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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright Oscar Wilde, born on this date in 1854, “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

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TASTY TRADITION – Sit down to a meal that will take you back 400 years as the Jimersontown Presbyterian Church holds its 54th annual Indian Food Dinner at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Seneca Allegany Administration Building in Salamanca.

The dinner is $13 adults, $10 children 8 and under, and includes roast turkey, roast venison, boiled corn bread, samp (a corn hominy), fry bread, fried salt pork, hulled corn soup, mashed beans, pumpkin pie and more. For reservations, call Eva Ellis at 945-2047, Florence Fuller at 945-1529 or Blanche Mighells at 945-4331.

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CHEER AND CHEW – See the Bills-Dolphins game Sunday afternoon on a big screen and enjoy a pig roast dinner in SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 45 Ideal St. Dinner starts at noon. Tickets are $20, $10 for kids 12 and under. A bake sale follows. For info and reservations, visit www.peterandpauloca.com/pigroast.

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OUNCE OF PREVENTION – Free blood pressure screening and other testing will be offered at the Senior Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor atrium of Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst. Admission is free. Walgreen’s will be administering flu shots and processing insurance cards for them. For info, call Beth Hulbert at 689-4555.

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ALIVE AGAIN – Author and past life regression therapist Carol Bowman will talk about her research with children who have spontaneous memories of their previous lives and deaths at 7 p.m. Friday in the Niagara County Community College Fine Arts Auditorium in the Arts and Media Building, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Admission is free, but a $3 donation to Niagara Hospice is encouraged. For info, call 614-6764.

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SYMBOLIC – Buffalo’s landmark Electric Tower will be bathed in blue light Thursday and Friday evening in recognition of Mediation Settlement Day. Arranged by the Bar Association of Erie County’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, it’s part of a nationwide effort to call attention to the benefits of mediation in resolving conflicts that might otherwise wind up in court.

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GIFT NOTIONS – Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Look no further than the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, where the Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Monday. A variety of seasonal handmade items will be offered. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

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SUNNY SOUNDS – “Joy in the Journey, Celebrating Diversity” is the theme of a free concert by the California-based Christian musical duo Jason & deMarco at 7 p.m. Sunday in St. Stephen’s Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. A free-will offering will be accepted. An ice cream social will follow.

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OCTOBER CONTINUES – Authentic German food, dark German beer and music by the Bergholz German Band will be featured at the Octoberfest from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd Church, 5441 Tonawanda Creek Road North, Pendleton. For info and reservations for tables of eight, call the parish office at 625-8594.

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BARBIE’S BUDDIES – The Niagara Frontier Doll Club will hold its 27th annual Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The largest doll show in the Buffalo area, it features dolls from every era, plus accessories, clothing and books. Nationally known doll artists also will show one-of-a-kind creations.

Admission is $5. Children get in free. Proceeds benefit the SPCA, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Sisters of St. Francis Women’s Respite Program.

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BEATING BULLIES – Performances by Billy Hickey, the Generation Gap and the Mone Dance Company will be featured in the Niagara Falls Kiwanis Bash Against the Bullies from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Frontier Volunteer Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.

Donation is $10 advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the campaign against bullying. For tickets, call 282-2550 or 622-3903.

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THROUGH THE AGES – No melodies are too old or too new for the Vocalis Chamber Choir, which will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., as part of the In the Light Concert Series.

The a cappella choir will present everything from chant and classical music to contemporary pop and jazz. Tickets are $15, $10 for students with ID and free for kids 12 and under.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Matt Glynn, Jen Hassett, Mary Jo Giambelluca, Paul Czamara, Quinn Marie Carver, Josephine Gambino, Marcia Hillock, Connor Tiernan Goff, Geneve Smith and Cheryl Raditic.

AND THURSDAY – Riley Mae Neu, Sandy Saada, Tara Kennelly, Sue Bennett, Connor C. Mann, Ryan Hooley, Marge Andis, Dorothy Berger, Kathy Lounsbury, Bailey Hartwig, Brittany Hartwig, J. R. Hamsik, Jim Quinn and Thomas Peffer.

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