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iXpress, a local community of artists with developmental disabilities, in partnership with Aspire of Western New York and Burchfield Penny Art Center, is hosting “Odyssey,” a mixed-media exhibit of art, prose and music. Opening reception featuring musical composition by iXpress artists and musicians by the Buffalo Chamber Players, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Art exhibit runs through Sept. 22. For more information, call Alex Glenfield, art facilitator at 505-5648.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers an anger management support group meeting for re-entry into the community from incarceration, or in connection with relationship, behavioral and emotional issues. The group has worked in cooperation with various courts, probation, parole, employers and those voluntarily wanting to work on themselves. Meetings are held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday for Erie County at Gloria J. Park Community Center, 3242 Main St.; and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday for Niagara County at Independent Living of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Mandated attendees must participate a minimum of 15 weeks. Before attending, call Dave Edgerton, facilitator at 836-0822, Ext. 109.

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Spirit Seekers, a spiritual support group for those living with mental illness or their loved ones, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Karl Shallowhorn at workingonwellnessbuffalo@gmail.com

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National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families of the mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Presentation will be given by Jenny Laney, director for Child and Family Support Program, Mental Health Association. For more information, call 226-6264.

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The Stroke Support Group sponsored by the department of rehabilitation medicine at Kaleida Health for stroke survivors, caregivers, family members and friends, will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Jude’s Center, 760 Ellicott St. Designed to be a place for fun, support, education and to share ideas and resources in an open environment. Featured also will be informational presentations by hospital staff and community experts. For more information, contact Linda at 859-5280 or Deborah at 859-7110.

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Aspire of Western New York offers evening recreational respite for adults age 18 and older with disabilities. The program assists with enhancing skills to integrate into the community, self-advocacy, socialization, independent living and pre-employment. A grant is available to support transportation for those unable to get to the activities. For more information, call 505-5668.

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ACE Employment Services, 327 Elm St. (second floor), a program of Restoration Society Inc., offers a variety of flexible employment services designed to get and keep adults with a mental health disability working. Free services include benefit advisement, job preparation, placement, development and career consultation. Social Security Administration certified employment network. For information, call 884-5216.

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Families CAN (Child Advocacy Network), a division of Compeer of Greater Buffalo, offers a round-table discussion group for parents, caregivers or family members raising children with special social, emotional or behavioral needs so they can share experiences and learn about available resources. It will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every second Monday at Gateway-Longview Family Resource Center, 347 E. Ferry St. To register, call 884-2599 or e-mail: Debbie@compeerbuffalo.org

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.