Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School is offering help to families in the community during its annual Christmas For Others program. The students, faculty and staff assist needy families by purchasing items on the family's wish list. Donations can be made by calling 826-3610.


The Buffalo Rotary Foundation, Read to Succeed Buffalo and the RTSB Literacy Coalition have launched a new program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which provides a new book every month to every child under the age of 5 in the 14215 ZIP code. To register a child, call 843-8895 or visit


John F. Kennedy High School's Drama Club will present "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school's Greenauer Auditorium, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga. Tickets are $5-$8. For information, call 891-6407.


Applications are being accepted for the Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Young Musicians' Scholarships and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society's Silverman Scholarship. The scholarships are available to high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties who will be majoring in music in college next fall. For more information or to download an application, go to, or Deadline is Feb. 1. Questions? Call 759-6428.


The Free Family Film Series at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., will continue with Disney's "The Santa Clause" at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) Sunday. Holiday activities, including a visit from Santa, will precede the movie from 1 to 2 p.m. For tickets, visit Shea's ticket office or Wegmans.


Santa Claus will visit the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., North Tonawanda, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Today is the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, and students between the ages of 14 and 22 can enter to win one of 22 $5,000 scholarships by sharing via social media how they enjoy their right to free expression. All student posts including the hash tag #freetotweet will be considered for the scholarship competition. Only one tweet is required for entry, however students are encouraged to be creative and enter as many times as they wish using any social media platform, including blogs. The competition began at midnight and continues for 24 hours. For more information, visit