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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 2, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Indian independence leader Mahatma Ghandi, born on this date in 1869, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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LAST CHANCE – Today is the deadline for luncheon reservations for the 119th President’s Round Table hosted by the Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs. It takes place Oct. 14 in Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma.
Featured speaker Judi Geer, a member of the Holland Fern Leaf Club, will portray Harriet Tubman. Linda Fanton and Debbie Sullivan of the Wellsville Monday Club will present “Fun Facts on First Ladies.”
Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Guests are welcome. For reservations, call Rhoda Wolff at 683-5930.

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INNOVATIVE SPIRIT – Bhakti Sharma, associate professor and chair of interior design at SUNY Buffalo State, will speak on creativity at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program will begin at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the library’s main floor with another installment of the Great Courses video series on the Creative Thinker’s Toolkit, narrated by University at Buffalo professor Gerard Puccio. Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe nearby.

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OPEN BOOKS – The first three scenes of a new play about Martin Luther written for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be presented as part of a program of staged readings by the Western New York Players at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda.
The cast includes Jack LoCastro, Bethany Scibetta and Donald Williams. Admission is free. For reservations, call 332-4375.

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HARMONIOUS – The Retired Men’s Chorus will perform at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. The Guild will hold its annual membership drive at 10. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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ASK AN EXPERT – The Senior Group of St. Pius X Church will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Father Weber Center at the church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville. Appraisals are $5 for one item, $7 for two.

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STEP BACK IN TIME – The premiere of a new video, “Victorian Dancing in Buffalo: Past & Present,” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo History Museum, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace.
Produced by the Canisius College Video Institute, it features the Amherst Victorian Dance Society performing dances like those at the grand balls held during the Pan American Exhibition in the museum, which was the New York State Building. A Victorian dance demonstration will follow. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for seniors and students, free for members.

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REUNION ALERT – Members of the Class of 1968 at Archbishop Carroll High School who are planning their 50th reunion would like to hear from their classmates. The reunion is planned next Aug. 17 to 19. Call Cindy Marzec Malacaro at 893-8010 or Eileen Ehrin Gould at 896-6602 or visit the class Facebook page.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Erin Krysta Kelley, Joe Murphy, Jim McCoy, John Borsa, Jim Dumpert, Brian Castner, Hope Jay, Amy Glidden, Lori Duquin, Sister Mary Bernard Keane, Mike Curry, Ava Shaw, Eric Rosen, Tim Euhus, Walter Mazur, Cheryl Strassburg, Bruce Allgrim, Kate Hooley, Joleen Chauby, Lynn Dombrowski, Cathie Coyne, Theresa Hibbard, Trevor Litwin, Julie LaGrow, Darren Weinstock and Barb Weber.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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