PLAY: Williamsville South High, 5950 Main St., will present "The Sound of Music" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.
BENEFIT: Homespace Corp. will host the "Hearts for Homespace Valentine Benefit" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Shanghai Red's restaurant, 2 Templeton Terrace at the Erie Basin Marina. Tickets are $40 and patron-level tickets are $100. Call 881-4600.
BOOK SIGNING: Jay Gallagher, Albany bureau chief of Gannett News Service, will sign his book "What's Wrong with Politics in New York, and Across the Nation?" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Talking Leaves bookstore, 951 Elmwood Ave.
PRESENTATION: The Buffalo Hookbill Association will present Stephen P. Hartman, the largest parrot breeder in the Northeast, at 7 p.m. Friday in D'Youville College, Madonna Hall, 320 Porter Ave. Visit www.buffalohookbill.org or call 836-7271.
FUND-RAISER: The "South Buffalo Alive" annual fund-raiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Music will be provided by Stonerow with the O'Sullivan Irish dancers. Cost is $20.
WINTER FUN: A winter celebration will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Wales. Events include horse-drawn wagon rides, butter churning, snowman contests and games. Hot drinks and food will be provided. Weather permitting, skating and snowshoeing will be offered; children can do crafts in lithe community center. Call 652-6776 or 652-5840.
MONTE CARLO NIGHT: Hosted by the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday in Brookfield Country Club, Clarence. Proceeds will help support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, which helps families of children with that chromosomal defect. The evening includes blackjack, games of chance, bell jar tickets, 5 0/5 0 raffle and silent auction, and wine tasting. Admission is $10. Call 741-0264 or visit www.ehsrotary.org.
BABY FEST: Babies 'R' Us is celebrating Child Passenger Safety Week. There will be free safety seminars, question-and-answer sessions, demonstrations and more. The event is open to new and expectant parents and will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Call 803-1399.