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New Directions Youth and Family Services presents the second annual Wines of Distinction fundraiser, an evening of fine wines, acoustic melodies and gourmet hors d'oeuvres, from 7 to 10 p.m. next Friday in the Lockport Town and Country Club (717 East Ave., Lockport). All proceeds will be used to update the agency's recreational facilities and equipment and fund recreational activities at Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport and Randolph Children's Home in Randolph.

The event features wines from around the world, including three varieties from the area wineries of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Black Willow, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Chateau Niagara. There also will be performances by Randy Graham and his amplified acoustic guitar and Kevin Clark on piano.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 433-4487, Ext. 420, or visit www.ndyfs.org.

Auditions

*MusicalFare Theatre will hold auditions for the 2011-12 subscription season from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in the theater at 4380 Main St., Amherst. Productions for the season include "Oliver!," "A Class Act," "Avenue Q" and "A Grand Night For Singing." Auditioners should bring sheet music for two songs. An accompanist will be provided. Minorities are strongly encouraged to attend. Callbacks will be the following week. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, e-mail musicalfareauditions@hotmail.com.

*The Alden Christian Theatre Society (1470 Church St., Alden), is still seeking nine men to perform in its June production of "Acts the Musical." Call Kathy Sutter at 937-7881.

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Calls for Work

*Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery (1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca), is seeking artist submissions for the "Poetry in Motion" exhibit, which will incorporate a visual interpretation of a favorite poem. All media will be accepted. Submissions must include a copy of the poem. The deadline is May 3. Call 675-0204 or visit http://etjgallery.com.

-- Evonne Austin

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