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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 9, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from singer and songwriter John Lennon, born on this date in 1940, “People say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

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FIND A JOB – Learn how to prepare for Civil Service exams and public sector jobs when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration holds a free workshop, “Civil Service Savvy,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. It’s open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested via the ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter social media sites on Facebook or Twitter.

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PERFECT SETTING – The Homewood Theater Company will stage a new mystery, “The Case of the Phantom Railroad” by Homewood director Marty Bauer, in the Williamsville Depot, 86 S. Long St., with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again Oct. 18 and 19. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors and students, $4 kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit upkeep of the depot. Call 636-5798.

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DEADLINES – Advance tickets must be arranged by Friday for the Clarence Contemporary Club’s “Wine, Beer, Tidbits and Friends” fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are $25. For info, call Barb Utter at 741-3208.

Reservations are needed by Saturday for “A Taste of Greece,” a luncheon and basket raffle at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 146 W. Utica St. Tickets are $25. Call 510-3046. Proceeds benefit city-wide charities.

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SPOOKY STROLL – Storyteller Connie Boyd will tell tales of famous and infamous Batavians when she leads a West Side Ghost Walk on Saturday. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Holland Land Office Museum, 131 W. Main St. Tickets are $10. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call 585-343-4727 or email Additional walks will be held Oct. 18 and 25.

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ANGEL SINGS – Sherry Anne, an award-winning Christian speaker, singer and songwriter from Utica who was born deaf, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday in Elma United Methodist Church, 2991 Bowen Road. Free-will offerings are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Patrick Connors, Shonnie Finnegan, Thomas Knab, Rick Fleming, Wendy Guild Swearingen, Jeff Schaller, Jerri Maloney, Sharon Mahony, Chris Riso, Debbie Boss, Bernie Konieczny, Eugenia Mendel, Rob Snider, Heather Warner, Beverly Roach, Tim Alessi, Nadine Alessi-Beacham, David Schlant, Father Peter Drilling, Jonathan Waggoner, Sam Vulcheff, Lauren Mueller, Dennis McDonald, Charlene Birner, Celine Sciara, Rachel Maloney Joyner, Johann M. Rapp and Mark Simmons.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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