OLAF FUB SEZ: A musical observation from singer and songwriter Buddy Holly, born on this date in 1936, “Drunk man/ Street car/ Foot slipped/ There you are ...”
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HARD DAY’S NIGHT – British Invasion, a Beatles cover band, is joined by the group Acoustica for a free concert from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsville Depot, 86 S. Long St., Williamsville. Food will be available, along with door prizes and a raffle.
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HUNGRY? – The Friday fish fry returns from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hank Nowak AMVETS Post 45, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Battered, breaded or broiled fish is $11, including sides. Other fish dishes and a children’s menu also are available.
The First Volunteer Fire Co. of Bergholz, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz, holds its monthly chowder and baked goods sale at 11 a.m. Saturday. Chowder is $4 a quart, $1.50 a bowl. Containers are 50 cents, or bring your own.
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CHICKEN AND MORE – Asbury United Methodist Church, 850 Dodge Road, Getzville, holds a treasure sale Saturday. Early birds get in for $3 at 8 a.m. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BW’s barbecue chicken is available from noon to 3 p.m. for $10, take-out only.
St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 500 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, holds a basket raffle and chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with drawings at 3. For info, call 694-0540.
Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, serves a chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $10 advance, $11 at the door. There also are raffles and drink specials. For info, call 681-8387.
Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road, Amherst, hosts its annual Chiavetta’s barbecue chicken dinner and theme basket raffle from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $12. For info, call 836-4868.
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BE A WINNER – The Western New York Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, hosts a Sportsman’s Raffle from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $25 and includes food and beverages. For more info, call 674-8666.
St. Teresa’s Church in South Buffalo holds its eight annual Appliance and Electronics Raffle Saturday evening in the Parish Center, 33 Mineral Springs Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Raffle of 25 prizes starts at 7. Tickets are $25 and include pizza, beer, pop and snacks. Winners need not be present. For more info, call 822-0608, ext. 3.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dana Szymkowiak, Brendan Haggerty, Brendan Mehaffy, Mary A. Durlak, Angela Ventresca Seltzer, Beth Nelson, Marilyn Bowers, Wally Totinko, Ron Bieger, Brett Hall, Daniel Sherry, Don Colpoys, Robert Shanahan, Ann Cunningham and Bob Palmer.
AND SATURDAY – Debbie Calway, Marquita Strong, Jennifer Mecozzi, Tanya Percy, Matthew John Panek, Jim Garvey, John Boyle, Nicole Bartus, Dr. Joe Buran, Kelsie Buran, Amanda Lacey, Nick Borowski and Lynda Stidham.
AND SUNDAY – Jill Kelly, Kristen Pope, Rachele Mongiovi, Dan Mankowski, Monsignor James Campbell, Sister Mary Raymond Kasprzak, Kayla Whalen, Diane Rogowski, Megan Moretta, Alyssa Jordan, Brandon Castaldo, Jack McKenna, Kirk McKenna, Emily Lickfeld, Erica Guy, Jan Schworm, Cheryl Caulder, Monsignor James F. Campbell, R. J. Higgins, Anthony Venditti, Joseph Higgins and Gary J. Lachut.
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