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OLAF FUB SEZ: Question of the day from bandleader Ted Lewis, born Theodore Friedman on this date in 1892, “Is everybody happy?”


DOUBLE THE FUN – Laughs galore are in store as the Evans Township Lions Club holds its fourth annual Comedy Night at 7 Saturday in Most Precious Blood Church school hall, 22 Prospect St., Angola.

Holding forth will be Dan Viola, who has performed with Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider and Sam Kinison; and Nick Siracuse, who has written for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Arsenio Hall Show” and HBO comedy specials.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Food and refreshments will be for sale. There also will be a basket raffle. All profits will be used for community projects and scholarships. For tickets, call Jim Dawson at 432-4296, John Haak at 549-5223 or Sam Lomando at 549-1212.


BRING YOUR CAMERA – New York State’s Path Through History travels through Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, when docents will provide insights into the building’s Romanesque Revival architecture and the more than 2,000 symbols of Christian beliefs in ceramic tiles, paintings and sculpture. Admission is free.


SING OUT – The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of Western New York will benefit from Summer in the City, a musical afternoon Sunday in Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Providing music from 3 to 7 will be the local band Hotel Bravo and contestants in what organizers are calling “Buffalo’s first lip sync contest.”

Tickets are $20 and include food and draft beer. VIP tickets are $40 and include wine, well drinks, draft beer, food and private seating. For info, call 893-7222 or visit


HERE’S THE BEEF – A meat raffle benefiting St. Mary’s School for the Deaf will be held Saturday evening in Tonawandas Post 264, American Legion, 60 Main St., City of Tonawanda. Doors open at 6, first spin is at 7. Admission is $5 and includes beer, pop, pizza and snacks.

For info or to reserve a table for a group of eight or more, call Kristin Miller at 834-7200, Ext. 143.


BARGAIN TIME – Purchase individual items or buy a bag for $10 and fill it up at the rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Amherst Presbyterian Church, 151 S. Youngs Road. Not eligible for bagging are large items, jewelry or accessories, which will be priced separately.


ON A ROLL – Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda, celebrates Queen City Roller Girls Day from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday with an array of activities, including a chicken barbecue, which is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

There also is a parade of the championship cup at 5:30; championship games at 6:30 in nearby Rainbow Roller Rink, 101 Oliver St.; entertainment at the art center at 9:30; and a post-game party at 10:30 in Dwyer’s Irish Pub, 65 Webster St., next to the Riviera Theatre. For info, call 694-4400 or visit


DINNERS AND MORE – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 Lake St., Angola, holds its 16th annual chicken barbecue by Stu, Bob, Toni and Tony beginning at noon Saturday. Dinners are $9.50.

Amherst Lutheran Church, 5125 Main St., hosts a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Alix Rice Peace Park. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door. For tickets, call 632-4185.

The Sanborn Area Historical Society holds an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31), Sanborn. Tickets are $7. Kids under 5 eat free.

The Seneca-Babcock Community Association holds its annual chicken dinner and chance auction Sunday afternoon in the community center at 1168 Seneca St. Tickets are $9 for admission and a BW’s chicken barbecue. Doors open at 2 p.m. Drawings start at 4:30. Purchase your ticket today and get a free strip of auction tickets. Call 822-5094.

The Summerfest at St. John Kanty Church, 101 Swinburne St. off Broadway, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, features BW’s barbecue chicken dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, a chance auction and a grand raffle with nine cash prizes.

The Holy Name Society of Annunciation Church holds a chicken barbecue dinner with its famous mashed potatoes beginning at noon Sunday in Selbert Hall, 7580 Clinton St. at Schwartz Road, Elma. Dinners are $10 adults, $5 kids under 12.

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster, holds a pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and include two pulled pork sandwiches, tub-draft beer or pop. There also will be raffles and drink specials. For info, call 681-8387.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Marlene Giglia, Sheila Benevento, June Feuerstein, Sheila Meegan, Mark Andol, Jacob Fay, Justin Beres, Molly Mazurek, Tom Kaminski, Sean Seivert, Patrick Losito, Nathan Moser, Patrick Lesswing, Christopher Wilczek, Khristin Pietraszewski, Chris Wilczak, Florence Dzierba, Mary Beyers and Brigette Rose Cellino.

SATURDAY – Bill Feasley, Ross Markello, Willie Nile, Lynn Bass, Sarah Pyszczynski, Angelica Rizzo, Rose Coleman, Mickey Kelley, Chris Cieslik, Sister Mary Amelia Pieczynski, Sister Teresa Marie Patora, Kevin Carr, Vesna Novkovic and Ray Witzleben.

AND SUNDAY – Sandria J. Banks, Frank Levin, Ralph Hernandez, Holly Hughes, Dale Mussen, Jeffrey Powell, Joanne Carlson, Joe Popielkowski, Marshall Glover, Debra Dickman, Dennis Merrell, Diane Halt, Marge Siffringer, Ava Moran, Nicole Tasca, Jimmy Barret, Scott Pankiewicz, Herb Berlin, Susan Danahy, Butch Felder, Tony Loettner, Marilyn Ruggierio, Joanne Carlson, Nora Elizabeth Jackson, Remington Rooth, Nicholas Beacham and Genevieve Hagerty.


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