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Buffalo Prep, a University at Buffalo-sponsored program that offers accelerated classes, tutoring and mentoring to minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds, will hold an information session at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Public Library, Niagara Branch, 280 Porter Ave. For information, call 829-3605.


• Medaille College is holding the I WNY Room & Board Scholarship Essay Contest, which is open to high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties. Students must submit an essay of at least 250 words explaining why they love Western New York and why continuing their education here is a priority. Visit for more information and a contest application. Deadline is Feb. 6.

• The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for youths ages 6 to 18 will be accepted until March 13 at

• Housing Opportunities Made Equal is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship, which is awarded each year to a college-bound high school senior in Erie or Niagara counties who demonstrates high academic achievement along with a commitment to volunteerism and human rights. Deadline is Feb. 13. For more information and applications, contact Alyssa Bergsten at 854-1400, Ext. 22 or at Applications also can be downloaded at


Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St., will present “Crash” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional performances will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8. For tickets and more information, call 884-4400 or visit


Fashion Design and Sketching Workshops for Teens will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 7 at Hobby Lobby, 6743 Transit Road, Lancaster. Cost is $85, which includes both sessions and all supplies. Preregistration is required; call Darellyn McKnight at 986-7099 or email