OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright Moss Hart, born on this date in 1904, “All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘No’ and said ‘Yes.’ ”
MUSIC TO OUR EARS – State Supreme Court Justice Sal Martoche is honoring piano man Jackie Jocko and his drummer, Joe Peters, with a big fancy dinner for 100 at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Tickets are $100, and fewer than 30 are left. (Call 855-1050.)
What’s the occasion? None, aside from the chance to celebrate Jocko’s eternal excellence in the lounge world.
Marvels Martoche: “Sometimes I hit him with a strange song from the past, and I’ll be an S.O.B., he manages.”
BIG NIGHT – The Hamburg Natural History Society holds its 17th annual Penn Dixie Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 in Romanello’s South Restaurant, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg.
There will be silent and voice auctions for a vast array of items, including Shea’s Performing Arts Center tickets, a quilt, restaurant gift certificates, artwork, geology tools, toys, gift baskets and holiday spirits.
Final raffle drawing is for a pair of box seat tickets for a Sabres-Flyers hockey game. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door, and include hors d’oeuvres and a door prize ticket.
There will be a cash bar with a two-for-one happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m. For advance tickets or to make a donation, call 627-4560.
TIME OF NEED – Since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April, Steve Scrivani of the Town of Tonawanda has begun chemotherapy and will be facing surgery when the chemo is complete.
Meanwhile, Steve, who’s the father of two sons, has been unable to work at his job at M&T Securities.
To help with his medical expenses, friends and family will hold a benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Iron Workers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.
Tickets are $20 through Saturday, $25 at the door, and include beer, wine, pop, food and live music from Sonic Brew. For info, call 651-4754.
QUAFFERS’ DELIGHT – Everything from Mikkeller Single Hop IPA to Founders Breakfast Stout will be poured from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Micros @ Marcy, a Buffalo Beer Week beer festival at Marcy Casino in Delaware Park.
Music will be by Gretchen Schulz and Doug Morgano. Cole’s and Pizza Plant will provide ticketed food items.
Tickets are $40 advance online at www.buffalobeerweek.com, $45 Saturday. A $50 VIP ticket includes an hour of early access to the brewers and rare craft beers, as well as a goodie bag.
ROAD TRIPS – Raising funds to fulfill their selection as People-to-People Student Ambassadors are two students from JFK Middle School in Cheektowaga, Mikayla Waldraff, 13, and her brother, Nathaniel, 10.
Mikayla has been chosen to travel to Italy, Sicily and Greece next summer. Nathaniel will be with the group going to Canada.
They’re holding a baked goods sale, chance auction and old cellphone collection from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the corner of TJP Court and Litchfield Avenue, across from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew.
They’re also collecting returnable bottles and cans (clean ones, in clear plastic bags or their original containers) from now through Saturday.
They can be dropped off on the front porch at 1431 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, or on the far side of the garage at 41 Litchfield Ave., Depew.
For info, visit www.peerbackers.com and search for “Mikayla and Nate become Global Citizens.”
THINKING SMALL – Motoring in Miniature holds its 42th annual Toy Show, believed to be the oldest show of its kind in the nation, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew.
More than 170 tables of antique and collectible toys will be featured.
Admission is $5 adults, free for children under 12 accompanied by a parent.
Early admission at 7:30 a.m. is $20. Part of the proceeds benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.
SOUP’S ON – Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive at Larch Road, Eggertsville, will hold a chicken chowder sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Containers of soup, takeout only, are $5 a quart.
DAY IN THE COUNTRY – The women of Perrysburg-Dayton United Methodist Church, Route 39, Perrysburg, will hold their 36th annual Falling Leaves Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lunch featuring a hot roast beef sandwich, coleslaw, green beans, a homemade dessert and beverage will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.
In addition to homemade crafts and holiday items, there will be baked goods, theme baskets and an auction for a homemade queen-size quilt. Drawings will finish by 2 p.m. Winners need not be present.
The Trading Post Food Pantry and Community Soup Kitchen in Springville will benefit from a Harvest Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Colden Fire Hall, 8511 Center St.
There will be more than 100 baskets on auction, a bake sale, a craft sale, a soup and chili sale, a farmers’ market, a coat drive, entertainment and family activities.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Carol Feind, Sharon Gleason, John Gangloff, Nancy Nathan, Carl Austin, Margaret C. Caldwell, Mike Beato, Doris O’Connor, Lois Eschrich, Alice Ziomek, Joe Weiss, Florian May, Becca Pringle, Rich Holstein, Brianna Zanelotti, Patricia Merrell, Joe Kotarski, Danny James Burke, Kathie Helmich, Joan Foran and Fred Ziemecki.
AND THURSDAY – Warren Gelman, Christa Glennie Seychew, Amy Szefel Starck, Deanna Szymkowiak, Mark Lounsbury, Irma Averion, Don Puccio, Bill Kenzler, Mark Winsick, Rosemary Wroblewski, Nancy Budniewski, Priscilla Granville, Mark Lounsbury, Lois Comrie, Marcy Payne, Paul Johnson, Kevin Halt, Tyler Tintton, Jeremy Robinson, Jon Navratil, Debbie Limburg, Kristen Swart, Tom Sheehy, Marion Becker and Donna Jaczewski,