Katie Kozlowski and Matt Nedimyer, both seniors at Orchard Park High School, have been selected to the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Katie and Matt will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 8, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country.


The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, is extending "Robotic Dinosaurs" through Monday. For more information, call 896-5200 or visit


The University at Buffalo is offering free tickets for high school students to attend lectures by oceanographer Sylvia Earle and author Greg Mortensen. Up to 10 tickets are available per school for Earle's lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 30 for Mortensen's lecture at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in Alumni Arena, UB North Campus, Amherst. Requests for tickets must be made by one staff member from each high school. Visit to register. Deadline is noon today for the Earle lecture; Oct. 20 for the Mortensen lecture.


Maria Skrobacz, 16, of Olean, won a $1,000 Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship. She was chosen from more than 27,000 nominees nationwide for organizing the National Souper Bowl of Caring event in Olean, which raised more than $1,900 and 7,000 canned food items for the Olean Food Pantry. Winners were chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity.


The Missoula Children's Theatre is returing to the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport, to cast 50 or more young actors, ages 5 to 17, for the musical "The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race." A group audition will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Rehearsals will start immediately. Performances will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Starpoint High School, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. Tickets are $6. For information, call 433-2617 or visit


The New York State Junior Miss Scholarship Program is holding a preliminary at-large competition for high school senior girls who wish to participate in the state competition in March. The categories in which each contestant is evaluated are scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression. The qualifying event will be held Nov. 13. An information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Personal Best, 3653 Harlem Road. For information, call Susan Makai at 831-3870 or e-mail: