OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Flannery O’Connor, born on this date in 1925, “It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.”


Love at Easter

Love for each other

With gifts free and clear;

Love for our friendships

So far and near.

Joy for the living,

Praise for the King,

Peace everlasting

As we joyously sing.

Flowers of springtime

Essence sublime;

Roses in blossom

Rise on the vine.

Our hearts can fathom

Joys from above;

With Easter we cherish

The crossroads of love.

– Doris V. Neumann


SHELL GAMES – Speaking of Easter, the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., is hosting its annual Spring Egg-stravaganza! from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. There will be egg-based crafts, egg-related outdoor games, live animals that hatch from eggs and, of course, a chance to dye eggs (up to six hard-boiled eggs, bring your own) with natural colors made from berries, spices and vegetables.

There also will be pizza and other snacks available for purchase. Admission is $7, with 10 percent off for Buffalo Science Museum members. For info and advance registration, call 825-6397 or visit


MARKET MAKERS – The Alden Farmers Market is gearing up for its 11th season with an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Center in Alden Town Park, 13116 W. Main St. Vendors, prospective vendors and interested citizens are invited. Coffee and cookies will be served. Questions and suggestions are welcome.

The market opens in Alden Village Plaza, 13119 Broadway, on May 11, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and runs through Oct. 5. For info, call market manager Nancy Hughes at 937-0103 or email her at


BENEFIT BITES – Global African Village, which assists the impoverished Bagishu people of eastern Uganda, will benefit when you eat at Friendly’s, 4350 Maple Road, Amherst, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friendly’s will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the cause.


BREAKING BREAD – Pathways Christian Fellowship Church will host its monthly free community dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the South Wales Community Center, 6387 Olean Road, South Wales.


MILESTONE MOMENT – The Still Film Photographers of Greater Buffalo invite the public to help them celebrate their fifth anniversary at a mixer from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Locust Street Art, 138 Locust St. Snacks and refreshments will be available, and vintage film cameras will be on display, along with black-and-white prints created at LSA.


SWITCHED ON – Technology firms, entrepreneurs and colleges and universities will show off their latest high-tech developments from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center as InfoTech Niagara, the trade association of Western New York’s information technology industry, holds its 13th annual BETA Trade Show. There also will be speakers on a variety of tech topics. Admission is free.

The trade show will be followed at 7 p.m. by the annual awards dinner, in which innovators will be honored in nearly a dozen categories. Tickets for the dinner are $85. For info, registration and tickets, visit


REUNION TIME – The Class of 1973 from Bishop McMahon High School is searching for lost classmates for its 40th reunion on July 27. For info, call Karen Krug Fritsch at 783-9067 or visit the class Facebook page.

Bishop Turner High School’s Class of 1973 is planning a 40-year reunion Aug. 15 to 17. For info, call Tom Ahearn at 512-0563 or Hank Stahl at 480-9062; or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Betty Loucks, Sharon Benz, Nicole Fieramusca, Don Vidler, Larry Chirico, Addie Hoerner, Emma Hawthorn, Betty Hummel, Trey Czumaj, Warren Fleckenstein, Madelyn Bosworth, Lorry Garlock, Chris LaGrow, Larry Wade, Theresa Maciejewski, Kyler Simmons, Ellen E. Grant, Rich Sicignano Jr., Angie Carroll, MaryLouise Zent and Charles F. Kaufman