OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, born on this date in 1850, “There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.”
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LADIES FIRST – Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville will receive part of the proceeds from a Ladies Night Out Holiday Shopping Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight in Carousel Clothing & Collectibles, 6094 Main St., Williamsville. For more info, call 634-5959.
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WECK AND WINGS – Something’s added to Wing Night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St. Along with chicken wings, there are roast beef on kimmelweck sandwiches. Wings are 65 cents each, minimum order of 10, eat-in only. For info, call 825-9557.
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TALKING POINTS – Architect Peter C. Murad from the Buffalo firm of Architectural Resources will talk about “Designing Libraries in the 21st Century” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series.
The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo with a Great Courses video on suspension bridges. There will be no program during Thanksgiving Week.
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.
John Stiegler, commander of Francis J. Donovan Post 1626, American Legion, will lead a Veterans Forum when the Cheektowaga Historical Association holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3329 Broadway. Admission is free. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Nona McQuay, past president of the Niagara Arts Guild and an adjunct professor at Cornell University, will give a presentation, “The Art of the Reformation, 1450-1550,” at a program hosted by the Historical Society of North German Settlements at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
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HOLIDAY GREENS – Time is running out to place an order in the “Wreaths for Meals” drive sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York in conjunction with Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
Orders are needed by Friday for holiday wreaths ranging from 14 to 34 inches with a variety of decorations. Special wreaths and centerpieces also are available. Pickup will be Dec. 1 and 2. For info and to order, call 822-2201, ext. 4, or visit mealsonwheelswny.org.
Next Sunday is the deadline for ordering holiday plants from the Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women. Poinsettias and cyclamen are in 6-inch foil-wrapped pots and are 16 to 18 inches tall. For info and to order, visit accffw.org/fundraisers-events. Plants will be available during the week of Nov. 27.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Maureen Dash, Tina Kovach, Roger Durant, Stefan Mychajliw, Don Thompson Jr., Gil Perreault, Elizabeth Licata, Lucy Candelario, Mitchell Stenger, Meghan Donacik, Marty Brownsey, John Fecio Jr., Sister Mary Michaelanne Galas, Florian Jelonek, Megan Maghran, Carolyn Shoobridge, Brad Hall, Joseph Butch and Carol Maurer.
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