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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, born on this date in 1866, “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

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DOWN BY THE RIVER – Join Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on Wednesday for a guided paddle tour of the natural history of the Buffalo River. Tickets are $45 if you’re renting a Riverkeeper kayak, or $25 if you have your own. Buy a ticket online at bnriverkeeper.org/store. Space is limited. The tour leaves at 5:30 p.m. from Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St.

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LITTLE ONES – A Breastfeeding Family Fun Walk and Healthy Baby Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance to Delaware Park. The event, hosted by Catholic Charities’ Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, includes children’s activities, games, education and prizes. It is free and no registration is required. For more info, call 218-1484, ext. 2411.

A similar event will be held Aug. 5 at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

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COMMUNITY DINING – Hot dogs, ice cream and fellowship will be on the menu from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. at Union Road in West Seneca. The community dinner is a tradition on the last Friday of the month.

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SUMMER FUN – Terry Buchwald performs the songs of Elvis at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Alden Village Firemen’s Park. On Thursday, “Friends For Life” will be shown on the big screen at Alden Town Park. The screening is free, and begins at 8:45 p.m.

The Roycroft Campus hosts its first “Twilight Tour” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at South Grove Street in East Aurora. Visit the triangular “Ruskin Room” at the Roycroft Inn, the round tower of the chapel and the square turret of the print shop. For more information or to register, visit roycroftcampuscorporation.com or call 655-0261.

A noon presentation by Nickel City Reptiles takes place Wednesday at the pavilion in Marilla Town Park, 2499 Three Rod Road. Free ice cream will be served.

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FITTING TRIBUTE – A new prairie-style garden with dogwood trees around the flag pole at the Chestnut Ridge Park casino will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the singing of the National Anthem, an invocation, a benediction, the playing of taps and the serving of cake. The plantings surround a memorial “Blue Star” marker tribute to all past and present members of the armed forces.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Angelo Sole, Linda Dzierba, Janique Curry, Dave Meinzer, Michelle Dickman, Laura Suttell, Brad Philipps, Stella Karpik, Chris Pluta, Colleen Butaney, Sr. Suzanne Marie Kush, Sr. Mary De Angelis Nowak, Sophia Izzo, Barb Berlin, Sara Bugenhagen, Ty Jeffrey Baker, Lexie Hart, David Wilczak, Kelly McCabe, Pat Cullen, Alex Pronobis, Muriel Marlene Czyzowski and Joseph John Hunger III.

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