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Coming up: March 12, 2016

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.

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 copies of 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, on the 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.

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.

POLISH SOLIDARITY EXHIBIT: The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, in partnerhip with the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, hosts the traveling exhibit “1989: End of the System,” at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, through Sunday, April 24. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. In connection with the exhibit, there will be a screening of Andrzej Wajda’s film “Walesa, Man of Hope” at 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit

ST. BONAVENTURE CONCERT: St. Bonaventure University’s Concert Band and Concert Choir will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 3261 W. State Road, St. Bonaventure. The choir, directed by artist-in-residence Kathryn A. Black, will present “An Afternoon of Gilbert and Sullivan.” The band, directed by Leslie M. Sabina, will perform a variety of contemporary works for concert band and wind ensemble. The performance is free and open to the public.

SLIDE LECTURE: Dr. B.G. Flickinger will present “Flowers and Plants of the Bible, their Meaning and their Symbolism” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Diocesan Center, 1064 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. The event is free. For reservations, visit or call the center at 881-0660.

TEA SOCIAL: The Hull House Family Home and Farmstead will host Irish Tea Sunday with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster. The cost is $22 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. For required reservations, call 741-7032 or 681-3966.

GREEN CODE HEARINGS: Two public hearings have been scheduled on the Buffalo Green Code, the city’s plan for overhauling zoning and land-use practices. The two-hour hearings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Common Council Chambers. The second will be at 10 a.m. on April 2, at an-as-yet-undetermined location.