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BEACH BLAST: "Blast on the Beach," a day of fun at Hamburg Town Beach, runs from noon until 10 p.m. Saturday. Activities include free watercraft rides, arts and crafts, lawn and beach games for all ages, live entertainment, dancing on the beach, food concessions and a giant fireworks display.

This year's blast also will sport the addition of the Hamburg Idol competition, sponsored by the town Youth Bureau and Youth Board. The event from 2 to 4 p.m. features 15 of Hamburg's teenagers competing in a talent contest like "American Idol."

JAZZ SERIES: Bar Room Buzzards, 7 p.m., Saturday, amphitheater at the Warm Lake Estate, Vineyard and Winery. Cost $10. Call 731-5900 or visit

CHILDREN'S SUMMER THEATER: Eastern Hills Mall will present Nels Cremean -- Children's Vaudeville comedy; 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the permanent stage in the center concourse in front of Kaufmann's.

DOG WASH: Second Annual Dog Wash to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, hosted by Bassett Manor and Bassett Park Manor, 245 Bassett Road, Williamsville. In recognition of "National Mutt Day," they will also be conducting a dog show. Cost $5. Contact Beth Horohoe at 689-2394 for more information.

IRIS SALE: The Western New York Iris Society; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, 2655 S. Park Ave. Call 827-1584.

CONCERT: The True Deliverance Temple Ensemble; noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the reception building of the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. This free concert is part of the Juneteenth celebration to promote the arts.

COCA-COLA CONCERT: Lock 8, 8 p.m. Sunday, Illumination Tower stage in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, Ont. Falls fireworks at 10 p.m.

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