OLAF FUB SEZ: According to children’s author Kenneth Grahame, born on this date in 1859, “The best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.”


CENTURY MARK – There was a little something extra for Marie Lane when Meals on Wheels volunteers came to her home in Lancaster on Wednesday.

To help her celebrate her 100th birthday, they brought along a small birthday cake, a Meals on Wheels card and a gift picked out specially for her.


PLACE YOUR BIDS – The Sodality of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, holds a theme tray auction in the school cafeteria Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1 p.m. Coffee and dessert will be served. Pizza and pop will be available. For tickets and information, call 674-0379 or 675-3549.


LUCKY NIGHT – The Parent Guild of Immaculata Academy, the Catholic college-prep high school for girls in Hamburg, hosts its annual Shamrock Sweepstakes from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Macedonia Hall, 4785 Lake Ave., Blasdell.

Tickets for the sweepstakes and the evening are $45 and can be acquired online at or by calling 648-4307.

Tickets are $25 for the event only, which will have many other prize opportunities. The sweepstakes raffle features 45 cash prizes from $50 to $5,000.

The evening also includes an Irish-themed dinner catered by Eddie Ryan’s Pub, plus beer, wine and pop, along with music by the Irish folk group the LeftOvers.


EATING IRISH – A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday by the Auxiliary at Concord Post 431, American Legion, 109 Zoar Valley Road, Springville. Dinners are $8. Reuben sandwiches are $5.50. Both include dessert and beverage.

Corpus Christi Parish will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the hall at 165 Sears St., next to the church. Preparing the corned beef and cabbage will be chef John Moroz. Dinners are $12 adults, $10 children age 12 and under, at the door. Save $2 by getting presale tickets in the rectory. For info, call 896-1050.


FIRST BITES – West Seneca Masonic Lodge, 647 Main St., West Seneca, hosts a Kids Escaping Drugs breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50 adults, $5 children 3 to 12, under 3 free.

Adams Volunteer Fire Company, 7113 Nash Road, Wheatfield, holds the last in its series of all-you-eat Farmers Breakfasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 adults, $5 for kids 6 to 11. Youngsters 5 and under eat free.


LENTEN FARE – St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 200 Cazenovia St. in South Buffalo, holds its weekly Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9 adults, $5 kids under 12. Takeout dinners are $8. Desserts are $1.

Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, serves a fried haddock dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9.50 adults, $5 children. Takeouts are available.


PASS THE CHICKEN – Quota International of Hamburg is sponsoring a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. Dinners are $8.50, takeout only. Proceeds benefit the local service and scholarship fund.

Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., City of Tonawanda, offers a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue and theme basket auction from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $10 and include dessert and beverage. For tickets and info, call 694-8944 or 692-4126.

The Delevan Rescue Squad serves a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Delevan Training Center on Route 16. Tickets at the door are $7.50 adults, $4.50 for children 5 to 12.


PASTA TIME – Buffalo Assembly 720, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, will hold its first all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Knights of Columbus Hall, 1530 Kenmore Ave. Donation is $10. Proceeds benefit Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court. For info, call 264-4540 or 812-2226.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, hosts a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $8. For info, call 835-7711.

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish holds a spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in its school at 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Dinners, including homemade sauce, meatballs and dessert, are $9 adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over and $6 for children 12 and under. For info, call 683-6522.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Maureen Conway Balko, Ruth Wurster, Bob Kirkham, Seamus Halt, Daniel Harkness, Jennifer Becker, Patricia Merkwa, Andrew Canady, Jeanine B. Miller, Zachary Smith, Brianna Lauren Fries, Ann Brown, Jeff “Bubba” Baker, Eric Weigand, Don Bartus, Bill Schmid Jr., Chad Mann, Ginger McGrew and Barbara Cook.

SATURDAY – Art Morth, Myra Razik, Rocco Termini, Emily Haggerty, Earline Panek, Dawn Ziarniak, Shari Rader, Marlea Bieler Malota, Sophie Kaznowski, Evelyn Roycroft, Florence Stelmach, Bette Harasimowicz, Dorothy Dolan, Chris Truskey and Carrie Anne Martin.

AND SUNDAY – Albert Derrico, Robert Alan Davis, Michael Wolfgang, Aubrey Turner, Peter Grubea, Sister Martha Olszewski, Bertha Hahns, Katie Fritz, Barbe Johnson, Morgan Halt, Ann Russell, Sammy Jo Reynolds, Dave Badaszewski, John L. Tiberio, Dorothy Peterson, Annie Walsh and Dave Wittmeyer.