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ONE ACT PLAYS: "How Did We Get Here?," by Katherine Boswell of Kenmore East, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shea's Smith Theatre, 660 Main St., by students whose teachers belong to the New York State Theatre Education Association. The performance plus a $1,000 scholarship were Katherine's prize in the "Write to Be Heard" one-act play contest sponsored by Shea's Performing Arts Center. Sunday's program will include a staged reading of plays by runners-up Caitie Rose McAmemey of West Seneca West High School ("Of Life of Death") and Santana Coon of Williamsville South ("The Murder of Bo-Bo the Clown"). Tickets are $5, $3 for students.

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A NEW BORDERS: The South Towns now have a full-size bookstore. Sabres announcers Rick Jeanneret and Jim Lorentz signed autographs during the April 13 grand opening of the Borders book store at Quaker Crossing in Orchard Park. The store is planning Harry Potter celebrations leading up to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" release party at midnight July 21. The 24,000-square-foot store has a coffee shop and soon will be equipped with Wi-Fi capability.

-- Kristine Starkey, St. Mary's High School.

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OPERA EVENING: Teen musicians Jena Abati and Jessica M. Spring will be among performers at "Spring Forward With Opera" at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge, Lewiston. Tickets $5. Students get in free.

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