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1. Animals sing the blues, too, you know.

That's why members of the American Association of Zoo Keepers have cooked up new activities for the residents of The Buffalo Zoo. Visit Saturday and watch the animals investigate their special treats!

The schedule is: 10:30 a.m., bears; 11 a.m., elephants; 11:30 a.m., river otters; noon, sea lions; 12:30 p.m., gorillas; 1 p.m., lions and tigers; 1:30 p.m., Japanese Macaques (snow monkeys); 2 p.m., reptile house; and 2:30 p.m., snow leopards. Admission: Children 23 months and under, free; children ages 2 to 14 and seniors, $5; adults, $8.50.

2. It's Christmas in the City Sunday as St. Gerard's Catholic Church opens its doors for a music celebration that starts at 11:30 a.m. with a joint choir musical tribute. A Mass of the Holy Family begins at noon followed by refreshments and the sounds of "Docenko Duo."

3. The Riviera Theater is celebrating its big 80th year!

Join in the festivities Saturday with a Spanky & Our Gang film festival at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Then come back at 7 p.m., have some cake and watch the silent film "Upstage. Music from the Easy Street Big Band to follow.

4. Got a big dinner planned for New Year's Eve?

Then go hiking at Chestnut Ridge Park Monday with the Foothills Trail Club. Meet at 11 a.m. in the casino on the sledding hill. Be prepared for two to three hours of nature's bounty.

Call 648-9027 for more details.

-mail: jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com

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