Author Amy Tan will be visiting Buffalo Seminary from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m. Friday. A question-and-answer period will follow her talk. Also, Tan will be appearing at 8 p.m. Friday at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. For more information, call 832-5400 or visit


The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, will explore the “Science of Food” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit


Sustainable Earth Solutions, of Buffalo, has received the “Best for the World in Community Impact” award for its training and education programs in Western New York and around the world.

“We are proud of the efforts we make to enhance our local youth leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world,” said Dave Bauer, president of SES, in a news release. “This award came as a result of the application of rigorous standards from a third-party certification entity called B Lab. SES helps guide organizations in their commitment to social and environmental justice while enhancing their ability to apply research-based sustainability and innovation practices.”

The award was given to SES for its commitment of time, resources and staff for youth leadership development. Each year in March, SES runs the Young Adults Environmental Leadership Program. Over the last seven years, more than 60 teachers and 400 students have participated in the program.