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NEWS & NOTES

TALENT WINNERS

Erin Welsh, 14, of Clarence Middle School, is the winner of the Amherst's Got Talent contest. The final round was held Saturday at Boulevard Mall. Damon Jones, 17, of Amherst High School was the runner-up.

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LOOK TO THE SKY

Telescopes, with filters, will be available to view sunspots and solar flares before sunset, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg. After dark, telescopes will view Saturn rising, around 8 p.m., along with other constellations. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Cost is $2 for nonmembers; free for members. Visit www.penndixie.org or call 627-4560 for more information.

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CAREER NIGHT

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council and the Western New York School Counselors Association will host "You Can Achieve It in Buffalo" career awareness night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday in Erie Community College, South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. For more information, call 821-7379.

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CELEBRATE 'NEW MOON'

A party will be held to celebrate the release of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" DVD beginning at 10 p.m. Friday at Borders, 2015 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, or 3480 Amelia Drive, Orchard Park. The event will feature "New Moon" merchandise, awards and more. For information, visit www.borders.com.

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COMMUNITY SEDER

The annual Community Interfaith Passover Seder will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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DANCE

A Make-a-Wish Foundation Dance for middle schoolers will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway. Tickets for students in grades six through eight are $7. For information, visit www.buffaloseminary.org/wish.

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BANQUET

Three Western New York teens will perform at the OperaBuffs annual awards banquet, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Westwood Country Club, Sheridan Drive and North Forest Road, Amherst. The singers, Jena Abati, 16, of Lancaster; Emily Tworek Helenbrook, 15, of Alexander, and Danielle DiStefano, 18, of Hamburg, will present several of their favorite arias. For more information, call 873-4677 or visit www.operabuffsofwny.org.

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THEATER

"Godspell" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 1 to 3. For information, call 692-2413 or visit www.rivieratheatre.org.

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PREP COURSE

An SAT Prep Course will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 24, 31, April 14, 21 and 28, at Trocaire College, 360 Choate Ave. Class fee is $119. For information or registration, call 827-2435 or e-mail chernowskim@trocaire.edu.

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SCHOLARSHIP

The John Jowdy Scholarship Fund from Columbia 300 is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who is actively involved in bowling. Application deadline is April 1. For more information and to download an application, visit www.columbia300.com.

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ON STAGE

The Hamburg High School Drama Club will present "The Philadelphia Story" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 4111 Legion Drive, Hamburg. For tickets, call 646-3301.

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Springville-Griffith Institute will present "West Side Story" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school, 290 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Tickets, $6-$8, can be purchased by calling 592-3289. For information, visit www.springvillegi.org.

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St. Mary's High School will present "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Tickets, $6-$8, can be purchased by calling 683-4824. For information, visit www.smhlancers.org.

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Cassadaga Valley School District in Sinclairville will present "13" at 7 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased by calling 962-8581.

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The Iroquois High School Drama Club will present "Touched by An Angle" at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the high school, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma. Tickets are $6-$8. For information, call 652-3000, Ext. 3001.

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