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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Groucho Marx, born Julius Henry Marx on this date in 1890, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?”

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SUPER SCENE – Dress up as your favorite superhero and swing over to the fifth annual Buffalo Comics Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. at East Utica Street. Admission is free. Prizes will be awarded.

Highlights will be the showing of the documentary “White Scripts and Black Supermen” at 12:30 p.m. and a talk by writer, illustrator and University at Buffalo associate professor John Jennings at 1:45.

Visions Comic Art Group will offer all-ages children’s programs and drawing presentations throughout the day. Comics Fest is held in partnership with Queen City Comics and Buffalo ComicCon, which takes place Oct. 20 in the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

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PASTA TIME – Hosting its monthly spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday is Stephen Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Dinners are $6 and include meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and beverage. For an extra $1.50, you have a choice of homemade desserts.

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SEW GOOD – The Southtowns Piecemakers Quilting Guild will hold its “Quilting Treasures” Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Elma at Crossroads Christian Church, Jamison and Girdle roads There will be quilt raffles and theme basket raffles. Admission is $5. Part of the proceeds will benefit the City Mission Women’s Shelter, Wings of Mercy and the Food Bank of Western New York.

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PLACE YOUR BIDS – Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., off Military Road, will hold its annual chance auction Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1 p.m., with drawings at 3. Admission is $5 and includes 25 bidding tickets, one door prize ticket and a beverage coupon. Proceeds will help the center’s transportation fund for youth and seniors.

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DOUBLE DUTY – It’s a busy weekend for the Buffalo Brass Choir, a 20-member brass and percussion ensemble under the direction of Nick DelBello. They kick off the new 2013-2014 Music Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., then go to Buffalo’s Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., for a 3 p.m. concert Sunday to kick off that church’s musical series.

The program, “Fanfares and Fugues,” will feature fanfares by Strauss, Ewazen and Dukas; fugues by Bach and Elgar; and Tomasi’s towering “Fanfares Liturgiques.”

Suggested donation Saturday is $10. A free-will offering will be taken Sunday.

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BOUNTIFUL – An Alumni Mass and Polka Mass, featuring music by Rare Vintage, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St. John Kanty Church, Broadway and Swinburne Avenue in Buffalo’s Polonia district. Mass will be followed by a Harvest Dinner until 5 p.m. Dinners are $9 advance, $10 Sunday. For info, call 893-0412 mornings.

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ALL AGES AFFAIR – Homemade candy, baked goods, attic treasure, crafts and activities for children will be featured at the Fall Bazaar and Children’s Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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SELLING OPPORTUNITY – Vendors are being accepted for the annual Holiday Craft Show and Luncheon sponsored by Otto Star Chapter 513, Order of the Eastern Star, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Masonic Lodge Hall in Otto.

Those who contact Sandy Pilon by Monday can reserve an 8-foot space for $15. Call her at 640-4385 or email spilon@atlanticbb.net.

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MEET AND EAT – The Variety Club Women of Buffalo will hold their monthly meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 in Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Reservations are needed by Sunday. Call Geri Maraschiello at 826-0975.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Erin Krysta Kelley, Jim McCoy, John Borsa, Jim Dumpert, Brett Neubig, Mike Curry, Eric Rosen, Tim Euhus, Kate Hooley, Dick Wozniak, Trevor Litwin, Julie LaGrow, Darren Weinstock, Barb Weber, Jeanne Kreavy, Lori Duquin, Sister Mary Bernard Keane, Paula Bucci, Walter Mazur, Joleen Chauby and Kevin McGuire.

AND THURSDAY – Shawnadre Deneen Crews, Mike Pesarchick, Judy Padgug, Kerry Ryan, Nicholas R. Nosbisch, Erin Frederick, Jane Pyszczynski, Joan Palmeri, Tim Schlicht, Amie Vredenberg, Nancy Merkle, Sue Reis, Hannah Genco, Diane Lelito, Michele D’Hilly, John T. Tomis, Pat Harris, Charlie McCabe, Sharon Weiss, Ann Pilato, Dorothy Vitale, Vince Crehan, Gail Higgins and Bill Kraft.

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