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NASH HOUSE TOURS: Anti-lynching crusader Mary B. Talbert will be portrayed and the role of African-American women in Buffalo will be explored during a free Museum Day on Saturday at the Nash House Museum, 36 Nash St. in the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor. Presentations will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., followed by tours of the museum, which honors the life of the Rev. J. Edward Nash, considered Buffalo’s most prominent black leader of the early 20th century. Both Nash and Talbert helped found the Buffalo NAACP in 1915.

CARROUSEL MUSEUM EVENT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Kids will be able to hunt for gold in the St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt and families can ride the carrousel with a lucky leprechaun. Entertainment will be provided by the Kickin’ Rhythm Cloggers. Admission is $6 per person.

ADMISSIONS EXAM: St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster has scheduled a practice admissions exam from 8:30 a.m. to noon for Saturday at the school, located at 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. The exam is for seventh graders who plan to take the Catholic high school admissions test in November. There is no charge for the test but students are asked to pre-register by contacting Beck O’Connor, St. Mary’s enrollment director, at 683-4824, Ext. 237 or at

AUTHOR DISCUSSION PANEL AND BOOK SIGNING: Authors Alyssa Palombo, Steve Cichon, Roselyn Kasmire and Jessica Topper will participate in a local author discussion panel and book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence. For information, contact Justine Janor at 634-1011.

PUPPY SOCIAL: Shoppe On Main will hold a puppy social from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2714 Main St., Route 78, Newfane. Puppies must be 18 months or younger and have proof of rabies shot. Call Karen at 638-1211 to reserve a spot. Also, from 2 to 4 p.m., local artist Nori Bucci will sign her newly published children’s book, “Willow Hopkins: Dreams of the Forest.”

ADOPTION EVENT: Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with their adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie and Tillie from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walden Galleria Mall, lower level in front of Famous Footwear. Information about the adoption process, volunteering and upcoming events will be available. For information, call 345-7129 or visit

FILM SCREENING AND SPEAKER SERIES: “Capturing Grace,” a documentary featuring Parkinson’s patients learning to dance, will have two showings at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. A reception be held between showings at 5 p.m., with two speakers who teach dance, Cynthia Pegado and Robin Bishop. Pre-registration is required for this free event. For no-cost tickets, call 629-3626. Donations accepted.

BOATING SAFETY COURSE: Flotilla 3-3 Buffalo will present the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s “About Boating Safely” course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at South Line Fire Hall, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga. The cost is $10 and an optional textbook will be available for purchase. Register before or the morning of the class by contacting Jon Lines at 465-1327 or email:

PRUNING 101: The public is invited to attend a free presentation titled “Pruning 101” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bond Lake Park, 2571 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston. Sharon Webber, a state-certified nursery and landscape professional and adjunct instructor at Niagara County Community College, will present. For information, call Carol at 694-3488.