Actors, singers and dancers are needed for Riverbank Community Theater's August production of "Bye-Bye Birdie." Most roles are for teens, but there also are some for adults. Auditions are Saturday. Call 480-2601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyer High play
Steven Linhares, a senior at Beyer High School, is directing the comedy "Barefoot in the Park" by Neil Simon.
A first-time director, Steven has undertaken all aspects of the production as a senior project, including running auditions and rehearsals as well as designing the set, lights, props and costumes. The project stemmed from his participation in the Ashland Summer Seminar for juniors last year.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for general admission. They are available at the door.
Strut Studio invites teens to audition for its 2008-2009 competitive dance teams. There is hip-hop and jazz-pom. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and May 10. Call 521-6683 or go to www.strutstudioofdance.com.
High school seniors will compete in the finals of Bank of America's 60th annual Achievement Awards program, a rigorous half-day oral and written competition to recognize outstanding high school students. The students will compete in four general study areas: applied arts, fine arts, liberal arts or science and mathematics.
The Fresno event is one of 10 competitions held across California. In all, 320 students statewide will vie for $280,000 in prize money.
Area finalists are: Sarah Harden, Downey High School; Katherine Canadas, Beyer High School; Katie Drueen; Modesto High School; and Megha Mahida, Oakdale High School.
Applications for the Teens in Action Leadership Turlock program are available. The program will bring teens together for monthly educational and leadership sessions. To learn more, go to www.cityofturlock.org or call 668-5594. The program is put on by the City of Turlock, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and the Turlock Unified School District.
International Student Exchange Programs is seeking area host families for exchange students. Students are 15 to 18 years old and are coming to the Modesto area to spend the school year. For more information, call 800-733-2773.
Special needs siblings
Siblings of children with special needs are invited to attend Sibshops, a program that features recreational activities and learning opportunities.
Siblings ages 7 to 14 can attend. The program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 21. Space is limited. For more information, call 472-3674 or 800-847-3030.
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