Students between eighth and 12th grades who live within 60 miles of Buffalo are invited to submit a one-act play for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship in the Write to Be Heard contest. Visit www.thewritetobeheard.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for rules and where to send the play (hard copies only).
Nichols School will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. Tickets are $5. Pictured are Josh Finkelstein, left, and Joel Almand.
>FAMILY FILM SERIES
The YWCA of the Tonawandas and Riviera Theatre Family Film Series continues at 12:30 p.m. Saturday with "Despicable Me" (PG) at the theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $2. For information, call 692-2413.
Bryant & Stratton College has opened a new campus at 3650 Millersport Highway, Amherst. An open house will be held Wednesday. For more information, call 625-6300.
The Maria Love Charity Ball will be held in the grand ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 for students in grades five through eight. The dance for high school students will be held from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Formal dress is required. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance. For information, call 635-3333 or visit www.marialovefund.org.
The theme for this year's International Education Week (Nov. 15-19) at the University at Buffalo is Human Rights in Perspective, A Tribute to Alison Des Forges. Events include several lectures and films. For information, call 645-2258 or visit www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/special_events.html.