OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the father of our country, George Washington, born on this date in 1732, “Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.”


BACK TO NATURE – Registrations can be made at a $10 discount until next Thursday for the “Kids in the Woods” Summer Day Camp programs at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga.

The weeklong programs include half-day Little Sprouts Camp for kids entering kindergarten or first grade. Nature Explorers Camp, for those entering grades two through four, and Wilderness Adventurers Camp, for kids entering fifth through seventh grade, are daylong programs. Extended care is available at all levels for an additional fee.

For registration forms, visit and search for “Kids in the Woods.” For info, call Reinstein Woods at 683-5959, Ext. 205.


GLORY DAYS – Forest Lawn’s Sunday in the Cemetery Concert and Lecture Series recalls the glories of the fabled Park Lane in “Buffalo’s Best Restaurants Remembered” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel.

Marla Bujnicki, master docent for Buffalo Tours, will recount the glories of the elegant Gates Circle restaurant and its host, Peter Gust Economou. Photos and artifacts of the restaurant will be featured, as well as a sample of a signature dish. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25. For tickets and info, visit


DEARLY DEPARTED – Kenmore Mercy Hospital will hold a special Candlelight Remembrance Service for recently deceased patients from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the hospital’s Community Room. For info, call the Spiritual Care Department at 447-6191.


LET’S EAT – St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. at Union Road, West Seneca, holds its monthly community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. today, offering cheese ravioli, green salad, dessert and beverage. Dinner is free, but free-will donations are welcome.

St. James Church, 500 Terrace Blvd., Depew, hosts a Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $10 adults, $7 kids 12 and under. Takeouts are available.

St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 200 Cazenovia St., South Buffalo, continues its weekly Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9 adults, $5 kids under 12. Desserts are $1 extra. Takeout dinners are $8. For info, call 822-1901.

F.J. Donovan Post 1626, American Legion, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, offers an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Tickets are $7 for a breakfast that includes scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee, tea and milk. For info, call 896-3346.

Col. J.B. Weber Post 898, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2909 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, holds an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $8, $8.50 for takeout, $4 for kids 5 to 10, and free for veterans with military ID. Dinners include meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Carol Grandy, Mark Sikorski, Cole Schaller, Don Copoulos, Justin Porebski, Mary Holmwood Beck, Becky Pyle, Ann Huczel, Mary Mercuri, Eric Schuessler, Darren White, Sister Mary Rosalma Pawlak, Mari Russell, Sis O’Donnell, and Charisse Ocasio.

AND SATURDAY – Jim Gleason, Anne Kennelly, Broady Richardson, Pat Myers, Joan Rutecki, Francis McCabe, Raelyn Vadala, Rachel Lorefice, Kaitlin Kasprzyk, Tim Helinski, Jerry DePainter, Jerry Balisteri, Nancy Thomas, Peter Battaglia and Mary Semski.

AND SUNDAY – Patrick Lakamp, Jim Braun, Bob Roberts, Brittany Ruszczyk, Maureen Polowy, Jill Muise, Frank W. Pytel, Cheryl Yeates, Wendy Cichuniec, Kaitlyn Lounsbury, Judith Weinstock, Bartholomew J. Siener, Kristen Cotter, Payton Cotter, Maureen Ernest, Eric McCabe, Anna Tiberio and Emily Lichtenthal.