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OUT & ABOUT

1. Don't need no ticket, just get on board . . ." comes from a song sung by fugitive slaves.

"Flight to Freedom," a documentary narrated by the award-winning actress Cicely Tyson, tells the story of the Underground Railroad, the most silent passenger train ever to run in America. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus.

The documentary was inspired by the Underground Railroad's 1993 "Trek-a-Mile-in-My-Shoes," an 18-day journey with local participants that followed the escape route used by slaves. It was produced PBS affiliate WXXI-TV in Rochester. Kevin Cottrell, president of the Underground Railroad Committee of the Niagara Frontier, is among those interviewed in the film.

The event is co-sponsored by the museum and the Center for the Stabilization of the Black Family. It's free and open to the public.

2. Say cheese.
Beginning and professional photographers will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, for the Buffalo Camera Show and Sale.

Dealers will display new and used equipment, including cameras, lenses, antiques and collectibles. The public is invited to bring camera equipment, photographs, stereo cards, books or anything related to photography to swap or sell. Appraisals will be made and a free "shutter check" is offered with admission.

Admission is $5; children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.

3. Time for a massage and messages.

There's lots planned for a Women's Symposium, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 31 at the Sheraton Inn, Cheektowaga.

Sponsored by WomanCare of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, the day-long seminar includes a presentation by Ellen Grant Bishop on "Empowered Women in the '90s," the benefits of massage with demonstrations by Lilavati Linkroum, a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City, and medical ethics by attorney Gayle L. Eagan.

Keynote speaker is Mary Hembrow Snyder, associate professor of theology at Mercyhurst College, who will speak on women and spirituality.

The cost, including breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese reception, is $38. Call Kenmore Mercy at 877-8888 to register.

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