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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 11, 2020

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to inventor Thomas Alva Edison, born on this date in 1847, “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”

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PASS THE GRAVY – The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, hosts a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $8, desserts $1. Reservations suggested. Call 754-7617.

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LONG LIVED – Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue will celebrate its 19th birthday from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rust Belt Bar and Grill, 3720 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, with cake, raffles and a cash bar.
Guests are welcome to bring fun gifts for cats to play with or practical gifts like Purina Cat Chow Complete, Purina Kitten Chow, paper towels and scoopable litter. For more into, call 646-5577 or visit tenlivesclub.com.

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SUPPORT SYSTEM – Grace for the Journey, a support group for those who are seriously ill, their families and friends, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in Faith United Church of Christ, 8651 Boston State Road, Boston. All are welcome. For more info, call 941-3529.

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LIFT YOUR VOICE – The Alden Area Ecumenical Choir invites singers of all ages to its first rehearsal of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Alden Presbyterian Church, 13298 Broadway at Crittenden Road, Alden. No audition needed. For info, call Chuck Friedmann at 608-7612 or email friedmannc@verizon.net.

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EXTRA POINTS – The Super Bowl is the theme of History Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Holland Land Office Museum, 131 W. Main St., Batavia. Entry is $3 per person. For more info, visit the museum’s Facebook page.

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BRIGHT IDEA – Bring your brain out of hibernation and take the admission test for Mensa, the international organization for smart people, at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.
Fee is $60. Anyone 14 and older is welcome, but those under 18 need parental permission. Walk-ins are OK, but it’s better if you call Serena Tabor at 949-7629 or email srtraquel@gmail.com. For more info, visit wny.us.mensa.org.

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TIME OF NEED – Friends and family of Karen O’Neill of South Buffalo are hosting a benefit to help with her expenses as she recovers from lung cancer from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. Tickets are $25 and include beer, pop and food. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 2223, Blasdell, NY 14219. For more info, email Thanks4Karen@gmail.com or call 824-6791.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Richard Szymanski, Roland R. Georger, Gayle Price, Phylicia Dove, Sebastian Gwitt, Ella Marie Tasca, Maureen Pantera, Rose Amodeo, Russell Merlino, Sean M. Danieu, Lisa Hewitt, Paul Musilli, Dom Patterson, Irene Fowler, Ken Levan, Amanda Mays and Donnie Johnston.

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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