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      Weekend's Best Bets June 7 - 9

      Samples and music 11am - 11pm on Saturday

      Here are some choices on things to do around Central New York:

      ***Taste of Syracuse $1 samples, free music Clinton Square area Friday and Saturday 11am - 11pm

      ***Greek Cultural Festival St. Sophia's Church, Waring Road Syracuse Saturday noon - 10pm Sunday noon - 4pm free admission & parking free shuttle: Tecumseh Elementary, J-D Middle or CBA www.SyracuseGreekfest.com

      ***Cicero Festival noon parade, then til 11pm Sacred Heart Church (off Route 11) Fireworks 10:15pm

      ***Cortland Italian Festival St. Anthony of Padua Church, Pomeroy St. Saturday 4 - 10pm (fireworks at end) Sunday all day

      ***Calder Cup Playoffs Syracuse Crunch Ice Hockey Syracuse: War Memorial Saturday & Sunday evening

      ***Soap Box Derby Syracuse: Geddes St. Hill Saturday until 4pm

      ***Civil War Weekend Encampments, displays & demonstrations Peterboro, Madison County Saturday & Sunday (free)

      ***Kayaking Info/Try-outs Beaver Lake Nature Center Sunday 10:30 - 2pm (free with park parking)

      ***St. Baldrick's Head Shaving sponsored by Auburn Firefighters Children's cancer fundraiser Auburn Knights of Columbus Sunday 11m - 5pm

      ***Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Canastota Sunday parade 1pm, Induction Ceremonies 2:30

      ***Philanthropic Foodie Event Tastings/wine to benefit charities Syracuse/Geddes St: Gentile's Restaurant Sunday 4 - 8pm

      ***Save the Mansion Tours Syracuse/James Street: Hiscock Barnes Mansion Saturday & Sunday noon - 4pm Saturday, Sedgwick area homes open as well

      There's more on our website calendar