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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to piano-playing song parodist Mark Russell, born Mark Ruslander in Buffalo on this date in 1932, “A consultant is a guy who knows 125 different ways to make love, but who doesn’t know any women.”

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PET PROJECT – Save a cat. Eat a dog. That’s the watchword for the event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday at George’s Hot Dogs, 5808 Herman Hill Road, Hamburg. All hot dog sales benefit Ten Lives Club, the cat rescue and adoption center in the Southtowns. Kitties ready for new homes will be available for adoption.

Proceeds from a special theme basket auction will help the shelter operators buy a security camera, which they hope will discourage people from abandoning unwanted cats – a violation of state law – outside their building during off-hours. For more info, call 646-5577 or visit tenlivesclub.com.

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BEST BEHAVIOR – “Mind Your Manners” will be the theme at EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime for youngsters up to age 8 from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Children’s musician and pianist Judd Sunshine will perform songs about respecting others and sports mascot Buster Bison will make an appearance. Admission is free.

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EAT RIGHT – Animal Advocates of Western New York will present “An Evening with Will Tuttle” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Tuttle, a former Zen monk and a vegan since 1980, will give a talk based on his best-selling book, “The World Peace Diet,” and offer a short piano concert of his original music. Suggested donation is $5. Seats are limited. For more info, visitanimalswny.org/events.

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EXPERT INSIGHTS – English scholar Clive Wilmer, master of the Guild of St. George, the British charity founded by influential art critic John Ruskin in 1871, will be the speaker in a program at 1 p.m. Saturday on “Ruskin, Morris and Beauty” in the Roycroft Power House, 39 S. Grove St., East Aurora, across from the Roycroft Inn.

Also speaking on Ruskin will be Jim Spates, emeritus professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, who will illustrate how Ruskin’s ideas about nature helped form the basis for the Arts & Crafts movement. The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. Call 655-0261. For more info, visit roycroftcampuscorp.com.

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DAY IN THE SUN – The eighth annual fundraiser to benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy Kids of the Kingdom Summer Program will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mickey Rats/Captain Kidds, 8934 Lake Shore Road, Angola. The afternoon will include music by Gary Syracuse and Dolly Dee plus the St. Luke’s Summer Music Revue with special guests.

Tickets are $25, $50 per couple or family, and include an Italian buffet dinner, draft beer and hot dogs off the grill all day. Frontier Skydivers will give an exhibition. There also will be live and silent auctions featuring Bills and Sabres memorabilia. For info and tickets, call Gino Grasso at 830-1413.

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HIGH POWERED – A senior executive for Chick-fil-A, Juliet M. Hall, will be the keynote speaker Saturday as Women in the Spotlight GoinGlobal host their sixth annual Women’s Empowerment Brunch in the Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter, 95 Main St.

The brunch will be the centerpiece of a conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by WBLK’s Adri V. The Go Getter, that includes workshops featuring fashion designer Kianga “Kiki Kitty” Milele and author and motivational speaker Lucinda Cross Otiti. The conference will kick off Friday evening with a meet and greet session in MMW Style Studio, 403 Main St., hosted by Nia Badger. Tickets are $75. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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BATTER UP – The pennant race will be going down to the wire Sept. 26 when the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in North Tonawanda hosts an excursion to Toronto for the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays baseball game.

Price is $50, which includes bus transportation and a ticket to the game. The bus will leave the church parking lot at Oliver Street and Center Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Those attending will need to bring along a passport or enhanced driver’s license. For reservations and info, call Bill Winiatowski at 693-9460.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rose Marie Kelley, Jim Neef, Bruce Derthick, Dave Ernst, Nancy Kelly, Rocco Lucente, Cathy Ciambella, Anne McCaffrey, Marcia Brogan, Scott Bieler, Suzanne Boutet, Sheila Mitchell, Ida Mruk, Danielle A. Peoples, Jessie Dresch, Jackie Baldwin, Maryann Makowski, Pat Manchester, Melissa Rathke, Ethan Blair, Janice Rogacki, Natalie Missert, Linda Brooks, Tony Woyshner, Kerrick Woyshner, Kathy Clark and Nick Palmer.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com

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