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EVENTS

Sunday
Holiday Magic Show: Presented by Rob and Carol Allen, sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Western New York, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, Fourth Street, Niagara Falls.

Monday
Puppet Theater: Michele Costa of the "Theatre Figuren" will present a puppet show titled "Star Mother's Youngest Child" at 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. This free performance, which has a holiday theme, is suitable for the entire family. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday
Neon Night: 5:30 p.m., a special event skating session at the Marine Midland Centennial Ice Rink, sponsored by Marine Midland Bank. Special lighting and free glow necklaces while they last.

Wednesday
Sleep-Over Bash: Children from age 6 to age 10 can ring in the new year with an overnight stay at the YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Games, popcorn, movies, New Years hats, noise-makers and streamers are included in the cost of $30 per child, or $50 for two children from the same family. Breakfast will be included. For registration, call the YWCA at 692-5580.

Niagara Eve: A community celebration, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center, Fourth Street, Niagara Falls. Admission is $5 at the door. The evening's entertainment will feature The Sugar & Jazz Orchestra playing Big Band Sounds of the '40s, plus Amazing Productions music and magic, and special events for children.

Fireworks, Ball Drop: New Year's Eve celebration in Lackey Plaza, Niagara Falls, 11:30 p.m. to midnight.

Ball Drop: 11:30 p.m., Lake and Young streets, Wilson.

Thursday
Public skating: At Centennial Ice Rink, Lackey Plaza, noon to 1 a.m., $4 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12; skate rental costs $2.

Public skating: At Centennial Ice Rink, Lackey Plaza, noon to 10 p.m., $4 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12; skate rental costs $2.

Entertainment: 9 p.m. to close at the Wintergarden's Tops Free Stage.

Lights out: at the 1997 Festival of Lights, 11 p.m.