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The New York Power Authority will hold its free wildlife festival, featuring animal demonstrations of eagles and chimps and lessons in fishing, archery and turkey calling, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Artpark in Lewiston. The day also will include retriever training demonstrations, animal-theme craft projects, face-painting and sports activities. The University at Buffalo Archaeological Survey will be on hand to teach hunting and fishing practices of the earliest inhabitants of the Niagara Frontier. For information, call 286-6661 or visit

Citibank, at 5225 Transit Road near Greiner Road, will hold a Kid's $tuff Event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring a tour, financial games, free calendars, refreshments, pretzels, popcorn, pens and $10 for opening a children's saving account. Reservations are recommended by calling 631-9732.

The Niagara Council of the Arts Artsreach fall classes will start Oct. 9 at the Art Center in the north arch of the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Call 284-6188 to register. The supply fee is $40; classes are offered for kids in age groups 6 and 7; 8 to 12, and teens.

The Theatre of Youth Theatre School will hold classes for kids in first grade and up on Saturdays from Oct. 23 to Nov. 20 at the Buffalo Historical Society Museum. Topics are: grades 1 and 2, dramatizing animal folk tales; grades 3 and 4, "Playmaking," creating new plays from paintings and poems; "Dramacize" for grades 5 and 6, improvisation; and "Teen Voices," grade 7 and up, preparing to perform monologues. Financial assistance is available. Call 884-4400 for information and an application.

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