OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Irish novelist and playwright Oliver Goldsmith, born on this date in either 1728 or 1730, “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”
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CATS FOR VETS – Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Group is offering past and active military a chance to adopt an adult cat for the reduced rate of $11 today and Saturday at its Eastern Hills Mall adoption center in Clarence or at its shelter at 3741 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. For info, call 646-5577.
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WINNING TICKETS – More than 40 artisans will take part in a craft fair and basket raffle to benefit the Lancaster Opera House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster.
St. Stanislaus Church, Fillmore Avenue and Peckham Street, will host a harvest brunch and basket raffle in Marian Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday. Donation is $10. Tickets are available after weekend Masses.
A basket auction and spaghetti dinner catered by Chef’s Restaurant will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Dinners are $9, $5 for kids up to 10. Proceeds benefit the Franciscan Center.
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MONTE CARLO NIGHT – The St. Pius X Holy Name Society is hosting a “God Bless America” Monte Carlo Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the church’s Father Weber Center, 1700 North French Road, Getzville. Admission is $12 at the door ($10 presale) for the 21-and-over event and includes food, beverages, snacks and desserts. In addition to casino games like poker, Beat the Dealer and blackjack, there will be a 50-50 drawing and basket raffle. For more information, call 818-3582.
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OUT TO EAT – New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca, will hold a soup sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Many varieties of soup will be offered for $9 per quart, take-out only.
Ten Lives Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Tickets are $8, $5 for kids under 10. For tickets, call 646-5577.
Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster, will serve a Veteran’s Day steak dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 advance, $13 at the door. For info, call 681-8387.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Michael R. Pesarchick, Wayne Hoffman, Lisa Wilson, David Seeger, Tony Szkatulski, Jeffrey F. Conley, Mary Clare Keenan, Nelson Thomas, Andrew Badding, Floyd Dorin, Debbie Saia, Willem Hines, Sam Struble and Lisa Anthony Mann.
AND SATURDAY – Robert Stewart Shanks, Tony DiStefano, Dan Komanski, Cathy Schieber, Lynn Markel, Jimmie M. Green, Roger Powell, JoAnn Gabor, Mary Ann Alberalla, Dolores Stritmater, Nancy Puma, Cole Brudder Davis, Linda Fox, Peter Weinreich, Kelly Gattuso, Margaret Bowen, Robert J. Schilling, Ray Sasiadek, Ryan Granville, Jeff Otterstein,Todd DeVorchik, Amy Mesavage, Jeremy Hayden, Sandra Mendel, Audrey Mitchell, Zachary Johnson, Marlene Lunz, James Pratts Jr. and Bob O’Neill.
AND SUNDAY – Dr. Valerie Burkhard, Father Bill Quinlivan, Gary Crosby, Christopher Stehlar, Geneva C. Bryant, Sheila Bowie, Pete Montemarano, Marge Starzynski, Samuel Tanesh Abraham, Melissa Taylor, Ella L. Jones, Antoinette Danzi, Brad Pyle, Rich Miller, Joan Daigler, Matthew Snodgrass, Mallory Chase, Sheri Czech, Pat Lonergan, Bobby Popp Jr. and Truman John Prentiss Jr.
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