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WHAT'S HAPPENING

MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Country Strong" (PG-13), "Season of the Witch" (PG-13).

Tribute to Leslie Nielsen - "Airplane" (PG) and "The Naked Gun" (PG-13), 6 p.m. Sunday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

DVD: Released Tuesday, "Legendary" (PG-13).

DOCUMENTARY: "Together We Stand: The Story of the 1958 UB Football Team," 5 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

ON TV: "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Haiti Rising? Life in the Ruins," 9 p.m. Sunday, Nickelodeon.

CONCERTS: Sonia, 8 p.m. Friday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.

Rick Alviti as Elvis, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Ricci e Poveri & Gigi Vigliani, 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Avalon Theatre, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont.

Sick Of It All with Alpha & Omega Outbreak and Rhinocerous, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

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SAY CHEESE

Instant is back! The new Polaroid 300 Instant Camera has everything the vintage instamatics had. And, with four lighting settings and an auto flash, your photos will be perfect every time.

The prints themselves are a bit smaller than they used to be -- it takes business-card-size instant color photos -- but you can still shake it like a Polaroid picture. The camera comes in three colors, black, red and blue, and runs on four AA batteries. The 300 Instant Camera is $89.99, film is $9.99 for a pack of 10 at www.polaroid.com.

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READY, AIM, FIRE

This catapult kit is fun to put together, and even more fun when you finish it and can use it to launch marshmallows, rubber balls or the included piece of clay more than 15 feet.

All the pieces come precut and with predrilled holes. Adjustable pads on the crossbar allow you to change the trajectory angle. The rope, strung through the middle, gives great power to the swing arm. It is about 10 inches long by 6 inches wide and 5 inches high. Recommended for those over 9. Cost is $28 at www.uncommongoods.com.

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QOUTE OF THE DAY

"(Co-star Tim McGraw) keeps joking that I should go on the road as his opening act," actress Gwyneth Paltrow said at the "Country Strong" premiere. "And I keep saying, 'Let's do it. Let's make it happen.' I don't know about a whole tour, but a string of nights could be fun."

-- McClatchy Newspapers