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Reporter's Notebook: Oct. 21

OLAF FUB SEZ: A question from fantasy and science fiction author Ursula K. LeGuin, born on this date in 1929, “What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?”

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS – Outdoor fun will be the theme as Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive off Como Park Boulevard, Depew, hosts Passport to Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will be given a Passport to Play to guide them through a scavenger hunt and show how to create art and music with natural materials. Although activities are geared for youngsters aged 3 to 10, families with children of all ages and abilities can attend. To register, call 683-5959.

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NUMBERS GAME – Children’s book author and illustrator Suzanne K.F. Capper will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, 688 Abbott Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to autograph copies of her book, “Princess Suzette: Counting in Her Kingdom,” a counting book.
Capper, a 1999 graduate of Orchard Park High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently lives in Toronto. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit the Dog Ears Bookstore page on Facebook.

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SEASONAL DEALS – Windom Community Church, 3766 Abbott Road, between Milestrip Road and Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, will hold its Fall Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be baked goods, theme baskets, a used book sale and a grocery game. Raffle prizes include a 40-inch flat-screen TV. Drawings begin at 1 p.m. Pizza, chili and beverages will be available on sale.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport, will hold a Fall Festival and Auction from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. A basket auction begins at noon, with a live auction at 3 p.m. There also will be door prizes, music, a cafe, a pumpkin baking contest and a variety of children’s activities.

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MOVE YOUR FEET – The band Mood Indigo will play blues, rock, pop and R&B for dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Amherst Township Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 18 E. Spring St., Williamsville. Admission is $5. Those attending may bring their own snacks; beverages must be purchased at the bar.

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FILL THE FREEZER – Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, will offer turkeys, roasts, steaks and sausages at a meat raffle Saturday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. First raffle is at 7. Admission is $5 and includes beer, wine, pop, snacks and a hot sandwich or pizza. Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more. Call 573-5842.
Matthew Glab Post 1477, American Legion, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, also will host a meat raffle Saturday evening. Admission is $5 advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the K.I.A. Memorial Road March, which assists local veterans. Doors open at 6 p.m. First drawing is at 7. For advance tickets and more info, email

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EATS AND MORE – The Tonawanda Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club will hold a Sahlen’s hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Budwey’s Market, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. Hot dogs will be $2; pop will be $1.

The Holy Name Society of Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a pork chop dinner and basket auction from 3:30 p.m. Saturday until sold out. Dinners are $11 for adults, $6 for children under 12.

St. Casimir’s Church will serve a pasta dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the church social center, 1833 Clinton St. between Bailey Avenue and South Ogden Street. Bingo follows at 7 p.m. Attend both for $25, a savings of $8. Door prizes include a computer. For more info and tickets, call 432-7755 or 362-0199 or the church office at 824-9589.

Iron Island Museum, 998 Lovejoy St., will host its annual Haunted Food Truck Rodeo, featuring 10 trucks, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Special tours of the haunted museum will be given from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $5. Psychics will offer readings for a small fee. Call 892-3084.

The Angola Public Library will host a turkey dinner Saturday evening in the Evans Center Fire Hall, 8298 Erie Road, Angola, with cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner with homemade desserts at 7. There’s also an afghan raffle and live music. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Call 549-1271.

The Polish Genealogical Society of New York State will hold a Polish dinner in honor of Polish Heritage Month on Sunday afternoon in Potts Deli, 41 S. Rossler Ave., Cheektowaga. Doors open at noon. Dinner, including golabki, pierogi and fresh and smoked Polish sausage, will be served at 2 p.m. The Bills-Dolphins game will be shown. Tickets are $15 advance, $17 at the door. For tickets, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Catherine Carter, Georgiana Smith, Sushil Amlami, Shakeel Ahmad, Mark Grisanti, Jodi Johnston, Jan Reicis, Carol A. Esposito, Lisa Kessler, Bruce Moser, Dolores Wiepert, Patty Dunbar, Kelly Schuster, Joan La Mendola, Steven Podkulski, Jason Nagy, Brandi Lynn Schafer, Liz Reiller, Whitney Mendel and Molly Mykich.

AND SATURDAY – Allison Gordon, Brady Pilarski, Charles Riley, Cathy Carfagna, Mark Gaughan, Len Lenihan, Fortunato Pezzimenti, Jerry Zremski, Nelson R. Locher, Tom Toles, Jenna Hassett, Tracy Hooley, Gert Luther, Denise McCabe, Judy Tomassi, Eloise K. Popp, Roger Becker, Ken Kabacinski, Sister Madaline Marie Jedrzejewski, Denise Donahue, Tara Hatrick, Bella Alberalla, Dawn Fulater, Arianne Davidow, Mary Ellen Prell, Mazelle Binette, Barb Ambrose, Carol Bingert, Laurie Burgasser, Pam Murray, Patricia Murray, William McLeister Wolf and Barbara Klopp.

AND SUNDAY – Andrei Reinhorn, Rev. Darius Pridgen, Beverly Vidler, Marshall Fagin, Barry Muskat, Pattie Mazur, Mary Healy, Bob Shafer, Jim Van Oss, Eric Cunningham, Natalie Piskorsky, Skylar Oliver, Ruth Bernhardt, Stephanie Young, Zack Connors, Bob Nader, Nancy Gier, Toma Pawlak, Christine Bishop, Ryken Meyer, Mark Panek, Steve Glynn, Caitlyn Roe, Michele Jones Pace, Sara Marsowicz, Adam Sabadasz, Lucille Bogold and Thomas Farry.


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