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Arts Update

PHOTO CONTEST: The DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Indianapolis is sponsoring a photo contest to recognize Hispanic Preservation Month in May. The photo subject must be more than 50 years old and in Indiana. The deadline is April 5. To see content rules and how to enter, go to Select photos from the exhibit will travel to various Indiana locations, including the Wabash County Historical Museum, Wabash.

CLASS: IPFW will hold “Exploring the World in 3D Art” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for those in kindergarten through third grade, and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for those in fourth to eighth grades. The classes start Saturday and end April 27.

AUDITIONS: Grand Effect Productions will hold open auditions for “The Ritz” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Sprits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. Rehearsals will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays starting March 25. “The Ritz” will be performed May 20 to 22. For more information, call 579-6277.

•Windsong Pictures will have auditions for dancers and actors from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Windsong Film Festival, IPFW, Neff Hall Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 348-5510

WRITERS CONTEST: Huntington City-Township Public Library and WFWA-DT, PBS 39, are sponsoring the 2013 PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest, open to children in kindergarten to third grade. Stories must be written and illustrated by the child, and first place winners will advance to regional judging at WFWA in Fort Wayne. For entry forms, visit the library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, or The library is holding a free writers and illustrators workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday for anyone interested in submitting a story.

NEW EDUCATION COORDINATOR: Nicole Griffetts is the new education coordinator for The History Center.

MOVIE GRANT: The Cinema Center received a $17,500 grant to support diversity programming from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

WINNERS: Melissa Meyer, a student at Western High School in Russiaville, took Best of Show for “A Colorful Room” at Huntington University High School Art Show. Local winners include Amber Puran of Carroll High School, who won first place, and Hannah Priskorn, of Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn, who won third place.

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