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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to social psychologist Erich Fromm, born on this date in 1900, "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' "

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HOUSE OF CARDS -- The Masonic Brotherhood Fund Veterans Hospital Program, which helps hospitalized vets around the state, will benefit Saturday as Enchanted Mountains Lodge 252, Free & Accepted Masons, holds the 13th annual Louie Wesley Memorial Euchre Tournament in the Olean Masonic Temple, 124 N. Union St.

Play starts at noon. Donation is $7, which includes lunch and door prizes. Seats are limited, so reserve your space by calling tournament chairman Bruce Kenney at 372-1001 days or 560-5883 nights.

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BARGAIN BIN -- The women of St. John Lutheran Church, 6950 Ward Road at Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield, hold their annual spring rummage sale this weekend. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. On Saturday, you can fill a bag for $2.

The Buffalo Peace House offers all kinds of religious items in God's Garage Sale in St. Paul's School gym, 47 Victoria Blvd. off Delaware Avenue, Kenmore. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Statues, pictures, plaques, rosaries and other items are available for a donation. For info, call the Rev. Roy Herberger at 852-2076.

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PIN MONEY -- Two local girls, Ashley Atkinson and Kalene Szary, are raising money so they can go do volunteer work in South Africa. Their big event is a bowling party and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Strikers, 50 Michael Road, West Seneca. Tickets are $15 and include bowling, pizza and pop. There's a game arcade for the kids and drink specials at the bar for adults.

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GALA NIGHT -- The Parents Guild of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School holds a Kaleidoscope Kickoff Party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the school, 601 McKinley Parkway, to support the Father Joel Campbell Scholarship Fund, which helps young men attend Timon. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door, and include beer, wine, pizza, live entertainment and a chance to win a Florida vacation and a $500 scholarship to Timon. For advance tickets, call 826-3610, Ext. 251.

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BEAT THE CLOCK -- Today is the last day to make a donation for the annual Silent Ticket Auction hosted by the Home School Association of the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, which will be held Saturday. Each contributor will be recognized, and 350 to 400 people will attend. Monetary donations can be mailed to Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209, attention Sara Gotham. For info or to arrange pickup of a donation, call Sara at 462-4809 or Ellen Sullivan-Garcia at 885-8478.

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LIFE OR DEATH -- The Films to Talk About series continues at 7 p.m. Friday in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., with the showing of "The Sea Inside," based on the story of a Spanish man, played by Javier Bardem, who wants to end his life with dignity after he's left paralyzed by a diving accident. It's free and open to the public. A discussion follows.

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STREET WISE -- The South Buffalo fans who sponsored a contest last year to determine who was the ideal "South Side Girl" are back with another challenge. They're asking which street in South Buffalo was the best street to grow up on.

Nominations must be 100 words or less and sent via e-mail to the South Buffalo Fresh Air Club at or via regular mail to SB Fresh Air Club, 86 Woodview Drive, Buffalo, NY 14127. Deadline is April 1.

The winner will be announced April 9 in Iron Workers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, during the 20th annual get-together to benefit Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan's South Buffalo Community Table.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Diane M. Smith, Jack Trachtenberg, Bob Kaprove, Linda Vasallo, Gertrude Holmes, Nick Carone, Jerry Gorman, Linda Morrisette, Jennifer Faltyn, Marwin Hutchins, Don Jaehn, Norb Bukowski, Mary Holcomb, Carley Wargo, Rita Garvey, Shelly Kane, Julie Cox, Samantha DiStasio, Jackie Lawrie, Joshua Evans, Steve Black, Mary O'Shei, Daniel McGrath, Maria Hynes Collet, Arthur Eve, Irma Martin, Joe Dabrowski and Joe Tutuska.

AND THURSDAY -- Ashley Gleason, Pat Rasmus, Bonnie Besmanoff, Jan Dziadaszek, Sterling Ruhl, Sean Martin, George Baran Sr., Marion Baker, Jason Miller, Denise Kapuza, Phyllis Kordos, Debbie McCarthy, Peggy Pierakos, Ryan Sobczak, Lisa Pupo, Jim Skrabacz and Gabrielle Meyer.


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