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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 17, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress and sex symbol Mae West, born on this date in 1893, “When I’m good, I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.”

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KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – Flix in the Park, the free summer movie series in Pine Woods Park, off Schenck and Niagara streets in North Tonawanda, continues Friday with Disney’s 2016 computer-animated “Moana.” A bounce house and movie-style concessions are open at 7 p.m. The film starts at dusk, around 8:30.

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MARK THE DATE – Monday is the deadline for reservations for the Northtowns Christian Women’s Connection’s salad and dessert buffet at 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road at Harlem Road, Snyder.
Toastmaster Lynn Lougen will present “Techniques for Improving Memory” and Mae Ogsbury will give testimony on overcoming depression. Cost is $10. Call 836-4525 or 775-5002.

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OLD TIME FUN – The Town of Pendleton will celebrate its 190th anniversary at Pendleton Farm & Home Days from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in Pendleton Town Park, 6570 Campbell Blvd. Both days will feature food trucks, vendors, crafters, rides, free drawings for children’s bicycles and a beer tent.
Friday highlights include a cheerleading and coaches clinic at 5 p.m., followed by a cheerleading performance at 6:30; the Prince of Pendleton Pageant at 7, music by Hit N Run at 8 in the beer tent and a family film, “Trolls,” at 9.
Saturday will see children’s tales by the Niagara University Repertory Theatre at 11:30 a.m., the Shenandoah Acres Petting Zoo from noon to 3 p.m., the Pendleton Princess Pageant at 1 p.m.; the Hot Country Liners Dance Team at 3, the Mr. Pendleton Bachelor Auction at 7, music by A List at 7:30 and fireworks at dusk. For more info, see the Pendleton Farm & Home Days page on Facebook.

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS – Bring out your eye patch and bandanna for the annual Pirate Fundrais-aaarr to benefit Buffalo City Swim Racers from 7 to 9 p.m. next Tuesday aboard the Harbor Queen at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Boarding is at 6:45 p.m. sharp.
Tickets are $50 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com and search for “pirate.” Buffalo City Swim Racers provides life-saving swimming lessons for 200 youngsters in under-served neighborhoods in the city.

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REUNION TIME – The Class of 1960 from Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga gathers on the 22nd day of each month for coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m. in the cafe at Wegmans supermarket, 5275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. All fellow alums are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jason Czerniak, Alyssa Rae Smith, Jayne Freeman, Doug Yeomans, Bill Lindner, Carl O. Fischer, Jordan Levy, Gayle Syposs, Anna Snowdy, Tom Halt, Jody Bailey, Joan Mack, Renee Prisaznuk, Carl Bastian, Morgan O. Yeates, Michelle Kurzanski, Bob Kautilus, Trystan Simmons, Kathy Rejewski, Mark Williams Sr., Kirsten Biddle, Mike Mandeville, Melissa Green and Tandy Fontanese.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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