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*Hamburg Theater Under the Stars will hold auditions for "You Can't Take It With You" from 6 to 9 p.m. May 18 and from noon to 3 p.m. May 19 in the Wesleyan Church (4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; go through Door 5 in the Triplex Room).

Twelve males and seven females are needed. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Tony Baksa at 648-6963, or visit


>Calls for Work

*VanOver Fine Arts (49 E. Main St., Springville) is seeking professional female figure models for weekly life drawing classes during the evenings from June to September. For more information, visit

*American Repertory Theatre of Western New York is seeking submissions for the Young Playwrights Festival. Playwrights up to age 25 are encouraged to submit works. For more information, call 634-1102 or visit

The Wellsville Creative Arts Center is accepting applications for two residency programs for ceramic artists through May 15. Applicants must have a BA or equivalent work experience and submit 10 digital images, two letters of reference and a letter of intent.

The summer residency runs from June 15 through Aug. 10. The yearlong residency runs from Aug. 3 through Aug. 3, 2013. For more information, visit


>Summer sessions

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead (5976 Genesee St., Lancaster) will host its annual History Camp for students entering grades 5 through 8 from July 23-27. Participants will learn about life in Western New York during the early 1800s and take part in activities including archaeological studies, chores, games and crafts.

The cost is $125. For more information and registration, email or visit

The Buffalo Zoo is accepting registration for its Summer Nature Camp, open to children ages 5 to 12. The program features workshops on a variety of animal-related themes. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning July 9 through Aug. 24. The fee is $150 for members, $165 for nonmembers. For more information, call 995-6128 or visit


>Area Artists

*The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony is receiving an award from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County for an honorarium for musician Kenneth Hultin. Hultin, an alumni of the symphony, has arranged a composition that will be performed by the Youth Symphony at the Spring Gala Concert Sunday in the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown. For more information on the symphony, visit

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-- Evonne Austin