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LUNCH WITH SANTA

Join Santa for lunch at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. More holiday-themed events will continue from noon to 3 p.m., featuring Chuckles the clown at 1.

Also at the museum, Cool Crafts for Cold Days from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 26-30. For information, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org or call 693-1885.

OUTDOOR EVENTS

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will hold cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at 10 a.m. Dec. 28. Participants must bring skis and/or snowshoes. If there is insufficient amounts of snow, a nature walk will be held instead. Reservations are requested; call 627-4560. Cost is $3, free for Penn Dixie members.

CHESS OPEN HOUSE

The Archangel 8 Chess Academy will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Central Library, Lafayette Square. USCF competitors should register at Knightsof64@yahoo.com. For more information, visit www.buffalolib.org or call 858-8900.