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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to “Catch-22” author Joseph Heller, born on this date in 1923, “Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.”

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TABBIES ON TAP – Beer for Cats is back. The annual fundraiser for Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Group is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave. Admission is free, and it promises to be bigger than ever.

This year, a local brewery has donated a specialty Belgian-style beer, sales of which will be donated to Ten Lives Club. There also will be auctions of beer-related items and raffles. Donations for the auctions are welcome. For info, call 646-5577 or visit www.tenlivesclub.com.

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SIGHT LINES – Sarah Malburg, of West Seneca, was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a genetic form of macular degeneration, at age 21. She will be hosting a Bowling for Blindness event from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Depew-Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster.

Tickets are $30, presale only, and include bowling and shoes, draft beer, wine and pop. There also will be raffles, auctions and betting on the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds will help Sarah’s team in the May 19 Western New York VisionWalk, which benefits the Foundation Fighting Blindness. For tickets, call 675-3430.

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PASTA TIME – Serving spaghetti dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday is Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. For $6, you get spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage. For an extra $1.50, there’s a choice of homemade desserts.

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TODAY’S CATCH – Right on schedule, the smelt are running again, and the Niagara River Anglers are in the water, dipping their nets and bringing up thousands of the little silvery fish. To kick off Lewiston’s annual Smelt Festival on Friday, they’ll batter and fry 400 pounds of them along the waterfront at the foot of Center Street and give out free samples, starting at 6 p.m.

As part of Friday’s festivities, the Smelt King will make an appearance, and the Lakeside Blues Band will play. Elsewhere in the village, restaurants will hang out their decorative fish flags to show that they’re ready to serve up their own smelt dishes.

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OSCAR WINNERS – Friends of Harmony, the a cappella men’s chorus under the direction of Brett Heintzman, applies its four-part vocal blend to the music from classic Hollywood movies in this year’s spring concert, “Solid Gold Songs From the Silver Screen.” Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday in East Aurora High School and Saturday in Sweet Home High School, Amherst.

Tickets at the door are $20, $17 for seniors and students. Advance tickets are $17, $15 for seniors and students, and can be ordered by calling Bruce Tarquino at 662-5192 or online at www.friendsofharmony.com.

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BRINGING THEIR BEST – The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York holds its annual judged show and sale this weekend in Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For info, call Judy Niemira at 636-0934.

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IT TAKES TWO – DJ Julius will give a lesson in the Argentine tango when the Buffalo Chapter of USA Dance hosts its monthly dance Friday in First Presbyterian Church, 2085 Union Road north of Clinton Street, West Seneca. The dance lesson begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a general dance at 8:30. Fee is $6 for members, $8 for students with ID, $10 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be served.

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SPRING CHECKUP – Orchard Park Presbyterian Church holds its second annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children from kindergarten to fifth grade and their families from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church parking lot at 4369 S. Buffalo St. at Clark Street.

Orchard Park Police Officer Patrick Fitzgerald will give a presentation on the basics of safe cycling. Technicians from Bert’s Bikes and Fitness will do safety checks and adjustments. Bike-related prizes will be given, and refreshments will be provided. For info, call 662-9348 or visit www.oppchurch.org.

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CURTAIN UP – The Alden Christian Theatre Society travels to Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder, to present an original play, “On a Mission,” for children and parents at 10 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be served. Tickets are $5 adults, $2 kids. Call 626-4897.

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MODERN MASTERS – Buffalo’s cultural organizations will be among the beneficiaries from the sale of more than 400 original prints, many by the leading abstract expressionists of the 1960s, from the private collection of art dealer and philanthropist David K. Anderson, who died in 2009. It takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst. Admission is free.

Anderson, a Buffalo native, was the son of noted New York City art gallery owner Martha Kellogg Jackson and established what’s now the UB Anderson Gallery in Buffalo’s University Heights. For info on the sale, visit http://deanbrownrout.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jim Stillwell, John Patrick Duncan, Brian Peters, Susan Tanner, Jim Lorentz, Jim Staas, Jeffrey Friedman, Ruth H. Collins, Brian Peters, Bud Collins, Joanne Bigaj, Margaret Sullivan, Nolan Oliver, Cindi Vaught, Natalie Czerniak, Marty Schwarz, Toni Ameroso, Conor McDermott, Kevin Biddle, Donald Vogt, Eloise Zoyhofski, Bob Brodfuehrer, Estelle Bykowicz, Rob Hehir, Darlene Rezmek, Marcia Stack, Zackary Davis and Sophie Zukowski.

AND THURSDAY – Kerrie Webster, Tom Buckham, Sue Becker, Brian Rusk, Emeri Krawczyk, Joan Murray, Jillian Palisano, Margaret Sarwal, Debbie Baker, Kathleen A. Zarczynski, Fred Kurzanski, Ashley Ratajczak, Nicole Palumbo, Rose Causley and Diva Steiner.

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