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NATURE TALK

Mark Carra, a naturalist at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, will speak on “Theodore Roosevelt – Shades of Nature’s Past” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. The program is illustrated with live animals. Cost is $4, free for Penn Dixie members. For information, call 627-4560.

LIBRARY EVENTS

This week at the Central Library, Lafayette Square: Lego Club for ages 6 to 12 will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and a chess open house will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. USCF competitors should register at knightsof64@yahoo.com. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit www.buffalolib.org.

RENT SNOWSHOES, SKIS

Reinstein Woods, 83 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga, will be renting snowshoes and skis from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday for $5 (cash only). Visitors also can rent skis and snowshoes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $10 and credit cards are accepted. For a schedule of other events at Reinstein Woods, visit www.dec.ny.gov or call 683-5959.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for students ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities through their philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Nominations will be accepted through March 14. Visit www.kohlskids.com.

LEARN ABOUT SABRES

The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court at Elmwood Avenue, will present “Forging a Connection: Your Buffalo Sabres 1970-1975” beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will run through May 25. For more information, call 873-9644 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.

TALENT SEARCH

Buffalo Prep, a University at Buffalo-sponsored program for students in fifth through seventh grade from disadvantaged backgrounds, will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Prep, University at Buffalo, 18 Acheson Annex. For more information, call 829-3605.

FAMILY FILM SERIES

The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, will present “Despicable Me 2” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $2. For more information, call 692-2413.

ARTS EDUCATION

CEPA Gallery, 617 Main St., is offering several spring programs for students, including “Young Perspectives: An Intro to Photography” for ages 8 to 12; “Mapping Community” for ages 12 to 16; and “Reclaiming Buffalo” for ages 12 to 16. The programs are free but require a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. For more information, call 856-2717 or visit www.cepagallery.org.

FLICK FEST

Nichols School will hold its 14th annual FLICK Fest at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. All area students in grades five through 12 can submit a video for the contest. Submissions must be received by March 21. For more information, call 332-6300, Ext. 365, or email amancuso@nicholsschool.org.