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Fredonia State College Music Industry Club will present its third annual Life Is Art festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 21 in the campus' Barker Commons. The student-run event will feature music, poetry, comedy, media, dance and more. Proceeds will benefit Music Is Art.


Rick Batt, a geology professor at Buffalo State College, will present "Iceland: Geology and Scenery on a North Atlantic Hotspot" at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the auditorium, Gateway Executive Offices, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Penn Dixie members are free; $4 for nonmembers. For information, call 627-4560.


Interviews for Shakespearience, Shakespeare in Delaware Park's high school apprenticeship program, are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon April 28 in the Delaware Park office, 617 Main St. Session I, "Richard III," will be held from June 16 to July 15. Session II, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will run from July 21 to Aug. 1. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 856-4533.


The School of Business at St. Bonaventure University will host a Careers in Sports Day, an interactive workshop for high school sophomores and juniors, beginning at 9 a.m. next Thursday. For more information or to register your school group, visit


Just Buffalo Literary Center will continue its Babel Series with author Alexander McCall Smith at 8 p.m. today at Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle. Tickets are $35; $10 for students with student I.D. For information, visit


Activities this week at the Central Library, Lafayette Square, include a celebration of National Library Week for ages 3 to 8 at 1 p.m. Saturday; Peep-a-Palooza for ages 6 to 10 at 1 p.m. Saturday; "Buffalo Roots Run Deep," the 16th annual African American Writers Reception, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday; and Miss Nancy's Storytime for ages 2 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Groups of six or more must register. For more information, call 858-8900.


The Buffalo Flute Club will present a Flute Fair and master class with guest artist Keith Underwood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. Admission is $10 for Flute Club student members; $15 student nonmembers; nonflutist guests of members, $5; adult members, $15; $20 adult nonmembers. To become a member, send an email to


The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo is holding its Arts and Writing Contest for students in grades eight to 12. Entries in either visual arts or writing should focus on the theme: "It Could Happen to Me: Learning From the Holocaust." Prizes will be awarded for each category in each grade. Deadline is Wednesday. For information on guidelines and contest rules, visit