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This week around Buffalo: February 24th through March 2nd, 2014

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Cavalcade of Cars – Friday through Sunday, February 28th through March 2nd at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall. Features rods, customs, motorcycles, traditional hot rods, race-prepared and auto-related exhibitors, plus live music from Terry Buchwald, the Diva Show Band and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 6; hours are Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find out more at www.showcruiseandnews.com.

Good Vibrations Black Tie-Dye Gala – Saturday, March 1st beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. The 60s-themed benefit for the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center features cocktails, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions and basket raffles, plus music from the Shama Lama Lounge. Tickets are $175 per person – find out more at www.askbhsc.org.

Shamrock Run – Saturday, March 1st at noon at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St. (Gene McCarthy Way) in Buffalo. The 8K race (limited to 5,500 registrants) will be followed by a post-race party at the OFW Center, including refreshments and beer in the beer tent; non-participants can enter for $10. Find out more at buffaloshamrockrun.com.

Sundays in the Cemetery – every Sunday through April at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. This Sunday’s lecture is “Genealogical Research Strategies: Where To Begin…and Will It Ever End?” on March 2nd. Cost is $15 per person per event – seating is limited, and reservations are required; visit www.forest-lawn.com or call 716-885-1600 for reservations.

Paczki Day Celebration – Sunday, March 2nd from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd. in Depew (this event has been confirmed). Event will feature theme basket raffles, Polish food, live entertainment and more. Advanced tickets (on sale through February 28th) are $6; tickets will be $8 at the door and $2 for children under 12. Find out more at the Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY Facebook page.

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