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Town of Tonawanda

The fourth annual Brian Dugan Memorial Scholarship Road Race begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday with a children’s 100-meter fun run from Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd.

The race is named in memory of the Kenmore West English teacher who died in September 2010 after he was hit by a car while jogging in the town,

A 5K run and one-mile walk begin at 6:30 p.m. A post-race party will follow with food trucks, a basket raffle, live music and more.

Admission into the race is $10 for elementary, middle and high school students, $25 for pre-registered adults and $35 for adults on the day of the race. The fun run is free for children in the immediate family of an adult who is signed up for the race.

Sign up online at All proceeds go toward a scholarship fund for Kenmore West students. Volunteers, donations for the scholarship fund and baskets and items for the basket auction are welcome. This week:

• The town clerk’s office will remain open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, through Sept. 30, for couples who wish to apply for a marriage license or passport. The office normally closes at 4:30 p.m. but hours will be extended to accommodate couples’ work schedules during the summer, when requests for marriage licenses is highest. The clerk’s office is located in Room 14 of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 15 at the Municipal Building. A Kenmore Planning Board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

• The town’s Small Boat Harbor, at the foot of Sheridan Drive, opened for public use last week. Season passes are $85 for residents (proof of residency required) and $115 for nonresidents. Weekday rates are $6 a day; weekends and holidays are $10 a day. Discounted senior passes also are available.

• Applications to participate in the 13th annual Ken-Ton Garden Tour will be accepted through June 5. This year’s tour takes place July 17-19. Registration is available at where users will find a detailed history of the tour, photos of local gardens, a video and a dynamic guide page featuring a map of participating gardens.