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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will hold a Cheesy Movie Matinee for teens ages 13 to 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Room on the main floor of the Central Library, Lafayette Square. For information, call 858-8900 or visit

Also at the library Saturday, the Hill Brothers will present an all-ages show as part of the Young Audiences Second Saturday series from 1 to 2 p.m.


The National Family Partnership has announced its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31) contest. Students, along with their parents, are encouraged to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year’s theme “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.” Then take a photo with your family to show the decoration and upload it to by Nov. 4. Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at from Nov. 5-19. Winners will be announced at Dec. 6. Ten families nationwide will win $1,000 for their school and an iPad for their home.


The 16th annual Western New York Earth Science Day celebration, co-sponsored by the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center and the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Penn Dixie site in Hamburg. Activities will include drilling and rock coring demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; rocket launches; fossil collecting; games; crafts; and more. The event is free, except for fossil collection, which is $7 for adults and $6 for children.

Also at Penn Dixie on Saturday, an astronomy program will be held at 6:30 p.m. to view Saturn, Mercury and constellations. Telescopes will be available. Cost is $3, free for children 2 and under.

For more information, call 627-4560 or visit


The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, will open its new science studio, Bug Works, an interactive gallery about insects and their anthropod relatives, on Monday. Special family-friendly activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit


The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the February production of “A Lion in Winter” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Those auditioning will be asked to read from a script. For more information, call 260-2319 or visit

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