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Bulletin Board / News and notes

The Buffalo Bisons will host their annual Family Day Open House from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. for season-ticket holders, at Dunn Tire Park.

Musician Glenn Colton will perform, there will be a team preview from Vice President and General Manager Mike Buczkowski, and a tour of the stadium, among other attractions.

Fans are asked to make a $5 donation to the Buffalo Zoo. In exchange, they will receive a free ticket to the April 16 Easter Sunday game against Columbus.

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Lou Piccone, president of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association, and Channel 4 sportscaster Paul Peck will address the first 2006 meeting of the Bills Booster Club, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Church, Schiaf Hall, 20 Milton St., Williamsville.

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Heavyweight boxer Hasim "Rock" Rahman is holding open training sessions today and Saturday in Rochester. Both sessions run 1-3 p.m. at the ROC Boxing & Fitness Center, 524 Atlantic Ave. Rahman is training for a March bout against James Toney.

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The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes won the East Zone trophy for having the most girls advance to the finals of the East Zone Junior Championships in synchronized swimming, held last Friday through Sunday in Tonawanda.

Aquettes who earned top-three finishes were: Solo -- Laurie Wakelam, first, Jessica Grogan, second; Duet -- Jessica Bagley, Tricia Melber, second, Kim Vollmer, Rina Hanna-Gregoretti, third; Trio -- Bagley, Hanna-Gregoretti, Lauren Spatzer, second; Team -- Alexis Clune, Kaitlyn Vaticano, Kelsey Anderson, Joanna Jones, Kristie Mack, Laura Brick, Katie Gillies and Julia Kaczmarek, third.

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BASEBALL: The North Tonawanda American Babe Ruth League will hold registration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and March 4, at 460 Wheatfield St. Players ages 4-18 who live in City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and Lockport are eligible. Call Gary Mikolajczak at 692-4072 or Cheryl O'Connor at 693-2962. . . . There will be an organizational meeting Saturday in Williamsville for teams interested in participating in the CEBA 16-under and 14-under leagues this season. The meeting will take place 4 p.m. Saturday at Sorrentino's, Main and Mill streets in the village. Call Kevin Walkowski at 626-5809.

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RUNNING: The 12th annual Runners Medical Forum will be held at 7 p.m. March 2 at Butler Auditorium in the Medical School Building on the University at Buffalo's South Campus. The list of speakers includes Michael Adesso, director of physical therapy at the UB Sports Medicine Institute. In addition, trophies will be presented to the overall and age-group winners of The Buffalo News Runner of the Year series. Admission is $5.

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SOCCER: Northtown Rockets U12 boys team is looking for players for the summer season in the BWNYJSTL U12 "A" Division on Monday nights. Also several weekend tournament games in Western New York, Rochester and Toronto are scheduled. All home games and practices will be held in North Tonawanda. Call coach Eric Wilson at 692-8323.

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SOFTBALL: Teams are needed for the Cheektowaga Figure-8 Over-40 fast-pitch league playing Tuesday nights at Losson Park in Cheektowaga. Call Jack Jerge at 822-7961 or Tim Feger at 834-0389. . . . Buffalo Softball North is accepting teams and individuals for spring and summer men's, women's and coed leagues. Interested players may contact Neal Turvey at 681-3001, Joe Goungo at 818-6294, e-mail: northbuffalosoftball@verizon.net, or see http://milesports.com/softball.

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SWIM LESSONS: The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic & Fitness Center will be offering American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons beginning the week of Feb. 27 with registration for members now under way and registration for nonmembers beginning Monday. Children, except for those in parent and child lessons, must be tested prior to their lessons. Testing times are Saturdays after 2 p.m. and Sundays after noon. To register for classes or for specific times of classes, stop by the Aquatic & Fitness Center or call 876-7424.

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