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The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be of Polish ancestry and a resident of New York State, enrolled as a junior or higher in an accredited college or university and be pursuing a degree in visual or performing arts. Deadline is June 1. For more information, call 837-2061 or visit



Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., will present "Are You My Mother" as part of the On School Time Series at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $7. For information, call 847-1410 or visit



Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) will hold summer enrichment programs for students entering grades eight through 12. The free program is designed for students interested in exploring science, technology and engineering. Applications, which must be accompanied by a current report card, are due June 4. For more information, call 645-3066, visit or email



Activities this week at the Central Library, Lafayette Square, include gaming for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 3 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.



Kris Crosson will present a hands-on arts workshop for children at the M&T First Fridays at the Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave.



The National Parkinson Foundation Western New York Chapter benefited recently from some generous Western New York youths.

Marissa and Dylan Birzon, 13-year-old twins who are in seventh grade at Transit Middle School, raised $50 dollars selling chocolate-covered pretzels at a garage sale and donated another $200 of their own money to NPFWNY.

Also, Blake Kurdziel, a fifth-grader at Nativity of Our Lord School in Orchard Park, led a group of classmates in making a variety of items out of duct tape. The group raised $48 through the sale of their hand-made items and donated it to NPFWNY.



"The Whisperer," a new play about cyber-bullying, written and performed by Daemen College students, will be given a "reprise" performance at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the college's Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst. The performance is aimed at teachers, teaching artists, educators, school administrators, but all are welcome.