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Application brochures for the 34th annual Allentown Outdoor Art Festival are now available. Send requests -- postcards, please -- to Entries Committee, Allentown Village Society, P.O. Box 1566 Ellicott Station, Buffalo, N.Y. 14205. The entry deadline is Feb. 15; the festival will be held June 8-9 in Allentown.

The American Library Association, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and World Book Inc. are sponsoring the Year of the Lifetime Reader Photo Contest. Applications are available at Amherst branch libraries -- the Main Library at Audubon, Clearfield Library, Eggertsville-Snyder Library and Williamsville Library. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 31.

The deadline is Dec. 30 for the Discover the Great Outdoors photo contest. For rules and an entry form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Discover the Great Outdoors Photo Contest, 676 N. Saint Clair, Box R, Chicago, Ill. 60611.

Auditions

The Buffalo Performance Company will hold auditions and readings by appointment only Tuesday in the Cabaret, 255 Franklin St. The plays, and cast requirements, are "Unfinished Women" byAishah Rahman, two black men, five black women and two white women; "Aunt Dan and Lemon" by Wallace Shawn, four men and four women, and an original revue based on the works of Andy Warhol. Equity and non-Equity contracts are available. For an appointment, call 854-5400.

Auditions for chorus roles and male tap dancers for the musical "Sugar Babies" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. For information, call 434-3350.

The Amherst Players will audition for Agatha Christie's "Towards Zero," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 in the auditorium of Smallwood Drive School, 300 Smallwood Drive, Snyder. Director Al Benz needs seven men between ages 25 and 70, and four women ages 30 to 70 for February play dates.

Auditions for the two-year Opera Program at the Curtis Institute of Music will take place March 12-14 at the Curtis in Philadelphia. Women between the ages of 18 and 30 and men between the ages of 20 and 30 are eligible. There are eight openings for singers in all voice ranges for the academic year 1991-92. For an application, write Judi Gattone, Admissions Officer, The Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

Buffalo Ensemble Theatre needs additional box office and front of house staff for the extended run of the drama "The Dresser." Volunteers and compensated box office personnel are needed for performances through Dec. 16, including a benefit performance for the David Fendrick Fund on Dec. 11, in the theater, Suite 640 of the Jackson Building, 220 Delaware Ave. For information, call Robert Waterhouse or Leigh Harden at 855-2225.

Area artists

Michael Kukla has had a painting accepted for the 77th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, through Dec. 16 in the National Arts Club in New York City.

Sculpture by Tony Paterson will be exhibited in the Fourth International Shoebox Traveling Sculpture Exhibition. The show will open March 10 at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, and will travel for two years through the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Taiwan.

Paterson was awarded first place for sculpture, second place in the exhibition, at the 10th Desert West National Exhibition, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, Calif. His work has also been accepted to the 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Shelby Art League, Shelby, N.C.
Operabuffs will sponsor an opera excursion to Toronto, Dec. 16, to see Toronto Opera in Concert's production of "Der Frei-schutz" by Carl Maria von Weber, in the MacMillan Theatre. For reservations, call 884-2812 or 882-6472.

The 22nd Montreal International Music Competition, devoted to violin, will be held May 22-June 5 in Montreal. The competition is open to violinists born between May 22, 1961 and May 22, 1975. For information and an application write The Montreal International Music Competition, Places des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 1Z9. The final application date is Feb. 1.

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