OLAF FUB SEZ: According to our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, born on this date in 1767, “There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”


TIME TO QUIT – Promoting the pleasures of not smoking is the annual Kick Butts Day celebration and Youth Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga.

On the lower level near the Cheesecake Factory, Kick Butts Day will offer a graffiti board and life-size mannequins where young people can express their thoughts about being tobacco-free; a coloring contest and trivia game to promote smoke-free lifestyles; and information from health coaches from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the American Red Cross and the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition. For info, call 845-3407.


GOLDEN YEARS – Will you ever be able to retire and have nothing to do? Certified financial planners Steven Elwell and Sean Janora will outline what it takes at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Expert Speaker Series in the Amber Room at Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst.

The one-hour seminar will cover savings, investments, Social Security, health care and living arrangements. The session is free, and all who attend will get a copy of the presentation.

A complimentary lunch will follow. To make a reservation, call 689-4195.


GET YOUR TICKETS – Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster, will hold a home and garden raffle from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Grand prize is a 50-inch 3-D high-definition TV. Admission is $20 and includes food and refreshments.

The Polish Falcons of Depew will sponsor a meat raffle Saturday evening in Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Doors open at 6. First raffle is at 7.

Admission is $5 and includes beer, pop, snacks and door prizes. For info, call 684-2373.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma, sponsors a theme basket raffle Sunday. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., raffle starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free. There also will be a bounce house and free ice cream sundaes.


WORKING OVERTIME – The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library are holding a fundraiser Saturday evening to help the library stay open on Sundays.

It takes place from 6 to 9 in the Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Tickets are $12 apiece or $20 per couple. For info, call Gary Howell at 440-4688 or call the library at 683-1120.


CATCH OF THE DAY – You have your choice of locations for a Krolick’s fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave., has fish dinners for $10 and chicken finger dinners for $8. Proceeds will help repair the church hall and kitchen.

The Holland Reading Center fish fry takes place in Holland Methodist Church, Partridge Road at Route 16, and benefits the reading center and lending library.

Fish dinners are $10 advance, $11 at the door. Chicken dinners are $8.50 advance, $9 at the door; advance tickets available at Holland Pharmacy.


GIDDY UP – The third annual Equifest, presented by the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Showplex Arena at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Admission is free.

There will be equine demonstrations all day long; clinics and presentations by trainers; more than 100 vendors; a Breed Parade; and the new Horsing Around Family Fun Corral. For info, visit


BARGAIN HUNT – St. Andrew Parish in Sloan hosts its 15th annual flea market and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall, 111 Crocker St. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Table rentals are available. For info, call 892-0425.


PASS THE SYRUP – The Amherst Lions Club hosts its 21st annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Breakfasts are $6 adults, $3.50 kids 12 and under, and include sausage, applesauce and beverages.

Clowns will paint faces and make balloon sculptures.

The Kiwanis Club of Marilla holds its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Marilla Fire Company Recreation Hall, Two Rod Road and West Avenue.

Breakfasts are $7 adults, $4.50 kids 5 to 12, and include real maple syrup. There also will be raffles and a children’s book sale.


DINNER BELLS – The Sanborn Fire Company Band hosts a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429). Basket raffle begins at 1:30 p.m.

The Lewiston Fire Company No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a corned beef or ham dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the fire hall, 1708 Saunders Settlement Road. Dinners are $8. Desserts are $1 extra.

St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, 12029 Liberia Road at Four Rod Road, East Aurora, also holds a corned beef or ham dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $8 adults, $5 children.


SWEET HARMONIES – St. Luke’s Voices of Mercy will present “The Stations: A Musical Journey,” following 4 p.m. Mass Saturday in St. John Kanty Church, 101 Swinburne St.

The Houghton College Choir will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. A free-will offering will be accepted.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Laura Meyers, Randy Rodda, Betty Jean Grant, Chris Seefeldt, Joe Koziel, Joanne Gioeli, Matthew Welch, Nicolas Juliano, Ann Nowicien, Kenneth Karla, Collin “Colleybear” Meegan, Lyn Dyster, Britton Noah Mann, Darlene Bommer, Chris Zymowski, Mark Kurzanski, Dawn Beard, Javier Bustillos, Patti Bissonette, Pat Collins, Rachel Hunt, Aaron Murphy, Nicholas Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Patricia Murphy, Donna Stein, Tracy Giglio, Don Hedger and Greg Harezga.

SATURDAY – Clara Gleason, Anthony Cardinale, Natalie C. Brooks, Amy Panek, Aidan Griggsby, Mark Kraska, Eric Graham, John Tiranno, Lisa Ulrich, Leon Peterson, Dan Lelito, Theresa Stein, Marie Czerniak, Mary Ann Drusbik, Diane Chimiak, Dorothy Gieto, Arlene Weckel and Patrick Doyle.

AND SUNDAY – Shane Smith, Connor Smith, Nathan Smith, Jennie Martin Davis, Karen Troxel-Borrelli, Paula Kotowski, Andy Coppola, Mike Coppola, Lori Schultz Finnerty, Kevin Gaughan, Sister Mary Maxine Kaminski, Scott Roth, Catie Milligan, Ralph Zurawski, Deacon Badaszew-ski, Don Postles, John Kasperek, Robert Brant, Dawn Gies, Lola Buckley, Karen Andrushat, Judy Tweedy, Elaine Ricketts, Robin Jaehn, Tina Merritt, Robin Kennedy, Patrick Fay, Mary Zwick, Bob Ruettimann, Kaitlyn Parsons, Dorothy Blake, Taylor Trautman, Catherine Klodzinski, Brian Klodzinski, Patti Marini and Colleen Chase.