*The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present the all-high school production of "Murder By Chance" at 7 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Tickets are $6 tonight; $10 Friday and Saturday. For information, call 284-6358 or visit

*Sweet Home High School's Drama Club will present "The Apple" at 2:30 p.m. today and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the high school auditorium, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Donations to the Sweet Home Drama Club Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

*Amherst High School Drama Club will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school Masterson Auditorium, 4301 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $5-$8. Pictured, from left, are Jackson Stocking, Elise Riffel and Alex Ferro.



It was a big weekend at the Buffalo Museum of Science last week as it unveiled the newest members of its permanent collection: a 12-foot-tall mastodon and 26-foot-long Albertosaurus. The mastodon has been named Seymour, and the museum is holding a contest to name the Albertosaurus. Submissions may be made via Facebook or by mail; entries can be obtained in the December issue of Western New York Family magazine or at the museum. Deadline for submission is Dec. 19. For information, call 896-5200 or visit



The Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, will host its third annual Winterfest from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children 12 and under can welcome the holiday season with stories, cookies and crafts. For more information, call 858-8900.



Music in Action's latest set of 10 student artist tracks can be downloaded for free at "Paper Souls" was developed by the Music in Action team at Lewiston-Porter High School during last school year and includes a range of musical styles. The cover art was designed by Rob Minicucci, a 2010 graduate of Lew-Port.



Just Buffalo Literary Center's BABEL series continues with author Naomi Shihab Nye at 8 p.m. Friday in Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. In advance of the lecture, Shihab Nye will be speaking to students at Buffalo Seminary. Tickets for the evening lecture are $10-$100. For more information, visit or call 832-5400.