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This Week / Some recommended events for the week of June 20-26

>SUNDAY

Run for a cause

What: Jog for the Jake

Why: A 5-K road race and Kids' Fun Run through Delaware Park raises money for Buffalo's Jacobs Neurological Institute.

Info: Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., the race at 9:30. For more information, visit www.jogforthejake.org.

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>WEDNESDAY

Homegrown hip-hop

What: Billy Drease Williams Launch Party

Why: Celebrate the album release and premiere of two videos on the big screen.

Info: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, Main Street. Admission $20, $25 for couples, $5 for youths 13 to 18 and free for children 12 and under.

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>THURSDAY

A merry go-round

What: Bob Milne and River Dogs Jazz Band

Why: Enjoy a little ragtime/boogie-woogie piano in a benefit concert for Olcott Beach Carousel Park.

Info: 7 p.m. in Lockport's Palace Theater, 2 East Ave. Admission is $10 (wine and beer will be available at additional cost). For more information, call 778-7066 or the theater box office at 438-1130.

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>FRIDAY

Night at the opera

What: Rigoletto

Why: Enjoy the classic opera presented by Nickel City Opera with the Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra.

Info: At 8 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. June 27 in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. $20-$55. For more information, call the box office at 692-2413 or www.nickelcityoperaco.com.

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>SATURDAY

Picture this

What: East Aurora Art Society Outdoor Summer Exhibit & Sale

Why: Check out pastels, oils, watercolors, sculpture and photography from Western New York artists.

Info: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 27 on the East Aurora Middle School grounds, 430 Main St., East Aurora. Free.

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Dino might!

What: Robotic Dinosaurs

Why: Come on! It's robots! It's dinosaurs!

Info: The new exhibit opens June 26 and runs through Oct. 10 in the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. For more information, visit www.sciencebuff.org.

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