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05:00 AM, Dec 27, 2013

Children watch as the trains go by inside the Edgerton Model Railroad Club's Train room in Rochester. The room is open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30 and 31. (KRIS J. MURANTE/staff photograph / er)/


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1The Lamberton Holiday Show features an 8-foot-high poinsettia pyramid. The festive display is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Jan. 5 (until 9 p.m. on Sundays; closed Christmas Day) at the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. Admission is $3; $2 for seniors and ages 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger. Call (585) 753-7270.

2 Spend Another Christmas with the Calamari Sisters as they celebrate the Feast of the 7 Fishes at RAPA’s East End Theatre. The holiday hilarity begins at 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45. Call (585) 325-3366 or go to rapatheatre.org.

3 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol concludes its run at the Geva Theatre Center. The curtain rises at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25. A free “Home for the Holidays” special performance for military families and veterans will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (585) 232-4382 or go to gevatheatre.org.

4What’s So Important About Being Earnest? is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by ShakeCo Classic Theater for Young Audiences. It opens Thursday at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5. Call (585) 244-0960 or go to muccc.org.

5 The Memorial Art Gallery is hosting a Kwanzaa Family Day — a celebration of the African-American cultural holiday. Activities run from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and include music and dance performances, storytelling, displays and a ceremony. There is a $5 per family suggested donation. Call (585) 276-8900 or go to mag.rochester.edu.

6 Mentalist Marc Salem returns with his Mind Over Rochester show. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Downstairs Cabaret Theater Center, 540 E. Main St. Tickets are $25. You can also catch his mind games at 3, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $25; $35 for the late show. For details and reservations, call (585) 325-4370 or go to downstairscabaret.com.

7 Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in Brighton is hosting a Family Day Skate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (also noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3). Admission is $20 for a family of four ($2 for each additional person). For details, call (585) 424-4625 or go to billgraysiceplex.com.

8Holiday Science and Technology Days runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Meet live animals, learn how to help protect the environment, and try your hand at experiments in engineering, chemistry and more. Museum admission is $13; $12 for seniors and college students with ID; $11 for ages 3 to 18; free for ages 2 and younger. Go to rmsc.org.

9The Edgerton Model Railroad Club’s Train Room is open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (also Dec. 30 and 31) at the Edgerton Community Center. Donations accepted. Call (585) 428-6769 or go to edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com.

10Dave Mancini and Friends play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St. Tickets are $21; $18 for seniors, groups and military personnel; $10.50 for full-time students. Call (585) 325-4370 or go to downstairscabaret.com.