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1. Another celebration at another splendid city site!

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, sing some Christmas songs with the Rev. Butch Mazur at his place, St. Gerard's Church, Bailey and East Delavan avenues.

Stick around for the 2 p.m. Mass, and then linger in the 104-year-old grand dame for more music.

2. Speaking of landmarks.

Tuesday is landmark day, when lectures sponsored by the Landmark Society will be offered from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, Market Arcade Building, 617 Main St.

Tuesday's talk by Julie Barrett O'Neill will focus on the Niagara River. Free. Call 852-3300 for a schedule.

3. More bird action at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory!

From 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, catch "Our Feathered Friends -- a Family Affair." The interactive program focuses on migratory birds. Reservations are required by calling (905) 371-0254.

Find the conservatory at 2405 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Admission: $12 children, $11 adults (Canadian).

4. Nothing to do on New Year's Eve? Join the crowd at Buffalo Convention Center for a farewell party. That's right! Say goodbye to 2005 AND the city's top gun, Mayor Tony! The fun runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit www.firstnightbuffalo.com or call 635-4959.

Tickets are available at all Wegmans stores for $7, or $10 at the door. Children under age 2 are admitted free.

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