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The Amherst Garden Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a resident of Erie or Niagara counties who plans to study horticulture, landscape design or other approved programs. The application deadline is May 15. For more information, call 908-5891.


Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg will hold an astronomy program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with telescopes for viewing. Cost is $4, free for children under 2 and Penn Dixie members. Also, the center will be open during spring break with daily fossil collecting. And, “Spring Into Nature Programs” are set from Monday through April 11. For more information, call 627-4560 or visit


The “97 Rock Classic Rock Art Show and Sale” will be held from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Walden Galleria, Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga.


“Rethink Extinct,” a new permanent exhibit at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday. The interactive studio space will be dedicated to exploring the history and cause of extinction. For more information, call 896-5200 or visit


Performances of “The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)” continue through Sunday at Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St. Tickets are $26-$28. For more information, call 884-4400 or visit


Students from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute placed 14th in the New York State Science Olympiad Championship. The St. Joe’s team, which includes 15 students, competed in 30 different events against 51 teams from across the state.


This week’s activities at the Central Library, Lafayette Square, include a screening of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and a meeting of the Lego Club from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday for kids ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit


• John F. Kennedy High School will present “Legally Blonde” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the school, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga. Tickets, which will only be sold at the door, are $5-$10.

• Akron Middle and High schools will present “Shrek the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Edward Allen Auditorium, 47 Bloomingdale Ave., Akron. Tickets are $6-$10. Pictured, from left, are Maddy Caya, Tyler Powell-Kelly and Fletcher Daniel; Anthony Lazzazero is in front.