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Meeting planned to discuss 2009-10 budget uncertainties

SILVER CREEK -- Silver Creek School Superintendent David O'Rourke will meet with teachers and staff today to discuss possible cuts and other issues related to the uncertainty of the budget.

O'Rourke said during a meeting of the board Wednesday that he opted to inform teachers now so that they are prepared for what may happen should the school district's state aid take a dramatic downturn.

"Our revenues are like a moving target," he said.

School budgets must be made final April 24, but O'Rourke said revenue from state aid may not be determined by that time.

In other matters, board members approved the calendar for next year. Teachers will start before Labor Day with some in-service training.

Students will be reporting on the Tuesday after Labor Day.

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Dance workshops Saturday to benefit Variety Club

Dance fever comes to the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, on Saturday as instructor and choreographer Tommy Radon presents Storm, a daylong program of dance workshops, with proceeds to benefit the Variety Club of Buffalo.

A series of 40-minute dance workshops will start at 11 a.m. and continue to 10:30 p.m., followed by an hourlong professional dance performance. Styles include jazz, hip-hop, ballroom and more.

An all-day pass, which includes snacks, is $40. For tickets, call 633-1866 and ask for Storm.

Instructors include jazz dance teacher and performer Matthew Clark, dance and theater arts champions Andrei and Anastasia Abrashin, and national Fred Astaire Smooth champions Vera Chervin and Vladimir Kosarev.

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