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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

This week is National Library Week with special events for young people happening at libraries throughout Western New York.

Here are a few:

"Stories for Peace": Western New York Storytellers from Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY, Spin-A-Storytellers and Network of Biblical Storytellers, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

"The Bridge to Terabithia" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Also, the Pizza Lovers Book Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.

To find out more about library events, visit www.buffalolib.org.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNER

The Brass Monkeez of Lewiston Porter High School were named the winners of the Music is Art Battle of the Bands that took place last week during the Scotty Bowman Showcase at HSBC Arena. The Brass Monkeez will perform at the Music is Art Festival in September. They also won recording time at GCR Audio, digital release of a single and a photograph session.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

The 100 Club of Buffalo will offer scholarships to the children of police, fire and EMS personnel in Erie and Niagara counties. For applications, visit www.100clubbuffalo.org. The deadline is May 4.

The Taste of Buffalo is accepting applications from high school seniors who will be pursuing higher education in the food service and hospitality industries. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. For application or additional information, visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com. Deadline is May 18.

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PHOTO CONTEST

CEPA Gallery is inviting the public to be part of Visions of Greater Buffalo. Send best color photo of Buffalo (no pets or people) to www.cepagallery.org. One submission per person. Deadline is May 1. For information, call 856-2717.

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SHAKESPEARIENCE

Shakespearience provides theatrical experience to high school students. Interviews will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 30 at 617 Main St. The sessions will be held from June 11 to July 10 ("Merchant of Venice") and from July 16 to Aug. 14 ("As You Like It"). Applicants must call for an interview appointment at 856-4533.

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SPRING BREAK

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will hold its annual Victorian Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25.

Also, the museum will present "School Break: Happy Easter" from noon to 4 p.m. next Thursday. Cost is $2.50-$5.

For information, call 693-1885 or visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.

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SING-ALONG

A sing-along screening of "Grease" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $3. For information, call 692-2413.

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EARTH DAY EVENTS

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., will hold a series of events in connection with Earth Day, including: Spring cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; a celebration, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp for ages 3 to 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday; wellness walk, 10 a.m. to noon, next Thursday; and Spring Egg-stravaganza, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22. For information, call 825-6397 or visit www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve.

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BARNEY CONCERT

"Barney Live in Concert -- Birthday Bash" will be held at 3 and 6:30 p.m. today at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Tickets are $16-$56. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketsmaster.com.

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DIG FOR FOSSILS

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will be open Saturday and Monday through April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $6-$7. For information, call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.

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ON STAGE

Nichols School will present three one-act plays by Thornton Wilder -- "Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton," "Rivers Under the Earth" and "Pullman Car Hiawatha" -- at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. Tickets are $5. For information, visit www.nicholsschool.org.