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Shakespeare in Delaware Park will hold interviews for its high school apprenticeship program called Shakespearience from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway. Session I, “Hamlet,” will be held June 15 to July 14, and Session II, “Measure for Measure” will be held July 20 to Aug. 18. Applicants must call for an appointment and prepare a short Shakespeare monologue or sonnet. No walk-ins. For an appointment or more information, call 856-4533.


Nichols School will hold the 13th annual FLICK Fest Student Film and Video Contest, which showcases films created by area middle and high school students, at 7 p.m. next Thursday in Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. The event is free and open to the public.


The KeyBank Family Film Series continues with “Parental Guidance” (PG) at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $2. For information, call 692-2413.


Theatre of Youth will hold auditions for its holiday musical at 5 p.m. May 5 at the Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. TOY is casting 12 girls between the ages of 9 and 12. Parents should call the theater at 884-4400, Ext. 304, from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or next Thursday to make an appointment. For more information, visit


Gay and Lesbian Youth Services will host a Diversity Prom for LGBTA students ages 14 to 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. June 7 at Asbury Hall @ Babeville, 371 Delaware Ave. Cost is $10. For more information, call 855-0221 or visit


Teams are now forming for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s 15th annual Battle of the Books competition. Students who will be entering grades six through nine are eligible to participate. The books to be read for this year’s event are: “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading” by Tom Greenwald; “Hero” by Mike Lupica; “Juniper Berry: A Tale of Terror & Temptation” by M.P. Kozlowsky; “Savvy” by Ingrid Law; and “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman. Students will read the books and then prepare and compete with their teams for a trivia contest pertaining to the books on Aug. 3. For more information, contact your local branch or call 858-8900.


Hamburg High School will present “The Matchmaker” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium, 4111 Legion Drive, Hamburg. Tickets are $4-$8. Pictured, from left, are Heidi Schneider, James Lillin, Courtney Torgalski and Tyler Mecklenburg.