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Best Bets

1. You always want what you can't have. Like snow, like now.

Head for the Buffalo Museum of Science, where the chance of flurries is 100 percent.

"Snow," the exhibit, highlights Buffalo's second-greatest resource and features a special "Blizzard of '77."

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 for students and children over age 3.

Find the museum at 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Call 896-5200 for holiday hours.

2. Walk off that Roast Beast with a pair of Tuesday tours:

Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Tour -- Sets off at 11 a.m., weather permitting, from the estate, 6472 Old Lakeshore Road, Derby. Lasts 75 minutes. Cost $10. Call 947-9217 to confirm.

"Downtown Buffalo: Underground Railroad" -- Presented by Buffalo Tours, this one sets off at 1:15 p.m. from the Market Arcade, 617 Main St. Cost: $10.

3. A grander tree you'll rarely see than the beauty in the Sculpture Court of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Donated by the Seymour Knox family in 1972, it features 18th-century Neapolitan creche figurines and tells one of the greatest stories ever.

Call 882-8700 for holiday times. Discover the gallery at 1285 Elmwood Ave.

4. Explore Christmasville along Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster.

Animated windows, Jack Frost magic (and balloon-making) and placeks. Can it get better?

For more information, call the folks at Lancaster Opera House at 683-1776.

e-mail: jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com

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