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SUMMER FUN FEST

Bryant & Stratton College will hold a Summer Fun Fest from noon to 4 p.m. June 29 at both its campuses, 3650 Millersport Highway, Amherst, and 200 Redtail Road, Orchard Park. Activities will include bounces houses, slides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks and more.

SUMMER CAMPS

• The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will hold summer camps for children who have completed kindergarten through grade 5. For details and information, call 693-1885 or visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.

• The Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will offer three summer camps geared toward children ages 8 to 12. For more information, visit www.penndixie.org, call 627-4560 or email jbpendix@gmail.com

VOTES NEEDED

Cayuga Heights Elementary School is the only school in New York in the Big Lots Lots2Give program, which awards money to schools that receive the most votes online between now and July 7. One person can vote up to three times per day. The school plans to purchase books if it wins the $20,000 prize. Cast your vote at www.biglots.com/lots2give/vote?state=NY&y=8&x=91.

AUDITIONS

Auditions are still available for choristers entering grades three through 12 for the ABC Bel Canto Choirs. For more information, call Sue Fay Allen at 759-6428 or visit www.abcbelcanto.org.

EXHIBIT

The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, will open its third permanent interactive science studio, “In Motion,” at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.sciencebuff.org.

NEXT TAKES A VACATION/TAKE NEXT ON VACATION

Today is the last issue of NeXt for the 2012-13 school year. NeXt will resume publication in September with some new correspondents added to the crew (see Page C4 for information on how to apply). While we take our summer vacation, we hope our readers will save a copy of NeXt for our annual “Take NeXt on Vacation” feature. Readers 18 and younger are welcome to have themselves photographed holding NeXt on the beach, on a boat or whatever, and emailing the photo to shargleas@gmail.com. Include your name, age, school, and some information about where you were when the photo was taken. See you in September!