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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, born on this date in 1927, “Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.”

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PASTA PATROL – It’s spaghetti dinner time again from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. For $6, you get spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage. For an extra $1.50, there’s a choice of homemade desserts.

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PAGING COL. MUSTARD – Teams of two to 10 people will play a life-sized version of the board game Clue when the Buffalo Museum of Science holds its second “Get a Clue” happy hour mystery event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Teams will gather clues from witnesses throughout the museum to determine a culprit, the weapon of choice from the museum’s collection and the scene of the crime. Each player on the winning teams will get two tickets to one of the museum’s upcoming special events, “Beerology” on April 13 or “Star Lights” on June 29.

Two games will be held, with entries limited to 100 players per game. The first “Get a Clue” session last March sold out. Registration is $10 for museum members, $20 for others. Register online at www.sciencebuff.org or call 896-5200, Ext. 385.

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WARMING UP – The West Seneca Satellite for the Variety Kids Telethon is holding its annual giant auction from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St., West Seneca. There also will be games, basket raffles and food. All proceeds will be donated to the telethon.

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LADIES’ DAY – Women’s History Month provides the theme for the Second Sunday Concert & Lecture Series at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Forest Lawn. Author and columnist Christina Abt will present “Chicken Wing Wisdom: Stories of Western New York Women at Forest Lawn.” The Celtic folk duo Kindred will play. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.forest-lawn.com.

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PRIZES GALORE – It’s a busy weekend ahead for Christina Abt. On Saturday evening, she serves as celebrity auctioneer at her alma mater, Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda, at its 18th annual dinner auction, Chrysalis.

Items up for bid include a motor scooter, a gas furnace, a cedar playset, a Sabres jersey autographed by Thomas Vanek, designer handbags, vacation packages and tuition vouchers to area colleges. A winner-take-all raffle will offer an iPad2, iPhone5, iPad Mini and Apple TV.

Tickets are $75 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and dinner by Banchetti by Rizzo’s. For tickets and information, call Bonnie May at 877-1358, Ext. 306, or visit www.mt-st-marys.org.

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BUON APPETITO – The monthly Music, Movies & Dinner program Sunday in Williamsville features a movie about dinner at a restaurant. It’s the highly acclaimed 1996 comedy drama “Big Night,” starring Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosellini and Alison Janney.

The program, sponsored by the Village of Williamsville and the Williamsville Business Association, starts with music at 3 p.m. in the Meeting House, 5658 Main St., followed by the film at 3:30. Admission is free, and so is the popcorn. Moviegoers then can go to Sorrentino’s Spaghetti House, a few steps away at 5640 Main St., for a special dinner menu. For restaurant information and reservations, call 633-2150.

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TASTE TREATS – Tickets are still available for Taste Niagara 2013, an evening of local foods and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the new Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 38 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

Hosted by the Niagara County Farm Bureau in association with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, it will feature food stations, a complimentary glass of wine or beer, a brief presentation and tours of the culinary institute. A cash bar also will be available. Tickets are $30. For reservations, call 735-7791 or email niagcofb@yahoo.com.

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CENTURY PLUS – Theodore Roosevelt was president when Helen Silvia was born March 3, 1907, in Hyde Park, Mass. In 1934, the former Helen DeCarlo married Bart Silvia, whom she met while working at Swank Inc., the maker of men’s jewelry, where they both worked for 50 years. Following his death in 1995, she moved to Western New York to be closer to her daughter, Claudia Wroblewski of West Seneca. A resident of Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga since 2008, she celebrated her 106th birthday Sunday at a special party with about 40 family members and residents.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rick Finnegan, Joan Lewis, Melvin McSpadden, Mary Notartomos, Rianna Moll, Jeff Panek, Nathan Enser, Brian Pennock, Kevin Enser, Derek Enser, Sister Mary Joyce King, Dick Bauerle, Geraldine Kraska, Luke Zakrzewski, Lauren Mullen, Roy Weiglein, Korri Hall, Sonne Durphy, Bethany Poppenberg, Catherine Kowalski, Karen Prentiss, Collette Griffin, Ted Meyers, Danielle Kubicki, Barb Elbers, Thom Mancini and Todd Jaworski.

AND THURSDAY – Parmalier Murphy, Al Vaughters, Carol Bogenrieder, Bree Scagnelli, Carl Badaszewski, Sister Margaret Wetzel, Carolyn Durni, Kristen Winiewicz, Rita Mattina and Eileen McNiff.

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