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BEL CANTO CONCERT: The Bel Canto Choirs with guests the Buffalo Chips will offer their "Musical Treats" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St. A free-will offering will be taken.


BABYSITTING COURSE: A babysitting course for youths 12 to 15 will be offered at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Catholic Health System Education Center, Suite 8A, Appletree Business park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Cost is $25. Call 447-6205.


BUFFALO FOR AFRICA: Women high school age and older are invited to a Women's Conference of Buffalo for Africa from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at Rich's Atrium. The $25 cost includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch and conference materials. Find registration forms Buffalo for Africa works to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of genocide in Africa.


YOUTH AWARDS: Family Voices Network of Erie County is seeking nominations for Youth Recognition Awards to honor youths 13 to 17 who have overcome obstacles in their lives or improved their attitudes toward family and/or school. Nominations can be made by after-school programs, parents, counselors, Family Court, etc. The information will not be made public. Deadline is March 6. Youths will be honored May 8 at the Buffalo Convention Center. Nomination forms can be downloaded from: /2009-YRA-FORM.DOC


KIDWIND CHALLENGE: Build a better wind turbine, and the world will beat a path to your door. That's the challenge to middle and high school students in a KidWind Challenge competition funded with a $25,000 grant from the State Energy Research and Development Authority. Registration deadline is April 22. For more information, go online to or

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