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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Academy Award-winning actor Rex Harrison, born Reginald Carey Harrison on this date in 1908, “Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what’s wrong with it.”


LENTEN CATCHES – The folks at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., are greeting the arrival of Lent with a fish fry dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9 and include broiled or beer-battered haddock, coleslaw, macaroni salad, French fries and bread with butter. Chicken finger dinners also are available. For info, call 825-9557.

The Hilbert College Alumni Association will sponsor a Lenten fish fry dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center Dining Hall at the college, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

Dinners are $10 and include baked or fried fish, French fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage. Children’s dinners of grilled cheese or chicken nuggets are available for $6. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Also hosting a Lenten fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday is the Lockport Presbyterian Home, 305 High St. Dinners are $10.50 and include coleslaw, potato salad, roll, dessert and beverage. For info, call Toni Parada at 434-8805, Ext. 41.


GOT GAME? – The Buffalo Sabres Sled Vets invite veterans of all abilities to learn how to play sled hockey as part of the VA Western New York Healthcare System’s recreation therapy program. Previous hockey experience is not required, and veterans do not have to be disabled to participate.

The Sled Vets have reserved ice time at Cazenovia Rink, 25 Cazenovia St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. March 13, noon March 29 and noon April 6, as well as times at the Riverside Bud Bakewell Rink, 2607 Niagara St., at 6:30 p.m. March 18 and 5 p.m. April 5. For info, call Pamela Kaznowski at 862-6814 or email


HELP WANTED – Learn about volunteer and internship opportunities from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the volunteer open house at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. Refreshments and guided tours will be offered. For info, call 689-1440 or visit


WALL TO WALL – Proceeds will go for a new church carpet from the Cut a Rug concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Parish Center at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Featured will be Unity Award-winning Celtic Christian rock band Ceili Rain, as well as the Rochez School of Irish Dance and Blessed Sacrament’s own musical spirit, Father Bill Quinlivan. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door. For advance tickets, visit


KEEPING THE TRADITION – The Sisters of St. Joseph will host their 20th St. Joseph’s Day Table from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence.

In the tradition of the St. Joseph’s Day Table, there will be no charge, but contributions are welcome for the food pantries at Clarence First Presbyterian Church, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish in Cheektowaga and SS. Columba & Brigid in Buffalo. Last year, about 600 attended, and $6,500 was given to the food pantries.


JUST PURR-FECT – Ten Lives Club, the Southtowns cat rescue and adoption service, will hold its 12th annual Fur Ball from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg.

In addition to music, food, crafts and vendors, there will be more than 100 theme baskets. Cats will be available for adoption at reduced rates. Homemade snacks and desserts can be purchased, and there will be a cash bar. Attire is casual, and dressing in feline themes is encouraged. Admission is free. Call 646-5577.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Joann Conway Murello, Bob Olin, Lindsay Neilson, Beverly Dale, Ben Chee, Michele McClintick, Michele Costa, Anita Gibala, Sister Mary Felicia Golembiewski, Dustin Domhart, Tom Kazmierczak III, John Schultz, Helen Polanski, Frances Hetey, Hailey Gies, Liz Palmisano, James L. Short, John Sweet, Bette Kotlarsz, Steve Messier, Diane Deacon and Julianna Nowak.

AND THURSDAY – Dick Bauerle, Joan Lewis, Melvin McSpadden, Mary Notartomos, Rianna Moll, Jeff Panek, Nathan Enser, Sister Mary Maureen Helak, Rick Finnegan, Luke Zakrzewski, Roy Weiglein, Norb Bukowski, Sonne Durphy, Korri Hall, Bethany Poppenberg, Catherine Glaub and Mary Pat Brzyski.


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