1. Carl H. Rush, a nationally recognized expert on community health workers who is based at the University of Texas-Houston, is the keynote speaker at a Community Health Worker Forum from 9 to 11 a.m. in Temple Beth Zion auditorium, 805 Delaware Ave. The forum also will feature discussion of local community health issues, with the goal of providing better health care and a healthier environment for people living in vulnerable neighborhoods. The session is free and open to the public.
2. Nothing’s sacred to stand-up comic Steve Hofstetter. As a sports commentator, he rips athletes and owners in Sports Illustrated, on ESPN and on a syndicated radio feature called “The National Lampoon Radio Sports Minute (Or So).” He pioneered a pay-what-you-want plan in 2007 for his comedy CD, “Dark Side of the Room.” He has famously mocked Larry the Cable Guy. He also has written a couple of irreverent books about student life. He appears on the Canisius College campus at 7 tonight in the Palisano Pavilion.
3. Will the U.S. Postal Service’s cost-cutting ax come down on the post office in Model City, outside Lewiston? It’s one of four small Niagara County post offices on the chopping block. Now that surveys have been sent to postal patrons in the 14107 ZIP code, officials will discuss the results at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
4. Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Cheektowaga is officially recognized as a Super School today as part of the NFL PLAY 60 Super School Program. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson, running back C.J. Spiller, defensive tackle Alex Carrington and a few more teammates will talk to students about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and help students get 60 minutes of exercise in an NFL Play 60 Keep Gym in School Physical Education Class. They also will present the school with a $10,000 check for health and wellness programming and equipment.
5. Only four chairs will be set up on stage in the Mary Seaton Room in Kleinhans Music Hall tonight, but the Belgian-based Flanders Recorder Quartet has brought along a major arsenal of its signature instrument – 50 in all, ranging from a tiny piccolo recorder to a monster sub-bass recorder that stands 7½ feet tall. The quartet’s program, “A Musical Banquet with Johann Sebastian Bach,” is presented by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society and begins at 8. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 462-4939.
6. Not long ago, maverick University at Buffalo art professor Steve Kurtz was better known for the federal bioterrorism case against him than for his artwork. Now that the misguided charges are history, he’s doing what he does best. He’ll talk about his two projects for an international art event in Germany over the summer – “Monument to Global Economic Inequality” and “Winning Hearts and Minds” – and will provide an update on his latest work in a program at 7 p.m. in Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. Tickets are $5, $4 for Hallwalls members.
7. Recent feature films scheduled for release today on home video formats include the animated comedy horror tale “ParaNorman” and the gangster film “Lawless,” with Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain in a story about moonshine runners. Over in the music racks, look for the latest from R&B singer-songwriter and pianist Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire.”