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*Canisius High School, 1180 Delaware Ave., will present "Guys & Dolls" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets are $10; $7 for students or seniors. Pictured are, from left, Elena Feliz of Holy Angels Academy, Lucy Bell of Sacred Heart Academy and Andrew Slawson.

*Springville-Griffith Institute will present "Once On This Island" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the school, 290 N. Buffalo St., Springville. For ticket information, call 592-3289 or e-mail wikiman@springvillegi.org. Pictured, from left, are Tom Lawton, Sarah Wach, Diane Bofinger, Stacie Zwolski and Nathanial Higgins.

*St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute will present "Beauty and the Beast" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For ticket information, call 874-4955. Pictured, from left, are Michael Lillis, Marc Montana and Alex Kosmowski.

*City Honors, 186 E. North St., will present "South Pacific" at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$7.50. Pictured, from left, are Mike Grochowski, Marty Gartz (kneeling), Jacob Cohen, Lillian Altreuter and Devin Mullenas.

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>WORKSHOPS

Sacred Heart Academy will host "Soar into Spring Workshops" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for girls in fourth through seventh grade. Workshops cost $10-$20. For more information, call 834-2101, Ext. 311, or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.

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>TEEN WRITING CONTEST

Gilda's Club Western New York is holding its fourth annual Teen Writing Contest for students in grades nine through 12. Students should submit an essay or poem (500 words or less) describing their thoughts on cancer, relating to their own cancer or that of a friend, relative or teacher. Mail entries to Gilda's Club, Attn: Kathy Kurtz, 1140 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209. Deadline is March 15. For information, call 332-5900 or visit www.gildasclubwny.org.

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>TALENT SEARCH

Buffalo Prep, a University at Buffalo-sponsored program that offers accelerated classes, tutoring and mentoring to fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders from disadvantaged backgrounds, will hold an information class at 6 p.m. today at UB, South Campus, 18 Acheson Annex. For information, call 829-3605.

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>MATH CONTEST

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute will hold the Brother Edward Martin Seventh Grade Math Contest from 3 to 6 p.m. April 12 at the school, 845 Kenmore Ave. Entry fee is $2.50. Deadline for entries is March 25. For information, call Robert Bleecher at 270-4362 or e-mail rbleecher@sjci.com.

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>GEOLOGY PROGRAM

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will present "Geology and Scenery in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains" by Dr. Rick Batt of Buffalo State College at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gateway office building, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Cost is free for Penn Dixie members; $4 for nonmembers. For information, call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.

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>DANCE

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, will hold a dance for students in sixth through eighth grades from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5. Security and chaperones will be at the event.

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>SCIENCE FESTIVAL

A free bus ride will be provided by the Dr. Nelson Ying Tri Region Science and Engineering Fair to attend its Science Festival at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse on March 19 and 20. Twenty students in grades five through 12 will be chosen. For information, call (315) 468-1025 or e-mail trsef@verizon.net.

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>SCHOLARSHIP

The Hispanic Women's League will present scholarships to Hispanic high school seniors with a grade point average of 85 or higher, community service and are enrolling in college. For award forms, visit hispanicwomensleague.org or call Alicia Granto-Estenoz at 885-HELP or Dr. Eleanor Paterson at 851-1049. Deadline is April 6.

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FOOD FIGHT

Mount Mercy Academy students held a Food Fight to benefit the community. During the school's spirit week, students were encouraged to bring in food items. Each class earned a point each for each food item they collected, but lost points when other classes collected toiletries. The students gathered thousands of items that were donated to the South Buffalo Food Pantry.

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YOUTH SUMMIT: Buffalo Police Officer Earl Perrin Jr. talks with seventh-graders, from left, Jabra Foster, Shamso Ismail, Rukiya Ismail and Suliema Sanchez at an event held last week at School 18 by the West Side Youth Violence Prevention Task Force. Perrin gave his phone number to students so they can call him if they have a serious issue with gang violence or bullying.