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Town of Tonawanda

The first of two classes in the town offered by the Erie County Health Department on how to administer naloxone, the generic name for opiate antidote Narcan, will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Ave.

The town had six fatal overdoses from opiates, including heroin, in all of 2015 but has already surpassed that number this year, according to police.

Each two-hour training class will include recognizing the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to properly administer naloxone and the necessary follow-up steps. All participants who successfully complete the training will receive a free kit containing two doses of naloxone.

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The second class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 20 at Franklin Middle School, 540 Parkhurst Blvd. Pre-register at

The town Police Department, Buffalo Police Department, Horizon Health Services and Evergreen Health services are also assisting with the classes.

This week:

• The Ken-Ton School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Ave. The board is expected to adopt a tentative 2016-17 budget.

• The Senior Citizens Center is holding its annual Trade and Service Show from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at 291 Ensminger Road. Representatives of various companies and organizations will be present to answer questions and provide information, and some health screenings will be available. Admission is free and open to the public; coffee and refreshments will be provided.

• Kenmore Rotary’s biannual Shred-It fundraiser is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway. Bring your old papers and Rotarians will help you get rid of them. The suggested donation is $10 per standard 8½-by-11 inch box of paper with proceeds going to Kenmore Rotary Charities.