OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English poet and playwright John Dryden, born on this date in 1631. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”


IN THE SWIM – Pooches will be coming from as far away as Saratoga Springs to spend some camera time with Seth Casteel, the award-winning underwater dog photographer, during his return visit to Buffalo this weekend.

Casteel, who is on tour gathering material for his next book, will be taking photos today, Saturday and Sunday at Canine Splash, the recreational swimming center for dogs at 402 Vulcan St. Between shoots, he will sign copies of his 2014 calendar and his best-selling book, “Underwater Dogs.” For info, call 551-0868 or visit


SUPERCAR SESSION – The Ivan the Invacar book series will provide the theme for Ivan the Invacarnival, a Kids’ Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Amherst.

Activities will include readings from the Ivan the Invacar books at 11 a.m., a presentation about living with cerebral palsy at 11:45, a Kids on the Block puppet show at 12:15 p.m. and the showing of the movie “Dolphin Tale” with free popcorn at 1.

Kids also will have a chance to have their photos taken inside the real Invacar. The series, which centers around a car with superhero powers that assists its disabled owner, shows disabled children how to be more independent with adaptive equipment.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees, $2 for kids 6 to 17. Family packages are $12. For info and to register, call 629-3626.


LOOK UP, DIG DOWN – Penn Dixie’s Mid-Summer’s Night Adventure from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday will have one eye on the skies and another on the fossil pits in the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center off Big Tree Road in Hamburg.

Telescopes will seek out sunspots and solar flares through filtered lenses until dusk, then turn to the crescent moon, Venus, Saturn and the Ring Nebula, as well as some early arrivals from the Perseus Meteor Shower.

Also after dark, guides with lanterns will lead youngsters down the trail to the fossil pits to dig for fossilized sea creatures. Children will receive a complimentary glow stick to help see. Visitors also should bring flashlights, digging tools and a collecting bag or bucket for fossils to take home. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children. For info and directions, call 627-4560 or visit


BARGAIN TIME – The Country Store at Grace Lutheran Church, 174 Cazenovia St., in South Buffalo, will hold a rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church hall. A hot dog sale starts at 10:30, also offering chips and beverages and a special deal for $3. For info, call the church at 822-0553.

University United Methodist Church, 410 Minnesota Ave., will hold a Thrifty Threads & Treasures Thrift Store Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with all items at half price, including household decor and kitchen wares, small furniture, books and clothing. For info, call the church at 833-7562.


DRUMSTICK BEAT – A chicken barbecue, bake sale and chance auction will be held starting at noon Saturday in Victory Tabernacle, 254 S. Main St., Cattaraugus, with drawings at 4 p.m. Proceeds will assist Devin McMichael, who is leaving for Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, Calif.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Pearlie Mae Hargro, Connor Schiferle, Carroll McLaughlin, Emma Motley, Michelle Militello, Bob Dearing, Dick Baldwin, Joseph Grundner, Polly Musiel, Max Donacik, James Hummel, James C. Gruber, David Herren, Amy Clayman Wolfe, Judith A. Delaney, Brendan Cunningham, Jennifer Bierl Morgan, Carl Schleelien, Drew Sprague, Julian Tomaszewski, Brett Zelasko, Karl Hawthorn Jr., Patti Thompson and Mark G. Wright.

AND SATURDAY – Timothy Patrick O’Neill, Don Van Every, Margaret Kenny, Joe Fiderowicz, Ron Zielin, Diana Porebski, Sam Rishel, Carmella Pattacciato, Sylvia Czajka, Stephanie Kraengel, Douglas D. Quagliana, Mary Murphy, Claire Hooley and Holly Caci.

AND SUNDAY – Leona Walterich Brock, Jaden Robinson Pratt, Kim Beaty, Lee Coppola, Henry Davis, Lisa August, Sheila Haggerty, Bill Mosier Sr., Jim Schaller, Ryan Klein, Sheila Haggerty, Amy Sumbrum, Frank Billittier, Dan Vaught, Faith Hodges, Jackie Ziolkowski and Michael Hartman.