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This week Some recommended events for the week of Oct. 5-11


Pass the Cabbage

What: Cabbage Festival

Why: There's more to cabbage than rolls. Try some cabbage pizza for a change.

What else: The Cabbage Leaf Costume Show, where all outfits are made from cabbage leaves, begins at 4 p.m. And don't miss your chance at cabbage tossing!

Info: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ransomville Fire Co., Route 93 near Ransomville Road, Ransomville.



Silence, Please

What: Night Out with Friends of the Riveria Theatre

Why: Fundraiser for the other historic theater in town.

What else: Drinks, appetizers, music and a Chinese auction starting at 6 p.m. at Crazy Jake's, 94 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Info: 9 p.m. screening of a silent movie at the Riviera (one block away) -- not to mention one mini-organ concert. Tickets $25 at 692-2413.



One for Rudy

What: "Over the Tavern" returns

Why: Retro look at the Pazinski family, Sister Clarissa and late-night beers.

What else: Presented by Lancaster Regional Players at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.

Info: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 16, 17 and 18; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 19. Tickets: $18 adults, $16 students at 683-1776.



What: Benefit concert featuring Emerson Hart (former lead singer of Tonic), Delta Goodrem, and Leslie Stanwyck (lead singer of Universal Honey).

Why: Increase breast cancer awareness.

What else: $10 gets you in the door.

Info: Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert at 7 at Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.



Where's Willy?

What: Chocolate factory tour

Why: Benefits the Buffalo Zoo

What else: Discover how Fowlers sponge candy is made, the old-fashioned art of hand dipping and state-of-the-art candy molding.

Info: Two-dollar tickets available at all Fowlers Chocolates locations. Tours start on the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 River Rock Drive. Only 250 tickets will be sold! Second date for tour will be Oct. 13.


Veterans Salute

What: Special staging of "Cyprus Rain and the Trauma Dance"

Why: Play using poetry, music and dance to convey the impact that trauma has on our lives. What else: It also provides a veterans honor and is written by Tretobia Powers -- a single mom, veteran and grad student. The nonhearing are encouraged to come and enjoy the presentation as well.

Info: 7 to 9 p.m. at Forbes Theatre, 512 Pearl St. Tickets on sale at bookstore next to theater; $12 adults and $9 children.

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