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OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen, born on this date in 1949, “We learned more from a three-minute record than we ever learned in school.”


THINK SMALL – More than 100 exhibits will be featured as the Western New York Miniature Enthusiasts hold their 36th annual Dollhouse Miniature Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Grange Building at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

Admission is $5.50 for adults, $2 for children under 12. Strollers are allowed. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. For info, call 773-3147.


TIME TO SHOP – The Sheridan Drive Lions Club will host a craft and vendor show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Dom Polski Club, 576 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. There also will be a basket raffle. Refreshments will be available.


WINNERS WANTED – A total of 24 prizes with a retail value of more than $10,000 await the winners as St. Teresa’s Church holds its sixth annual appliance and electronics raffle Saturday evening in the Parish Center, 33 Mineral Springs Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The raffle starts at 7. Tickets are $25 and include pizza, beer, pop and snacks. Ticket holders must be 21 or older. Winners need not be present. Tickets are available in the church rectory. For more info, call 822-0608, ext. 3.


MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC – John Radice and the Buffalo Ukelele Club will host a Ukelele Jamboree Sunday afternoon in the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. The Ukelele Club will give a performance at 3 p.m. and then stick around to jam with other players at 4. A donation of $5 is suggested, along with a non-perishable food item to benefit Community Missions of Niagara.

Organist Scott Hylsop from Frankenmuth, Mich., will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday on the Schlicker pipe organ in the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, the former St. Francis Xavier Church at 157 East St. in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood. Admission is $10 and benefits the collection of artifacts from churches that have closed. For more info, call 481-2350 or visit


WELCOME MAT – Asbury Pointe, the retirement community at 50 Stahl Road, Getzville, will hold one of its last open houses of 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can tour the grounds and the apartments, speak to residents and enjoy refreshments.

Reservations are not required. For more info, call 810-7500. This year’s final open houses will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct 13.


TAKING WING – “Bird Watching for Beginners – Fall Migration” is the theme of the Sunday Walk and Talk program this weekend in Amherst State Park on Mill Street in Williamsville. Admission is free. The walk, led by Jajean Rose-Burney of the Western New York Lady Conservancy, will start at 2 p.m. from the kiosk in the park’s parking lot. For more info, call 634-2909 or email


WEEKEND MENU – Hank Nowak Post 45, AMVETS, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will offer a fish fry and dinner menu from 4 to 8 p.m. this Friday. Dinners are $10.50. The post also will host a football party during the Bills game beginning at noon Sunday.

Higher Hope Church in Horseheads, near Corning, will hold its seventh annual free community chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in Big Flats Community Park in Big Flats. The church gave away more than 600 dinners last year. There also will be music and inflatables for the kids.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 61 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, will hold a fall festival and chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $11. There also will be vendors, attic items and an ice cream truck.

The Polish Falcons Ladies Auxiliary will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue and basket raffle beginning at noon Sunday in the Depew Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Dinners are $10.

Ten Lives Club, the cat adoption group, is holding its ninth annual all-you-can-eat pasta dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg. Dinners are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for theme baskets, vendors, raffles and a cash bar. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For info, call 646-5577.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Emmett Gallagher O’Neill, Ani DiFranco, Rose H. Sconiers, Parker Fay, Kenneth J. Turner, Debbie Merrifield, Tony Kronbeck Sr., Nancy Fredrickson, Nora Rose Murphy, Marypat Schlicht, Stanley Kopiasz, Leann Guzzetta, Bridget Hall, Pam Gibbins, J. F. Karb III, Ellen Zelasko, Sean Stablewski, Zachary McGowan, Jacob Yots, Susie Kellogg, Andrew Kuczmarski, Pat Mahoney and Theresa Dmochowski.

AND SATURDAY – Paula Voell, Byron Brown, Christine Urbanek, Matt Enstice, Sharon Levite, Elizabeth Kraengel, Jake Pokorny, Joan McKenzie, Thea Zastempowski, Barbara Kobos, Mike Safe, Amy Lagowski, Jim Grabowski, Dave Szymonek, Tim Van Oss, Lilly Colwell, Dave Mazurowski, Joan McKenzie and Ronnie Wilk.

AND SUNDAY – Herman Trotter, Luke Moretti, Sue Trabert, Mike Curry, Brian Pettitt, Donna Burger, Arminta Gustafson, Jan Jones, Jim Mule, Pennie “Dallas” Dannic, Sally Allen and Anthony Sole.


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