, call 855-7286.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Parkside Community Association will hold its annual Children’s Halloween Party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Church of the Good Shepherd, at Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue. The Halloween party offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for youngsters 12 and younger. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 838-1240 or visit

LECTURE: Mason Winfield will discuss his new book, “Gerry Halligan, Paranormal Almanac,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ring of Knowledge area on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square. The talk is part of the library’s Books Homegrown series of free author talks on books published about Western New York. Copies will be available afterward for sale and signing. For information, call 858-8900 or visit

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA: Youth Community Relations will host a Unity and Family Halloween Extravaganza from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Aqua Club Ballroom, 2192 Niagara St. at Hertel Avenue. Children 2-12 are free with a parent. Enjoy a free, fun, safe alternative to trick-or-treating with karaoke, line dancing and costume competition.