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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Danish writer Isak Dinesen, born on this date in 1885, “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

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DASTARDLY DEEDS – The plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln will be the topic as Greg P. Kinal, a Pembroke Central School teacher, speaks to the monthly meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. It’s free and open to the public.

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NIGHT OF HOPE – The Pregnant With Cancer Network, a Buffalo-based international service that provides support for expectant mothers diagnosed with the disease, holds its fourth annual benefit event, “Rocking With Hope for Two,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave.

Providing music will be the Michael Bly Band and Mari McNeil Jazz. Food stations will be set up by Hutch’s, Tempo and Giancarlo’s. Tony Walker will do a fashion show. The cash bar will feature chocolate martinis by the Chocolate Bar. Tickets are $50 at the door or online at www.hopefortwo.org.

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KIELBASA KINGS – Who makes the best kielbasa in town? According to the judges in Buffalo’s Best Kielbasa Contest on Dyngus Day in the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave., it’s Dubel’s Sausage, which won the Best Overall Commercial Award for the second time. Dubel’s, which has its home base at Apples Deli in AppleTree Business Park in Cheektowaga, also won the People’s Choice Commercial Award. Winner of three awards in the homemade division was the Kasprzak family.

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GOOD SKATES – The Buffalo Sabres alumni hockey team will take on Colvin Cleaners in a charity fundraising game at 3 p.m. Sunday in Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Paradise House, the group home on Buffalo’s East Side for women who are homeless or who have been addicted to drugs.

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CLEAN SWEEP – South Buffalo C.R.E.W. (Concerned Residents Engaged in Work) will hit the pavement Saturday on Seneca Street for a spring cleanup session and invites volunteers to come join them. They plan to meet at 10 a.m. in the Seneca Street Community Garden, near the corner of Seneca and Cazenovia streets. Participants should bring along gloves, rakes, push brooms and snow shovels to use as dust pans.

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JAZZ REVIVAL – The Buffalo Jazz Report, a free monthly magazine that chronicled visiting and local jazz greats from 1974 to 1978, now can be read again online. University at Buffalo Libraries, which preserved all 58 issues of the Jazz Report in its archives, has digitized them. They are catalogued and accessible for free through the Digital Collections website at http://digital.lib.buffalo.edu.

The Buffalo Jazz Report was the brainchild of musician and printer Bill Wahl, who was inspired to start it after a night of listening to the Elvin Jones quintet in a club in Toronto. It grew from four to 24 pages and, at its peak, co-sponsored a concert series with national acts in the old Tralfamadore Cafe. Wahl hosted a weekly show, Jazz Contours, on WBFO-FM.

When the jazz scene faded in Buffalo, Wahl continued to publish the companion edition he had started in Cleveland, which became the Jazz & Blues Report in 1987. The print version was discontinued in 2007 but the magazine thrives online, offering previews of jazz and blues festivals around the world, along with reviews of CDs and books.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jacqueline Shanks O’Neill, Melanie Prynn, Joan Lawrence, Jacqueline Trace, John Kirsits, Mary Kate O’Connell, Doug Gaston, Bonnie Lipczynski, Karen Safe, Helena Mueller, Michaela Mueller, Aidan James Recktenwalt, Connor Thomas Recktenwalt, Daniel LaGrow, Melissa Quinones, Judy Franger, Dan Vanetta, Kenneth Transki, Mary Jane Sledz, Alex Straiton, Lydia Nizinkiewicz, David Kasprzyk, Dick Dombrowski and Marge Dickman.

AND THURSDAY – Marianne Hereth, Bob Padgug, Paula Salamone, Molly Balbierz, Lori Schwartz, Chris Sasiadek, Rob Weisenburg, Mikey Klodzinski, Diane Elmer, Marcia Herren, Derek Litwin, Chuck Bratek, Robin Bartoo, Elsie Ver, Amy Preston, Esther Caldarelli, Shirley Miller, Ernie Faltyn, Kelly Kennelly, Arlene Milan, Phyllis Hamill, Ricarda Sumlin, Sister Jean Marie Zirnheld and Jo Ann Sixt.

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