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Reporters' Notebook: July 18, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to South African political leader Nelson Mandela, born on this date in 1918, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

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MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC – The summer concert series at Wheatfield Towers, 6849 Plaza Drive, Wheatfield, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band, performing high-energy music from Ireland, Scotland and England. Sponsored by Schofield Care, it’s free and open to the public.

Add the duo Mike & Mandy to the list of bands playing in the weekly Music on Main series from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Williamsville. They’re out front of Carousel Clothing and Collectibles, 6094 Main St.

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BRING THE KIDS – Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Parish Center, with games, snacks and soft drinks. It’s free.

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CENTENNIAL BASH – The Bergholz Fire Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a two-day Field Day program Friday and Saturday on the fire company grounds, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and the band Nerds Gone Wild will play at 8. On Saturday, chicken chowder will be available at 11 a.m. and the annual Firemen’s Parade will step off at 4 p.m. Food and beer will be available Friday evening and after the parade Saturday. The band 90 West will wrap things up at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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HOT WHEELS – More than 200 vehicles are expected for the sixth annual Man Up Car and Bike Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the East Amherst Fire Hall, 9100 Transit Road, East Amherst. There also will be more 100 baskets to be raffled, other drawings, food and music.
Admission is free for spectators. Registration for cars is $20. For more info and to sign up, visit the show’s Facebook page or call Mike Redenbach at 772-2646 or 868-0564.
Proceeds benefit Carly’s Club, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Man Up Memorial Award. The Redenbach family has donated more than $60,000 from past shows to charity in memory of their daughter, Meghan, who died after a two-year battle with cancer.

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BACK IN TIME – “Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold,” the 1993 book by Madeline Davis and Liz Kennedy that chronicles working class lesbian life in Buffalo from the 1930s to the 1960s, will provide the theme for the first event in the She Walked Here series, hosted by the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project.
It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway, and will include an interactive map and art installation, an archive exhibit, live performances inspired by the book and a dance party with music from the era. A donation of $5 to $10 is suggested.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dale Anderson, Eleanor Whelan, Val Derenda, Richard Anthony Fontana, Anna Fatta, Susan Grabenstatter, China Stegner, Kevin Haggerty, John-Paul Stiglmeier, Dee Dee Tomaka, Jerry Marino, Patricia Zatko, Caitlin Bondanza Louth, Lauren Zelasko, Lucas Zelasko, Misty Yeates Baker, Caitlin McNamara, Amanda Sobczyk, Owen Lounsbury, Cindy Barrett, Lois Thurnherr, Colleen Cash Ferratella, Rev. G. Scott Comrie, Courtney Meegan, James Patrick Gallagher, Mitch Steinhorn, Jay Neubecker, Mary Lou Corsi Hall, Jeremy Martz, Nancy Trapp and Rimas Musteikis.

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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