OLAF FUB SEZ: According to “Miss Manners” advice columnist Judith Martin, born on this date in 1938, “It’s far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.”
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WILLKOMMEN! – Hosting its first Oktoberfest in its new Activities Center from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday is St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. The Frankfurters will provide German music beginning at 6 p.m.
Admission is $20 with dinner catered by Schnitzel & Co., $5 without dinner. Beverages and desserts will be sold separately. For info, call 835-8905 or visit stleothegreatamherst.com.
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WORTHY WORKOUT – The Buffalo Athletic Club for Women holds its fourth annual Fit Bash fundraiser to benefit the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the BAC’s Colvin-Eggert location at 3157 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.
There will be live music, group exercise classes, food trucks, vendors and raffles. All are welcome. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WELCOME MAT – Accepting new members is the Seneca Babcock Community Center’s Senior Program, which will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 1168 Seneca St. Information will be available about the lunch program for seniors 60 and older, along with activities such as games, crafts, choir, holiday parties and monthly trips.
A lunch featuring homemade stuffed peppers will be available for a suggested donation of $3. Registrations will be taken for Monday afternoon ceramic classes. For lunch reservations and more info, call Peggy Bogucki at 822-5094.
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS – How opera composers define their characters with music will be the topic at 10:30 a.m. Saturday as Opera Buffs of Western New York host their Inside Opera Lecture Series in Rockwell Hall Room 124 at SUNY Buffalo State.
Lecturer William Rich will present a program entitled, “Musical Characterization in Opera or Who Is Little Buttercup?” Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For more info, visit the Opera Buffs Facebook page.
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ALMA MATER – Friday is the deadline for reservations for the former St. Francis of Assisi School’s seventh annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Honorees include Paul Holway (Class of 1951), Daniel Brick (1957), Mary Dierdorf Posch (1962) and Thomas Joyce (1978).
Tickets are $35. All alumni, parishioners and friends are welcome. For reservations, call 693-1150 or visit stfrancistonawanda.org.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Barbara Hauser, Ken Madell, Carol Speser, Kimberly Addelman, Pat Marciniak, Karen Drebot, Sister Mary John Lawicki, Sister Mary Edwardine Machnica, Peter Ulrich, Chelsea Ulrich, Michael Herr, Ellie Cornwall, Paul Williams Jr., Jim “Boomer” Higgins, Sandie Costanzo, Don Snickles, Anita Gullo Eardley, Lou Boss, Thaddeus Anderson, Bonnie Pichowiak and Sue Katilis.
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