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The Grand Island Relay for Life, an almost 12-hour schedule of events to benefit the American Cancer Society, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Park, 1715 Bedell Road.

Numerous bands and dance groups will perform, and there will be a basket raffle. “Spike Out Cancer” a volleyball tournament, begins at 1 p.m.

A luminaria ceremony, in memory of those who lost their lives to the disease, will be held at 10 p.m.

Music will continue until 1:30 a.m.

Also this week:

• A Town Board workshop meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

• Michael Welch, a retired teacher and administrator for Buffalo Public Schools, will talk about how he beat cancer at 6 p.m. Wednesday, during a dinner meeting of the Grand Island Professional Women’s Chapter, New York State Women Inc. The meeting is in Elldens Grill and Banquet Facility at River Oaks Golf Club, 201 Whitehaven Road. For information and reservations, call Diane Dinsmore at 308-6230.