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NEWS & NOTES

REALITY THEATER: Planned Parenthood of Buffalo & Erie County Teen "Reality" Theatre will present "Self Controlled" with a reception at 7 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Erie Community College City Campus auditorium. The free performance is open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 831-2200, Ext. 317. The performance shows what happens when teens make poor choices and how peer pressure plays into these decisions.

CHALK WALK: It's not too late for teams of high school artists to sign up for this year's Chalkwalk, to be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, during the Lewiston Art Festival. Teams consist of three students from grades 9 to 12 and is open to all high schools in Western New York. This year's theme is Underground Railroad. Call Kathryn at 754-0166 for information.

SKATEPARK SERIES: The Mobile Skatepark Series comes to the Niagara Action Dome in Niagara Falls (on Porter Road next to the new high school) Thursday to Sunday. See the action FOR FREE!

Thursday (Open Skatepark)

Noon-2 p.m., 2-4: Skateboard and Inline

4-6: Freestyle BMX

6-8 p.m.: Pro, amateur inline practice

Friday: Pro, Amateur Inline Skating

8:30-10:30 a.m.: ASA Amateur Circuit registration, practice

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Amateur inline street prelims

1:45-2:15 p.m.: Amateur inline vert final

2:30-3:45: ASA amateur street finals

3:30-5: Pro street practice

5-7:15: ASA pro street final

5:30: Sanity concert.

8:15-9:15 p.m.: ASA pro vert final

Saturday: Freestyle BMX

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Pro BMX street practice

1-3:30 p.m.: Pro BMX street prelims

4:30-5:30: Pro BMX street finals

6-7 p.m.: Pro BMX Vert Finals

7:45: Woke Up in Vegas concert.

Sunday (MSS World Cup Pro, Amateur Skateboarding)

8:30-10 a.m.: Amateur skateboard practice

10 a.m.-noon: Amateur skateboard street prelims

12:15- 12:45 pm: skateboard vert demo

1:15-1:45: skateboard street demo

2-3: Amateur skateboard street final

3:15-4: Skateboard vert best trick contest

4:30-5:15: Skateboard street best trick contest

5:30-6:30: Amateur skateboard vert finals, awards

6:30-7: Skateboard Vert Demo

6:45: Celldweller performs.

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GOT MILK, GOT WHEELS: The Got Milk? Tour visits XTreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with a "momination station" (nominate mom or dad for the "Ultimate Soccer Mom" contest), a milk mustache photo booth, a fitness tent, milk sampling and a soccer clinic. For more info, go to www.xtreme-wheels.com or call 871-9361.

GOLD AWARDS: Nine Girl Scouts received Gold Awardslast month at the annual girl recognition dinner of the Girl Scouts of Niagara County. Gold Award projects were Katherine Hufnagel and Trisha Daningburg, "Donor Awareness Drive"; Heather Andrzejewski, "Spring Day Camp"; Victoria Berg, "Not Just Cookies"; Ashley Clapsadle, "Horse Fair"; Deborah Shortridge, "quilts for the homeless shelter"; and Caitlin Albert, Meghan Barclay and Erin Filippini, "Memorial Butterfly Garden for Niagara Hospice."

NeXt Editor: Jean Westmoore (849-4076)

Graphic designer: Christina Visco

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