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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to psychiatrist and social critic Thomas Szasz, born on this date in 1920, “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”


WORLD CLASS – Put your global knowledge to the test in Community WorldQuest, a trivia contest sponsored by the International Institute of Buffalo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 in Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St.

Topics will include arts and language, history and geography, current events, pop culture, sports, music, cuisine and travel. Registration includes appetizers. There will be a cash bar.

Registration is $210 for a team of six and $40 per individual. Spectator tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit the International Institute’s educational programs. For info, call May Shogan at 883-1900, Ext. 321. Register online at


DYNGUS PREVIEW – The Dyngus Day celebrations start early next Monday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma, and at the Depew Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew.

St. Gabriel’s starts at 11:30 a.m. with a Polka Mass with Dave Gawronski, followed by a Polish lunch buffet at noon, family entertainment at 1 p.m. and continuous music from 4 to 10 p.m., featuring Tony’s Polka Band from Hagaman, near Amsterdam, and Ed Guca and the Polish Canadians.

Admission is $10, $2 with a Pussy Willow Pass after 1 p.m. Pussy Willow Passes, which are $10, are available in the rectory. Only people 21 and over will be admitted after 6 p.m. For info, call 668-4017.

The Depew Polish Falcons, celebrating for the 40th straight year, open their doors at 1 p.m., and start up the kitchen an hour later. Festivities will feature local polka bands Special Delivery at 2 p.m., followed by Phocus at 6. Admission is $10. Children under 12 are admitted free with parents. For tickets and info, call 684-2373.


THE BUNNY TRAIL – An Eggstravaganza family fun day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center in the former Niagara Falls High School at 1201 Pine Ave.

There will be crafts and activity stations for youngsters, face-painting, a basket raffle and prize drawings for all ages. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be $5. Admission is free. For info, call 282-7530.


FAMILY TREES – The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society will host “The Gathering of the Clans,” a free networking session for family genealogists, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee St., between South Park Avenue and Elk Street.

Genealogical society members will offer individual assistance and tips on research. Blank generation charts and family group sheets will be available. Irish soda bread and tea will be served.


FAST FRIEND – “The Life of an Adopted Greyhound,” featuring Mary Schreiner and her dog Shadow, will be the presentation at this month’s installment of the Let’s Do Lunch series April 24 in the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

A catered luncheon of spinach and cheese quiche, tossed salad and brownies at 11:30 a.m. will precede the program. Cost is $8. All are invited. Reservations must be made by Thursday, a week in advance. Call 662-9348.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Barbara Shanks Smith, Kim Sweeney, Carole Brox, Doug Sherman, Margaret Eison, Margy Toohey, Nick Tiberio, Pete Maduri, Melanie Russell, Linda Smerka, Amanda McQuillan, Gordon Williams, Pat Chiacchia, Bill Provost, Adelyn Grace Louth and Addison Rejewski, Linda Weber.


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