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The Buffalo News - - CITY & REGION - To sub­mit birth­days and other items of in­ter­est to Re­porters’ Note­book, please email olaf­[email protected] com or send a let­ter to Re­porters’ Note­book, Buf­falo News, Box 100, Buf­falo, NY 14240.

OLAF FUB SEZ:

En­try fee is $200 for a team of four, $60 for in­di­vid­u­als, and in­cludes three hours of bowl­ing with shoes and a lunch buf­fet, plus pop, draft beer, wine and mixed drinks. To re­serve a spot, call 200-7346 or 545-6184.

The 150th an­niver­sary of the com­ple­tion of the transcon­ti­nen­tal rail­road and the 50th an­niver­sary of the Apollo moon land­ing will be cel­e­brated when the Buf­falo Stamp Club hosts the area’s old­est and largest stamp show this week­end in Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheek­towaga.

BUFPEX 2019 will fea­ture a dozen deal­ers as well as a U.S. Postal Ser­vice booth with an ar­ray of stamps and other items for sale. Club mem­bers will have ex­hibits from their col­lec­tions and an­swer ques­tions.

Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free. Young­sters can get free stamps. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day. For more info, call

at 633-8358 or visit buf­falostam­p­club.org.

Ele­men­tary school stu­dents can prac­tice read­ing aloud to a ther­apy dogs at Paws for Read­ing from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sun­day in the North Ton­awanda Pub­lic Li­breary, 505 Meadow Drive, North Ton­awanda. Sign up for a 15-minute ses­sion with Timmy the Pug by call­ing 693-4132, ext. 5, or email­ing ntkids­[email protected]

Re­duce your car in­sur­ance bill and take points off your driver’s li­cense by at­tend­ing the de­fen­sive driv­ing class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day in North Buf­falo Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 203 Sanders Road. Fee is $35. To re­serve a spot, call 479-8338.

Al Vaugh­ters, Sis­ter Mary Joyce King, Kim Colvin, Patrick T. Hall, Carol Bo­gen­rei­der, Avery Qi, Carolyn Durni, Kris­ten Winiewicz, Sis­ter Mar­garet Wetzel, Siob­han Gould, James Hill, Pat Perry and Sis­ter Char­lene Fon­tana.

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