Immaculata students recently participated in national Mix It Up at Lunch Day to promote respect, friendship and unity. The girls switched seats at lunch tables to meet new friends in their class and in other grades. Each table had a character trait assigned to it for the students to reflect on, and a list of “ice breakers” to help get the conversations going and help the students get to know each other better. Pictured are Anaclaire Cordaro, Natalie Salem, Nicole McCusker, Liz Musial and Allyson Massimi.


The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation are offering three $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors exemplifying character in his or her daily life. For more information, visit Deadline is Jan. 14.


The Buffalo History Museum and “War Horse” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center will present Veterans Appreciation and War History Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court. For more information, call 873-9644 or visit


Shea’s Performing Arts Center and the Lipke Foundation have announced the finalists for the 21st annual Kenny Awards, which recognize the talents of student who participate in their high school musicals. This year’s finalists are: Eden Junior Senior High School, “The Wedding Singer”; Fredonia, “Bye Bye Birdie”; Maple Grove, “Grease”; North Tonawanda, “9 to 5 The Musical”; Orchard Park, “Les Miserables”; Tonawanda, “Grease”; and West Seneca West, “Godspell.”

The awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. May 10, 2014, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Tickets are $8.


• Nichols School will present “Pride and Prejudice” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. Tickets are $5. Pictured are, from left, Fred Maynor, Paloma D’Auria and Spencer Bacon.

• Amherst High School Drama Club will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Masterson Auditorium, Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $5 to $8. Pictured are, from left, are Ruairi O’Loughlin, Maria Smith, Jemey Irish-Ryan and Mackenzie Oprean.

• Williamsville South High School Drama Club will present “Twelve Angry Jurors” at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 15 and 16. Tickets are $9. Pictured in foreground are, from left, Drew Sember, Bobby MacDonell, Holden Bath and Devon Bath.