OLAF FUB SEZ: According to humorist Irvin S. Cobb, born on this date in 1876, “If I wanted to go crazy I would do it in Washington because it would not be noticed.”
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SUMMER BOOKINGS – Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, hosts three free reading and writing camps for kids and teens this summer.
The first week-long camp, sponsored by South Council Member Chris Scanlon for youngsters in his district, begins from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for kids 7 and 8. A camp for students aged 12 and 13 begins July 10, for those aged 9 to 11 on July 17.
A camp for high school students runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays July 6 to Aug. 24.
Erie County Youth Services sponsors a camp open to all Erie County residents, beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 for 7 and 8 year olds. A camp for those 9 to 11 starts July 31, for students 12 and 13 on Aug. 14.
All camps are limited to 20 registrants. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit the bookstore.
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BARGAIN TIME – Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at Whitfield Avenue and McKinley Parkway, will hold an outdoor garage sale in conjunction with the McKinley Parkway Street Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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EATS AND MORE – Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Main St.., East Aurora, will hold a Strawberry Festival and Jumble Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale of antiques, collectibles and household items ends with a $2 bag sale from 2 to 3 p.m.
Blessed Mother Teresa Parish at St. James Church, 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew, will hold a Krolick’s chicken barbecue and theme basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $10. Mac and cheese for kids is $3. A beer and wine tent will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. with music by Cock Robin.
Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, will host a chicken barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $11 adults, $6 kids 5 to 12.
St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 12 Embry Place at Walden Avenue, Lancaster, will hold a BW’s chicken and rib barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Chicken dinners are $10. Ribs are $12.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sharon Schwedt, Cole Tripp Leonard, Dan Hocoy, Juliana Riley, Lillian Ungerleider, Larry Playfair, Steve Watson, Adam Yellen, Barry Lillis, Eleanor Pastwik, Rodney Chamberlain, Sister Therese Marie Kodz, Ruth Haungs, Kevin Horlein, Thomas Hackett, Billy Hill, Christopher Martinez, John Schumacher, Morgan Campany, Sean O’Connor, Conor Nowak, Jennifer Pirritano, Aubrie LeBaron and Jim Lichon.
AND SATURDAY – Erica Sikorski, Lourdes Iglesias, Meg Klamp, Michael Faust, Marcia A. Giambrone, Marilyn Toohey, Emilie McGee, Andrew Simonson, Marc McCabe, Esther Herle, John Ludwig, Peg McCarthy, Kyle Pawlowski, Tom Bartus, Eleanor Kraft, Carol Wright, Gabriel Ferratella, Sean Mulderig, Michael John Kelleher, Deanna Sciole, Cynthia L. Donovan and Jim Koch.
AND SUNDAY – Margie Gable Fernan, Sheila A. DiTullio, Lorna Hill, Autumn Lewandowski, Duane Diggs, Stephen Muscarella, Christine Mathieu, Davis Heussler, Juli Drake, Mary Becker, Kellen Safe, Barbara A. Thomas, Mark Nowicki, Peter Gondek, Justin Czumaj, Tom Scime, Joe Littieri, Caitlin Moriarty, Jerry Caci, Damen Deno, Doris Kaminski, Carole Bieler, Jerry Bartkowiak, Juli Drake, Rita Ganim, Carmela Botticello, Denise Zogaria, Aileen Quinn, Edward Kuczmarski, Erin Stillman, Janet Gorfien, Katie Jordan and Howie Widman.
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