1. The ever-shifting district boundaries within the City of Buffalo are about to shift again, this time for school district reapportionment for School Board elections next May. Tonight, the School Board will hold the first of three public meetings on redistricting at 6 in School 94 West Hertel Academy, 489 Hertel Ave. Subsequent public meetings, both at 6 p.m., will be held Thursday at School 93 Southside Elementary School, 430 Southside Parkway, and next Monday at School 99 Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center, 1095 Jefferson Ave. at Best Street.
2. The Buffalo’s Center for Arts on the North Campus in Amherst tonight. The progra National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba’s first American tour brings it to the Mainstage Theatre in the University at m will include familiar numbers by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev, along with Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,” the Spanish favorite “Malaguena” and “Guaguancó” by composer Guido López-Gavilán, who also will conduct. Tickets are $37 and $47.
3. The Town of Aurora will host an open house and give tours of its new Town Hall, the Southside Municipal Center at 300 Gleed Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The regular meeting of the Town Board will follow at 7. The town moved its offices into the building, the former Southside School, about a month ago from the old location in the castlelike chapel on the Roycroft Campus.
4. Should the Lancaster Village Board synchronize with the Town Board on its application for federal Community Development Block Grant funds? That’s the subject of a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. during the board meeting in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway. The town is asking for money for sidewalk replacement as its highest priority and a new skateboard park as second highest. The village wanted to buy a new Senior Center van, but now the that funding for it is coming from other sources, the wish list is open again. The board will take a vote on its choices after the hearing.
5. The biggest CD of the season hits the stores today. It’s “Red,” the fourth studio album from pop-country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Advance reports say she is more adventurous musically and continues her custom of turning her diary entries and relationships into songs. The first single from the album, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” released in August, was her first No. 1 on the Billboard charts and set a record for first-week sales by a female artist.
6. Motorists, get ready for another lane closing on the Youngmann Memorial Highway. Beginning at 9 a.m. today, one of the lanes will be shut down on the ramp from the westbound Youngmann to the southbound Niagara Thruway (I-190) in the Town of Tonawanda. The purpose? Bridge maintenance. For updated travel info, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.
7. Two writers not often heard at readings locally are featured this evening in the Wordflight series in the Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave. at Highland Avenue. David Sipos won a Valentine poetry contest at Buffalo State’s Roof Top Poetry Club, had an essay on National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” and has read at the prestigious Dodge Poetry Festival. Joe Todaro, a writer and musician, co-founded the poetry marathon Urban Epiphany and produced the Classics on Elmwood concert series. It’s free and there’s a new starting time – 6:30.