A summer reading camp for children ages 6 to 9 will be held in July and August at B Is for Books, 6562 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Call 667-2382 or visit

St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave., will offer summer sports camps in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and wrestling. For information, call 874-4953, e-mail or visit

Artpark in Lewiston is offering Art Camp and Rock Camp this summer. For information, call 754-4375 or visit



Here's your chance to meet author-illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, when he visits the area as part of a book tour promoting "Queen of the Falls," his new book about Annie Edson Taylor, the 63-year-old schoolteacher who rode a barrel over Niagara Falls in 1901. Van Allsburg will discuss the book -- and sign autographs -- in a free program at 2 p.m. June 4 in the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. He will also sign books from 1 to 3 p.m. June 5 at Wegmans, 3135 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.



The Westminster Early Childhood Program will hold a Children's Fair from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 724 Delaware Ave. Games, rides and food items will cost between $1 and $3. For information, call 884-9438 or visit



Immaculata Academy will present "Just Another High School Play" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the school, 5138 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. Tickets are $5. For information, call 649-6161, Ext. 215, or e-mail

Also at Immaculata, a Fine Arts Night will be held Tuesday. A student art show begins at 6 p.m. and a concert at 7.

The Alden Christian Theatre Society will present "Message in a Bottle," a one-act play about teenage drinking written and produced by teens, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at ACTS Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., Alden. Tickets are $3. A discussion and refreshments will follow.

Park School will present "A Night of Improv With the Comedy Cats" at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the Helen Long Building, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. Tickets are $5-$8. For information, call 839-1243, Ext. 109.



Kelsey Bennett of Buffalo, a student at Kenmore West High School, placed as a semifinalist in the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. Kelsey was one of 57 regional winners nationwide who competed in New York City.



The Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus will present "Cultures Through Song II" at 4 p.m. Sunday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St. Cost is $5.



A Youth Fishing Clinic for children ages 5 to 14 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. For information or to register, call 683-5959.



Award-winning author Amy Stewart will visit the Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. To register, call 688-4955.