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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to education policy analyst and former assistant U.S. Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, born on this date in 1938, "The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss."

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ROLLING STOCK -- The Men's Group of Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, at Whitfield and McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will sponsor a car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Drive-up registration for hot rods, muscle cars, classics, antiques, Fords, Chevys, Mopars, Corvettes and vintage foreign cars will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Food and beverages will be available. For info, call the church at 824-2787.

The sixth annual Doin' It for Dean Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit Hospice Buffalo will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bowen Road Grove, near Broadway, in Lancaster. Live entertainment will be provided by Widowmaker and Silver Xtreme, along with special guests. There is a $10 registration fee, which includes admission to the event. Registration for cars and motorcycles starts at 1 p.m. Children under 12 are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For info, call Rich Brown at 771-6293.

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HERE'S THE BEEF -- The Youth Group Parents at St. Casimir's Oratory will hold a meat raffle Saturday evening in the social center, 1833 Clinton St. at Weiss Street. Doors open at 6, raffle starts at 7. Admission is $5 and includes beer, pop, snacks and a sandwich. For info, call Kathy Stewart at 896-1019.

A meat raffle to benefit St. Mary's School for the Deaf also will be held Saturday evening in Matthew Glab Post 1477, American Legion, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Admission is $5 and includes pizza, pop, beer and snacks. Doors open at 6. First spin is at 7.

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SIDE BET -- The Kids Count After School Program will be selling hot dogs, baked goods and pop, and holding a pick-a-prize gift auction, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Ten Mile Yard Sale at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. There also will be plenty of yard sale items. To donate an item, call Kathy Schlaich or Michelle Phelps at 745-7067.

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OLD COUNTRY TREATS -- German sausage, German potato salad, German bread and sauerkraut will be featured at the Grace Lutheran Church Springfest from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday in LaSalle Post 1142, American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $10 advance, $11 at the door, with authentic German beverages available for extra cost. For tickets, visit the church at 736 Cayuga Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today or call 283-5863 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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WAGGIN' TRAIN -- Pet Connection Programs Inc., the maternity and special care animal shelter in Marilla, will hold its seventh annual Tails on the Trails dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, starting from Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. Registration is $25 and includes a reusable tote with pet products and a bottle of water. For info, call 652-0192.

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TWO-WHEELED WONDERS -- Grimm's Fairy Tales provide the themes for the Bicycle Beauty Pageant Saturday at Campus Wheelworks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Viewing and voting for favorites will take place all day until the pageant begins at 8 p.m. After winners are announced, they will be raffled to benefit GO Bike Buffalo, which advocates for cyclists in the city. GO Bike Buffalo will provide food, while Rusty Chain Beer will be offered by Flying Bison Brewery.

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LET'S EAT -- Thirteenth annual chicken barbecue by Stu, Bob, Toni and Tony, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. $8.50. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 930 Lake St., Angola.

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with Grandma's Attic Sale. $6 adults, $3 kids 10 and under. Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31), Sanborn.

Chicken dinner, 10:30 a.m. Sunday after Polka Mass; $8.50, includes homemade dessert. Part of Summerfest 2012. Also hamburgers, hot dogs, auctions and raffles. St. John Kanty Church, Broadway and Brownell Street.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; $6 adults, $3 children, includes meatballs, salad bar, beverage and dessert. Ken-Ton Masonic Hall, 190 Minerva St., City of Tonawanda.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Cynthia Wallace, Mary Kay Myers, Jimmy Sabadasz, Faith Perry, Ty Franko, Adam Porebski, Marlene Pietraszewski, Geri Golda, Zac Garlick, Kathleen Bartus, Frank Kaczmarek, Crystal Mieth, Jen Weiss, Joyce Schwitzer, Mo Vankeuren, Sean Klyczek, James Bolden, Richard Wieand, Cheryl Wagner, Jacob Ellis-Hoehn, Ann Wall, Joann Boice, Ken Minor and Crystal Jacobs.

AND SATURDAY -- Mike Buczkowski, Bill Finkelstein, Brendon Webster, Ann Marie Stanton, Paul Ehret, Dominque F. Morrow, Bertha Shipton, Sister Mary Virginita Tarnacki, Shami Abraham, John McFall, Jordon Ciotuszynski, Luanne Leo, Norm Balash, Elaine Plotycia and Arlene Weiss.

AND SUNDAY -- Claire B. Petersen, Katie Lauber, Erin Lauber, Sean Fergus Lauber, Tyler Graham, Justin Beres, Jack Lickfeld, Dan Sack, Stephen Banko IV, Carl Betz, Sister Mary Bernadette Kapfer, Sister Mary Hope Zalewski, Sister Mary Poncilia Rogawski, Scott Schumacher, Colleen E. Belleza, Hilary Simonick, Madeline Alice Meyers, Tim Wutz, Linda Gallo, Martin E. Schwarz, Janice Grek, Raymond Simon and Phillip Meir.