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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet Walt Whitman, born on this date in 1819, “The future is no more uncertain than the present.”

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ALL SMILES – First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, will hold its 44th anniversary Joyful June Sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The thrift shop, mini boutique and plant place will be open. A special summer buffet luncheon will be available for $7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities.

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EASY GIVING – Enjoy dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in Denny’s Restaurant, 4757 Transit Road at French Road, Depew, and assist St. Casimir’s Church in Buffalo’s Kaisertown neighborhood. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of your bill before taxes directly to the church. For more info, call Kathy Stewart at 432-7755 or Denny’s at 656-0314.

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SEASON OPENER – The high-powered vocal trio Getting Better will launch the sixth annual Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series from 6:30 to 10 p.m. this Wednesday in Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. Admission and parking are free. Food and refreshments will be on sale. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but no coolers. Visit thevalleycenter.com for a full schedule of summer concerts. Find updates on the Buffalo River Fest Park page on Facebook.

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INSIDE LOOK – Single women 21 and older who are considering a religious life are invited to a Come and See Weekend Friday to Sunday with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities at St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist St., Williamsville.

Overnight accommodations are available Friday and Saturday. The program begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues to 1 p.m. Sunday. To register and for more info, email Sister Caryn Crook at ccrook@sosf.org or visit sosf.org.

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GLORY YEARS – Father Justin Council 5670, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga, will host a dinner and an evening of music and laughter Saturday featuring the Marcy Downey Show: It’s My Party, the Fabulous ‘50s and ‘60s.

Tickets are $30, advance sale only. Cash bar opens at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. For tickets and info, call 683-3635 or 553-9007.

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HIGH ENERGY – The William-Emslie YMCA, 585 William St., will hold its first Zumbathon with certified Zumba instructors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 5. Admission is $12. Proceeds will help send youngsters to summer camp whose families otherwise would not able to afford it. For more info, call the Y at 845-5440.

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SUMMER PLANS – The Parkside Summer Arts Camp is accepting registrations for youngsters 5 to 12 for a pair of summer sessions, from July 6 to July 22 and from July 25 to Aug. 12. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, with early drop-off and late pick-up arrangements available, at the Tot Lot playground in Delaware Park, near Parkside and Florence avenues.

Cost is $350 per session, $300 for Parkside Community Association members. A reduced fee of $150 is available for low-income families. Space is limited. For more info and an application, call the PCA office at 838-1240 or visit parksidebuffalo.org.

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TEE IT UP – No Frills Buffalo publishing company will host its eighth annual Come Get Some golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation on July 8 at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Darien Center.

Registration is $80 and includes lunch, a stead dinner, beverages and 18 holes of golf in the scramble format. Tickets for the dinner only are $40. Event sponsorships also are available. For more info, visit nofrillsbuffalo.com/comegetsome or email jillpogo@hotmail.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Daniel R. Connors, Carolyn Powell, Jan Halt, Helen Calloway, Nicole Karb, Ethan Ruszczyk, Henry Krempa, Marty Forero, Ron LoCurto Sr., Kay McDaniel, Millie Toy, Joe Waz, Shelly Jarmusz, Thomas Blaszkiewicz and Angie Mullen.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com