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BEST BETS

1. Way to go, Iron Island Museum!

Picking the flower-studded month of May to spotlight a bunch of Buffalo's movie house gems. Listen as John Basil shares a family history that gave birth to some of the area's finest theaters. Revisit the Lafayette, Genesee, Varsity.

Flame on, Flash Gordon!

Call the museum at 892-3084 for presentation times, or just stop by during regular hours: Monday 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find the museum at 998 Lovejoy St. near Bailey Ave.

2. Finally!

A class in clothespin mummies -- from 11 a.m. to noon during free Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

That's right! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy the museum at no charge, thanks to Citizens Bank. Go on a scavenger hunt, craft a hand puppet.

Then frolic in clay.

3. A fitting tribute indeed.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, take a ride to the East Side and visit Corpus Christi Church, where Mozart's "Requiem" will be performed -- in honor of Pope John Paul II -- by the Buffalo State College choirs, orchestra and soloists.

The church is located at 199 Clark St.

4. Too many parks closed?

Then check out the Queen City's finest when Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy presents first Sundays at Delaware Park.

The awesome meadow -- on the zoo side usually reserved for golf -- will be open for general park use on first Sundays from May to October.

Featuring enough room to fly a kite, throw a Frisbee -- or just plain picnic.

Celebrate Sundays the good old-fashioned way.

e-mail: jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com