OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., born on this date in 1841, “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.”
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GONE SHOPPING – Indoor yard sale, 5 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. National Hose Company, 44 William St., City of Tonawanda.
St. Patrick’s Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary of the Lake Church, 4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Also Girl Scout cookie sale and Veterans Outreach.
St. Christopher’s Indoor Flea Market, Book Sale and Basket Auction, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Edmunds Campus, 550 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Admission $1.
Craft and Vendor Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Millgrove Fire Hall, 11621 Genesee St., Alden.
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WINNERS WANTED – Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue St. Pawtty’s Day Beer Blast and Basket Raffle, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Drawings at 9:15. $20, includes beer and wine; $10 non-alcoholic.
SUNY Buffalo State Newman Center Meat Raffle, 7 p.m. Saturday, doors at 6, Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave. $10, includes pizza and beverages.
Vera Bradley Bingo, designer purses and accessories as prizes, 2 p.m. Sunday, doors at 12:30; Matthew Glab Post, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. $5, includes board and door prize ticket.
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FRIDAY LENTEN FISH FRIES – 3 to 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville.
4 to 7 p.m, Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Lockport.
4 to 7 p.m., Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton.
4 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda.
4 to 8 p.m., Hank Nowak Amvets Post, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 61 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
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READY TO SERVE – Chowder and baked goods sale, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bergholz Fire Company, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
Manhattan clam chowder sale, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 9483 Lake Shore Road, Angola.
Spaghetti dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Queen of Angels Parish Center, 144 Warsaw St., Lackawanna. $10 adults, $5 kids.
Pork chop dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Marian Hall, St. Stanislaus Church, Fillmore Avenue and Peckham Street. $12.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Nancy Welsh, Linda McClure, Seamus Halt, Ruth Wurster, Bob Kirkham, Brian Pennock, Derek Enser, Kevin Enser, Anita Groh, George Dorigo, Vinney LaBella, Jennifer Cuoco, Andrew Canady, Jennifer Kobos, Jeff “Bubba” Baker, Patricia Merkwa, Donna Rokitka, Paula Fitzgerald, Paul Goerner, Bernadette Schultz, Elaine Wiegand, Don Bartus, Carol Monkelbaan and Chris Isbrandt.
AND SATURDAY – Phil Housley, Art Morth, Myra Razik, Rocco Termini, Andrew Moquin, Janat’e Solar Ingram, Earlene Panek, Benjamin Paul Szafranski, Sharon Louchren, Judie Hawryluk, Emily Haggerty, Marlea Malota, Shari Rader, Maryalice Pellicci, Dawn Safe and Evelyn Rycroft.
AND SUNDAY – Morgan Halt, Bruce DeAeth, Aubrey Turner, Peter Grubea, Marlies Wesolowski, Sister Martha Olszewski, Marytherese Hayes, SammyJo Reynolds, Ann Russell, Heidi Henzler, Pete Sivu, Steve Matuszewski, Barbe Schaff, Jay Heusinger, Jeffrey Marsowicz, Matt Woelfle, Rev. Michael P. Lamarca and Bill Minsterman.
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