"Festa Folcloristica," a dinner and dance featuring Italian regional costumes, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the social center at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. The event is in conjunction with the Italian Folk Art Federation of America biannual national conference being held in the Buffalo Hilton today through Sunday. The conference includes demonstrations in lace-making, Italian cooking and dancing. Romulus Women's Club will have supper and a card party today at 7 p.m. in Romulus clubrooms. Hostesses will be Barbara Denaro, Phyllis Spada and Jackie Sperazza. A "Week-ender" style
show highlighted a meeting of the Volunteer Board of Erie County Medical Center today in the hospital. Carol Smith and Joan Smith were luncheon hostesses. Carole Molnar will be hostess at an Oct. 15 executive board meeting. Helen Markham will present a program on "Japanese Miniatures" when Mothers Club of Central Park United Methodist Church meets Friday at noon in the church. Episcopal Church Women of Episcopal Church of the Advent will sponsor a used coat sale Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church in Kenmore. Awards for the season will be presented to 18-hole women golfers of Tan Tara Golf Club at the closing luncheon Saturday in the clubhouse. A special "Rally for a Cure" tournament and a 9-hole scramble will be played. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Rosemary Fries and Shirley Fell are chairwomen. Pro-To Club of Buffalo will celebrate its 65th anniversary Saturday in Amberleigh, starting with a wine reception at 11 a.m. Elizabeth Pujolas, director of government relations for Greater Buffalo Partnership, will be the luncheon speaker. Anita Osborne is in charge of arrangements and Inge Clements and Sylvia Chmiel are taking reservations. Vicki Maggioli, president, will introduce officers of the state, Western New York and Buffalo federations, who will be the honored guests. Nardin Academy will have its annual Distinguished Alumna Award and Reunion Gala Saturday, starting with Mass at 5 p.m. in the high school chapel. The program includes a tour of the school, class pictures for reunion classes and a champagne reception. Barbara J. Rapier, Nardin president, will present the Distinguished Alumna Award to 1947 graduate Mary Ann Forton Scherer, who has been active in the Nardin Parents Council and alumnae activities and whose six children are graduates of the elementary and/or high school divisions. Newly elected officers and directors of Fox Valley Club's Women's Golf Association will be announced at the season's closing luncheon Saturday in the clubhouse after a 9-hole golf tournament for all members is played at 10 a.m. Geri DeFrancesco and Betty Guenther are chairwomen. River Oaks Ladies Golf Association will have its closing luncheon Saturday in River Oaks Golf Club clubhouse after a 9-hole "beat the pro" game. Lynn Shaftic-Averill, executive director of YWCA of the Tonawandas, will speak on "Domestic Violence, the Shameful Disease," at a dinner for Interclub Council of Western New York at 6 p.m. Monday in Fanny's restaurant. Lackawanna-Angola Chapter 184, Order of the Eastern Star, will have a brown bag auction after a meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Lackawanna Masonic Temple. A basket auction and luncheon will be held Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. in the temple. Bette Chapman and Kimberly Cramer are chairwomen. American Baptist Women's Ministries of Erie County will have a potluck supper Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Brighton Community Church, Town of Tonawanda. Lucile Carman, a missionary in India for 30 years who serves on the board of Vellore Christian Medical College, will be the speaker. Buffalo News Sports Editor Larry Felser will speak on "Impact of Professional Sport on Our Economy: Do Professional Sports Merit Taxpayer Support?" Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Scotch 'N Sirloin Restaurant, Amherst. The Amherst Unit of League of Women Voters of Greater Buffalo Area is sponsoring the program. Friday Morning Ladies Golf League of Shawnee Country Club will end its season with an awards luncheon Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in Pane's Restaurant, North Tonawanda. Olive Korte and Alice Carney are chairwomen. South Buffalo Unit 721, American Legion Auxiliary, will have its Columbus Day spaghetti dinner Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the clubhouse, 136 Cazenovia St. Jewish Women International members and guests will have a luncheon and card party Oct. 13 at noon at 120 Meyer Road. Rose Diamond is taking reservations. Proceeds will benefit a rehabilitation treatment center in Israel. Evelyn Berman, Hilda Wolchok, Sally Gordon, Doris Criden and Katie Kareff are chairwomen. Bea Haniford will discuss her book "Elder Berries" at a luncheon for Sisterhood of Temple Shaarey Zedek Oct. 14 at 12:15 p.m. in the temple auditorium. Marion Marionowsky and Shirley Waxman are chairwomen.