*Auditions for "Guys on Ice" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Springville Center for Arts (37 N. Buffalo St., Springville). Three men are sought for the production. Call 592-9038.

*The Amherst Players will hold auditions for adults, teens and children with acting experience or a special talent for the March production "Mugsy Sent Me!" Auditions for adults and teens are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 or from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 in Christ United Methodist Church (350 Saratoga Road, Amherst). Auditioners will be asked to improvise. Auditions for children and anyone with a special talent will begin at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 or at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Visit or call 791-7529.


Calls for Work

*First Night Buffalo is seeking submissions for its 2012 Art Contest and 2012 Poetry Contest. Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade can submit entries. Submissions for the art contest should be an original piece of artwork that showcases your drug-free creativity or a portrait of "Your Drug-Free Role Model." All mediums are acceptable with a maximum size of 11 inches by 17 inches.

Submissions for the poetry contest should either be about "Why YOU Want To Be Drug-Free" or about "Your Drug-Free Role Model." Entries should be on an 8 1/2 -inch by 11-inch paper and either typed out or handwritten very neatly.

The deadline is Thursday. For more information and submission forms, visit or email Jessica Lafalce

-- Evonne Austin