OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite down-and-out lyric from singer and songwriter Warren Zevon, born on this date in 1947, “If California slides into the ocean/ Like the mystics and statistics say it will,/ I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill.”
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ALL SHOOK UP – Elvis Presley would have turned 82 back on Jan. 8 and, for the Western New York Elvis Appreciation Society, it’s not too late to celebrate.
They will be hosting their ninth annual Birthday Party for the King from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Grapevine Banquets, formerly the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Featured will be Western New York’s own Terry Buchwald, performing his tribute to Elvis. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $12 advance, $17 on Saturday. Reserved tables are available for the purchase of 10 tickets in advance. There also will be door prizes and basket auctions. A cash bar will be open and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Buffalo. For tickets and more info, call 860-1030.
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WELCOME MAT – Christ the King School, Main Street and Lamarck Drive, Snyder, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week. In addition to touring the classrooms, visitors will have a chance to meet with principal Samuel Zalacca, teachers and staff.
For more info on the school, call the office at 839-0473 or visit myctkschool.com. Those who cannot attend the open house but want to visit the school may call the school office to plan a private tour.
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FILL THE FREEZER – The Depew Lancaster Boys and Girls Club, which just rebuilt its Depew club after a disastrous fire, will hold a meat raffle Saturday evening in St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Doors open at 6 p.m. First spin is at 7.
Tickets are $6 and include beer, wine, pop and a slice of pizza. Outside snacks are permitted, but no outside alcoholic beverages. Reserved tables of eight are $40. There also will be door prizes and other drawings. For more info, tickets and reservations, email email@example.com or call 683-6755.
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COLLEGE CASH – Applications are being accepted for a $1,500 music scholarship being awarded by the Friends of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the Williamsville Rotary Club.
The competition is open to high school seniors who are graduating this year from schools within the Town of Amherst, as well as Amherst residents who are graduating from schools outside Amherst and sons and daughters of Amherst Symphony Orchestra members. Applicants also must be single or double music majors and plan to attend a college or university next fall.
Information and applications are available from school music departments or by visiting amherstsymphony.com. Deadline for applications is Feb. 11. Auditions will be held March 4.
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HEART OF THE MATTER – “Menopause and Heart Health: What’s the Connection?” is the theme of a community dinner program sponsored by Catholic Health from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The dinner and the program are free and open to the public.
Women’s health expert Dr. Diane Sanfilippo and cardiology expert Dr. Rajarshi Parai will talk about what symptoms to look for and how to reduce the risk of heart attack.
Reservations are required. Call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205 or register online by visiting chsbuffalo.org and searching under “Classes and Events.”
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mark Croce, Steven Czerniak, Miriam Regnet, Joelle Gabor, James Karagiannis, Vincent J. Meegan, Evan Terceros, Katlin McCabe, Jack Redwine, Anne Wansart, Jim Wannemacher and Andrew Lahrs.