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The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will present the State of the Town luncheon, featuring Town Supervisor David C. Hartzell Jr., at noon on Thursday at Orazio’s restaurant, 9415 Main St. James Callahan and Brad Packard from the town’s Planning and Zoning Department will also speak.

The cost is $25 per person. Space is limited; RSVP to the Chamber at 631-3888.

Also this week:

• Town offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

• A Planning Board executive meeting will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

• The Clarence Chamber will host an After Hours Blender 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at ITT Tech, 2295 Millersport Highway in Getzville. The event, with a presentation about educational training opportunities, is open to the public. Contact the Chamber at 631-3888.

• The Planning Board will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall.

• Eastern Hills Mall will hold a “Here’s to Your Health Expo,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be giveaways throughout the day; health information from businesses and organizations; and healthy living demonstrations and activities.

• There is still time to enter the Clarence Lions Club Chili Cookoff, which will be part of Winterfest on Jan. 27 at Main Street Town Park. Anyone who represents a nonprofit may enter a batch or their award winning recipe by contacting club president Timothy Pazda at 984-3245 or by email, at pazda@roadrunner.com. There is no entry fee. “They could win bragging rights for the best chili in Clarence,” Pazda said.

• Developer Dominic Piestrak says 84 of 122 lots in Spaulding Green have been sold.

• The state Department of Transportation turned down the town’s application for a $500,000 “Safe Routes to School” grant to extend sidewalks on Main Street, said Bernie Rotella, a grant writer for the town. “Application-wise, it was good; it was just limited [available] funding.” The town will reapply for the grant, he said.

• MASH Urgent Care has opened a location – its fifth in Western New York – at 5965 Transit Road, south of Clarence Center Road.

• The Clarence Town Board’s agendas now include details of board members’ resolutions and motions, giving residents more information about what will be discussed at meetings. The agendas can be viewed ahead of time on the town’s website.