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Women's Committee of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present orchestra members with "traveling chairs" today at 4 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall during an appreciation reception given by the committee for the orchestra. The chairs, especially designed for playing musicians, are "light weight, cushioned, foldable and the correct height," says Janet DeAngelo, Women's Committee president. "We believe they will enhance the musicians' performances." Cost of the chairs is approximately $10,000.

Our Lady of Hope Council 3076, Knights of Columbus, will have a Polish dinner and dance Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the clubrooms, 1530 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore. Music will be provided by the Henry Chimes Band and there will be an enactment of the Polish customs of wigilia and paczki. Stephen Parada is chairman.

Trinity United Methodist Church, Amherst, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Maximiliano Fisher, the five-year-old 2001 Telethon celebrity child and his parents, Sebastiana and Gregory Fisher, will be introduced to Variety Club Women of Tent 7 at a luncheon Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Chef's Restaurant.

New Life Residential Center, a facility for women recovering from substance abuse, will benefit from a dinner and fashion show Saturday at 5 p.m. in Hearthstone Manor, Depew. "Fashion of the Millennium - Keeping the Doors Open" is the theme.

William Loos, curator of the Rare Book Room of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, will speak on "The Misadventures of the Manuscripts of Huckleberry Finn" when Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter of National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, meets Monday at 1 p.m. in the Chapter House. Judy Harvey and Karen McKee will be hostesses.

"Buffalo in History" will be the theme when Buffalo After-Five Club of Christian Business and Professional Women has a dinner Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn, Amherst. A representative of Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site will speak and Matt Schroeder, a student in Fredonia State College, will provide the music. Jody Bettcher of Eden, a mother of four and a school bus driver, also will speak.

The Honorarians of the Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs will hear a nominating committee report and discuss plans for the spring meeting in April when board members meet Monday 1 p.m. in Amberleigh. Anita Osborne is in charge of arrangements.

Kurt Herrmann of New York State Liquor Authority will speak at a dinner for Executive Women International Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Haok's Armor Inn, Hamburg.

Clarence Town Planner James Callahan will speak at a meeting of Clarence Contemporary Club Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. in Falletta's Restaurant, Clarence, preceding a luncheon.

Ruth Gourlay, a Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society docent, will speak and give a slide presentation on the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 and its centennial celebration at a luncheon for the Auxiliary to the Pharmacists' Association of Western New York Wednesday at noon in Truffles Restaurant. Chris McCarthy, Esther Eddy and Evelyn Baxter are chairwomen.

Buffalo Retired Teachers Association will have its annual winter luncheon Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fanny's restaurant.

The Buffalo Zoo annual Polar Bites fund-raising project will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Rich Renaissance Niagara. The event will feature a Chinese auction, food and beverage tastings and live animal exhibits by the zoo's animal ambassadors.

Buddy Knaus Post 14, Amvets, and its auxiliary will sponsor a '50s-'60s dance Saturday at 7 p.m. in the clubrooms at 4721 Broadway, Depew. Proceeds will benefit the Western New York Branch of Ehler-Danlos National Foundation. The foundation supports victims of Ehler-Danlos syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder.

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