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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on this date in 1756, “Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.”

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GOLDEN GLOW – Are you a Cheektowaga couple celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary this year? Do you know someone who is? Either way, the folks at the Cheektowaga Senior Center would like to know. They’re planning a special event for golden anniversary couples on May 4. Information must be submitted by the end of February to Dawn Bellere at 686-3930.

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TEE UP – If your dream is to run a golf pro shop and snack bar, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation wants to hear from you. They’ve issued a request for proposals to operate the shop and cafe at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course on Grand Island.

The new operator would start up in the spring and, come fall, will be able to move into a new pro shop facility that is under construction. Copies of the request for proposals are available by calling Amy Ortman at 299-0816 or visiting nyscr.ny.gov.

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SUNNY SIDE UP – A tropical theme will prevail as Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue holds its fourth annual Heart to Heart fundraiser, “A Taste of the Niagara Region,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

Forty restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors will be featured, accompanied by calypso and reggae music from the renowned Caribbean Extravaganza band. Tickets are $25. All those under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets are available at heartofniagara.org.

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HOW SWEET IT IS – St. Casimir’s Church and its pastor, the Rev. Czeslaw Krysa, will host their third annual Krupnik Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Polish Villa 2 restaurant, 1085 Harlem Road near Clinton Street, West Seneca. Tickets are $20 and include a Polish buffet, live polka music and tastings of Krupnik, the sweet honey liqueur. There also will be a cash bar. For tickets and info, call 822-4908.

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BREAKING THE MOLD – “Follow Your Bliss: Changing Your Career” will be the topic at the next dinner meeting of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women Inc. next Wednesday evening in the Protocol restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6.

Guest speaker will be Mari McNeil, who left a corporate position to pursue her desire to become a jazz singer. Tickets are $30 for chapter members, $35 for guests. All are welcome. Register online at bncwomeninc.org.

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NO CHARGE – Ham is on the menu as St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. at Union Road, West Seneca, holds its free monthly community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The dinner also includes yams, corn, applesauce, desserts, beverages and, of course, fellowship. All are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Juanita Tillmon, Hans Mobius, Nomiki Konst, Zachary Bohen, Sarah Burdick, Maria Clare, Bert Gustafson, Erma Czyrny, Jim Messana, Rebecca Sokolowski, Donna Jaworski, Skay Abdallah, Robin Kosmowski, Luke Colpoys, Lillian Colpoys, Dan Wolf, Dan Klein and Ryan Lindenau.

AND THURSDAY – Amy Hagen Whaleni, Dan Daley, Stanton Hudson, Joe Peters, Garaud MacTaggart, Craig Zakrzewski, Valerie Pankiewicz, Phyllis Salerno, Brett Williams, Nora Ryan, Beth Cheney, Richard Cordero, Evonne Ostrozinski, Anna Battaglia, Connor Dzierba, Mary Rose Burns, Andy May Queen, Jon Wright and Bob Krause.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com