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OLAF FUB SEZ: A prayer from poet Robert Frost, born on this date in 1874, "Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me."

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BIG WHEELS -- The Western New York Bicycle Association holds its 10th annual Bicycle Swap Meet and Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Main-Transit Fire Hall banquet facility, 6777 Main St., Amherst.

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EGGING ONWARD -- We got a late-night call from Stan Penkacik, who said his wife, Susan, who has headed the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Faith United Church of Christ, had just finished hiding 3,000 eggs, many with prizes. Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to come find them from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church at Maple and Hopkins roads, Amherst.

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BUNNY FUN -- The Easter Bunny himself will be at the New York Power Authority's annual Easter "Eggstravaganza" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston. There also will be games, crafts, photos with the bunny until 2 p.m. and a bunny petting zoo. Visitors are asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate.

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SHOPPING BAG -- Cannoli, pizza, crispelli, breads, cookies, pies, cakes, all are part of the annual baked goods sale by the Ladies Society of Holy Cross Catholic Church from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Holy Cross School Hall, Niagara and Maryland streets.

Homemade Ukrainian Easter eggs, babka, sweets and 100 theme baskets are featured in the Easter bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Homemade nut rolls, poppy seed rolls, strudel, maple tortes and sausage will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at a bake sale sponsored by the Altar Society of Our Lady of Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church, 1619 Abbott Road, Lackawanna.

Queen of Angels Parish, 144 Warsaw St., Lackawanna, holds its annual Easter bazaar from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be raffles, booths for children, crafts and chocolate rabbits. Mitzi the Clown will do free face painting.

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WEEKEND MENU -- BW's fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. today. $9.50 fish fry, $7.25 chicken fingers. Cantalician Center, 1360 Eggert Road, Amherst.

Krolick's fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Holy Spirit Church, Route 62, North Collins.

Annual baked fish dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. $9 adults, $4.50 children. Free mac and cheese for kids. North Park Lutheran Church, 310 Starin Ave.

Chicken and biscuit dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $9 adults, $4.50 kids 5 to 12. First Baptist Church of Clarence, 10790 Hunts Corners Road.

Chicken and biscuit dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. $8.50 adults, $4 kids 5 to 10. Elma United Methodist Church, 2991 Bowen Road.

Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, sponsored by Senior High Youth Group. $5 and $7. Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St.

20th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by the Akron-Newstead Rotary Club. $6 adults, $4 kids 5 to 12. Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., Akron.

French toast breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $5 kids under 12. Elma Fire Company Social Hall, 2945 Bowen Road.

Takeout chicken barbecue and ladies auxiliary bake sale, starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, sponsored by the Sheldon Fire Company. Weber Hall, North Sheldon and Centerline roads.

Chicken barbecue and chance auction, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. $8 advance, $8.50 at door. Depew Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave.

Chiavetta's chicken barbecue and chance auction, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by Renegade Drum Corps. Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Chuck Basil, Elaine Kloc, Kristin Sickau, Mark Vilardo, Stella Schultz, Ariana France, Letizia Tagliafierro, Andreya France, Joan McFall, Bob Panek, Anthony Gesicki, Eamon Juszkiewicz, Jerry Peters, Dorothy Wysocki, Mike O'Leary, Jamie Wannemacher, Dale Bosworth, Jamie William Brown, Moe Golebiewski, Valerie McBride, Zula Williams, Dan Steele, Deidre Williams, Rolene Pozarny, Shirley Cassety and Michael Foglia.

SATURDAY -- Kelly Smith Derthick, Debby McCabe, Morgan Graham, Audrey Klack, Sister Mary Andrew Wiercinski, Chris Lexner, Judy Martin, R. Joey Pope, Ed Huck, Jeff Biddle, Carol Conrad, Adele Dziadaszek, Shirley Wessel, Julien Fontaneda, Bonnie Lawrence, Marcia Frasier, Ruth Schmelzinger, Cyndee Rizzuto, Bob Ziskowski, Trudy Stern, Amy Chandler, Jennifer Brenda and Abigail Lillis.

AND SUNDAY -- Michael Ganglofft, Tom Herberger, Madeline Kelley, Bethany Oesterle, Ryan Pankiewicz, Marty Buczkowski, Sister Mary Mark Janik, Rose Ashe, Frances Mordeno, Paula Heath, Bubba Reif and Becca Reif, Xena McConville, Sylvia Fritz, Mary Morseon, Catherine Crato, Eric Godzich, Jennifer Fertel, Andrew SanFilippo, William J. Hochul Jr., Rosie Crandall, Peter Coyle, James Comerford, Paul Azzopardi, Leane Moore, Elaine Bartkowiak, Xena McConville, Bubba Reif and Becca Reif.

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