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Town of Tonawanda

The town’s Kiwanis, Lions and Zonta service clubs are seeking donations of frozen turkeys and pies ahead of their annual Thanksgiving meal for the community on Nov. 27.

The clubs still need about 20 turkeys, weighing between 15 and 16 pounds, by Nov. 13 for the meal, which is served to 500 people through home deliveries and at St. Andrew’s Country Day School. Also needed the day before Thanksgiving is about 40 store-bought or homemade pies of any flavor.

Donations and offers to volunteer may be coordinated by calling event chairman Dan Wiles at 208-0044.

This week:

• A Kenmore Planning Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 15 at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• Volunteer fire companies in the town and village hosting Halloween parades and parties this week include Ellwood, whose parade will assemble at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Highland Plaza. On Friday, Brighton’s parade will assemble at 5:45 p.m. at Alexander Hamilton School, Westfall Drive and St. Amelia Drive; the time is 5:30 p.m. for Kenilworth’s, at the Kenilworth playground, Ford and Hawthorne avenues; and 6 p.m. for Kenmore, whose parade assembles at Kenmore Baptist Church, Wardman and Delaware roads.

• Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway, is hosting an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday for seventh and eighth graders, and their parents, interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Career Academies.

• The annual ban on overnight street parking begins Saturday. Under a town ordinance, on-street parking is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m., from Nov. 1 through April 1, 2015, so that plows can clear the streets after a snowfall. The ban applies to the area running from sidewalk to sidewalk, across the width of a street. Town ordinance also prohibits parking on front lawns, and state law bans parking on sidewalks. Violators face fines of up to $250.

• Kenmore’s Department of Public Works is looking for a Christmas tree to be placed on the Village Green this year. Any resident with an unwanted evergreen tree on their property may call the DPW at 875-0527 to have it considered for removal.