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OLAF FUB SEZ: From baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, born on this date in 1935: "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

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CENTURY PLUS -- Taking good care of herself and celebrating her 105th birthday this afternoon with friends and family members is Gertrude Baker, the oldest resident of Catholic Health's McAuley Residence in the Town of Tonawanda, where she has lived since 2009.

Born in Poland, the youngest of three children, she came to the U.S. with her family when she was 16. She credits her long life to keeping busy. A former teacher, she takes part in all of the planned activities at McAuley. She also loves to read and keep up with current events.

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SADDLE UP -- Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St., holds its debut event from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with National Food Day, hosting a multitude of local food artisans. The list includes the Pasta Peddler, Artsy Cakes, White Cow Dairy, Community Beer Works, Great Harvest Bread Co., many of the city's food trucks and the wine folks from Chateau Buffalo, 21 Brix, Arrowhead Springs and Black Willow wineries.

Music will be by Nelson Starr, who lured globetrotting celebrity chef and Travel Channel host Anthony Bourdain to Buffalo to sample beef on weck. As for the 114-year-old Horsefeathers building, it's being converted into a community market with 18 loft apartments upstairs.

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OCTOFEST -- The Auslanders will provide German music for the October Fest from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Francis Donovan Post 1626, American Legion, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Tickets are $15 for music and a beverage, $20 for music, beverage and a barbecued hamburger dinner from 5:30 to 6:30. Tickets are limited. Pick them up at the post between 2 and 6 p.m.

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HELPING VETS -- Niagara Frontier American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1041 is sponsoring its fourth annual Homeless Veterans Benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Legion hall at 533 Amherst St., next to Wegmans. Tickets are $20 and include beer, soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches, pizza, a sheet of auction tickets and live music. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of Altamont House, a shelter for male veterans in Buffalo, and to create a similar facility for female veterans. For tickets and info, call Pat at 875-9894 or the post at 875-9276.

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INSIDE LOOK -- Opening its doors in conjunction with the National Preservation Conference is the landmark Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 317 Leroy Ave., between Fillmore Avenue and Grider Street, on Buffalo's East Side. Tours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The public also is invited to worship services at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

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MEAT UP -- Stock up the freezer with turkey, chicken, ham and sausage at the Holiday Meat Raffle on Saturday evening in Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 129 Laverack St. Doors open at 5. First raffle is at 7. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door and include beer, wine, soft drinks, a sandwich or pizza and snacks.

South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., is holding its annual meat raffle Saturday evening. Doors open at 6, first spin is at 7. Admission is $3 and includes pop, draft beer, snacks and a sandwich.

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LET'S SHOP -- St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, is sponsoring a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For info, call 297-6421.

The Women's Association of North Presbyterian Church, 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, hosts a theme basket auction Saturday afternoon. Doors open at 1, with drawings at 2:30. Admission is $5 and includes an envelope of auction tickets, beverage, dessert and a door prize ticket. For info, call 693-7030.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Amanda S. Campbell, Sue Sasiadek, Katie Panek, Amy Krytus, Sue Graham, Christopher Ulrich, Keith Radford, Dorothy Mazur, Gloria Blesy, Judy Gerich, Alison Borowiak, Tom Boris, Bobby Felschow, Mary Beth Rutkowski Odre and William Kish.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com

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