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Town of Tonawanda

Rodent control will be the focus Wednesday at 7 p.m. during a free speaker series sponsored by the Town of Tonawanda Commission for Conservation of the Environment.

Erie County Senior Public Health Sanitarian Peter Tripi, Tonawanda Superintendent of Highways William Swanson and a representative from the town’s building department are scheduled to present on ways to protect homes from rats this summer. Residents will learn how to properly store and manage garbage and other waste.

Swanson will also discuss the town’s solid waste and recycling programs during the event, which will take place in the community room of the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Avenue.

Also this week:

• The monthly meeting of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society is at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave. The society will hold its 5th anniversary celebration Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Mang Park. The event will include a buffet dinner with desserts, an awards presentation, live music and dancing. Tickets for $15 are available by contacting the society at 877-0477. Children 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

• A public hearing on the Ken-Ton school budget is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the west cafeteria of Kenmore East High School.

• The City of Tonawanda Board of Education will host its regular meeting on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., in the library media center at Tonawanda High/Middle School, 600 Fletcher St.

• The Town of Tonawanda Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at the municipal building.

• The town’s annual Spring 5K Run will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. from the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Participants may register for $25 and pick up their packets at the center until 5:45 p.m. Thursday. A post-race party at the center with awards, door prizes, music and food will follow. Call 876-7424 for more information or to sign up as a volunteer to monitor the course.