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Don't stay home: Lots happening today

It's a crisp, fall-like day -- and there's no shortage of things happening throughout the day. If you haven't made plans, it's definitely not too late to get out to something that fits your interests. Some highlights:

--Sabres Puckdrop 2010, with street hockey tourney happening right now outside HSBC Arena and the official unveiling of the team's third jersey at 11:30, followed by a scrimmage.

--The 11th annual Freedom Trail Festival happens from noon to 6 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls.

--The Great Lakes Beach Sweep takes place at 10 a.m. If you want to help out, show up at Woodlawn State Park. It goes until noon.

--From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Erie County residents can recycle electronics at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant on Vulcan Street. Details are here.

--Doors open at noon for Hello Yesterday! An '80s Festival. It's happening at LaSalle Park and culminates with a performance by A Flock of Seagulls. Admission is $45 at the door. Jeff Miers tells you more about it here.

--Until 4 p.m. today, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is holding its annual fall festival. The planned activities are aimed at both children and adults and include be crafts, games, exhibits and demonstrations. An interactive musical show with "Mama Earth" Susan Rozler happens at 11:30 a.m.; an interactive Native American culture presentation happens at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. The preserve is at 93 Honorine Drive in Cheektowaga.

--The North American Police Equestrian Championships are taking place until about 5 p.m. in the Showplex at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The competition continues at 9 a.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

--Also at the Fairgounds today, Wings Flights of Hope is holding a fundraiser at the Agri-Center beginning at 4 p.m. The group provides free air transportation to people in need of medical attention.

--At 7 p.m., the Rince na Tiarna School of Irish Dance is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Tickets at the door are $25.

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