The Ellicott-Masten YMCA, 585 William St., will be hosting a program called Prevention Focus to educate youths ages 10 to 18 on life choices dealing with gambling, tobacco, drugs and other risky behaviors. The program, which begins on Tuesday, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday through April 12. For information, call 845-5440 or visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.
Youths ages 12 to 16 are invited to join the Outdoor Adventure Club at Reinstein Wood Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. This week, learn the basics of cross-country skiing at 10 a.m. Saturday. For information or to register, call 683-5959.
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 your phone number and e-mail address.
Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will hold a nature walk at 1 p.m. Sunday. Participants must bring cross-country skis or snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow available, a walk around the site will be held. For information, call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.