More than 600 students participated in the 20th Annual Walk For Kids on May 19 at Medaille College, raising more than $26,000 for Kids Escaping Drugs.

The top fundraising school was Clarence High School, which raised a total of $4,648.88. In second place was Tonawanda High School, with a total of $2,778.25.


The Guitar Factory will host Summer Jam 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tralf, 622 Main St. The event, which features music students ages 8 to 18, raises funds for local music education and other local charities. Tickets are $8 presale, $10 at the door. For information, call 677-0908.


The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Bring a song; an accompanist will be provided. For more information, call 284-6358 or visit


An evening astronomy program will be held beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg. Telescopes will be available. Cost is $3. For information, call 627-4560 or visit


The Buffalo History Museum, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, will hold its Family History Club from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The meeting will include crafts, tours and a scavenger hunt. This week’s theme is “The Pan Am: Buffalo in 1901.” Cost is $5-$10 for children; free for adults. For more information, call 873-9644, Ext. 0, or visit


Lancaster native Kate Karyus Quinn will be at B Is For Books, 6562 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, to launch her new novel, “Another Little Piece.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, visit


Area theater students were recently honored by the Rochester Broadway Theater League. Tom Follman from Lyndonville Central School District received an award for best supporting actor for his role in “Anything Goes.” Also from Lyndonville, Joy Follman received special recognition and Tip of the Hat awards. The production, a collaboration between Lyndonville and Medina schools, also received outstanding singing ensemble and outstanding pit orchestra awards.

Awards were also given to Medina students Madison Holland (rising star), Joe Mangiola (Tip of the Hat) and Regan Stacey (best supporting actress, Tip of the Hat for her choregraphy). For a full list of awards, visit