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• Park School will present “Cinderella” at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. March 15 at the school, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. Tickets are $10; call 839-1243, Ext. 109. Pictured are Mike Jeswald and Sydney Pfeifer.

• Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School will present “12 Angry Jurors” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7-$10. For more information, visit Pictured are, from left, Rebecca Pinterpe, Andrew Mikolajczyk, Jack Hannon and Michael Kelleher.

• Springville-Griffith Institute will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school, 290 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Tickets are $7-$10. For more information, call 592-3290. Pictured are Keri Frank and Jordan Dubay.

• Kenmore West High School will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the school auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway, Town of Tonawanda. Tickets are $8-$10. For more information, call 874-8401. Pictured are Kassidy Knight and Andrew Widmer.

• Starpoint High School, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport, will present “Phantom of the Opera” at 7 p.m. next Thursday and March 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 14. Tickets are $4-$8. Also, a spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Discounted dinner/show tickets will be available. For more information, call 210-2300.

• St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute will present “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Schools that have students participating in the production, in addition to St. Joe’s, include Christian Central Academy, Leonardo DaVinci High School, Mount St. Mary Academy, Buffalo Seminary, Sacred Heart Academy, Nardin Academy and one home-schooled student. Tickets are $5-$20. For more information, call 874-4024.


The top school in this year’s Mathcounts competition, a national contest for middle school students held last month at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, is Allegany-Limestone. The team includes students Ronnie Jakubczyk, Alice Li, Emmy Li (first place) and Shilpa Thandla (third place). Kathy Stemets is their coach. A team from Frederick Law Olmsted School, coached by Shana Taylor, also participated. That team includes Christopher Mosley, Nia McFoy (second place), Isiah Frederick, Lauryen Whiteside and Malachi Gates. The teams will compete in the state competition March 28 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.


Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center will hold a volunteer training session from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 14 in the Gateway Executive Offices, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Preregistration is required. Cost is $30 for nonmembers; free for members. Call 627-4560 or visit for more information or to register.


Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, is encouraging area students to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winning student will receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., to see his or her artwork hanging in the Capitol, where it will be displayed for one year. Deadline for submissions is April 7. For more information, check with your school art teacher or call (585) 519-4002.


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 11 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Prep, University at Buffalo South Campus, 18 Acheson Annex. For information, call 829-3605.


The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, is seeking “makers” for its second annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6. It celebrates creativity, invention and the do-it-yourself spirit. The Science Museum will be accepting applications through April 17, and young makers are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit or contact Doug Borzynski at 896-5200, Ext. 341, or