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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and advertising tycoon Bruce Fairchild Barton, born on this date in 1886, “Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”

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SUMMER READS – The North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., North Tonawanda, will hold its summer used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Paperback books are 50 cents apiece or three for $1. Hardcovers are $1 each or three for $2. Or buy a bag from the museum for $5 and fill it up with books.

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CHICKEN AND MORE – Wings Flights of Hope, which offers free flights to patients for out-of-town medical treatment, is hosting its annual Buffalo BBQ fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Wings meeting place at 3964 California Road, Orchard Park.

In addition to the BW’s chicken barbecue, there will be live bands, auctions and raffles. Tickets are $35 advance, $40 at the door. Children 10 and under are free. Call 667-0815.

Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda, will host a Krolick’s chicken barbecue and fun day from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dinner tickets are $10 advance, $12 on Sunday. Admission is free for dog agility demonstrations, carnival-style games, performances by ModDance Studio and live music.

The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston, 975 Ridge Road, Lewiston, will hold its annual chicken and rib barbecue dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $15 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12, pre-sale only, and include cheesy potatoes, salads, desserts and beverages. Call Joanne LaRosa at 284-7043.

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LAST DANCE – The Buffalo Jazz and Swing Band will play big band music for dancing as the Clarence Concert Association holds its final free concert of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Call 759-6428 or visit clarenceconcert.org.

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AL FRESCO – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, holds its annual family picnic after the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. Call 674-1233 or visit st-petersucc.org.

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UNCIVIL WARRIOR – Angola author David Smeltz has written a series of six novels, “The Adventures of Sidney Sawyer: Missouri Yankee,” about a fictitious scoundrel Union Army general in Buffalo who is the brother of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer. He will talk about his books and sign copies from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. For info, call 823-2655 or visit dogearsbookstore.org.

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POLKAS PLUS – St. Casimir’s Church, 160 Cable St. in Buffalo’s Kaisertown neighborhood, hosts its annual summer Shishkababa Polka-Roc Fest fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday features kielbasa and chicken kabobs from Polish Villa II, plus polka and country music by Special Delivery from 5 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, a Barney’s chicken barbecue begins at noon and polka music by Rare Vintage runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Donation is $18 per meal or two for $35, pre-sale. Call 824-9589.

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REUNION TIME – Checks must be sent by Monday for the 60th anniversary reunion of the Class of 1956 at Seneca Vocational High School, which will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 in Fontana’s Grove, 2298 Clinton St., West Seneca. Cost is $20 for food, beverages and desserts.

Checks payable to SVHS Alumni Association should be mailed to Al Bielecki, 81 Burbank Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127. For more info, call Arnie Burgio at 585-503-3149 or Sam Incardona at 434-5657.

The annual North Collins High School all-alumni reunion will honor the man who has coordinated it for the past several years, Rick Kibler, when they gather this Friday in Marion Fricano Park in North Collins.

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WORLD ON WHEELS – More than 250 new cars, trucks, recreation vehicles, sailboats, powerboats and personal watercraft will be on display this weekend at the Canalside Auto & Boat Show. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There also will be an artisans market on Saturday, family activities and entertainment. Visit canalsidebuffalo.com.

All the cars will be oldies at the fourth annual Antique & Classic Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court at Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace. Admission to the show and the museum is free. Emcee will be Lauren Hall, Bills and Sabres reporter for Pegula Sports and Entertainment.

Vehicles from the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum and Playboy cars from the 1940s will be displayed. Classic car owners who want to take part can register from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for $15. The first 100 will receive dash plaques, travel mugs and tote bags. Call 873-9644 or visit buffalohistory.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Peter Klopp, Dorothy Keenan, Mike Kisiel, Mike Harrington, Sandy Anzalone, C.J. Spiller, Mike Czuprynski, Zeddie W. Dennard Jr., Colleen Nielsen, Al Zenger, Bob Trembowicz, Brandon Whited, Amy Hartz, Paula Litwin, Frank Giras, Rachel Makowski, Joe Gajewski, Lisa Kernen, Isabella Miller, Sister Mary Cynthia Kilian, Patty Knab, Sister Mary Angelette Helak and Sister Mary Antonita Sikorski.

AND SATURDAY – Brian Dubay, Robin Lenhard, Barbara Sadkin, Evette Slaughter, Martin Metzger, Danny Gagliardo, Joseph Noworyta, Christopher Scanlon, Shirley Tchorzewski, Martin Farawell, Denny Lyons, Mary Ellen Tompkins, Alicia Matuszewski, Sarah Brown, Tony Ando, Denise Kiener, Dennis Pietraszewski, Jean Klumpp, Ambriella Hope Leisten, Dorothy Huttenlocker and Debbie Jurek.

AND SUNDAY – Amy Klopp, Debbie Filipink, Jamie Moses, Lavon Stephens, Mary Nadolski, Tori Eldridge, Norris C. Loke, Bill Fleming, Darlene Stasio, Brett Zelasko, Pearl Emerling, Raymond Dolata, Sally Munschauer, Judy Edwards, Hailey Buczkowski and Debbie Enser.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com

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