Niagara University’s Office of Continuing and Community Education and ReNU Niagara Community Outreach Partnership Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will provide a series of free, professional workshops on non-profit management from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127, beginning March 18.

The sessions are designed specifically for non-profit agency, staff and board members; local residents; and faith-based groups. All workshops are presented by a HUD representative.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call 286-8181, or log on to www.niagara.edu/cce.

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Harold E. Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, a nonprofit corporation promoting a moderate/conservative platform within the Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at the University at Buffalo.

It will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Mainstage Theater in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus. Its sponsor is the UB Minority Faculty and Staff Association.

Tickets are available at the CFA box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.specialevents.buffalo.edu.

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Niagara County Community College will be hosting a lecture by Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, professor and author.

Thursday, Kaku will present, “String Theory, Time Travel, Hyperspace, and Reading The Mind of God,” a lecture derived from his publish bestsellers.

Kaku has previously appeared in programs on the BBC, PBS, CBS CNN, The Learning Channel, The History Channel and The Discovery Channel.

The lecture runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the fine arts theater.