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OLAFFUB SEZ: Advice from fashion designer Bill Blass, born on this date in 1922: "When in doubt, wear red."

STOCK UP – Thousands of items are offered as the Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library hold their annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, 9 Paine St., East Aurora. Members pre-sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, memberships available at the door. Everything half price Saturday.

TRUELIFETALE – Actor, casting director and Buffalo native Frank Rossi will introduce his new book, "Victims of Circumstance," Saturday in the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. It's the story of Nick Harris and his father, convicted killer Richard Matt.

It begins at 11:30 a.m. with news highlights of Matt's arrest and the manhunt after his 2015 prison escape. Then there's a reading from the book and a question session with Rossi and Harris' mother, VeeHarris. Admission is free.

ANIMALMAGIC- Kiss a Cow Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Asha's Farm Sanctuary, 2969 Coomer Road, Newfane, gives visitors a chance to talk to turkeys, rub a pig's belly and meet a variety of rescued farm animals. There also will be food, live country music, dancing and children's activities. Tickets are $10, $5 seniors and kids 12 and under.

For more info, visit ashasfarmsanctuary.org.

WINNERS WANTED – Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville, holds a basket raffle this weekend with special Super Premium items. Tickets $5 a sheet, Super Premiums $10 a sheet. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Drawing at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Winners need not be present.

READY TO EAT- Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster, holds a drive through chicken barbecue starting at 4 p.m. today. Dinners are $13. St. David's Episcopal Church, 3951 Seneca St., West Seneca, hosts a drive-through BW's ribs barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday. Dinners $12. Sahlen's hot dogs top the menu as St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. at Union Road, West Seneca, holds its free monthly community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Nathan Gies, Marshall Davis, Domingue Feidler Morris, Tracy Quinn, Timmy Quinn, Laura Haggerty, Michele Edwards-Sheehan, Anne Meinzer Kuczkowski, Brian Gwitt, Alexis Patterson, Luci Buczak, ChiChi Hoelscher, Allison Mueller, Meghan Panepinto, Deborah Euscher, Brianna Hoehn, Anthony Romano Jr. and Tammy Empfield.

AND THURSDAY – Larry Playfair, Steve Watson, Adam Yellen, Barry Lillis, Rodney Chamberlain, Sandi England, Emma Eilish McGrath, Mark Crehan, Eleanor Pastwik, Sharon Ruth Schwedt, Stephanie Everett, Ava Everett, Billy Hill, Jennifer Pirritano, Patricia A. Schmidt, Beverly Ann Ballantyne, David Lalomia Sr., Lisa Thompson, Laurie Wolffe, Aubrie LeBaron, Jim Lichon, Michael Golden, April West and Jayden Mae.

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