The Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie annual fundraiser and anniversary celebration will be from 6 to 9 p.m. next Thursday in JP’s Pub & Banquet Facility (1986 Lake View Road, Lake View). The event includes auctions, prizes, raffles and food to help support the educational programs, events and operations of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg. Tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door. For more information, call 627-4560.
Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Ghostlight Theatre (170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda). Candidates will be asked to give a cold reading in a group setting. Seven girls, three boys, seven women and 11 men are needed. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit www.starrynighttheatre.com.
Call for works
McGee Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “Small Works, Great Gifts: Holiday Art Show,” which opens Dec. 7. The deadline is Dec. 4. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 481-8737 or send an self-addressed, stamped envelope to McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence, N.Y. 14031.
The Buffalo Infringement Festival is seeking entries for the 2014 Buffalo Infringement poster. The deadline is Dec. 31. Designs must be in black and white, no text or vector-based images. Images must be digital and should be at least 300 dpi. Entries can be emailed to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.infringebuffalo.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax 849-3445.