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Today, customers at Brigiotta’s Farmland Produce and Garden Center will be greeted by young musicians from the Chautauqua Region Youth Symphony, and be given the opportunity to financially support the three orchestras which make up CRYS.

Monday, between 4-8 p.m., customers of the Fairmount Avenue Pizza Hut can have 20 percent of their dine-in or carry-out purchases donated by the restaurant to CRYS. To do so, you must have a flyer, which can be obtained from any member of the organization, or printed out from their website, at www.CRYouthSymphony.com.

April 26-28, tag days will be held at the WalMart, on Fairmount Avenue, in Lakewood.

The organization’s three orchestras will perform their spring performance at the Reg Lenna Civic Center, on May 5, at 4 p.m. Tickets are available in person through the civic center’s box office, or by telephone at 484-7070.

For many reasons, CRYS is a major asset to our community and its cultural development, and is worthy of your support, if you can do it.

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Next Saturday at 4 p.m., the public is invited to the awarding of the annual Kenny Awards, given to high school musicals which have impressed their panel of professional judges. Among the schools who are in competition for the awards is Maple Grove High School, and their performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ”West Side Story.” It is one of seven Western New York productions which have been named finalists in the competition.

First prize is an award of $5,000 from the Lipke Foundation, to be used to purchase stage equipment and otherwise to improve the theater program at the winning school.

Tickets are $8, and may be purchased from the finalist schools, or at the box office, which is located on Main Street, in Buffalo, directly to the right of the main entrance to Shea’s.

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The final performances of this year’s Musical Journeys Program, from the Department of Music at the State University at Fredonia, will be held next Saturday at the Dunkirk Free Library, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

The program provides opportunities for children younger than age 6, to hear the various instruments of the orchestra and to talk with college-age musicians who have chosen to study their performance as a possible profession.

Next Saturday’s performers will be a guitar quartet. Participation is free of charge.

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MusicalFare, a professional company of performers with their own performing space, on the campus of Daemen College in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst, has announced $1 million expansion campaign, which will triple the size of the theater’s lobby and create a cabaret performing venue, to enable the company to give additional performances, which work better in that kind of space.

Other additions will include a more extensive concessions and bar area, better seating for patrons waiting to go into the theater, and a small art gallery. For additional information, or to participate in the campaign, go to their website at www.musicalfare.com or phone 839-8540.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Reg Lenna Civic Center will show the award-winning film ”Zero Dark Thirty,” which examines the campaign to eliminate Osama Bin Laden. The leading role is performed by Jessica Chastain, an alumna of the acting conservatory of the Chautauqua Theater Company. All showings begin at 8 p.m.

Other film showings will include ”Les Miserables,” starring Ann Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, on April 19 and 20.

”Django Unchanged” is an adventure and action film, dealing with recently freed slaves, immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It stars Jamie Foxx, and will be shown April 26 and 27.

”Amour,” an Oscar-nominated film about elderly, married French musicians and the tests on their love of age and ill health, will be shown May 3 and 4.

”Silver Linings Playbook” stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and deals with a man trying to rebuild his life, after a brush with the law. It will be shown May 10 and 11.

For additional information, phone the civic center at 484-7070.