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The Juneteenth Festival is seeking volunteer attendants for the 2011 festival. The volunteers will help with general event setup and breakdown. Volunteers are also needed for specific areas such as the health pavilion, the Juneteenth parade, the children's activity tent and the entertainment stage.

For more information, call 891-8801.


The Western New York Theatre Alliance is holding a workshop on unarmed stage combat from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Tuesday through June 28 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 71 Van Buren St., Lockport.

Participants will learn the basics of performing unarmed stage combat safely, including falls, rolls, throws, punches, kicks and chokes. Students will write and perform four fight scenes and will receive a DVD of their performances.

The cost is $15 per class or $100 for all eight classes, paid in advance. To enroll, call Aaron Randolph at 579-2312. For more information, e-mail



*Auditions for Hilbert College's production of "The Snow Queen and Match Girl" will be held May 22 in the atrium of the college's Swan Theater. Ballet, tap and modern dancers are welcome, as are actors, singers, gymnasts and musicians of all ages.

Performances are scheduled for Nov. 11-13. For more information, contact director Bernadine De Mike at 553-4379 or e-mail:


Calls for Work

*The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is accepting submissions for its annual Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition, on display from June 24 through Aug. 28 in NACC's Main Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

The exhibition is open to all artists. Two-dimensional works must be framed and wired for installation; three-dimensional pieces must have a clean, nonabrasive base or be mounted on a pedestal. All artwork must be original and installed by the artist.

Exhibition pieces will be eligible for prizes: $300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place and $50 for fourth place.

All submitted work must be priced for sale and priced to include a 25 percent commission for NACC. There is an entry fee of $30 for the first two pieces. Two more pieces may be entered for $10 each.

For additional entry guidelines and forms, contact Bob Drozdowski at 282-7530 or


Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail; or fax 849-3445.

-- Sara Paulson Meehan

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