Holiday home tours

Tickets are on sale for the Historical Association of Lewiston's eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes, "A Town and Country Christmas," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Six homes will be professionally bedazzled, complete with tablescapes. Tickets are $25 each and available at, local Wegmans and in Lewiston at the Orange Cat Coffee Company, the Village Bake Shoppe and DiCamillo Bakery. Or phone 754-4214.

The ninth annual ?Christmas Tour of Homes in and close to the Town of Hamburg is planned from ?12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2. ?Six homes will be featured. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 tour day. Purchase them in Hamburg at Lockwood's Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., and Expressions Floral & Gift Shoppe, 59 Main St. Visit


Parkside fair

The Parkside Community Association's fifth annual Holiday Art and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. $2 admission. See or call the PCA at 838-1240.


Cirque Chinois

Known for such signature acts as the Great Teeterboard and Group Contortion, the National Circus of the People's Republic of China in Cirque Chinois performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mainstage Theatre in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. Tickets, $26.50 ($16.50 for students and children), are available at the box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and at, (888) 223-6000. For information, call 645-2787 or visit



The Buffalo History Museum will present its ninth annual book-signing with 50 local authors from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum, 1 Museum Court at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace. Free and open to the public. For information, call 873-9644, Ext. 301, or visit