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1. Fred Flintstone, eat your heart out. Coming Wednesday to an auditorium near you will be a pair of dinosaur hunters.

Bill and Kris Parsons of South Wales will reveal the tricks of their trade. After all, they did discover the first known juvenile Deinonychus.

The fun starts at 7 p.m. in the Gateway Executive Office auditorium, at routes 179 and 5, adjacent to Woodlawn Beach State Park. Presented by the Hamburg Natural History Society for $3.

2. Finally! Toymakers and wood turners unite to share their craft.

"Toying Around With Wood" will include demonstrations about the fine art of making wooden toys, the kind that last forever. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Toy Town Museum in East Aurora, experience this wonderland of wood for free.

Find the museum at 636 Girard Ave.

3. Guess who just turned 197?

Abe Lincoln, and to mark the milestone, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society presents a military gun salute against the backdrop of serene Mirror Lake.

Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the event includes a slew of reenactors in Civil War era garb.

Share in the tribute at 25 Nottingham Court.

4. Attention longhairs.

The presence of your locks is requested at "Good Hair Day" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the History Center of Niagara County, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

The event, in honor of the infamous Sutherland Sisters, will feature a "let your hair down" contest in several categories. Longest hair wins!

All this for $1.

e-mail: jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com

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