OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, born on this date in 1940, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."
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FOOD TREATS – Specialty products from the Popcorn Shack and the House of Olives will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital in a sale sponsored by the Hospital Auxiliary. Samples will be available.
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SCIENTIFIC METHOD – “Nature & Science” is the theme Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on “New Definitions of Objectivity” and continues at 12:30 p.m. with a discussion co-sponsored by WNY STEM Hub. The series is hosted by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.
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WAR STORIES – Speaker Jon MacSwan will explore the local aspects of the War of 1812 in a special program as part of the regular and annual meeting of the Sanborn Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn. The public is welcome. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For more info, visit sanbornhistory.org.
“From the Battlefield,” a program featuring letters sent by local Civil War soldiers to their loved ones, will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lucy Bensley Center, 23 N. Buffalo St., Springville. A variety of letters will be read by Joyce Abbott and Jolene Hawkins of the Concord Historial Society.
Admission is free. The public is invited. The program is hosted by the Echoes Through Time Learning Center in conjunction with the Western New York Civil War Society. For more info, call Tom Place at 957-2740.
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POWER OF PRAYER – The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph will hold their annual Peace Pole Prayer Service to pray for an end to violence at 7 p.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Convent, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. A reception will follow. Call 649-1205 to advise how many will be attending.
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COZY CUPS – The Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster, will host its annual Christmas Tea with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Guests will enjoy hot soup, tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and a variety of teas. Father Christmas will visit to distribute candy canes and pose for photos. Cost is $22. For reservations, call 741-7032.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jim Kelley Sr., Martha Grace Concannon , Margie Crapo, Nancy Brock, Kevin Noonan, Emma Sapong, Brian Connolly, Matthew Biddle, Michael Petrie, Kevin Powell, Daryl Oliver, Carol Giallela, Amanda Meegan, Tammy Safe, Jayne Higgins Griffin, Bob Pietraszewski, Jennifer McEwan, Robert “Bubba” Schurr, Don Donahue, Jim Lynch, Cheryl McCool, Diana Randall, Ann Olszowka and Colleen Kait.
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