Mount St. Mary Academy will present "Godspell" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the school auditorium, 3756 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. The school also will be hosting a book sale during the performances in the student dining hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, and 1 p.m. Nov. 20. The sale will benefit the school's library. Tickets are $8-$10. For information, call 877-1358. Pictured are, from left, Teresa Bompczyk, Larissa Hughes and Claire Lepovich.
SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT
Park School sophomore Kristen Klementowski spent months researching the definitions, etiquette and history of disability in pursuit of the Girl Scout Silver Award. Her research project culminated in presentations of her findings to fellow students, other Girl Scouts and members of the community.
A Girl Scout from another troop who has Down syndrome inspired Kristen's research. After noticing other girls speaking slowly and awkwardly to their fellow scout, Kristen set out to find the the right way to treat disabled people with dignity and respect. In her speeches, Kristen offered tips on "disability etiquette."
"I don't actually think there is a finishing point because everything changes," Kristen said in a school press release. "As new research comes out about disabilities, the project will have to change and as disability etiquette improves, we will have to change as well."
Just Buffalo Literary Center will hold Spotlight on Youth: Open Mic for Ages 12-21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Shea's Smith Theater, 660 Main St. Bruce George, the co-founder of Def Jam, will host the event. Interested performers may arrive at 5:30 p.m. to work with George to prepare their material. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.justbuffalo.org.
Youth Service America and State Farm are offering $1,000 grants for service-learning projects in K-12 public schools. Apply by Tuesday at www.ysa.org/grants.
The Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden, is looking for a male age 18 to 30 to play the part of James Dillingham Young in its December production of "The Gift of the Magi." Interested actors should call Kathy Sutter at 937-7881.