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Aurora/East Aurora

The East Aurora Village Historic Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday on possible historic designations for two Main Street houses that the owner would like to tear down.

Restaurateur Gene Wachala, who also owns Pasquale’s Restaurant, has said he would like to demolish the houses at 259 and 253 Main St. in order to create a parking lot for his expanded business.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall, 571 Main.

Information about the historic designation applications for the houses, which include the former residence of Fisher-Price toy company founder Irving Price, can be found at the Village Clerk’s office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Also next week:

• The Aurora Town Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.

• A poetry slam will be held at 7:30 Saturday at JoyWheel Yoga and Wellness, 411 Main St., to raise money for Crossroads Springs Institute, a school in Hamisi, Kenya. The event, organized by East Aurora High School senior Aubrey McLaughlin and Erin Schifferli, who owns the yoga studio, will benefit Crossroad Springs Africa, a locally based nonprofit organization. The live competition will include prizes, art, food and drink; the suggested entry fee is $8.