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“A Study in Action/Reaction,” an exhibit organized by area teens, will open from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., and from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Larkin Art Gallery, 745 Seneca St. Twenty-one students in grades 11 and 12 who are members of AK Teens, the future curators program at the Albright-Knox, have worked on the exhibit that features more than 60 works by teens in Western New York and Southern Ontario. The exhibit will continue at the Albright-Knox through June 8 and at the Larkin Art Gallery through May 31.


The Amherst Youth Consortium completed its 24th year with 93 members who donated almost 3,000 hours of volunteer service. Eight members earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award: Sara Galante, Williamsville South High School; Melanie Izard, Sweet Home High School, Miranda Lefebvre, Sweet Home, Maggie Fuzak, Williamsville South; Sam Kremer, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute; Kyle Tirone, Sweet Home; Julia Gerard, Williamsville North; and Ashlea Green, Williamsville South. Nearly 40 others students were recognized for their served by the Town of Amherst.


The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court (Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace), will host Cherry Blossom Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The free family event will feature crafts, tours, scavenger hunts, live performances and more. For more information, call 873-9644 or visit


Auditions for the role of Michael Banks (ages 9 to 11) in Artpark’s production of “Mary Poppins” from July 14 to Aug. 8 will be held by appointment. Contact for an appointment.


The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo and the Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble will commemorate the anniversary of Poland’s constitution with dances, songs, a dramatic reading and food at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Admission is $5.


The Presto, Vivace and Bravo choirs of BelCanto will present their annual Music in May concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, call 759-6428.


Volunteers are needed for “I Love My Park Day” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. To sign up, register at For information, call 754-4375 or visit


The Amherst High School Drama Club will present A Night of One-Act Plays, directed by students, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school, 4301 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $5-$8. Pictured, from left, are Maria Smith, Jamey Irish-Ryan, Amanda Borowski (seated), Zoe Green Appler and Elizabeth Pittari.

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