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ALL STARS DAY: More than 100 Roswell Park Cancer Institute blood and marrow transplant patients and family members will celebrate second chances and remember loved ones at the fourth annual BMT All-Stars Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Gaylord-Cary meeting room, Research Studies Center, Elm and Carlton streets. Festivities include Dancin' Bear DJ's Andrea and John Billias, children's activities, tie-dying T-shirts and more. It is sponsored by the Pepsi Bottling Group. For more information, call (877) 274-7724.

FAMILY CAREGIVER RESOURCE DAY: An event featuring seminars on legal issues, community services, paying for long-term care and choosing the right care facility will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. To register or for information, call 874-1566.

ST. FRANCIS WEEK: In recognition of the work of St. Francis, Hilbert College's weeklong activities will begin with a Habitat for Humanity volunteer work group doing renovations on a Buffalo home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 35 Bradley St. On Monday, another volunteer group will prepare and serve meals to the area's homeless at 3 p.m. at Little Portion Friary, 1305 Main St. Other events include a liturgy and departure ceremony for Charles Ernst, Ph.D., of Buffalo and Kate Maragliano of Hamburg, this year's Franciscan pilgrims; a "Peace Walk with Pets"; a Franciscan/Italian luncheon; theme supper; film festival; and a Blessing of the Animals. For additional information on all events, call 926-8928 or visit

ROCK RESEARCH: Earth Science Day, sponsored by the Hamburg Natural History Society and the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg. Girl and Boy Scouts can earn credits towards badges. Girl Scouts can preregister to earn a badge by calling 823-6396. Society members are free, nonmember adults $5, children 12 and under $4. Call 627-4560.

HIP HOP AUDITIONS: Ask GOD 1st Hip Hop Dance Entertainment will hold auditions for the AG-1 Hip Hop Dance Coalition from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 8; and from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 9 at the Dance Camp, 16 Linwood Ave. Dancers will be instructed by professional break dancer B-Boy Xcape ArtiZ of Fox Sports, American Idol, Converse and Living Proof. Fifteen dancers who are selected will dance in a live music video shoot for the False Prophets at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Langston Hughes Institute. For further information, call 909-4462.

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