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1. School preview.

It's time for Old Schoolhouse Day, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Town of Lockport Historical Society's renovated one-room schoolhouse at Leete and Lower Mountain roads, Town of Lockport.

This year, there will be a flea market, a trash and treasure sale, baked goods and a Chinese auction (at 4 p.m.). Also, Chickee the Clown will perform magic tricks and the Bowman Brothers Bluegrass Band will play. Food includes barbecue park sandwiches, hot dogs and baked potatoes.

The original 1873 bell will be rung hourly to announce guided tours by Ruth Muck, who taught at the old Pomeroy schoolhouse in the 1930s.

2. Face Off for Fun.

The annual Buffalo Sabres carnival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Marine Midland Arena. There will be player autographs, Sabres slap shots, locker room tours and appearances by Sabretooth and other NHL mascots. Silent auction items include: autographed jerseys, sticks and pucks as well as a pair of tickets for the Backstreet Boys.

Proceeds benefit Project Flight, the Boys & Girls Clubs After School Mentoring Program and the Dominik Hasek Variety Club Youth Hockey.

Admission is $8 each; children 3 and under are admitted free.

3. Floating classics.

The 22nd annual Antique & Classic Boat Show will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 E. River Road, Grand Island.

Between 75 and 100 restored boats, some local and others others from the Northeast, Midwest and Florida, will be on display. Free boat rides will be given and there will be a flea market of nautical antiques, displays of old outboard motors, vintage automobiles and model boats. Refreshments will be sold.

Admission is free, but there is a $3 parking fee. Call 662-1949 for information.

4. Weekend events in Lewiston:

* The annual Peach Festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday and lasts until the last peach is eaten at 10 p.m. Sunday. This year it has moved to Artpark's upper terrace. Also new is a Civil War re-enactment; Company H 49th NYI will live in tents and set up displays on cooking and military operations.

Other events include a farmers market, a midway, a water ski show, a cheerleading contest, a peach dessert competition, a 5K run, a parade and Peach Blossom and Peach Fuzz children's contests.

* The Search for a Cure Benefit starts at 6 p.m. Monday at the Artpark Mainstage with a Chinese auction, displays, food and entertainment. Funds will be donated for research of melanoma skin cancer and breast cancer in memory of William H. Cooper and Mary F. Marvin.

Tickets are $10 each. Information is at 754-9001.

5. Step lively.

Buffalo's Rince Na Tiarna Irish step dancers will be among groups to entertain at the 16th annual Irish Festival, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Olean. It takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at Gargoyle Park on Route 417.

The Wild Rovers play on Friday and D.J. Hendryx, the Wildes and the Dady Brothers perform on Saturday. Rince Na Tiarna dances between 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Also, there will be bagpipers; gifts and food for sale; children's games, and Paul Lewis will talk about New Ireland.

Admission is $2 per person; seniors $1; children 12 and under are admitted free.

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