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Behind the Scenes

Squeaky Wheel recently received an award of $13,000 from the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation in support of its techARTS for Girls computer literacy program for girls ages 9-14. The program, which was founded in 1998, is designed to encourage interest and confidence in technology through the arts.

Squeaky Wheel offers workshops where participants learn how to use a variety of graphic design, sound editing and animation software to create digital artworks. Registration is open for a new session, running 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays from March 17 to May 19. Visit or e-mail Tammy McGovern at



*The Aurora Players will hold auditions for the upcoming production of "The Women" at 7 p.m. March 12 and 13 in the Roycroft Pavilion, corner of South Grove Street and Prospect Avenue, East Aurora. Director Monish Bhattacharyya is seeking 16 women of various ages; some women will be cast in multiple roles. For more information, visit


Calls for Work

*Enjoy the Journey Gallery is seeking amateur photographers to submit entries for its "The Landscape of Western New York" photography contest. Photographers can submit up to three 8x10 inch photographs. There is a $15 entry fee. Submissions need to be mounted on foam-core board. The deadline for submissions is March 27. For more information, call 675-0204 or visit

*The 13th annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts is seeking artists and crafters to apply to its juried 2012 Artists Market. The deadline is April 14. For more information and an application, visit, call 830-2484 or email

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; email; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin