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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), "All the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1533, England's archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. . . . In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco. . . . In 1934, the Dionne quintuplets -- Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne -- were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario. . . . In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California. . . . In 1940, during World War II, the Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces. . . . In 1972, the Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the English throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, died in Paris at age 77. . . .

BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL -- Augustana Lutheran Church, 3143 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda, will celebrate its 120th birthday at its annual Swedish Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7.

The festival will include live music, dancers, bakery goodies, Swedish foods, desserts (rice pudding) and Viking Trader from Jamestown, according to Joan Pullman. For information, call 832-5720. . . .

A FISH FRY will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. June 6 in Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The beer-batter haddock with fries, coleslaw, lemon, tartar sauce, bread and butter will cost $7. The cost to feed kids a meal of chicken fingers with blue cheese, carrots and fries will be $5.25. . . .

HAM DINNERS will be served from noon to 5 p.m. June 8 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 2314 Attica Road, Varysburg. The tab will be $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Varysburg is 8 miles south of Attica on Route 98 or 30 miles from Buffalo on Route 20A. For information, call (585) 535-7342. . . .

SPAGHETTI DINNERS will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. June 14 in Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The tab will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 13. Kids under 3 eat free.

The meal includes a salad, all the spaghetti you can eat, three meatballs (extra meatballs at 50 cents each), bread and butter, a beverage (pop, milk, coffee or tea) and dessert. Proceeds will be used to help youth group members attend summer camp. For information, call 632-3332. . . .

"FARMER STYLE" Father's Day breakfasts will be served from 8 a.m. to noon June 15 by the North Amherst Ladies Auxiliary at the North Amherst Fire Hall, Tonawanda Creek Road and Campbell Boulevard.

The "all you can eat" breakfasts will cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and younger and will include scrambled eggs, pancakes, home fries, sausage, mini-doughnuts, coffee, tea, milk or orange juice, according to Audrey Clare, president. Patrons of the 19th annual event also can participate in a silent auction. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Mark Schiferle, Mark E. Deci, Helen Rodgers, Taylor Oesterle, Frank Knauber, Tom Raczka, Patrick M. Beyers, Paul Held, Beth Andrews, Rosemary Bauer, James Mulhern, Laura Wickett, John Przybyl, Bob Weber, Paul Galvin, Joseph Reno, Zachary Fischer, Bud Hess, Heather Seifert, Kyle Lewandowski, Bruce Chamberlin, Kay Eye, David Ring.

AND THURSDAY -- Gus Keenan, Rob Schoellkopf, Amy Moritz, Mary Ratchuk, George McKissick, Lavern Schiltz, Marie Vallett, Mary Ann Kaczmarek, Gerri Drusbik, Emma Higgins, Tim Mocarski, Marie Brewster, Gloria Santospirito, June McCarthy, Marge McNamara.

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