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Concert: The Canadian Brass joins the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Kleinhans Music Hall for a concert at 7:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $21 to $64.

Canadian Brass is a quintet comprising Ryan Anthony and Joe Burgstaller on trumpet; Jeff Nelson on French horn; Eugene Watts on trombone; and Charles Daellenbach, tuba.

Festival of Trees: 25th annual Children's Hospital Festival of Trees held throughout the holidays at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Volunteer decorators, both professionals and amateurs, dress the trees in a variety of styles. Visitors may walk among them in the hotel atrium or buy ones they like (larger trees are delivered free to your home). It's all for charity. Note the big silver tree with the Wegmans cards, metallic trees of the swinging '60s, the black tree and a lot more. Free admission. The show concludes with a gourmet brunch at the Hyatt. For information, call 878-7313.

Niagara Falls

Gift wrap: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a nonprofit organization serving people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, is offering a Charity Gift Wrap Booth from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Prime Outlets Mall, 1900 Military Road. Volunteers are needed for various shifts. For information or to volunteer, call Susan Beich at 297-6400, Ext. 267, or e-mail

Event: The Niagara Falls 23rd annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. More than 100 artisans are expected to participate. The event has been moved this year from its regular location at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

North Tonawanda

Theater: Arthur Miller's classic "The Crucible" is presented by the Niagara Falls Little Theatre at 8 p.m. in the Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St. Tickets are $13 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. Performances continue through Dec. 6.

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