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OLAF FUB SEZ: A toast from disc jockey and singer J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper, born on this date in 1930, "Mighty, mighty pleasing, pappy's corn squeezings . . . O-o-oh, white lightning."


HEARTFELT -- A benefit event in memory of Crystal "Kelly" Bulera, who died in August, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in David McKeever Post 64, American Legion, 1770 South Park Ave. in South Buffalo. Tickets are $20. For info, call 821-9125.


WEEKEND MENU -- Saturday, 11 a.m., fall chowder and baked goods sale. $1 bowl, $5 quart. Grand Island Fire Headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.

Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m., pork chop dinner, famous mashed potatoes. $8.50, $4.50 kids under 12. Annunciation Catholic Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, sponsored by Home-School Guild and Holy Name Society.

Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m., free spaghetti dinner. Free-will offering accepted. Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Harvest Brunch Buffet. $8, $4 kids under 12. St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Parish, 389 Peckham St.

Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. $8 adults, $5 kids 6 to 12, under 5 free. St. Mary Orthodox Church, 940 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., Polish Dinner and Fall Festival. $12 presale only, call 825-0940. Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 144 Warsaw St., Lackawanna, benefits Altar and Rosary Society.

Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., annual spaghetti dinner. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 kids 6 to 12, 5 and under free. St. Stephen's School cafeteria, 2080 Baseline Road, Grand Island, benefits Holy Name Society scholarship fund and charities.

Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., all-you-can-eat chili dinner. $7. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca, benefits Renaissance Campus Kids Escaping Drugs.

Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., pasta dinner. $7 adults, $5 kids under 10. St. Francis High School Student Dining Room, 4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs, sponsored by the Parents Guild.

Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Bills and Brunch, with three-meat buffet and pizza at Bills game halftime. $15. Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell, benefits Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund.

Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m., all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, plus barbershop harmony serenades. $10, $5 kids under 12. Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St.


SHOPPING LIST -- Clothes giveaway and coat drive, kids' winter coats needed, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 174 Cazenovia St.

Fall attic sale and luncheon, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 admission or canned good for food pantry. Immanuel Lutheran Church, William and Scott streets, City of Tonawanda.

Theme basket auction, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. $5 admission. North Presbyterian Church, 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.

Meat raffle, Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., raffle at 7. $3 admission. South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St.

Holy Name Society fall craft show, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Sharon Gleason, John Gangloff, Nancy Nathan, Carol Feind, Carl Austin, Doris O'Connor, Cathie Zakrewski, Jane Zakrzewski, Julie Carroll, Joe Weiss, Florian May, Mike Decker, Mary Washington, Chris Granville, Madonna Lathrop, Brianna Zanelotti, Aaron Comeau, Sarah Shaw-Cowan, Matthew McDonald, Peggy Lalley, Candy Oryszak, Joanne Barbic and Adam Sabadasz.

SATURDAY -- Deanna Szymkowiak, Mark Lounsbury, Margaret C. Caldwell, Paul Johnson, Don Puccio, Megan Captain, Elsie Clark, Michael Lucchino, Tyler TinHan, Jim Wrest, Tony Scime, Kevin Halt, Jon Navratil and Courtney Halligan.

AND SUNDAY -- Jim Kelley, Cheryl Rae, Jim Miller Jr., Nicholas Sterlace, Gil Chorbajian, Jesse Lark, Bob Kersten, Julie Fiore, Donna Lewis, Sister Mary Lucette Kinecki, Kevin Panek, Chris Alessi, Bill Wright, Pat Merrell, Judith Bondanza, Violet Macklin, Joseph F. Peluso, Mary Anne Deichman, Ava Simoncelli, Stephen Carlson and Paul Tokasz.


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