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Camp songs

The high wire has been taken down, but the action hasn't stopped at Niagara Falls. The Girl Scouts of Western New York will "Rock the Falls" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park. Tourists may be surprised to come upon a concert, and the sing-along includes Caitlin Koch with the Jamie Moses Band, the Nassau County Girls Scouts Chorus and Buffalo's Ladies First Jazz Band, performing al fresco above the sound of the cataract. They promise fun activities for all ages. Cost is $10 for the event, marking 100 years of Girl Scouting in America. Check out for more.


Fun by the yard

The Parkside Garden Tour celebrates its 15th year on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of people will be walking the streets of the shady neighborhood, maps in hand (pick them up at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway for a suggested donation of $5). The tour is part of the National Garden Festival and will includes a Garden Art Sale, sponsored by the Olmsted Conservancy. For more, go to


Ducks and chicken

On your mark, get set, quack! The Kawelle Rubber Ducky Race 2012 will hit the water Saturday at 2 p.m. in Island Park, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. Ducks race down Ellicott Creek; those in the front of the flock at the end get prizes. Also in the park, there will be children's activities, music and a chicken barbecue and prizes. Race registration is $5 in advance; $10 day of the event. Go to Money raised goes to help communities in Kenya.