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LECTURE: Henry Wellisch will give a lecture entitled “Henry’s Escape from Europe in 1940” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Zion’s Broder Building, 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. The talk is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo and the Holocaust Resource Center. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact Suzette Stringer at

BASKET AUCTION: The Clarence Chapter of New York State Women will host its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. Marybeth Wrobel will serve as master of ceremonies. The cost is $30 per person and includes dinner, dessert and a set of auction tickets. Prepaid reservations are required. For information, call 759-1072.

OPIOID ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE AWARENESS: Katelyn Cornell, a social work intern, will offer a program on opioid addiction and overdose awareness at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fireplace Room at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St. Jamestown. It is free and open to the public. For information, call 484-7135.

LUNCHEON MEETING: The Clarence Contemporary Club will have its last luncheon meeting of the season at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Hotel, 2402 North Forest Road, Getzville. Chuck LaChiusa, a photographer and architect, will present “Millionaire’s Row.” For more information, call 688-6429.

SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS: Staff from the office of Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will hold a satellite office hours from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Darien Town Hall, 10569 Allegany Road, Darien Center. Residents are encouraged to attend these sessions to obtain assistance with casework relating to any and all federal matters.

IMAGINE LECTURE/DISCUSSION SERIES: The Central Library on Lafayette Square will continue with its Imagine lecture and discussion series at noon Tuesday in the first-floor Ring of Knowledge near Fables Cafe with a video showing of the Buffalo Day at Chautauqua Institution with Toni L. Griffin of the University of California at Berkeley College of Environmental Design. Faherty Neilsen, assistant to the director at Burchfield Penney Art Center, will discuss, “Buffalo History from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

PORTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY talk: Alvin “Al” Parker will discuss his famous ancestor, Ely Samuel Parker, a sachem of the Seneca Nation and adjutant to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Officers Club on the grounds of Old Fort Niagara. The free program is presented by the Town of Porter Historical Society and is open to the public. Born in 1828 on the Tonawanda Reservation, Ely Parker studied law and worked as a civil engineer. He became a political and cultural intermediary and pivotal figure in the Seneca Nation during the 19th century. He was given the honor of writing down the terms of surrender for the Army of Northern Virginia and promoted to brigadier general for his services. He later served as commissioner of Indian affairs when Grant became president.