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February's weather roller coaster is about to take another downhill plunge.

Temperatures, which climbed to 41 Monday after a frigid weekend, are expected to start out near 40 today and drop sharply to around 20 tonight. The forecast calls for rain mixed with wet snow.

Wednesday will see temperatures struggling to rise out of the teens, with lake-effect snow expected south of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The overnight low is forecast to dip into the single digits.

The arctic conditions are expected to ease as the weekend approaches.

'Annie Get Your Gun' at St. Francis

The St. Francis High School Players will present Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" March 9, 10 and 11.

The romantic tale, which features the final shootout between newly discovered sharpshooter Annie Oakley and shooting ace Frank Butler, is filled with great musical highlights, such as "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "The Girl That I Marry."

The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 10 and at 3 p.m. March 11 in the Ormsby Theatre of Alumni Hall at the school in Athol Springs. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Diane Cairns at 627-1200, Ext. 524.

Library talk to focus on feeding birds

Feeding wild birds during wintertime will be discussed at 7 p.m. today in Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St.

Elise Able of Foxwood Wildlife Rescue will talk about identifying birds, types and maintenance of feeders and selecting seed.

Also at the library this week, the award-winning Snowbelters Barbershop Quartet from South Buffalo will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Group will visit Pittsburgh museum

The Hamburg Natural History Society has scheduled a day trip March 10 to Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Art in Pittsburgh.

A one-hour tour, a ticket for the Earth Millennium Theatre Show, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Invertebrate Paleontology Department, museum admission and bus trip are included in the cost.

The bus will leave at 7:15 a.m. from Frontier Central High School on Bay View Road, arrive at the museum at 11 a.m. and return at 10:30 p.m. The trip is open to the public, and limited space is available. Contact the society for information and registration at 627-4560.

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