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VOICE BUFFALO PUBLIC MEETING: Voice-Buffalo and Gamaliel Western New York will hold their annual public meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Holy Cross Church, 345 Seventh St. For information, call 842-6571.

WATERFRONT TALK: Thomas P. Dee, president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., will speak at 7 p.m. today in the Charles J. Wick Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Snyder. The state waterfront agency – a subsidiary of Empire State Development Corp. – has been leading the waterfront revitalization under way at Canalside on Buffalo’s inner harbor, and the outer harbor. Dee will be speaking as part of the Daemen College/Rosary Hill Alumni Association’s Duns Scotus Lecture Series.

AUTHOR TALK: Kate Karyus Quinn, author of “Another Little Piece,” will discuss her book from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Ring of Knowledge area at the Central Library branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library on Lafayette Square. The talk is the first in the Books Homegrown Series of free author talks on books published about Western New York. Copies will be available afterward for sale and signing. For information, call 858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.

TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP: Bryan Pollard, a patient advocate, will present a talk entitled “Hyperacusis (loudness intolerance): What You Do Know Can Help You” at a meeting of the Western New York Tinnitus Support Group at 7 p.m. today at 134 Farber Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. Tinnitus is a disorder that causes people to hear a ringing or high-pitched noise in their ears. The support group is sponsored by UB’s Center for Hearing and Deafness. For more information, call 829-5291.

FUNDRAISING BANQUET: Summit Life Outreach Center is having its annual fundraising banquet at 6:15 p.m. today at Antonio’s Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The Rev. Richard Poblocki, host of “Calling All Catholics” on WLOF Radio, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $35. Proceeds go to the Pregnancy Care Center. For more information, call 298-8600.

HARVEST OF HOPE: The Muscular Dystrophy Association will host its 11th annual Harvest of Hope event from 6 to 10 p.m. today at Hotel @ the Lafayette, 391 Washington St. The event will feature wine and beer tasting, food by local restaurants, and silent and live auctions. For more information, call 626-0035 or visit www2.mda.org/harvestofhopebuffalo.

lecture Series: Thomas P. Dee, president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., will speak at 7 p.m. today in Alumni Lounge of the Charles J. Wick Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, as part of the Daemen College/Rosary Hill Alumni Association lecture series. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 839-8255 or email psmith@daemen.edu.

anniversary Party: Amberleigh, in celebration of 25 years of caring for seniors, will host a Silver Anniversary Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at 2330 Maple Road in Williamsville. Champagne and refreshments will be served. The community is invited.

VETERANS INFORMATION: St. Bonaventure University organizations will sponsor a veterans information table, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Hickey Dining Hall on the campus, 3261 W. State Road, St. Bonaventure. For questions, email btrolley@sbu.edu.

MUSEUM tOURS: The Western New York Food Truck Association and the Iron Island Museum will hold a special family Halloween event from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum, 998 Lovejoy St. The event will feature food trucks, special haunted tours of the museum, psychic readings, music and free Halloween movies. Tours are $5; psychic readings are $20.