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The Young Audiences Second Saturday Series will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library, Lafayette Square. Kyoko Roszmann will present an origami workshop. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit


CEPA Gallery and Just Buffalo Literary Center’s sixth annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition will feature selected works from Picturing Poetry and Reclaiming Buffalo. A public reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Market Arcade, 617 Main St. Artwork will remain on view through Sunday. Students of all ages from across Western New York worked with professional writers and photographers to learn how to express themselves through words and pictures.


The Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council and the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will host Cub Scout Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Registration is limited to 40 participants and will be accepted until Tuesday. Visit for registration information. The event is $10 for Scouts; free for adult leaders.


The World Health Organization is holding a photo contest for teens ages 14 to 19. The themes include “adolescents are healthy,” “adolescents learn about health,” “adolescents use health services when needed,” “it can be difficult to stay healthy” and “adolescents are active in promoting health.” Winners will receive an opportunity to work with WHO for the Health for the World’s Adolescents reports. Each winner will receive $1,000 to take photos. Deadline is Oct. 15. For more information and to enter the contest, visit


Aspiring filmmakers ages 13 to 18 are invited to record video interviews with World War II veterans about their experiences during the war. Interviews that meet the minimum standard and guidelines will be archived at the Library of Congress as part of the Veteran’s History Project. After the videos are submitted to the Library of Congress, students will enter the competition phase. At the iHistory WW2 website (, entrants will have access to editing resources and footage to transform their interviews into creative three- to five-minute documentaries. Eligible films will be judged by online voting and a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to the top five films that demonstrate excellence in editing and creative storytelling. The grand prize winner and his or her school will each receive a package that includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera with a Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens. Prizes for “Best Story” and “Best Editing” will include a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 G-Series Lens. First- and second-prize winners will receive a lighting, audio recording and tripod bundle. The contest deadline is Nov. 20. For more information, visit


Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week will kick off with a fashion shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Thursday in Niagara Square. For more information about the weeklong event, visit

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