Artpark is offering four camp scholarships for boys for each of its theater camps this summer. Interested applicants should send a resumé along with a paragraph about why you should receive a scholarship to The camps are: Session 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15-19 for ages 9 to 15 and Session 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9, ages 13 to 18.

Also, Artpark is looking for a boy to play the role of Friedrich (age 14) in “The Sound of Music.” The actor should be 5-foot-3 or 5-foot-4, be able to dance and sing, and guitar-playing is a plus. Contact Susan at Also, a male apprentice between the ages of 16 and 18 is sought for the male ensemble in “The Sound of Music.” Email photo and contact information to the above email address.


• The Alden Christian Theatre Society’s Rising Stars, a youth group with members ranging in age from 10 to 18, will present “Myth Adventures: 5 Greek Classics” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden. Tickets are $4-$7. For reservations, call 937-7770.

• The East Aurora Theatre Company at East Aurora High School will perform “Monsieur Méliès, the Man in the Moon” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in East Aurora High School, 1003 Center St., East Aurora. Tickets are $5. For information, call (866) 967-8167 or visit

• John F. Kennedy High School will present “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the school’s Greenauer Auditorium, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga. Tickets are $5-$10.

• Amherst High School Drama Club will present “Dates (Behind Closed Doors!),” a night of one-act comedies directed by seniors, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Masterson Auditorium, Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $5-$8.

“The Apartment, The Monopoly and The Locksmith” was written and directed by senior Maggie Maloney. “Check, Please 2” is directed by Brendan Barrick, Alex Ferro and Jackson Stocking; “The Crush” is directed by Conner Westover; and “Wait … Wait, I Can Explain” is directed by Terese Regan.


Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Activities include cleaning up the site, a bird walk, tree planting, fossil collecting and an astronomy night. For more information, call 627-4560 or visit


The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo is holding its Arts and Writing Contest for students in grades seven to 12. Entries in either visual arts or writing should focus on the theme: “Never Again: Learning From the Holocaust.” Prizes will be awarded for each category in each grade. Deadline is Friday. For information on guidelines and contest rules, visit


“Dinosaurs, Mammoths & More: Dinosaur Bone Collecting with side trips to Nebraska and Montana” by Glen LaPlaca will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gateway Executive Office Building, 3556 Lake Shore Blvd., Blasdell. Cost is $4 per person; free for Penn Dixie members.


The Archangel 8 Chess Academy will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Central Library, Lafayette Square. USCF competitors should preregister at For more information about library events, call 858-8900 or visit


The Mount St. Mary Academy Jazz Ensemble will host the Buffalo Jazz Review at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Iris Restaurant, Maple and Sweet Home roads, Amherst. The jazz ensembles from Tonawanda, St. Francis, Depew and Sweet Home high schools also will perform. Tickets are $7 in advance, $9 at the door. For information, call 877-1358.


Green Buffalo Runner will hold a race to raise awareness about the environment at noon Saturday in Delaware Park. The race is free for students 18 and under; $15-$20 for all others. Walkers also are welcome. To register, visit


The 20th annual Kenny Awards to recognize local high school talent will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Tickets are $8.


The Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries are celebrating National Library Week through Saturday. Events include tours, book clubs, book sales, movies, crafts and more. Visit to find out what special events are happening at your local library.