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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to former South African President Nelson Mandela, born on this date in 1918, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


BODY AND SOUL – The eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair will bring popular local gospel musicians to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Road, Niagara Falls, from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be Rochester recording artist Joe James and the Voices of Clouds and Buffalo recording artist Anetta Williams. Also on the bill will be Lady Kathy Bowman, the Men of Praise Band, the Shekinah Dancers and Zamar of Potter’s House, the Mount Erie Baptist Church Male Chorus and gospel rapper Xavier Change Mustcome.

Health screenings will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Giveaway and food vendors will be available all afternoon. In addition, there will be a classic car show by the Niagara Falls OG Cruisers. Call 285-2382.


KINGS OF THE ROAD – Speaking of classic cars, the annual Cadillac-LaSalle Antique Auto Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Keyser Cadillac, 4130 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The LaSalle, manufactured by General Motors from 1927 to 1940, was the smaller, more stylish, less expensive companion to the Cadillac.


GO HOLLYWOOD – Visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas can have a flash of fame from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the new marquee of the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

“Your Name in Lights” will put your name and personalized message on the marquee for a $25 donation, which includes a photo of it. The theater also is hosting “Relax at the Riv,” an open house that allows Canal Fest visitors a chance to relax in air-conditioned comfort.


WELCOME MAT – Speaking of open houses, the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in its museum at 100 Knoche Road, Town of Tonawanda. The building, the former St. Peter’s (German) Evangelical Church, was built in 1849.


FUN TIME – Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St. at Harris Hill Road, Clarence, will hold a free community carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with games, prizes, entertainment, vendors, face-painting, crafts, a petting zoo and pony rides. For info, call 632-4688.


SIDE OUT – It’s time once again for the annual Blind Draw Co-ed Volleyball Tournament to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times. It will be held Sunday at the Avenue Pub, 2113 South Park Ave., with sign-up at 11 a.m. and play beginning promptly at noon. Fee is $20 per player, including food, draft beer and pop. Call Linda Klimowicz, 479-3289.


DRUMSTICK BEAT – St. Teresa’s Church, 1974 Seneca St., will hold a drive-through chicken barbecue, with parsley potatoes, roll, salad and dessert, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 advance and $10 Sunday. Tickets available after Masses or by calling 822-0608, Ext. 3.

The Hamburg Historical Society will hold a Weidner’s chicken barbecue, with coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon, beverage and choice of a homemade dessert, from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hamburg Historical Society Museum complex, 5859 South Park Ave., across from the Fairgrounds. Dinners are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.


KITCHEN CLASSICS – How did pioneer cooking develop into American cuisine? At Chautauqua Institution next week, Barbara Blackburn will explore the foods that evolved in different sections of the country in “American Best of the West,” a three-day adventure in recipes leading to a full-course meal.

Sessions will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 205, Turner Hall. Fee is $22 per day or $58 for all three days, plus a $7.50 materials charge per day. To register, call Chautauqua Special Studies at 357-6250.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – William J. Jefferson, Kevin Haggerty, Dale Anderson, Susan Grabenstatter, Eleanor Whelan, Val Derenda, Frank Mesiah, Richard Anthony Fontana, Anna Fatta, Jerry Marino, Amanda Sobczyk, Caitlin Bondanza Louth, Lauren Zelasko, Lucas Zelasko, Cindy Barrett, Lois Thurnherr, Colleen Cash Ferratella, Rev. G. Scott Comrie, Patricia Zatko, Caitlin McNamara, Misty Yeates Baker, Mark Golimowski, Courtney Inman, Betty Church, Rimas Musteikis, James Patrick Gallagher, John Conlon, Kevin Tate, Kala Kelly, Joan Kapuscinski Boulanger, Carmen Gentile and Adeline Colpoys.

SATURDAY – Delaney Kukelka, Addison Zimmer, Rosemarie Argenio, Ramblin’ Lou Schriver, Barb Sullivan, Sister Joseph Marie Marczak, Joey Sacco, Dave Gonzalez, David Charles, Lori Griffin, Father Thaddeus Rog, Francine Benzel, Linda Ann Moore, Mary Bartholomay Bostwick, Jan Sandberg, Bob Fries, Brian Fries, Shannon Zaranek, Pamela Palermo, Gary Maybach, Patrick Bapst, Sean Crotty and Christopher Dan.

AND SUNDAY – Kelsey Mech, Jack Dumpert, Tom Keenan, Dennis Gorski, Sister Christine Marie Nizialek, Jessica Vastola, John P. Delaney Jr., Guy Vadala, Connie Bach, Jack Kester, Maxwell LaVenture, Susan B. Anthony Stewart, Jack Heitzhaus, Joan Kudla, Terri Moeller, Julia Mason, Kristen Grandinetti and Donald Lange.


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