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He and Long engineered the new toy train-a.k.a. the Reading Railroad-now chugging along its ceiling-suspended track in the Children's Room at Liverpool Public Library. Even for adults, the New York Central model is a thing of beauty.

Kevin and Bill were on hand May 16 when the ribbon was cut to christen the library's Reading Railroad.

All Things New

A Christian rock band named All Things New is scheduled to perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Washington Park. The born-again quintet includes guitarists David Bender and Steve Popp, saxophonist Dave Mazur Jr., bassist/keyboardist John Laurin and drummer Tony Ariola. Among the band's song titles are "The Son Will Shine," "Rend The Heavens" and "The Power of The Cross." In case of rain, the show will be rescheduled, Laurin said.

Rockin' outside Retreat

You know it's summertime when they're rockin' on the patio at The Retreat. The Liverpool landmark serving legal beverages since 1972 at 302 Vine St. has booked more than 75 free outdoor performances over the warm weather months.

For instance, guitarist-singer Michael Crissan plays classic rock on the deck at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, while Frenay & Lenin harmonize on everything from Buddy Holly to the Hollies from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 26; 457-6398.

Indoors at Limp Lizard

Over at the new Limp Lizard Lounge at 201 First St., live music rings out Thursday through Saturday nights indoors in the back dining room. There's no cover charge.

The Shakedown - Sean Taylor, Sue Royal, Matt Zych and Shane Kelsen - perform music from The Beatles to The Band at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. On June 16, the Lisa Lee Trio plugs in, and on June 17 the zippy Z-Bones return.

On June 23, don't miss The Jabrones featuring Syracuse's most electrifying guitar player, Tim Harrington; 451-9774.

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