OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer and pianist Nat King Cole, born Nathaniel Adams Coles on this date in 1919, “People don’t slip. Time catches up with them.”
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THINK BIG – Old Falls Street USA is inviting artists to design a mural celebrating the 125th anniversary of the City of Niagara Falls. The mural, which will cover three 8-by-4-foot wooden panels in the street’s Middle Block, will provide a backdrop for a free activities throughout the summer.
Deadline is April 3 for submissions by email to FallsStreet@gmail.com. Artists should include a colored drawing of their design, which should incorporate the theme of “Niagara Falls, N.Y. – 125th Birthday,” along with a list of paint colors, types of paints and supplies, with costs.
Winning artist will receive a $500 fee plus a $100 stipend toward supplies.
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SECOND CHANCE – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a second pair of hunters’ education classes, gun portion only, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 3 and April 15, this time at Camp Allegany in Allegany State Park.
The class will be limited to 35 students and there is no charge. Participants should be at least 12 years old and must attend both classes to receive a certificate. Preregistration is required and can be done online at register-ed.com. For more info, call the Sheriff’s Office at 372-0645.
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HEART OF TEXAS – Jim Pace takes the gavel to lead his first meeting as new president of the West Seneca Historical Society and Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca.
Following the meeting, at about 7:30, museum curator Tom Shobert will give a presentation, “The Alamo: The Myth, the Reality and John Wayne,” including numerous photos and items from his personal collection. All are welcome. Donation is $5 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served.
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VANTAGE POINT – Tickets are still available for the fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebration hosted by EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) on Sunday in the Mansion on Delaware Avenue, 414 Delaware Ave., where the front parlors will overlook the parade.
The celebration begins at noon and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, plus performances by bagpipers and the Clann na Cara Irish Dancers. Tickets are $100 advance, $125 at the door, and are available by calling 332-4130 or visiting epicforchildren.org.
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YES TO THE DRESS – Going into its final weeks is Gowns for Prom 2017. Organized by Colvin Cleaners, which collects, cleans and tailors previously worn prom gowns all year long, it finishes from 3 to 8 p.m. April 4 to 6 on the stage at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, when young women in need from all over Western New York select their formal wear for free.
Gowns can be donated at Colvin Cleaners, 2375 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore; at all Allstate offices; all Reeds/Jenss locations; many Delta Sonic stores; and the Shea’s box office. For more info on where to donate gowns, how to get a gown or to volunteer, visit gownsforprom.com.
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STOP FOR SOUP – Niagara Hose Fire Company No. 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, will hold a chowder sale beginning at noon Saturday for $4 a quart. Advance orders are accepted from those who drop off a container early.
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VIRTUOSOS SHINE – The Chromatic Club, Buffalo’s oldest music club, will hold a recital, “Divas Spring Forward,” at 3 p.m. Sunday in Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. It’s free and open to the public. For more info, visit chromaticclub.com.
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BASKETS AND MORE – The Sanborn Fire Company Band will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue dinner and basket raffle from 11:30 a.m. Sunday until sold out in the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429), Sanborn. Dinners are $10 and include potato salad, chef salad, roll, dessert and a beverage. Drawings will begin about 1:30 p.m.
St. Gabriel’s Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma, will hold its annual theme basket raffle Sunday. Admission is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Drawings start at 2 p.m. There will be a bounce house for youngsters, side raffles and food available for purchase. For more info, call 685-3986.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Tara Wells O’Neill, Robert Brant, Dawn Gies, Karen Troxel-Borrelli, Paula Kotowski, Don Postles, Lori Schultz Finnerty, Kevin Gaughan, Patrick D. Brown, Tina Peel, John P. Fecio Jr., Catie Toohey Milligan, Scott Roth, Andy Coppola, Mike Coppola, Sister Mary Maxine Kaminski, Michael Urbanski, Alex Christie, Dave Mallabar, Deacon Bob Badaszewski, Marsha McNichol, Kaitlyn Parsons, Bob Ruettimann, Catherine Mulligan, Ralph Zurawski, Tina Merritt, Elaine Sabo Ricketts, Deacon Robert Badaszewski, Judi Tweedy, Monsignor James Lichtenthal, Robin Jaehn, Dorothy Blake, Karen Pellegrino, Colleen Chase, Jennifer Morgan, Shane Smith, Nathan Smith, Connor Smith, Delilah Jenner, Rachel Lynne Bagel, MaryAnne Bartkowiak, Kasia Geisler, Patricia Hauser, Irene Derborn, Harry Harnisch, Leslie Ronan, Catherine Klodzinski and Brian Klodzinski.
AND SATURDAY – Carol Easton, Angela Staszak, Robert Presutti, Tony Kosis, Joe Stoklosa, Rev. Joseph Fifagrowicz, Evelyn Regan, James Didas, Diane Keller, Warren Rauch, Elaine Hoock, Reese Victoria Posson, Nora Ann Murphy, Kenny Lambert, Jodi Torres and Derrick Rose.
AND SUNDAY – Bishop Richard J. Malone, EJ Manuel, Kelly Beuth, Anders Nilsson, Bruce DeAeth, Joe Chisholm, Carol Kapinos, Monica Ridgeway, Helen Zenger, Cindi Olejniczak, Mary Lou Greene, Frank Christiano, Diane Raven, Warren “Bob” Skinner, Erin Mueller, Barb Nowicki, Chase J. Fino, Jack Weisenburg, Joe Cirincione, Timothy Struble, Gail Schwarz and Steve Cotter.
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