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OPEN HOUSE: FMC’s Community Office at 15 Main St. in Middleport will host a fall open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday . Area residents will receive free glow sticks and Halloween safety cards as part of FMC’s Safe Halloween Initiative, while learning more about the company’s community programs, including the Home Value Assurance Program for qualified village residents.

star forum: Representatives for the state Department of Taxation and Finance will assist homeowners in registering for basic STAR exemption from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the courtroom of Blasdell Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave. Registration can also be done by visitng www.tax.ny.gov or calling (518) 457-2036. Those attending the forum will need the address of their property and the names and Social Security numbers for all property owners and their spouses.

ADOPTION SEMINAR: Adoption STAR, a nonprofit, state authorized child placement agency based in Western New York, will host a free seminar on hair and skin care for black or biracial children from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in its main office, 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst. The event is open to the public. For reservations, call 639-3900 or email info@adoptionstar.com.

OPEN HOUSE: The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host an open house to address safety concerns, including the prevention of wandering by those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the chapter office, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville. For more information, call (800) 272-3900 during regular business hours.