• SPONSORS SOUGHT - Kevin Guest House seeks corporate sponsors for its 15th annual Affaire of the Heart event to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Statler Towers, Buffalo. Kevin Guest House's mission is to provide safe, comfortable and affordable lodging for patients and their families while they are in Buffalo for medical treatment. For more information, call 882-1818. • CLASSES - Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda, is now accepting registrations for Children's Classical Ballet and Children's Visual Arts classes and workshops in the fall. Classical Ballet instruction is for students ages 3-17 years and is taught by professional dancer and choreographer Bonnie Taylor and is scheduled on Tuesdays after school and early evening through Dec. 18. Visual Arts classes and workshops are scheduled through Nov. 11 and are open to children ages 6-11. For more information, call 694-4400, Ext. 304, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To download a printable registration form, visit www.carnegiear tcenter.org/children.html • CLASSES - Carnegie Art Center is offering Professional Development Workshops for Artists in the fall at 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Classes include "Using Digital Cameras" (7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 10), and "Introduction to Web Design" (7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 14). Workshops include "What They Don't Teach You In Art School About the Art World" (2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29) and "Great Stories, Great Poetry - The Art of Performing Your Words" (2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St.). For more information, call 694-4400. • WORK SHOPS - Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources upcoming workshops include: Intro to Mac, Digital Video Production, Screenwriting Lab, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Intro to PD (Pure Data), Max/MSP/Jitter, Super 8 and 16mm Filmmaking. For more information, visit www.squeaky.org or call 884-7172. • RELE ASE - The Freudig Singers of WNY have released its first CD, "Freudig Singers of Western New York: The Archives, Volume I." The first in a limited edition series, the release features chamber music and is available at www.freudigsingers.org for $15 plus $3 shipping and handling; orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. • TOURISM - The Binational Tourism Alliance is launching a season of design, architecture and heritage experiences for residents and travelers between September and November. "Niagara By Design" is a three-month-long celebration of Binational Niagara. Highlights of Niagara By Design 2007 include: Third annual "Art of Architecture" photography contest, through Oct. 14; "architage," a new scavenger hunt/photography contest for 5- to 17-year-olds, through Oct. 14; Niagara By Design speaker series, Nov. 28; Niagara By Design movie series, Nov. 7; Niagara By Design symposium, Nov. 14. For locations and more information, visit www.doorsopenniagara.com or call 888-849-5834. • CONTESTANTS SOUGHT - The 2008 WNY World of Beauty Pageant is seeking contestants for the pageant, to be held Nov. 3 at the Harlem Road Community Center. The pageant is an open pageant for females of all ages, shapes and sizes. For more information, e-mail WNYPageants@aim.com or visit JJ Pageant Productions at http://jjpageants.tr ipod.com. • VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT - Organizers of the Haunted Gardens on the EEEErie Canal are seeking volunteers in non-acting roles for the event to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens, 1825 Sweeney St. Available positions include guides, technicians, costumes/scenery and more. For more information, call 213-0554 or visit www.nthistorymuseum.org. • FALL WORKSHOPS - CEPA Gallery is offering the following workshops: "Basic B&W Photography," noon-3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28; "Digital Photography with Point and Shoot Cameras," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 23 (no class Oct. 9); "Digital SLR Photography," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 31; "Basic Adobe Photoshop," 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 1-22; "Basic Web Design," 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4-25; "Basic Illustrator," 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 5-26. Classes will take place in the Underground Gallery at CEPA's Market Arcade location, 617 Main St., Buffalo. Call 856-2717 for cost and to register. • ART MEMBERSHIP - The Buffalo Niagara Art Association will jury for membership on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Leader Artworks, Tri-Main Center, Suite 547, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. Membership is open to all qualified WNY artists older than 18. Artists can drop off three two- or three-dimensional artworks (no photography) in only one medium at 11 a.m., with pickup at 1 p.m. Work should be original with no substantial instructor input, framed, and completed no longer than four years ago. For more information, visit buffaloniagaraart.org or call 741-3552. • APPLICANTS SOUGHT - Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources is seeking youth applicants for the 2007/08 Buffalo Youth Media Institute, an intense nine-month video production and community history project geared towards 8th- to 12th-graders from Buffalo and surrounding areas. Twenty selected applicants are trained by professional filmmakers in all aspects of documentary production. Each youth producer earns a $5 stipend for up to five hours of work per week after school and on Saturdays during the school year. The project begins in October and ends in June 2008 with a premiere screening of the finished documentaries in Buffalo's downtown Market Arcade Film and Arts Center. Applicants are asked to submit a letter detailing their interest in the project, written permission from a parent or guardian, copies of their last report card and one letter of support from a teacher or school counselor. The application can also be downloaded from www.squeaky.org. Deadline for applications is Oct. 3. Applications should be sent to: Squeaky Wheel, Attention: Buffalo Youth Media Institute, 712 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14202. • CALL FOR WORK - The Western New York Artists Group is accepting entries for its 13th annual "Artful Gifts" exhibition. Artists who wish to participate can receive information by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope to: Artful Gifts, The WNY Artists Group, Art Dialogue Gallery, One Linwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209. A prospectus can also be picked up at Art Dialogue. Entry deadline is Saturday, Nov. 17. For more information, call 885-2251. • T ICKETS - Tickets are now available for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, for two performances on Sunday, Nov. 25 at HSBC Arena. Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50 and are available at the box office and all tickets.com outlets (www.tickets.com, 888-223-6000). • T ICKETS - Tickets are now on sale for two performances of "Shackin' Up!," starring Billy Dee Williams, Lenny Williams, Shirley Murdock, Elise Neal and Leon, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo. Tickets are $37.50 and $29.50 and are available at the box office, 650 Main St., and through Ticketmaster (852-5000, www.ticketmaster.com).