Michael McClure, 11, of Kenmore, was among the winners at the recent Burlington Rotary Music Festival. He is a student at Elmwood Franklin School and a piano student of Mary Handley.


Friends of the BPO volunteers and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society will offer Young Musicians’ Scholarships of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 and up to three $1,500 Silverman String Scholarships. High school seniors who plan to major in music in college are eligible. Applications, due Feb. 1, may be obtained at, or For more information, call 759-6428; leave a phone number and email address.


“Stories of Many Cultures,” an all-ages family program, will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, Lafayette Square. For more information, visit or call 858-8900.


Santa will visit the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, at 11 a.m. Saturday. The day will start with lunch followed by holiday activities from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 with lunch; $5 for activities only. Reservations and prepayment are necessary for lunch; call 693-1885.


The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, will present “A Christmas Story” at 2 p.m Sunday. Ian Petrella, who plays Randy Parker in the movie, will be on hand to discuss the movie. Tickets are $5-$10 presale; $10-$15 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Sweeney Hose Company. For information, call 692-2413 or visit


A four-week class on Fashion Sketching and Design for Teens will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning Dec. 14, at Hobby Lobby, 2090 George Urban Blvd., Depew. The cost is $85, which includes all supplies. Preregistration is required; call or text Darellyn McKnight at 986-7099 or email


Deneen Hernandez, a forensic examiner with the FBI, visited the Native American Magnet School 19 last week as part of the “Success Looks Like Me” role model program by the Cultures of Giving Legacy Institute. The program also was streamed live to other city schools, and students were able to send questions to Hernandez via email and Twitter. Pictured is freshman Toriana Jeffries, who tried to decrypt a coded message during the presentation.