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Amherst

FOLKTALES: Storytelling featuring multicultural folktales will be held at the Jones Library’s Woodbury Room Sunday at 2 p.m. For information, contact Sondra Radosh at 259-3091 or radoshs@joneslibrary.org.

DASH AND DINE: The Amherst Survival Center will benefit from the fourth annual “UMass 5K Dash and Dine” today.

The run and walk, put on by UMass Dining Services, promotes health and fitness. The fee is $5 for UMass community members and $15 for the public, which includes registration, and a complimentary meal following the award ceremony. The first 500 registrants receive a T-shirt. Check in at Berkshire Dining Commons at 9 a.m.; race begins at 11. For information, contact Christopher Howland at 545-5385 or chowland@mail.aux.umass.edu

ESTATE PLANNING: Estate and financial planning will be the focus of two workshops at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce’s Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Mark Zacek and Danny Kates of MassMutual/Wealth New England Financial Group and Attorney Susan Mielnikowski of Cooley, Shrair PC will present the workshops Thursday and April 18 in the Woodbury Room at the Jones Library between noon and 1:30 p.m. both days.

The first session, “Estate Planning: Planning for a Lifetime,” focuses on durable power of attorney, health care proxies and how to plan for long-term care or assistance.

The second session, “Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and Long-Term Care for Traditional and LGBT families” focuses on challenges for people in the LGBT community, with many gay couples being treated differently from traditional families by the federal government.

Goshen

RABIES CLINIC: A rabies clinic will be held at the Goshen Fire Station, 56 Main St., today from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $23 per animal. Proceeds will benefit the volunteer Fire Department. The Town Clerk will also be available for dog licenses. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. For information, call 268-7161 or 268-8236.

Eshu Bumpus and Motoko will tell tales from Africa and Asia, which are appropriate for children 5 and up and their families.

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