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OUN deadline extended: Talent show applications accepted through Sept. 10

by jmaloni


Thu, Aug 21st 2014 11:25 am

All individuals ages 14 and older with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to pre-register and try-out for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.

OUN's "Opportunities Got Talent," an annual occasion showcasing the aptitudes of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through song, dance, theater and comedy in a competitive format, will take place Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. Individual and group performers are invited to apply and audition.

This talent show affords people with musical or theatrical talents a public opportunity for expression under the direction of James Matteson and the agency's recreation department. A panel of judges from the community selects the winners.

The event is open to the public with a $5 admission charge per person payable at the door.

Application forms must be returned by Sept. 10 to be eligible for the mandatory auditions, which will be held Sept. 17. Specific audition times will be assigned. Download forms at http://www.opportunitiesunlimited.org/news-entry/seeking-talent-show-participants1 or call JoAnn at 716-297-6400.

Sponsors to date include the ARCEU Local 4265/NYSUT/AFT/AFL/CIO and the Niagara Orleans Labor Council.   

For nearly 60 years, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara has been providing results-oriented training, employment, service coordination, exceptional parenting, recreation (youth and adult), residential, geriatric, fine arts, horticulture therapy and health-related and support services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Niagara County.

For more information about the agency, call 716-504-2617 or visit www.opportunitiesunlimited.org.

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