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Best bets

1. No skeletons allowed!

The Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect tonic for wee ones seeking a boo-free day. So grab your parents and take them to Explore & More children's museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday for a costume party with masks, crafts, a scavenger hunt and one great cauldron of goodies. Before heading to 300 Gleed Ave. in East Aurora, reserve your place by calling 655-5131, Ext. 10. $5 a person.

2. Happy 150th, Teddy.

Celebrate President Theodore Roosevelt's 150th birthday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Ellicott Square, 295 Main St. Activities include the sale of souvenir cachet envelopes marking the sesquicentennial of Roosevelt's birth, along with cake and balloons and other festivities. More info at

3. Owl prowls can be a hoot.

Especially during this bewitching season, so take a walk with some naturalists from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Meadow Aududon Center, 1610 Welch Road in North Java. Meet some nonreleasable owls beforehand, too. Reserve your spot by calling (585) 457-3228. $15.

4. Get thee to a library.

Spooky tales and more are planned Saturday for children ages 4 to 9 at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road in Tonawanda. The free fun starts at 10:30 a.m. with crafts and snacks. Please register at


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