OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, born on this date in 1905, “If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.”
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HEALTHY CHOICES – Stock up on locally grown fruit and vegetables at discount prices beginning Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. when the Veggie Van Mobile Farmers Market sets up outside the Heart Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 571 Tenth St., Niagara Falls.
Sponsored by the Heart Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Veggie Van will visit every Thursday through Sept. 1, except Aug. 3.
A chef from Wegmans will show how to prepare fresh produce. Medical staffers will test for heart disease and take blood pressure readings. Doctors will answer health questions and experts from the hospital’s Pharmacy Department will give advice to those with questions about bottled prescriptions and dietary supplements.
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AUTHOR, AUTHOR – Retired Empire State College SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Keith Elkins, founder of the Brainstormers, a theater troupe which presents plays that address concerns of senior citizens, will read from his book, “The Old Guy Goes,” and sign copies at noon Saturday in Dog Ears Cafe and Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit dogearsbookstore.org.
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FILL THE GRILL – The Erie District Order of the Eastern Star will sponsor a meat raffle Saturday afternoon in the 32nd Degree Masonic Community Center, 2379 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Doors open at noon. Admission is $5 and includes a roast beef sandwich, chips and a beverage. There also will be a basket raffle. For more info, call 568-9129.
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LICKIN’ GOOD – SASI (Suburban Adult Services Inc.), which assists people with physical and developmental disabilities, will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue by the Lake from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mayfield Grounds, 7200 Lake Shore Road, Derby. Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-1555.
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CRAFT SUMMIT – Three newly-accepted Roycroft Artisans – ceramicist Leslie Green Guilbault, beadwork creator Patricia McDermott and fiber artist Kathy Caims-Hendershott – will debut at the 41st annual Roycroft Summer Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.
Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans will give lectures and demonstrations both days. Providing music will be Creek Bend on Saturday and the Old Hippies on Sunday.
Drawing for the annual raffle of the Roycroft Goodie Box, a custom crafted jewelry box with works from numerous Roycroft Artisans, valued at $5,200, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit ralaweb.com.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rob Hartmann, Pat Riley, Diane Gall-Meldrum, Dr. Greg Hudecki, Carima El-Behairy, Sam Magavern, Vivian Toohey, Matthew Gerland, Michael Gerland, Sister Mary Claire Doyle, Lydia Lickfeld, Carol Fest, Paul Rybczynski, Brigid O’Malley, Debra Pfiel, Brad LaGrow, Frank Carroll, Daniel Phelps, Ellie Panepinto and Norm May.
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