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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actor and comedian Peter Sellers, born on this date in 1925, "You only know what happiness is once you're married. But then it's too late."


BARBECUE BEAT -- The Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, will hold a chicken and rib dinner fundraiser from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Preparing the food is Krolick's Barbecue and Catering. The chicken dinner is $9 at the door and the rib dinner is $11 at the door. Buy a ticket at the senior center between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today and save a dollar. For info, call 686-3930.


TREASURE HUNT -- Furniture, glassware, antiques and more will be featured at the Flea-tique Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Oliver Street and Center Avenue, North Tonawanda. Hot dogs, hamburgers and chowder will be available on Saturday only. For info, call Pat Chip at 775-0885.


ACH DU LIEBER -- All things German will be celebrated as the Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation hosts its fourth annual Bavarian Fest from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday behind the Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Home, 4520 Ransom Road, Clarence.

The evening will feature the 28-member German-American Music Association playing for singing and dancing, a traditional German feast of knackwurst, bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, rye bread and German and domestic beers, including a special beer created just for the festival by Flying Bison Brewery. There also will be a silent auction and raffles.

Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the gate or $150 for a reserved table of eight. After 8 p.m., admission for the music and raffles only -- no dinner -- is $15. For info, call 759-7658.


FLOOD OF SUPPORT -- It all started when Tara Ashlock of Silver Creek was telling her friend Kathie Storey of Fredonia about how she had been clearing debris from flood-damaged homes and businesses. Kathie wanted to help, too, but with a bad back, heavy lifting was not an option. Instead, she put her organizational skills to work and created a fundraising event to buy gift cards for groceries, school supplies, clothing, cleaning supplies and other necessities for flooded-out families in need.

The result is the Fund for the Flood Benefit from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Shore Marine Corps League, Route 5 and Center Road, Sheridan. Cover charge is $5 and there will be food, raffles, a bake sale and family fun. There also will be live music all day long from, in order of appearance, Sean Patrick McGraw, Fallen Union, Bud Ferry's Country Memories, the Volk Family, the Alison Pipitone Band, Ken Vendette & the Breed and the Scott Celani Band.


SAY CHEESE! -- The Twin Cities Camera Club hosts a workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for digital photographers of all experience levels in the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Pros will give tips on all kinds of digital mysteries, from understanding your camera's buttons and dials to storing and sharing images. The session is free and open to the public. No advance registration is necessary. Refreshments will be served. For information, call the library at 693-3009.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Joseph Buran, Kelsey Buran, Amanda Simonson, Peter Stevanoff, John Zakrzewski, Jim Garvey, Matthew Panek, Marge Schomers and Dennis Wilson.


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