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Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville will host the 16th annual Kids Escaping Drugs SkiScape on Sunday. The event will feature skiing, snowboarding and a performance by Jay McDonnell. A minimum donation of $60, which can be raised with pledges, is required to participate and includes an all-day lift ticket, T-shirt and lunch. For more information or to register, call 827-9462.


• The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation are offering three $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors who exemplify character in daily life. For more information, visit Deadline is Jan. 14.

• Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society will award three Young Musicians Scholarships and up to three Silverman String Scholarships to high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties who plan to major in music in the fall of 2014. Applications, including an audition CD or tape, must be postmarked by midnight Jan. 15. Application forms may be obtained at, or For more information, call 759-6428 and leave your phone number and an email address.


The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo is holding is annual Arts and Writing Contest for students in grades seven through 12. Entries in either writing or visual arts should focus on the theme, “Stand Up – Don’t Stand By.” Prizes will be awarded for each category in each grade. Deadline is April 11. For information on guidelines and contest rules, visit


Personal Best, a modeling and talent school in Buffalo, is searching for students ages 11 to 19 to participate in the Western New York Young Performers Showcase, which will be held Feb. 2 in the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The competition is open to individual dancers, singers, actors, musicians and other performers. More than $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, with part of the proceeds to be donated to Women & Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Susan Makai at 831-3870.


Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Ave., will host a sexual health and wellness fair from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit


Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder, will offer driver education Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Jan. 14, with another session starting April 1. Cost is $450. For more information or to register, visit or call 839-1242, Ext. 100.

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