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> LEWISTON

Artpark & Company seeks volunteers for summer

LEWISTON -- Artpark & Company Inc. seeks volunteers to help with upcoming summer performances, particularly at Mainstage Concert events and Tuesday in the Park and Coors Light Wednesdays free concerts.

Those interested must have good communication skills and be physically able to traverse the park's uneven landscape, which includes staircases and inclined surfaces, and be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Volunteers are needed to oversee walkways, verify patron identification as ushers and as ticket takers and to help with raffles and giveaways and perform various other tasks.

For more information, contact Bill Geiben at 754-9000, Ext. 103, before April 20. To request an application to be mailed to your home, leave name, address and telephone number. An application form also can be downloaded on Artpark's website, www.artpark.net, under the "About Us" section.

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> BOAT PROJECT

Volunteers being sought to rebuild Scajaquada replica

Volunteers are being sought to help build a replica of the shallop Scajaquada, a fishing boat with two small masts used extensively in Lake Erie in the 1890s.

The signature boat of the Buffalo Maritime Center is currently being doctored by a volunteer crew in the boat shop at 1250 Niagara St. from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All skill levels are welcome. Drop in or call the shop at 881-0111.

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> MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Daylong activities offered on 'Curious Kids Day'

"Curious Kids Day," featuring daylong activities tied to the traveling show "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition" will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

Presented by WNY Family magazine, the themed activities will include making colored, jeweled crowns; making pan pipes; painting ceramic snowflakes; seeing displays of props and life-sized puppets from Theatre of Youth's production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; trying on medieval armor; and mask-making.

Helping, along with TOY, will be Clay Hands Pottery, Betty's Music Together, Explore & More Children's Museum, Buffalo Zoo, Dagorhir Battle Games, EduKids, Tifft Nature Preserve, Children's Bookstore, local author Norma Gentner, A Brush of Class, Toddle Town & More, the "King of Curiosity" and Mr. No, the Balloon Guy.

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> NATIONAL FUEL

Group presents petition for hearing on program

Members of the National Fuel Accountability Coalition presented a petition recently in Albany to the state Public Service Commission, calling for a public hearing on the utility's customer-funded Conservation Incentive Program.

The group met with Commissioner Gary Brown, who indicated he would ask National Fuel to meet with the coalition. The coalition, including PUSH and VOICE-Buffalo, has urged more weatherizing of homes to lower customers' heating bills and create jobs.

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