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OLAF FUB SEZ: In the immortal words of Buffalo Bob Smith, born Robert Emil Schmidt in Buffalo on this date in 1917, "Say, kids, what time is it?"

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POINT AND SHOOT – Amateur photographers are invited to enter "Inspiration of Winter," a photo contest sponsored by Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Up to three 8-by-10 photos mounted on foam-core board may be submitted. Deadline is Jan. 24. Entry fee is $15 per photographer. For an application, visit www.etjgallery.com. For info, call 675-2013.

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TIME OUT – The Buffalo Dance Center's Polar Express Kids Night Out treats youngsters aged 4 to 10 to holiday-themed evening in the dance studio in the Elma Plaza, 2331 Bowen Road, Elma. Activities from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 include games, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, plus a showing of the holiday movie, "Polar Express." Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for siblings. For registration and information, call 901-4263 or visit www.buffalodancecenter.com.

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O TANNENBAUM – The Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York, which operates the Das Haus German Heritage Museum in the Bergholz section of Wheatfield, will present a program entitled "A German Christmas" at 7 p.m. Friday in the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

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GIFT IDEAS – Elma United Methodist Church, 2991 Bowen Road, holds its third annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring numerous vendors with food, spices, jewelry, handcrafted items and gifts for all ages. Admission is free.

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JOLLY OLD ELF – The Buffalo Audubon Society hosts its annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Activities also include crafts and storytelling, along with nature walks and talks. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. For info, call (585) 457-3228.

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GOSPEL TRUTH – A free-will offering is the cost of admission Saturday for the first night of the Footlight Productions presentation of the Biblical-based musical "Godspell" at 7 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1035 Delaware Ave.

"Godspell" then will move to Daemen College for performances at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, where tickets will be $10 online, $15 at the door. Seating is limited to 150 per night. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Central and Western New York. The licensing agencies for "Godspell" have waived all fees.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jim Kelley Sr., Martha Concannon, Harold "Skip" Travis, Brian Connolly, Nancy Brock, Kevin Noonan, Emma Sapong, Michael Petrie, Kevin Powell, Tammy Safe, Daryl Oliver, Charlotte Kreiger, Lucille Wozniak, Robert "Bubba" Schurr, Cheryl McCool, Barbara Dennis, Jim "Bones" Voit, Denise Hanrahan Jenner, Jayne Higgins Griffin, Madonna Adymy and Caroline Gritzke and Ann Olszowka.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com