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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to humorist and newspaper columnist Franklin P. Adams, born on this date in 1881, “There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.”


ITEMS AND NOTIONS – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 73 Adam St., City of Tonawanda, is holding a gently used jewelry and accessory sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Admission is $2.50 and includes coffee and a bagel or other breakfast goodies. Offered will be some vintage pieces, costume jewelry, purses, hats and scarves. Proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi School.

The Women’s Association of Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, holds its annual Harvest Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be Thanksgiving and Christmas items, handmade gifts, sewing crafts, a candle corner, homemade baked goods and white elephant tables. A lunch menu also will be available.

St. Casimir Parish, 1833 Clinton St., will hold a craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Parish Center.

The Women of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, will host their 20th annual craft show, bazaar and trash ’n treasures sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will begin serving at 10:30 a.m.


FILL THE FREEZER – The Bowmansville Ladies Auxiliary holds a meat raffle and theme basket auction Saturday evening in the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St. Doors open at 6. Raffles start at 7. Admission is $5 and includes beer, wine, pop, coffee, pizza and snacks.

The Cambria Volunteer Fire Company holds its annual turkey raffle and party from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the fire hall at 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Lockport. Pork and beef loins also will be raffled. Concessions open at 6:30, and drawings start at 7. Admission and refreshments are free.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Joseph Hriczko Post 6245, Veterans of Foreign Wars, is hosting a meat raffle Sunday afternoon in the post clubrooms at 29 Clemo St., off Clinton Street between Fillmore Avenue and Babcock Street. Doors open at 1. Admission is $5 and includes a roast beef sandwich, beer, pop, coffee, snacks and desserts.


OUT TO EAT – The Friday fish fry and this week’s special – meat loaf – will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Father Justin Council, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga. Karaoke night will follow from 7 to 10.

Niagara Hose Company No. 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, will hold a chowder sale beginning at noon Saturday. Chowder will be ready at noon. Cost is $4 per quart. Advance orders are accepted for customers who drop off their own container.


TAKE A CHANCE – Several door prizes will be awarded, and 44 gift cards will be raffled away in the Gift Card Bonanza Raffle on Saturday evening in St. Bernard’s Parish Hall, 1988 Clinton St.. Cards worth $10 to $50 from various supermarkets and stores will be offered. Admission is $5 and includes a roast beef sandwich, chips, a pickle and beverages.

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church will hold its 17th annual theme basket auction from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the OLP Ministry Center, 86 Burlington Ave., Depew. Admission is $6 and includes 25 auction tickets. There also will be door prizes. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Many Hungarian food items and pastries will be offered in the chance auction and bake sale beginning at noon Sunday in the Hungarian-American Social Club, 860 Tonawanda St.

Second Chance Sheltering Network holds a chance auction Sunday afternoon in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Doors open at 1 p.m., and drawings start at 3:30. Donation at the door is $10 and includes five auction tickets, dessert and beverage. Donate a 20-pound bag of cat litter and get 25 free tickets.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Paul Klopp, Sally Abell, Dolores Kasprzak, Debbie Oberg, Kris Lee, Darrin Stroud, Joe Anzalone, Carol Harrison, Christopher Louth, Jeff Rishel, Jessica Shoffstall, Bob Schaefer, Patricia Quinlivan, Judy Smentkiewicz, Mike Hanley, Marlene Mastalinski and Karen Brodfuehrer.

SATURDAY – Carol Hageman, Michael Haggerty, Judy O’Leary, Elaine Lewandowski, Katrina Ziolo, Amy Sasiadek, Kevin Toohey, Dave Callman, Margaret McDermott, Thomas Victor, Kevin Coffee, Joe Cozzo, Mary Ann Alberalla, Dan Farry, Liam Allman, Kathy Davis, Jordan Lyn LeBarron, Alyssa Sole and Angelo Butera.

AND SUNDAY – Sheila Recktenwalt, Ruth Jones, Maria Whyte, Cheryl Hagen, Zach Anner, Rob Forster, Sister Mary Thomas Frys, Suzanne Spinner, Keith Safe, Annette Nigrelli, Mike Karpie, Jeff Mueller, Steve Mueller, Samuel C. Cellino, Garry Dubiel, Jean S. Lombardo, Janice G. Bennett, Jay Byron Duderwick, Beverly Nixon, Sharon Ostrowski and Jennifer Gallagher Keen.


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