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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Hollywood studio executive Darryl F. Zanuck, on this date in 1902, “If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is unnecessary. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.”


BRING YOUR EMPTIES – Round up those beverage containers and give them to Boy Scout Troop 545 for its can and bottle drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. Proceeds from the deposits will benefit troop activities.


MEET AND GREET – Candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in Alden will be taking part in a Meet the Candidates Day at the Alden Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Market manager Nancy Hughes says there will be no formal speeches, just a chance to chat with candidates, pick out flyers and visit formation tables alongside the vendors in Alden Village Plaza, 13119 Broadway (Route 20). For info, call 937-0103.


FEELS LIKE FALL – Autumn will be in the air as Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, holds its sixth annual Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Bratwurst dinners will be for sale, with homemade German potato salad and sauerkraut. There also will be draft beer, tours of the historic church during daylight hours, dancing and music by the Auslanders. For info, call 633-7800 or visit


GET ACQUAINTED – GroOperative, a worker-owned urban farm cooperative, will introduce its concepts during Taste the Future, an evening of food, live music and samples of prototype beers from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in The Strand, a renovated former theater at 540 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.

A presentation on the group’s plans for a vertical farming operation, which will raise food plants indoors on stacks of trays, will be given at 7. David Michael Miller and Friends will play blues, roots and funk music at 8. Donation is $20. For info, visit


YOUNG AT HEART – The Evans Township Lions Club will hold its first Model Train and Toy Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Most Precious Blood Parish Hall auditorium, 22 Prospect St., Angola.

Admission is $5, $3 for seniors over 55 and youth 12 to 17. Kids under 12 get in free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Lions programs for the visually and hearing impaired. For info, call co-chairs Bill and Micky Leppard at 549-6144 or 289-7075.


PRIZES GALORE – More than 200 gift baskets, along with dozens of gift certificates and special raffle items will be up for bids in Lori’s Fourth Amazing Auction on Sunday afternoon in the Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St.

Doors open at 1 p.m., first ticket draw will be around 3 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets are $5 a sheet. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Ten Lives Club, the cat adoption and rescue organization. For info, call Lori Mendez at 895-6267.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bill Dengler, Dave Batsford, Ryki Zuckerman, Dick Rasmus, Alan Pergament, Janine Elkin, Valerie Minervino, Nicole Viterna, Patti Ann Hughes, Daniel Quagliana, Victoria Quagliana, Ross M. Cellino Jr., Melissa Evers, Clay Speidel, Sarah Cheney, Ron Mazur, Rose Purdy, Karl Safe and Gary Bradley.

AND SATURDAY – Virginia Surawski, Helen Colbert, Saleh Fetouh, Kim Ziegler, Tiffany Lankes, Concetta Muscarella, Eileen Braniecki, Nancy Yager, Sister Mary Anthonille Tyczkowski, Sister Jeremy Marie Miedura, Renee Ward, Linda Kantor, Edward Penkalski, Claudia Emmerson, Erin Maghran, Kristen Solack, Barbara Byrne and Sue Grossman.

AND SUNDAY – Shirley Pontius, Dana Szymkowiak, Brendan Haggerty, Brendan Mehaffy, Wally Topinko, John Kasperek, Bob Camizzi, Daniel Sherry, Kassia Delgado, Lynn Krzemien, Ron Bieger, Brett Hall, Kevin Denecke, Cheryl Tokasz, Jerry Sawyer and Jodi Berner.


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