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SCHOLARSHIPS

*The Williamsville Art Society is offering a $500 scholarship to a senior from Amherst, Sweet Home or the Williamsville high schools who will be attending college to study art in September. Students may present their portfolios at 10 a.m. April 28 in the Village Executive Offices, 5500 Main St., Williamsville, and they may be picked up at noon. For more information or an application, visit www.williamsvilleartsociety.org.

*Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-Lewiston, is accepting applications for New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships. Four $1,500 scholarships -- two academic and two athletic -- will be awarded to students from around New York State. Eligible applicants can be high school students planning to attend college in the fall, current undergraduate students or graduate students who reside in the 138th Assembly District. Deadline for application is 5 p.m. April 30 at Ceretto's district office, 1700 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. For information or an application, call 282-6062.

*The Marie Jackson Women's Golf Tournament Committee will be awarding four $1,500 scholarships to area students. To be eligible, students must be a South Buffalo resident, in eighth grade at a South Buffalo Catholic school or Discovery School and plan on attending a Catholic high school. Applicants should submit a 150-word, typewritten essay describing "How You Plan to Live Your Life to the Fullest." Essays must be postmarked by May 1 and sent to Laurie Roof, 417 Abbott Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14220.

*The Hispanic Women's League is offering scholarships to Hispanic high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and community participation. For more information or to download an application, visit www.hispanicwomensleague.org or call Alicia Granto-Estenoz at 885-HELP or Eleanor Paterson at 851-1049. Deadline is April 13.

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THEATER CLASSES

The Theatre of Youth will be holding summer classes at Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., for students in kindergarten through high school. A brochure can be found at www.theatreofyouth.org. For more information, call 884-4400, Ext. 304.

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ENGINEERING CLASSES

Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) will hold summer enrichment programs for students entering grades eight through 12. The free program is designed for students interested in exploring science, technology and engineering. Applications, which must be accompanied by a current report card, are due June 4. For more information, call 645-3066, visit www.eng.buffalo.edu/beam or email helenbrk@buffalo.edu.

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ART WANTED

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, "An Artistic Discovery." One piece of artwork from each district will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol. The contest is open to high school students, but exceptions will be made for schools that have seventh through 12th grades in one building. Submissions can be delivered to Higgins' Buffalo office at 76 Larkin St., Suite 601, or 2 E. Second St., Suite 300, in Jamestown. The deadline is 5 p.m. April 23. For guidelines or additional information, visit www.higgins.house.gov or call 852-3501.

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LIBRARY EVENTS

Activities this week at the Central Library, Lafayette Square, include gaming for children ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday; a screening of "Winnie the Pooh" at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ring of Knowledge, Main Floor; Miss Nancy's Storytime for ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; and "Don't Let the Pigeon Come to This Program" for ages 6 to 10 at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Groups of six or more must register. For more information, call 858-8900.

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FOSSIL COLLECTING

The Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will be open Friday and Saturday and all next week for fossil collecting. Hours are 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15. Cost is $7 adults, $6 for kids 12 and under and free for kids 2 and under and Penn Dixie members. For information, call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.

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CELEBRATE SPRING

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, will hold a Spring Egg-stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Cost is $7; Buffalo Museum of Science members save 10 percent. For more information, call 896-5200, Ext. 312, or visit www.sciencebuff.org.

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SPORTS DAY

The School of Business at St. Bonaventure University will host a Careers in Sports Day, an interactive workshop for high school sophomores and juniors, beginning at 9 a.m. April 19. For more information or to register your school group, visit www.sbu.edu/careersinsports.

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BABEL SERIES

Just Buffalo Literary Center will continue its Babel Series with author Alexander McCall Smith at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle. Tickets are $35; $10 for students with student I.D. For information, visit www.justbuffalo.org.

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COMEDY

Young Audiences of Western New York presents Defiant Monkey, interactive comedy improv for families, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at M&T First Fridays at the Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. For information, visit www.yawny.org.

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PERFORMANCE

Disney's Imagination Movers will kick off a national tour at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst. For more information, visit www.imaginationmovers.com.

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AUDITIONS

To schedule an audition time for the Cadenza Workshop, a comprehensive four-day workshop in August for singers ages 15-32, contact cadenzabuf@hotmail.com. Auditions will be held April 15 and 29 at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway. For more information, visit www.cadenzaworkshop.com.

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SHAKESPEARIENCE

Interviews for Shakespearience, Shakespeare in Delaware Park's high school apprenticeship program, are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon April 28 in the Delaware Park office, 617 Main St. Session I, "Richard III," will be held from June 16 to July 15. Session II, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will run from July 21 to Aug. 1. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 856-4533.