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1. Tailgate at Kleinhans? You bet your sweet flugelhorn! Circle Saturday and join guest conductor Carl Topilow and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in welcoming Olympian pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski. Hang around after for a free tailgate party with beer and wings. Music starts at 8 p. m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle. Tickets at BPO box office, 885-5000 or online at www.bpo.org .

2. Discover apples on Columbus Day! At 10:30 a. m. Monday, head to Explore & More in East Aurora and get into the applesauce with an old-time, hand-crank peeler. At 11:30 watch a 20-minute puppet show on healthy eating. Fight hunger, too, by bringing a can or two of food for the needy. Peel the apples at 300 Gleed Ave. Admission $5.

3. In the mood for a fall foliage road rally? Report to 5440 Camp Road (Holiday Inn parking lot), at 9:30 a. m. Sunday for 115 miles of Southern Tier sights. Register for $45 (includes roast beef dinner for two at finish). All vehicles welcome! First car leaves at noon. Visit www.rallywny.com for more info. Presented by Rallymasters of WNY.

4. Join more than 300 arts and crafts exhibitors at the Grand Canyon of the east. From 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturday through Monday, Letchworth State Park opens nature's door to the art crowd for some fall entertainment. Catch the action in the Highbanks Recreation Area. For more info, call (585) 493-3603 or visit www.nysparks.com .

jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com

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