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ON STAGE

*The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present the all-high school production of "Murder By Chance" at 7 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Tickets are $6 tonight; $10 Friday and Saturday. For information, call 284-6358 or visit www.niagaratheatre.com.

*Sweet Home High School's Drama Club will present "The Apple" at 2:30 p.m. today and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the high school auditorium, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Donations to the Sweet Home Drama Club Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

*Amherst High School Drama Club will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school Masterson Auditorium, 4301 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $5-$8. Pictured, from left, are Jackson Stocking, Elise Riffel and Alex Ferro.

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BIG ADDITIONS

It was a big weekend at the Buffalo Museum of Science last week as it unveiled the newest members of its permanent collection: a 12-foot-tall mastodon and 26-foot-long Albertosaurus. The mastodon has been named Seymour, and the museum is holding a contest to name the Albertosaurus. Submissions may be made via Facebook or by mail; entries can be obtained in the December issue of Western New York Family magazine or at the museum. Deadline for submission is Dec. 19. For information, call 896-5200 or visit www.sciencebuff.org.

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WINTERFEST

The Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, will host its third annual Winterfest from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children 12 and under can welcome the holiday season with stories, cookies and crafts. For more information, call 858-8900.

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LISTEN UP

Music in Action's latest set of 10 student artist tracks can be downloaded for free at www.miatracks.org. "Paper Souls" was developed by the Music in Action team at Lewiston-Porter High School during last school year and includes a range of musical styles. The cover art was designed by Rob Minicucci, a 2010 graduate of Lew-Port.

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BABEL SERIES

Just Buffalo Literary Center's BABEL series continues with author Naomi Shihab Nye at 8 p.m. Friday in Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. In advance of the lecture, Shihab Nye will be speaking to students at Buffalo Seminary. Tickets for the evening lecture are $10-$100. For more information, visit www.justbuffalo.org or call 832-5400.