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Seven by Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. Something fishy will be going on in Niagara Falls this morning when the state Department of Environmental Conservation begins stocking Hyde Park Lake and Gill Creek with hundreds of brown trout. Of course, that's fishy in a good sense. More than 1,900 yearling trout are destined for Hyde Park Lake, and 580 will be introduced to Gill Creek. The stocking is part of a cooperative effort between the city and the DEC aimed at encouraging recreational fishing in the Falls.

2. Failure is not often memorialized, but the folks who run the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum apparently think it's about time it was. The museum will debut a new exhibit, "The Museum of Failure," from 6 to 9 tonight in its North Hall facility, 220 North St., in Allentown. The exhibit will feature comics, drawings, embroidery, paintings and sculpture in a mazelike art installation that highlights the blunders of Western history. Let's hope it's a success. Admission is free.

3. Tifft Nature Preserve is kicking off a celebration of animals that are hatched. The "Spring Egg-stravaganza!" starts at 10 a.m. and will feature an egg-dying activity using dyes made from berries, spices and vegetables. Participants are urged to bring their own boiled eggs. The family-friendly event also will provide information about bird eggs and nests, and offer a chance to participate in outdoor games built around an egg theme. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is $7 per person for nonmembers of the nature preserve; members receive a 10 percent discount.

4. The "American Pie" crew returns, older but not necessarily wiser, in the comedy "American Reunion," which opens today on local screens. Among the other new arrivals, critics generally are impressed with Woody Harrelson as a wayward L.A. cop going from bad to worse in "Rampart." Meanwhile, praise is nearly unanimous for the French art-house drama "The Kid With a Bike," which was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Language Film.

5. Looking for the Easter Bunny today? Try Grand Island. The "Island Bunny" will be at the Town Hall grounds and gazebo from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There also will be two separate egg hunts: one for children under age 3 and one for children from age 3 to 8. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to snap photos of their little ones meeting the bunny. Each child also should bring a basket or bag in which to collect eggs.

6. It's an M&T First Friday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery today when the gallery stays open late, and there are activities and art classes throughout the day. Come happy hour, the Bates/White Project provides jazz from 5 to 7 p.m., Defiant Monkey Improv delights young audiences at 5:30, and "Dvorak's American Style" at 7:30 features lectures on the American images found in the composer's music and a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra that includes Dvorak's "American" String Quartet.

7. Two local musical favorites take the stage for Good Friday performances tonight. In Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence, the popular Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace plays in an all-ages show that starts at 6:30. Pack A.D. opens. Tickets are $30. Meanwhile, Rochester native Lou Gramm, formerly lead singer with Foreigner, brings his hits to the Bear's Den in Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls at 8. Tickets are $50 and $60.


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