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CONCERT SHOWCASE

A concert featuring multiple bands, orchestras, choral groups as well as a variety of small student groups such as the brass ensemble, wind quintet, flute choir and more will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday in Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road.

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STATE CHAMPS

The West Seneca Marching Band, for the second year in a row, captured the Governor's Cup in the New York State Field Band Competition in Syracuse this fall. The band, which competed against nine other bands to win the state title in the Large School 3 Division, includes students in grades seven through 12 from West Seneca East and West middle and high schools.

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FAMILY FILM SERIES

The YWCA of the Tonawandas and the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, continue the family film series with "Nanny McPhee Returns" at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $2. For information, call 692-2413.

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MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteers and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society have teamed up to offer Young Musicians Scholarships worth $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, as well as Silverman String Scholarships for $1,500. The scholarships are available to high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties who plan to major in music next fall. Application deadline is Feb. 1. For information, visit www.bpo.org, www.ecmea.org or www.ncmea.com or call 759-6428 and leave phone number and e-mail address.

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WRITING CONTEST

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 info@thewritetobeheard.com for rules and where to send the play (hard copies only).

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WINTER WONDERLAND

Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve will hold "Winter Wonderland in the Woods" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. The event will feature craft and gift-making, snowshoeing, a sing-along with Santa at 2 p.m. and more. For information, call 683-5959 or visit www.dec.ny.gov.

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PERFORMANCE

Matt James will bring his Cool Music for Kids to the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, at 2 p.m. Saturday. He will also visit the Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Eggertsville, at 7 p.m. Monday.

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REMEMBERING FLIGHT 3407

Listen to readings from "The Empty Chair; Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407" from 7 to 8:45 p.m. today in the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. The public is also invited to share poems and stories related to the tragedy. For information, call 741-2650.

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PEACE WALK

A Peace Walk and Rally will be held Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Broadway Market and ending at City Hall.