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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Kathleen Norris, born on this date in 1880, “Life is easier than you’d think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.”

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STILL TICKING – The legacy of the late Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin will come to life Sunday in the Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K race. It begins at 10 a.m. at the bronze statue of the mayor outside Coca-Cola Field, “The House That Jimmy Built,” and passes City Hall, his waterfront project – Erie Basin Marina – and finishes at home plate in the ballpark.

The $30 pre-registration fee covers a post-race party serving lunch, beer and pop; a commemorative baseball-sleeve T-shirt and a ticket to the Bisons game at 1:05 p.m. An optional one-mile walk goes from the Griffin statue to City Hall and back, and includes a ticket to the ball game.

As mayor, Griffin raised more than $20,000 for local charities by sponsoring annual runs in South Park. Proceeds from Sunday’s run benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, which provided support for the mayor’s family during his final illness. For info and registration, visit www.runjimmyruncharity5k.com.

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GET UP AND GO – The next installment in the Savvy Senior Travel Series, presented by the AAA of Western and Central New York, will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Theatre Room at Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, off North Forest Road, Getzville.

AAA travel experts will cover the Top 10 senior destinations, traveling with disabilities, latest developments in cruises and the AAA Solo Club & the Single Traveler.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Call 810-7500.

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TAKING A SHINE – The first of two training sessions for people who would like to be tour guides or volunteers at the historic 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Heritage Discovery Center of the Western New York Railway Heritage Center, 100 Lee St., off South Park Avenue.

The session will cover an introduction to the Buffalo Lighthouse Association, which has been caretaker and conservor of the landmark for the past 28 years; a history of the Buffalo waterfront; and a demonstration of a working model of the association’s newly acquired Fresnel lens.

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PAGE TURNERS – Looking for summer reading? The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord, 18 Chapel St., Springville, is holding its annual used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Hardcovers, paperbacks, magazines, reference books and other items will be priced as marked.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, will hold its monthly BW’s chicken barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $9, takeout only, and include salt potatoes, buttered corn, roll and butter, and dessert. For info, call the church office at 685-5766.

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MILITARY REUNION – The USS Mount McKinley Association will hold its 25th annual reunion from Sept. 18 to Sept. 23 in Portland, Ore., for veterans and association members of all branches of the military who served aboard the amphibious force flagship USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 and associate members from the Flagship Alliance group who served on other AGCs. For info, email Dwight L. Janzen at djanzen4@msn.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Susan Conway Zion , Avery Gallo, Allegra Jaros, Raegan Essman, Robert Bishop, Agnes Grabowski, Monsignor Kevin O’Neill, Kathleen Smith, Sam Gullo, Gene Karp, Evan Drebat, Sister Marilyn Ann Dudek, Conrad Cieslinski, Grace Jerszewski, James Ciminelli and Juanita E. Blunt.

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