>POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
The winners of the 2010 Auto Show Poster Contest gathered at The Buffalo News on Monday. They are, front row, from left, Sara Anderson of Gaskill Preparatory, first place, middle school division; Cayley Papaj of Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, first place, high school division, and Kayleigh Rabbitt of West Seneca West High School, third place, high school. Back row, from left, are Rebecca Dotterweich of Spruce Elementary, first place, elementary division; Alyssa Siracuse, Jill Monnin and Jenna Szopinski of Our Lady of Victory, second place, middle school division; and Calvin Klube of Parkdale Elementary, third place, elementary division. Missing from photo are Max Schultz of Potter Career and Technical Center, second place, high school; Michael Hildalgo of Amherst Middle, second place, middle school; and Sophia Smith of Byron-Bergen Elementary, second place, elementary. The theme was "Reignite the Passion."
The Erie County Fair is inviting kids ages 8 to 10 to apply for a chance to attend Fair Camp for free. Campers and their parent or guardian will sleep for two nights in the barns, help care for animals, show a calf, learn about fair food and ride in the parade. Campers will have their choice of dates -- Aug. 13-15 or Aug. 20-22. To apply, go to www.ecfair.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 649-3900, Ext. 407. Application deadline is May 1. Campers will be notified if they are selected by June 1.
Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, invites students to compete in the annual congressional art competition, "An Artistic Discovery." High school students are asked to submit works that focus on the 2010 Census or Western New York. Deadline for entries is May 5. Artwork may be dropped off at Higgins' offices, 726 Larkin St., Suite 601, or 2 E. Second St., Suite 300, Jamestown. For complete contest rules, visit www.higgins.house.gov or call 852-3501.
>SUMMER AT ST. JOE'S
Collegiate Summer, a high school readiness and recreation program for boys in seventh and eighth grade, will be held July 6 to 30 at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave. Cost is $425. For more information, call 874-4953, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sjci.com.
Passion in Progress, a youth ideas festival, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Hauptman-Woodward Institute, 700 Ellicott St. For registration and information: email@example.com.
The Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden, will host a dance for teens in seventh through 12th grade from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10.
Michele Costa of TheatreFiguren will bring her cast of puppet characters in "The Great Shiner's Show" to the Kenan Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Performances will be held in Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Tickets are $8-$10. For information, call 433-2617 or visit www.kenancenter.org.
Artwork by students in Hamburg will be displayed at the sixth annual Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hub at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Paint Box Project at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Environmental Youth Summit will be held Saturday and Sunday at Rich Products. The summit is open to area high school teams, which will develop action plans to address an environmental problem in their community. Projects from the summit will be displayed on the Community Foundation Environmental Network Web site during the summer.