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SOMETHING TO READ

The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (pictures by Marla Frazee, Hyperion, $14.99). Ages 7 to 10.

Clementine is on top of the world in third grade, until plans are announced for a Talent-palooza and she worries that she has no talents to display. She can't sing or dance or play an instrument. Pennypacker offers realistic classroom situations and a heroine to cheer for in Clementine. (The first book, "Clementine," was a New York Times best-selling chapter book.)

-- Jean Westmoore

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EARTH DAY FUN

Head to the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for a family oriented Earth Day celebration featuring hikes in the woods, earth-friendly door prizes and refreshments. Call 683-5959 Ext. 203 or go online to www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg9/reinste in/index.html.

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EARTH DAY HELP

Scouts, schools and civic groups are invited to join members of the Hamburg Natural History Society as they conduct a cleanup, remove brush from trails and plant shrubs to celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Penn Dixie site in Hamburg. Call 627-4560 or go online to www.penndixie.org.

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SOMETHING TO DO

Chris Daniels, who played Tobey Maguire's stunt man on the "Spider-Man" movies, will reveal the secrets behind Spidey's stunts at 8 p.m. Friday at the University at Buffalo Centre of the Arts. Tickets are $11.

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MINI HA-HA

What is brown and hairy and wears sunglasses?

A coconut on vacation.

-- Newsday

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