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1. Tiptoe through the haunted tulips?

Or stroll through the spooky garden, if you must, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Haunted Gardens on the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda. Hop on the wagon for a Haunted Hayride, too. Each activity: $5 adults; $2.50 children ages 4 and up. Find the action at the Adam Gondek Botanical Gardens, 1825 Sweeney St. (213-0554/

2. Long live Coney Island!

Hear the story of this classic summer resort as told through words and photographs during a lecture by John B. Manbeck entitled "Swept by Ocean Breezes: A History of Coney Island." Discover why the Cyclone must never come down, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda (693-1885/

3. Happy 112th, Vitascope Theater!

Join in the merriment from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the magnificent Ellicott Square, 295 Main St., when the Queen City pays tribute to the world's first movie theater, built here in 1896. Presented by Buffalo Film Festival and Ellicott Development Company.

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