OLAF FUB SEZ: According to prolific novelist Louis L’Amour, born on this date in 1908, “Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.”


BUNNY HOP – Meet the Easter Bunny for breakfast at the Buffalo Zoo on Saturday, Sunday and March 30. There will be two seatings each day – 9 and 11 a.m.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for children, with a $3 discount for zoo members. Included are a buffet breakfast by CJ’s Catering, family activities and a visit with the Bunny. For info and reservations, call 995-6133 or visit


PAST REPASTS – The Buffalo’s Best Restaurants Remembered series at Forest Lawn recalls The Cloister, the award-winning dining establishment on the site of Mark Twain’s residence at 472 Delaware Ave.

Marla Bujnicki, master docent for Buffalo Tours, will accompany her talk at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel with a display of memorabilia, including old menus. A signature dish from The Cloister also will be served. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and are available at


HEAVENLY HARMONY – The Villa Maria Chorale, directed by Ireneusz Lukaszewski, has sung at festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Spain. At 7 p.m. Sunday, the chorale appears in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 73 Adam St., City of Tonawanda, for a Concerts in the Church Series performance. It’s free and open to the public.


MIRACLE MAN – “Most Likely to Survive,” a new book about the remarkable recovery of Matthew Faulkner from severe traumatic brain injury, and a documentary film about him, “Recovery,” directed by Ryan Monolopolus, will debut at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. The screening begins at 7. A $5 donation is requested, with part of the proceeds for Mercy Flight.

An auto accident March 2, 2009, left Faulkner in a deep coma for two months, but he was able to walk across the stage at his graduation from West Seneca West High School in June. He graduates from Canisius College in a few weeks. Monolopolus, a high school classmate, is now a media studies major at UB.


BROWSE AND BUY – The Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary holds a flea market and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fire hall at 511 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3951 Seneca St., West Seneca, hosts its annual Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with a wide variety of titles, including a large selection of military books.

A basket auction to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held Saturday afternoon in Sloan Fire Hall, 55 Gates Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m., with drawings at 4 and instant winners all afternoon.

Good Shepherd Church, 5441 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda, will hold its Spring Raffle at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall. Tickets are $10 each, three for $25, with five grand prizes of $1,000. For info, call 625-8594.

Queen of Angels Parish, 144 Warsaw St., Lackawanna, will hold an Easter Bazaar from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parish Social Center. There will be a raffles and auctions, gas card prizes, children’s booths, crafts booths and chocolate rabbit booths. All are welcome.


LET’S EAT – St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 200 Cazenovia St., South Buffalo, hosts its weekly Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9 adults, $5 for kids under 12. Desserts are $1.

Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., serves fish dinners from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9.50 adults, $5 children.

The Elma Fire Auxiliary hosts a French toast breakfast, with scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Elma Fire Social Hall, 2945 Bowen Road. Breakfast is $9 adults, $5 kids 10 and under.

The Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, hosts an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Tickets are $5. Kids under 12 are free.

St. Andrew Parish hosts a buffet-style Easter Breakfast with pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs and sausage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Palm Sunday in the parish hall, 111 Crocker St., Sloan. Donation is $6, $3 for kids 5 and under. There also will be a baked goods sale, crafters, children’s activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Sheldon Fire Company holds its annual takeout chicken barbecue and Ladies Auxiliary bake sale beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday in St. Cecilia’s Weber Hall, Centerline and North Sheldon roads, Sheldon. For info, call 574-3095.

The Renegade Drum Corps will benefit from a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue and chance auction beginning at noon Sunday in the Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Dinners are $9.

The Depew Polish Falcons Club holds its 12th annual BW’s chicken and ribs barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Chicken dinners are $8 advance, $8.50 at the door. Ribs are $10 advance, $10.50 at the door. For tickets, call 684-2373 or 668-1363.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Nancy Panek, Tony Mocello, Katie Ratchuk, Sister Mary Francellette Smigielski, Marney Miller, Tim Joyce, Bob Halt, Megan Toohey, Diane Payne, Brayden Logel, Michele Roesler, Thomas Vogt, Kim Berly Gullo, Gina Jane Wilton, Jacqie Jane Nieffer, Aubrey Cycon, Suzie Gortzig, Anthony Sicignano, Debbera M. Ransom and Donna Marcy Quagliana Purkey.

SATURDAY – Diane M. Smith, Jack Trachtenberg, Bob Kaprove, Arthur Eve, Gertrude Holmes, Jeanette Rhone, Nicke Carone, Mia McCabe, Jerry Gorman, Linda Morrisette, Samantha Koeppel, Mercedes Koehler, Don Jaehn, Norb Bukowski, Arlene Kranz, Jennifer Faltyn, Rita Garvey, Jackie Lawrie, Shelley Kane, Joe Blocho Sr. and Steve Black.

AND SUNDAY – Pat Rasmus, Bonnie Besmanoff, Dave Gillen, Lisa Pupo, Liz Merrick, Megan Giambra, Lynn Skubish, Lisa Pickens, Rosemary Fehr, Phyllis Kordos and Sterling Ruhl.