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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to blues singer Alberta Hunter, born on this date in 1895, “Gee, but it’s hard to love someone when that someone don’t love you.”


HIDE AND SEEK – The Wilson Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday in the Wilson Historical Society museum, 645 Lake St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the hunt starting at noon.

There also will be crafts, face-painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For info, call Bob Hull at 751-6100.

Meanwhile, the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls, holds its annual SEAster egg hunt, the area’s only underwater egg hunt, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Children, accompanied by a parent, will look for SEAster eggs in the various aquatic exhibits and list their finds to receive prizes. On hand will be the SEAster Bunny and Beaker, the aquarium’s penguin mascot.

Regular admission prices apply – $6.75 for children, $10.50 for adults. Aquarium members and children 2 and under get in free. For info, call 285-3575, Ext. 206, or visit

Variety Club of Western New York benefits as Adventure Landing, 2400 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, holds its annual Easter egg hunts and charity raffles at 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday for children 10 and under. Registration is $3 per child and begins at 8:30.

Youngsters will hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes from local retailers, as well as free Adventure Landing passes. The charity raffle begins after the egg hunt.


SHELL GAMES – Speaking of eggs, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., will be holding its sixth annual “Spring Egg-Stravaganza” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

There will be crafts, stories, nature walks, egg dyeing with natural dyes for those who bring up to six of their own hard-boiled eggs; live animals that hatch from eggs, including amphibians, reptiles and newly hatched chicks. Snacks and treats, including offerings from the Cheesy Chick food truck, will be available for purchase.

Sessions will begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Fee is $7, with a 10 percent discount for Buffalo Science Museum members. Preregistration is required and early reservations are recommended. The Egg-Stravaganza has sold out for the past three years. Call 825-6397 or visit


WOMAN TO WOMAN – Adult women who have lived in Erie or Niagara county for 10 years and who are attending college or returning to college may be eligible for a scholarship from the Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women Inc.

Applications are available at the libraries in the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda or at the chapter’s website, For info, call scholarship chairwoman Nancy Dietrich at 693-7136 or email Deadline for applications is April 16.


DON’T WAIT – Reservations are needed by Sunday for the April 11 dinner theater evening in Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

The evening begins with a coffee and tea reception, followed by a dinner catered by chef Leigh Beenau at 6 p.m. The theater presentation, “Raoul’s Musings: A Postscript of the Phantom of the Opera,” begins at 7.

Dinner is $15. The theater is free, but the donation of a canned good is welcome. All donations benefit the food pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in the Town of Tonawanda. For info, call 836-4868.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Michelle Eisen, W. Paul Ganley, Barbara Miller-Williams, Nancy Fischer, Lauren Hall, Denis J. Bastible, Bonnie Werdien, Kenny Bond Kovach, Richard Tripp, Philip J. Falzone, Michael J. Falzone, Sam P. Burgio Jr., Adeline LaVenture, Mary Ann Sole, Michael McGavis, Sister Mary Christine Marie Luczynski, Sister Mary Urseline Hilinski, Margaret Knab, Sister Anne Helene Koenig, Barbara Hastings, Sister Karen Joseph, Sister Mary Jo Colucci, Julie Greco and Pat Hawkins.

AND THURSDAY – Yvonne Minor-Ragan, Vincent J. Coppola, Greg DiLorenzo, Kerry Lightenberger, Richard Pastwik, Walton L. Rooth, Nancy Drake, Shane Vredenburg, Luca Tiranno, Madelyn Grace Buczkowski, Michael Clark, Addison Huller, Doreen Green, Dick Nagle, Sam Partridge, Ryleigh Schneider, Geoff Schall, Roy Bruner and Jonathan Kenney.