Students in grades nine through 12 in Erie County are invited to design a logo for Love Your Library Month (April). Prizes will be awarded. For rules and entry forms, visit Deadline is Feb. 14.


• The Western Division Federal Credit Union will award $1,000 scholarships to six area high school students for outstanding academic performance. Applicants will be judged on four-year cumulative scholastic performance, community service, leadership roles and essay. Also, the applicant who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the community will be awarded $500. For more information or to apply, visit

• The Friends Committee of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the Williamsville Rotary will offer a $1,500 scholarship to a high school senior living in Amherst who is planning to study music at an accredited music school. Application deadline is Feb. 7, and auditions will be held March 1. For more information or to get an application, visit; click on Friends Committee/scholarship/requirements and application form or check with the music department at your school or write to ASO Scholarship, P.O. Box 1083, Williamsville, NY 14231-1083.


The Buffalo Museum of Science is looking for “makers” to participate in the upcoming Buffalo Mini Maker Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at the museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. The museum will be accepting applications through Feb. 1. For more information or to apply, visit or call Doug Borzynski at 896-5200, Ext. 341, or email


Auditions for Artpark’s Musical Theatre Apprenticeship Program will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at Niagara University’s Annex, Porter Road, Niagara Falls. High school students age 16 and older should prepare 32 bars of two songs; be prepared to dance/move; and bring sheet music, application and photo. An accompanist will be provided. Up to eight students will be chosen to participate in the program, which will be held July 14 through Aug. 8. The students will participate in Artpark’s production of “Mary Poppins.” To download an application, visit For information, email


The 37th annual Carter G. Woodson essay contest is open to all students in grades four through 12. Essays must be 500 words or less (200-word minimum) on “A Salute to African-American Organizations in Western New York.” The history of the organization or a local chapter must have been started in Western New York and must be included in the essay. Interviews and photos are acceptable but not required. Deadline is Feb. 3. Send essays to Carter G. Woodson Essay Contest, P.O. Box 63, Buffalo, NY 14207 or drop them off at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. (at East Utica Street). Name, address, telephone number, school and grade must be written on the essay. Prizes will be awarded, and winning essays will be read at the African American History Program at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch Library and printed in the April issue of Historically Speaking.


This week at the Central Library, Lafayette Square: noon to 1 p.m. today, Martin Luther King tribute; 5 to 7 p.m. today, screening of “Ocean’s Eleven”; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, winter reading kickoff event with Cody Hodgson from the Buffalo Sabres. For more information, visit or call 858-8900.


Auditions will be held for the Alden Christian Theatre Society’s March production of “Road from Jerusalem” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and next Thursday at ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden. Bring a prepared piece of music and a memorized monologue.


Intense Milk continues its Winter of Fun program with discounts at area ski resorts. Just bring a specially marked cap from an Intense Milk product to Holiday Valley for two-for-one lift tickets from 4 p.m. to close Monday through Wednesday and two-for-one tubing passes from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. At Kissing Bridge, get buy-one get-one free lift tickets Monday through Friday or $5 off an all-day jump ticket for the BigAirBag. For more information, visit


Kevin Williams, associate professor of earth sciences and science education at SUNY Buffalo State, will talk about “Unraveling the Geologic History of Mars” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Cost is $4; free for Penn Dixie members. For more information, call 627-4560.


Reinstein Woods, 83 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga, will be renting snowshoes and skis from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday for $5 (cash only). Visitors also can rent skis and snowshoes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $10 and credit cards are accepted. For a schedule of other events at Reinstein Woods, visit or call 683-5959.