Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will hold cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at 10 a.m. Saturday. 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.


The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court (Elmwood Avenue at Nottingham Terrace), will celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a reading of the Gettysburg Address, a gun salute and entertainment by the Irish Volunteers Band and Fife and Drum Corps. For information, call 873-9644, Ext. 301, or visit


Tech Savvy Girls…We Shine with Confidence from the Inside Out! will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at the University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst. The program offers workshops to inspire girls in grades six to 9 to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Special programs are also available to girls in grades 10-12 and their parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and other interested adults. For more information or to register, visit Registration closes next Thursday.


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in New York. Cuomo is encouraging all state residents to participate in the “Send a Candy Heart” social media campaign throughout the month. Coordinated by the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the campaign encourages people to take a photo of themselves holding paper versions of candy conversation hearts featuring the words “I will ...” followed by something they will commit to do and then share the photo on social media along with #tdvcandyhearts. For more information, visit


The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will hold a “Wizard of Oz” program for students ages 6 to 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Central Library, Lafayette Square. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit