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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrodinger, born on this date in 1887, “The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody sees.”


ONCE UPON A TIME – Events from the early 1930s provide the inspiration for “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold – My Lackawanna,” the first novel by Lackawanna native Ralph J. Galanti Jr., retired athletic director at Erie Community College. He will autograph copies at a book-signing from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell.


FULL OF GRACE – Buffalo’s songwriting priest, Father Bill Quinlivan of Blessed Sacrament Church in the Town of Tonawanda, has just released his seventh CD, “Hail,” a collection of traditional and contemporary songs honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Two of the songs were recorded live at Blessed Sacrament, with contributions from parish music director Ken Fick Jr. and parish organist Robert Winkler. Another employed a girls choir from St. Teresa’s Church in South Buffalo, where Quinlivan formerly served.

He will celebrate the arrival of the disc with a concert and a CD giveaway at 7 p.m. Friday in Blessed Sacrament’s Parish Center, 263 Claremont Ave. All are welcome.


ROLLING MEMORIAL – The sixth annual charity motorcycle run in honor of Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Jonathon Cote, the Amherst native who was kidnapped and murdered while working as a private security contractor in Iraq, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Williamsville North High School.

Sign-ins start at 11 a.m. near Cote’s memorial tree and plaque at the horseshoe entrance on Dodge Road. Cost is $20 per driver, $10 per passenger, and includes a lapel pin, vehicle decal and a free meal.

The 90-minute ride ends at La Casa Cardenas, 1437 Ridge Road, Lewiston, where there will be live music, food, refreshments, auctions and raffles. Nonriders are welcome.

Proceeds go to a scholarship for a Williamsville North student and to WNY Heroes, which supports veterans and military families. For info, email Christopher Cote at or visit


STARDUST – St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., next to the University at Buffalo South Campus, will host an outdoor Big Band Concert and Dance Under the Stars from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the Jim Tudini Band with Bobby Militello.

Tudini, who played with the Tommy Dorsey Band, leads an 11-piece ensemble that mixes songs from the ’70s through the ’90s with its Swing Era repertoire. Donation is $10. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For info, call 833-0298.


PICKING UP SPARES – To bowl or not to bowl. Either way, you’re welcome to come to the Buffalo Zoo animal keepers’ annual Bowling for Rhinos event from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 22 in Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Amherst.

Registration for bowlers is $30, which includes shoe rental, three games of bowling, dinner and beverages. For nonbowlers, it’s $20. Proceeds benefit organizations that protect wild rhinos in Africa and Asia. For info and registration, call 800-1237 or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Tim Dickey, Milt Joffe, Sandi Niver, Dan Beutler, Clare Schultz, Gary Earl Ross, Jessica Silverman, Ron Davis, Jeannie Myers, Tori Amorosi, Chad Vahue, Joann Lyons, Gregory Morrisette, Morrgan Rosenberg, Geri Salvo, Shawna Buczkowski, Sarah Noblett, Henry S. Przepiora, Karin McGowan, Eileen Hudson, Donna Gawlik, Doreen Schafer, Danielle Kester, Chris LaVenture, Mark Williams Jr. and Evelyn Scherff.