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St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster celebrated Pi(e) Day last week by delivering nearly 400 pies to the Lancaster Food Pantry.


Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra awarded scholarships to the following students:

• $3,000 to cellist Grace Ann Lee, a senior at Williamsville East High School.

• $2,000 to flutist Lauren Scanio, a senior at Clarence High School.

• $1,000 to violinist Angel Rhodes, a senior at Orchard Park High School.

The awards will be presented at the BPO performance at 8 p.m. April 25.


Young Audiences is launching ArtWorks, a paid summer youth apprenticeship program for high school students ages 14-18 that reside in Buffalo. Apprentices will work in teams to learn essential career skills while producing works of art. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. May 1. An application assistance workshop will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Central Library, Lafayette Square. For more information, call 881-0917 or visit


The Alden Christian Theatre Society will hold auditions for “acts: the musical” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden. Bring a prepared monologue and a song to sing. For more information, call 937-7881.


Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities will offer summer enrichment programs for students in grades seven through 11 who are interested in science, technology and engineering. Cost is $25 for the monthlong program. Application deadline is April 10. For more information, call 645-3066 or email


More than 275 high school students participated in a series of workshops offered by the National Academy Foundation at Niagara University last week. The students learned about business leadership, interpersonal skills, dining etiquette and social media propriety. The day ended with a luncheon that allowed the students to practice some of the techniques they learned. Participating schools included Barker, Clarence, Depew, Hamburg, Lake Shore, Lewiston-Porter, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park and West Seneca.


As part of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel series, author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie will speak at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. For more information, call 832-5400 or visit


Fair Camp, a 2½-day event for children ages 8 to 10 (and a parent) that allows them to sleep in barns, show an animal, ride in the parade and work at a concession stand at the Erie County Fair, will be held Aug. 14-16 and Aug. 21-23. Download applications at Deadline is May 18. For more information, call 649-3900, Ext. 6260, or email


The Lewiston Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior at Lewiston-Porter High School or a Lewiston resident attending another school who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the environment and a strong involvement in community service. Application deadline is April 30. For more information, call 754-8981.


The Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, will hold a Maple Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $6-$8. Also, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, youths ages 8 to 16 can attend an Owl Prowl and learn about owls in Western New York. Preregistration is required for the evening program; call (585) 457-3228.


Nichols School will present “Buffalo Myth: Our Stories, Our Home,” a student-crafted docudrama, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst St. Nichols alumna Elisa Peebles, a filmmaker and New York University grad, worked with Nichols students and staff to create the original theatrical work based on Buffalo’s history. Tickets are $5. For more information, email or


MessFest invites families to explore science through messy experiments and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Activity stations will include homemade slime, shaving cream, liquid nitrogen, erupting volcanoes and more. For more information, call 896-5200 or visit


The annual New York American Choral Directors Association Chorus Festival will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday at Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., Clarence. The Vivace Choir of Bel Canto will be joined by the Brockport High School Bella Voci Choir, the Clarence High School Women’s Chorus, the Chautauqua Youth Chorale, the Rush-Henrietta Bel Canto Singers and the Hochstein Youth Singers. For more information, call 759-6428 or visit


The Black Rock Historical Society is holding its second annual History in Your Neighborhood essay contest for students in grades six to 12 in the Black Rock/Riverside/West Side area. Students should write a two-page story on a historical topic including Towpath/Black Rock Channel, Black Rock Lock or Scajaquada Creek. Deadline for submission is April 1. For more information, call 510-4007 or email


This week’s activities at the Central Library, Lafayette Square, include a screening of “Selena” at 5 p.m. Thursday; Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School’s Poetry Slam from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; and Young Audiences’ Celebration features Young Audiences ensemble, LeBallet Touba and Unusually Different with Reynold Scott from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit


Michael Secchiaroli, a sophomore at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda, received the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award at the Kiwanis Club of the Tonawandas. The award, known as the HOBY award, was founded in 1958 to inspire and develop the global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Michael is a member of the varsity golf, volleyball, track and bowling teams and is captain of the lacrosse team. He is also a member of Model U.N., is sophomore class treasurer and an honor roll student. He is a member of the St. Amelia Parish Youth Board.