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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice on how to be discreet from former Louisiana Gov. Earl Long, born on this date in 1895, “Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you can talk. Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile. Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.”


TAKING WING – Monarch butterflies in every stage of their life cycle, from eggs to caterpillars to fully developed butterflies, will be on view in the Monarch Butterfly Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Jamestown Audubon Center, 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 south of Jamestown.

Visitors will be able to hold caterpillars and watch experts tagging butterflies. At 4 p.m., the butterflies will be released to fly to Mexico, while the tags help scientists track their migration.

There also will be crafts for children, butterfly garden tours, a plant sale, temporary Monarch tattoos and butterfly T-shirts. Admission is $8, $6 for children 3 to 15. For info, call 569-2345 or visit


STRIKES AND SPARES – Homeless and low-income veterans will benefit from Help a Vet – Bowl With a Vet, a bowling fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Amherst.

Sponsored by Chapter 77, Vietnam Veterans of America, the cost is $20, which includes bowling and shoes, pizza, wings and pop. Proceeds go to the WNY Veterans Housing Coalition. For info and to sign up, call 632-3838 or visit


PLAN AHEAD – Accepting table reservations are the organizers of the St. Casimir Craft Show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in St. Casimir Social Center, 1833 Clinton St. Tables are $15. For info, call 824-1017.


CLEAR THE CLOSET – Windsong Radiology Group is accepting gently used clothing through Friday to benefit Buffalo City Mission.

Drop boxes are set up in Windsong locations at 55 Spindrift Drive, Amherst; 4893 Transit Road, Lancaster; and 3950 East Robinson Road, West Amherst.


FLOW OF HISTORY – The Buffalo Industrial Heritage Committee, which originated the exploration of the city’s grain elevator district three decades ago, wraps up its 29th season of Historic Buffalo River Tours with a pair of sailings on Labor Day.

Boats leave the Miss Buffalo dock in Erie Basin Marina at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 4 to 11. For reservations, call 856-6696. For other info, visit


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kathy Dickey, Carlee Dickinson, Ken Meier, Ashley Hassett, Glenn Reed, Bonnie Mulawka, Cary McCabe, Kimille DiRienzo, Barry Stelmach, Lydia Laboy Rutski, Melissa Geschwind, Jillian Grace Dobrzenski, Lillian Martin, Pat McCall, Darrell Day, Laura Prabucki, Mary Ann “Peanuts” Miller and Scott Warner.


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