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Alden

The 9th Annual 5K Race for Scholarships, sponsored by the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation, will be held Friday evening.

There’s a 5K run, a 5K walk and a Kids Fun Run, which has lengths that vary by age group. Online registration for the 5K events ends Thursday; registration for the Kids Fun Run will be accepted from 4 to 4:45 p.m. the day of the event at the Alden High School Campus.

An awards ceremony and party for participants in the 5K events will be held immediately afterward in Town Park. Additional activities are planned for the children.

Visit www.alden.dollarsforscholars.org or www.yellowjacketracing.com for more information and to register for the 5K race and walk.

The Alden Community Scholarship Foundation, which also is a chapter of Dollars for Scholars, is nonprofit charity that supports academic success in the community and provides opportunities for graduates to pursue higher advancement.

Also this week:

• A work session of the Town Board begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road.

• The Alden Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alden Village Plaza on Broadway/Route 20. A master gardener will be present and soil testing will be performed; bring samples.