Wine and dine
What: Quadruple Quest Wine Fest
Why: Support cancer-fighting research and compassionate-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
What else: A local foursome is raising money to combat cancer by hosting a dinner of Italian cuisine paired with wine.
Info: 2 to 5 p.m. at Amici Ristorante, 2516 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. $30, $25 presale. For more information: 845-8119.
Laugh with Giraldo
What: Comedian Greg Giraldo
Why: The veteran standup performer performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan and was a regular panelist on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn."
What else: Giraldo may be best known for his participation in Comedy Central's roasts of Chevy Chase, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav and more.
Info: 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. $30.
What: Big Joe's TV Polkafest
Why: All are invited to dance their hearts out for the cameras as polka show tapes 32 bands in a four-day polka marathon, which ends Sunday.
What else: The dance card is full with bands from Western New York and elsewhere.
Info: Noon to 8 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. $15-$17.50. More details: polkacatalog.com.
Fall for books
What: October Festival Used Book Sale
Why: Help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Holland's Reading Center.
What else: Book sale kicks off a weekend festival featuring a soup cook-off, bake sale, arts and crafts vendors, story hours, games and crafts, as well as face- and pumpkin-painting.
Info: 1 to 8 p.m., Holland Methodist Church, Partridge Road, Holland.
Bless the beasts
What: Blessing of the Animals
Why: In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for creatures, as part of Hilbert College's St. Francis Week.
What else: Dressed in traditional Franciscan attire, Deacon Dennis Conroy will conduct the rite. There will be treats for the beasts and ice cream for their owners. The celebration includes a peace walk on Monday.
Info: 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Service will be in St. Anthony's Cove, located near the back of Bogel Hall. Phone: 649-7900.
What: Polish World War II Survivors Conference
Why: Exploring the legacy of Polish World War II survivors and their contributions to their adopted communities.
What else: The two-day conference, which includes discussion panels and presentations, continues on Sunday with a reunion brunch, singing and a film.
Info: Registration begins at 8 a.m. for the daylong event at WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace St. $20-$75. For more details: polishlegacybuffalo.com.