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Where We Live: Aurora/East Aurora, 5/8

Aurora/East Aurora

The East-Aurora-based land conservancy will host a talk about supporting the monarch butterfly by planting milkweed in home gardens Tuesday. A reception begins at 6 p.m. at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.

Author Doug Tallamy begins his presentation at 7 p.m. His book “Bringing Nature Home” explores how more native plants in residential yards can help combat decades of urban sprawl and shrinking natural places that led the monarch population to dwindle. The use of native plants in our yards and gardens will make a difference, he believes, no matter the size.

“Particularly in the east, we have devastated our natural areas to the point where if we are going to have functioning ecosystems, if we’re going to have biodiversity, we need to start sharing the property that we’ve taken,” Tallamy said in a press release announcement from the Western New York Land Conservancy, which protects 6,000 acres locally.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

This week:

• The Town Board meets for a code review work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday before its regular 7 p.m. meeting at Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.

• The School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St.

• The Village Planning Commission meets to discuss the development plan for the Elm and Riley street area at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Village Hall, 571 Main Street.

• The Roycroft Film Society will show the Swedish comedy “The 100-Year-Old Man who climbed out the Window and Disappeared” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Parkdale School Auditorium, 141 Girard Ave. Discussion follows. Tickets $8. For information