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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice to Olaf’s card-playing friends from medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides, born Moses ben Maimonon on about this date in 1135, “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”


SHORELINES – The chairman of the Niagara Greenway Commission, Greg Stevens, speaks on “Living in Watershed Regions” in the Imagine Lecture Series at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Library in Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.

Admission is free to the program in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. You can purchase lunch at the library’s Fables Cafe or bring your own. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.


FIRING UP THE PHILCO – Fans of classic radio will get together to listen to and discuss shows at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a program sponsored by the Old Time Radio & Nostalgia Club of WNY and the Williamsville Culture & Arts Committee in the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St.

Tom Cherre and Don Friedrich will lead the program, which will include excerpts from “The Shadow,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Bing Crosby,” “Gunsmoke” and “Fibber McGee & Molly.” Admission is free.


PAST REPASTS – The Buffalo History Museum’s Research Library is hungry for menus for its collection of memorabilia from Buffalo restaurants and is looking for more old and new menus in advance of its “Giants of Buffalo: Food” program on April 17.

“The Research Library holds menus dating back as far as mid-19th century,” says Cynthia Van Ness, director of library and archives. “This gives us accurate accounts of regional food trends, pop culture and establishments. We are looking for all types of menus, but especially legendary establishments.”

Submissions should be in good condition and be mailed to the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216, Attention: Research Library; or dropped off during business hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. For info, call 873-9644, ext. 306.


REUNION TIME – Members of the Classes of 1958, 1959 and 1960 for Buffalo’s Lafayette High School are asked to save Aug. 1 for a multi-class reunion in The Foundry Lounge, 1738 Elmwood Ave. Alumni members will find a notice in the Alumni Triangle. Deadline for reservations is May 15.

A group of graduates from Transfiguration Elementary School on Buffalo’s East Side are in the early stages of planning a reunion for all alumni of the school. They will be on hand in the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, on Good Friday and Holy Saturday to discuss old times and current plans. For info, call Rich Gurbacki at 361-1145 or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Don Grant, Adriana Adriv Viverette, Stuart Miller, Caden Rosen, Liam Rosen, Randi Joseph, John Vuich, Jen Braun, Sue Cooper, Jim Russell, Mary Ann Kirisits, Sister Mary Francilita Machnica, Butch Lickfeld, Travis Lickfeld, Bev Copoulos, Debbie Palkowski, Bonnie Seiling, Sharon Davis, Lisa O’Gorman, Cindy Roberts, Jack Hallnan, Dan Weinrieb, Andy Grimaldi, Wallace Kasper, Teresa Taberski, Kathleen Bamrick, and Cindy Streicher.