OLAF FUB SEZ: According to fabled football coach Knute Rockne, born on this date in 1888, “Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
I looked out my window and what did I see
But tiny icicles reclining on my tree.
They glistened like diamonds in the relentless sun,
Sparkling jewels melting one by one.
I hurriedly took my camera and went out the door,
To capture the moment forever more.
But I was too late; the branches were bare,
Icy daggers had bled to the air.
– Honey Snitzer
WHAT’S COOKING – March forth to South Buffalo Post 712, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St., and halt for a roast beef dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $8.50 and include mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and salad. For info, call 825-9557.
HIT THE ROAD – AAA of Western and Central New York offers the first program in a four-part series on travel trends for seniors at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Theatre Room at Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road off North Forest Road, Getzville.
“In Our Own Backyard” will feature AAA travel experts talking about the best local tours and weekend getaways. Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 810-7500. Light refreshments will be served, and tours of Asbury Pointe will be available.
ST. PAT’S PREVIEW – Irish tenor Geno McManus will be featured when the Beechwood Service Guild meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Homes, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville.
WELCOME MAT – Holding a pair of open house sessions Tuesday is Mary Queen of Angels School, a regional Catholic school for pre-K through eighth-grade students at 170 Rosewood Terrace, off George Urban Boulevard, in Cheektowaga. Tours will be given from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Parents who want to see classes in session are advised to come to the morning program.
Visitors will see the new Media Arts Center, music and art rooms, SMART Board demonstrations and the science lab. There will be a chance to meet students, teachers and the principal, MaryAlice Bagwell, and learn about after-school programs, sports and clubs. Refreshments will be served. For info, call 895-6280 or visit www.mqangels.com.
KIDS PLACE – Also holding open house sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday is Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center. The center, which offers care and activities for youngsters ages 6 weeks to 12 years, is located in St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Ave., Niagara Falls. For info, call 297-6421 or visit www.stjamesniagara.org.
Those who go to Wednesday’s open house also can pick up on the church’s “Dinner 4 Two Drive Thru,” which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. For $9 presale, $10 curbside, you get a quart of chili, two cornbread muffins and two brownies.
GLORY DAYS – Architectural historian Chuck LaChiusa will offer his perspectives on Buffalo’s notable Victorian and early 20th century buildings in the First Wednesday presentation this week in the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, 100 Lee St. off South Park Avenue in South Buffalo. LaChiusa runs the Buffalo Architecture and History Internet site Buffalo AH.com and frequently leads architectural tours. Doors open at 5. The program is free and starts at 6.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Susan Shanks Herrmann, Katie Shanks Kelly, Rebecca Silverman, John Riordan, Jim Donathen, Tyler Sasiadek, Capriana Romanini, Dorothy Mazurchuk, Roberta Gurbey, Barry Weinstein, Kate Masiello, Peter Stelmach, Caliana Januchowski, Aleena Januchowski, Jim Petersen. Bill Griffin, Sharon Genco, Lee Ann Kelly, Jonathan Hales, Mike Daniels, Terri Rhoney, Chelsea Porto, Father Richard Augustyn and Paul Lewis.