OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the late syndicated columnist William Raspberry, born on this date in 1935, “People who believe a problem can be solved tend to get busy solving it.”
OOPS! – We reported the wrong dates for the craft show this weekend in Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2.
SATURDAY SPECIAL – Bringing new activity to Buffalo’s Masten Park district through their Second Saturday series are the artists, artisans and farmers at the Foundry, 298 Northampton St., between Masten and Jefferson avenues.
From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, the complex will come alive with music from the Jony James Blues Band, cooking demonstrations by Chef Stefan from the Larkin Filling Station restaurant, local produce from Arden Farm in East Aurora and various artisans. Visit www.thefoundrybuffalo.org.
COUNTING BLESSINGS – All Creatures Animal Hospital will host a Blessing of the Animals with interfaith minister the Rev. Ed Tormay from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in its parking lot at 6429 Transit Road, East Amherst. Hot apple cider and sweets will be served. Call 636-3600.
UNIQUE KNITS – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Sewing Group will hold its Fall Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Monday in the hospital atrium. An assortment of handmade knitted items will be offered.
FILL THE FREEZER – Orchard Park Post 567, American Legion, 3740 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, will hold a meat raffle Saturday evening. Doors open at 6:30. The auction begins at 7. Tickets are $3 and include food, pop, draft beer.
HUNGRY? – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 53 West Falls Road, West Falls, will hold a haddock fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today with homemade salads and pies. Dinners are $10, $9 for seniors, $5 for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit Shelley McGraw.
Clarence First Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., will hold a Krolick’s chicken and rib barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Chicken dinners are $9.50, ribs $11. Call 759-8396.
The Citizens Hose Company of the Lancaster Fire Department, 24 W. Drullard Ave., will hold its annual clam chowder sale and chance auction starting at noon Saturday. Hot dogs, salt potatoes and roast beef sandwiches will be available.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 6895 Boston Cross Road, Boston, will hold its annual all-you-can-eat turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $12 adults, $5 kids 5 to 12. Call 941-3549.
St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 200 Cazenovia St., will host a ham dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $7, with $1 desserts and $1 soft drinks. For info, call 822-1901.
The Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew will offer a dinner with golumki, pierogi, Polish sausage, sweet and sour cabbage, and more from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $10.
Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Parish Center, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 kids up to age 12. Drawings for the chance auction begin at 2 p.m.
Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., will have a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday for takeout only. Dinners are $9 advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for children. Call 662-7912 or visit www.opumc.com.
Our Lady of Bistrica Croatian Roman Catholic Church, 1619 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, will hold an Oktoberfest dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cardinal Stepinac Auditorium, Abbott Road and West Elmview Avenue. Dinners include soup, roast pork, chicken, potatoes, a hot vegetable and bread. Tickets are $14 adults, $6 kids 6 to 12, free for age 5 and under. To reserve tickets, call 822-0818.
North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, will host a Krolick’s barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Chicken dinners are $9, ribs are $10, free refills on coffee and pop. The Visiting Nursing Association will give flu and pneumonia shots, bring your insurance card.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sal Juste, Matthew Gangloff, Raymond James Luedke, Don Webster, Louisa Fraiser-Merritt, Leslie Shayne, Karen Robinson, Jonathan D. Cox, Barry Goodwin, Bette Fruehauf, Florence Marlowe, Aaron Williams, Justin Williams, Jerome Lokcynski, Mayna Loveless, Stacey Smith, Stacy Gibbins, Mike Roy, James Van Tine, Jennifer Williams, Bart Besancon, Diane Schmidtke, Karen W. Stanley, Jennifer Lanthier, Larry Osswald,Alfred Kotarski, Bob Piotrowicz Jr., Anna Zaczek, Brandi Koehler, Brooke Koehler, Theresa Klemm, Mary Jane Olejnik, Jim Banigan, Arlene Mack, Brandon Bartus, Jim Robinson and Dennis Pietraszewski.
SATURDAY – Bruce Andriatch, Lauren Rae Farry, Alvin H. Hargro, Luz Pierla-McGlion, Harvey Garrett, Sabrina Niver, Paul Safe, Kaitlin Safe, Joe Sasiadek, Andrew Tomaka, Jennifer Schaller, Chris Panek, David Jajkowski, Father Louis S. Dolinic, Toni Bliek, Nicholas D’Amico, JoAnne Quinn, Amanda Morgan, Dick Zanelotti, Walter A. Jagodzinski, John Garvey, Diane Grant, Mary Jo Biggane, Ron Wanat, Chris Catalfamo, Francis Wodowski, Ian Sabadasz, Rebecca Schaefer, Alexandra “Sandi” Schmid, Eva Dulski and Bill Fenzel.
AND SUNDAY – Tom Farry, Ruth Rucker, Nancy McNally, Terrence McGee, Sister Mary Ambrose Wozniak, Tony Starzynski, Melissa Wasielewski, Barb Becker, Loretta Battaglia, Cathy Arth, Steven M. Cohen, Jim Quinn, Greg Sabadasz and Dorothy May.