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ON THE CALENDAR

Marvin Macnow, humorist, will speak on "Jewish Humor" at a luncheon for Sabra Group of Buffalo Chapter, Hadassah, Wednesday at noon in Daffodil's Restaurant. Sophia Veffer and Gerry Lederman are taking reservations. State Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-Williamsville, will speak on "Today's Reality and Tomorrow's Vision" at a meeting of Zonta Club of Kenmore Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Classics Banquet Center. A reception and dinner at 6 p.m. will precede her talk, which will focus on women's issues and health care. The Rev. Dr. David W. McKee, general presbyter of the Presbytery of Western New York, spoke at the annual Thank Offering Day program of Presbyterian Women of Central Presbyterian Church after a noon luncheon Wednesday in the church.

Mary Venneman was chairwoman. Using the tools of genealogy will be discussed at a meeting of Buffalo and Western New York Italian Genealogical Society today at 7 p.m. in Kenmore Knights of Columbus hall. A reception will be given Friday at 7 p.m. in Villa Maria College Art Gallery in conjunction with its exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures by David Snyder, Andrea Saccone and Rose Popper. The exhibit, sponsored by the college gallery and Fineline Gallery, continues through Nov. 7. Bruce Fowler of Fowler's Chocolates will speak after a luncheon for Mothers Club of Buffalo Monday in Parkside Lutheran Church. Viola Lindbloom is chairwoman.

Michele Luppino and Joan Dudziak will be hostesses at a dinner for Sigma Chapter, Alpha Sigma Tau, Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Alice's Kitchen, Amherst. Karen Livsey, eighth district director of New York State, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, and a state chairwoman of genealogical records, will conduct a program on genealogy Tuesday for Williams Mills Chapter in the Williamsville home of Jane O'Donnell. Mary Benzel, chapter regent, will report on the 101st state conference. Lovina Saigeon will be co-hostess. Suburban Women's Club of Buffalo will have a luncheon Tuesday at noon in Shepherds, Williamsville. Lyn Deck is in charge of reservations. Jing Zhang, an American Field Service teacher from Bejing, China, will speak at a meeting of Gamma Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, society of educators, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Gilmore School library, North Tonawanda. Mildred Jerris will speak on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt at a meeting of the Students Club Wednesday in the home of Dewey Dobson in Williamsville. Santina Algera and Mary Karrer will assist the hostess. Peggy S. Grupp of Kindred Chapter 669, Order of the Eastern Star, who will be installed grand matron of New York State OES during the 128th Grand Session Oct. 16-18 at Lake Placid, will be honored by the chapter Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Sheraton Hotel Buffalo. Elma Meadows Women's Golf Club will elect officers at the closing awards dinner Oct. 16 in Kloc's Blossom Grove, starting with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Rose Thill, Julie Forys, Mary Ann Pankiewicz, Tess Nowak and Midge Fancher will be hostesses. Mary Stelley of Gowanda, state vice president, and Barbara Guida of Clarence, district director, will head the delegation from District VIII, Business and Professional Women's Clubs, to the state BPW convention Oct. 17 through 19 in Albany. Other delegates are Linda Przepasniak, Harriet Hurlburt, Grace LeGendre, Mary Jane Zak, Mary Ann Shea, Rita Burrell, Sandra Carrubba, Susan Mager and A. Judith Bratty. Auxiliary to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will have a "Hospital Hoedown" dinner dance Oct. 17 in Best Western Inn on the River, Niagara Falls. Lissy K. and the Revolvers will provide music for dancing after the 6:30 p.m. dinner. State Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco will speak at a dinner for Genesee County Republican Women's Club and Genesee County Republican Committee Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in Alexander Firemen's Recreation Hall, Alexander. United Methodist Women of Christ United Methodist Church will sponsor a roast pork dinner Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the church.