OLAF FUB SEZ: According to former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, born on this date in 1898, “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.”


IT’S OFFICIAL – We got to know Farmers & Artisans, the local food market and artisan bakery, when it was tucked into a small shop on East Spring Street in the heart of Williamsville. Now it has moved to larger quarters at 4557 Main St., two blocks east of Harlem Road, in Snyder, where it has been open unofficially since the middle of April. The grand opening takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, when several local food producers will be on hand and offer samples of their products. For info, call 633-2830 or visit


CHIPS OFF THE BLOCK – More than 30 craftsmen will showcase their work as the Southtown Woodcarvers of Western New York hold their annual show and sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road. Admission is free.


LIKE NEW – Looking for a furry friend? Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project is hosting an event called Certified Pre-Owned Pets, offering dozens of makes and models of dogs and cats at discount adoption fees from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the West Herr Used Car Outlet, 5355 Transit Road, Depew. For info, visit

Ten Lives Club, which is taking part in Certified Pre-Owned Pets, also will offer special adoption rates for its cats at its spring fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus, 3733 Union Road, Cheektowaga. There also will be a basket auction, raffles, a hot dog sale and a bake sale.


TAKE A CHANCE – St. Casimir Catholic Church will sponsor a basket raffle Saturday in the Parish Center, 1833 Clinton St. Doors open at 5 p.m., number draw begins at 7.

The Delevan Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will offer a variety of clothing, personal items and household goods at its Mother’s Day Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Training Center on Route 16.

Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, will hold a hanging basket fundraiser Saturday and after church services Sunday. Baskets are $17. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, the church also will hold a rummage sale and bake sale, with a bag sale at 11:30. Admission is $1.


BARGAIN HUNT – Trinity Episcopal Church, 261 E. Main St., Hamburg, sponsors a spring rummage and bake sale from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Admission is $1. A half-price sale will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a bag sale from noon to 1 p.m.

The Elma United Methodist Church Cooperative Preschool will hold its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 2991 Bowen Road, Elma. Admission is free. A $1 bag sale starts at 11:30 a.m.

Eden United Methodist Church, 2820 East Church St., hosts a rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A $1 bag sale will be held from noon to 1 p.m.


LET’S EAT – South Park United Methodist Church, 73 Ashton Place at South Park Avenue, will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast is $7 and includes three pancakes, sausages and orange juice. Child portions are $4.

West Seneca Post 8113, Veterans of Foreign Wars, is sponsoring a steak roast from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Dinners, which include a charcoal-grilled one-pound porterhouse steak, are $15.

Knights of St. John Commandery 387 will host a Krolick’s chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday outside St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, Four Rod and Liberia roads, Marilla, is offering a taco buffet from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dr. Patricia Haberman, Dr. Fred Luongo, Melissa Arlington, Mary Ellen Moran, Sister Mary Sharon Czyzycki, Virginia Partridge, Barbara Habes, David Hill, Thomas H. Wiepert Sr., Kevin C. Nasca, Luke Goble and Isabella Romance.

SATURDAY – Angela Salerno, Joan Light, Oswaldo Mestre, Derek Roy, Austin Pietraszewski, Sharon Groden, Tony Guzzetta, Tabitha Abigail “Tabby” Swartz, Anneliese M. Gryta, Mike Isch and Cindy Musilli.

AND SUNDAY – Eric Zanner, Lori Schiferle, Jean Currie, Bob Jeffords, Maria Tricoli, Johnny Tricoli, Trish Halligan, Theresa Suglia, Ryan Patrick Rooth II, Paul Lorefice, Stan Zmuda, Rose Ann Rizzo, Debbie Romano, MaryAnn Parini, Alexis Arth, Evan Bennett, Craig Buzzelli, Christina Ruszczyk, Brian Zilbauer and Ann Ruminski.