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Refresh Calendar for Dec. 19 to 26 events

FAMILY

NEW YEAR’S EVE

First Night Buffalo. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Jeff Musial, the Animal Guy, a Bubble Black Light Party, American Ninja Warrior Training, Laser Maze, Family Fitness Challenge and Toddler Zone are part of the family fun. Free parking in the Main Place Mall and Fernbach ramps. Tickets cost $10 (children 2 and under are free) in advance and are available Wegmans; tickets at the door cost $12.

Ring in the New Year. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Queen Victoria Park near Murray Hill, Niagara Falls., Ont., with Canadian rock artists Down with Webster, followed by former Styx lead singer Dennis DeYoung, and Tom Chocrane and Red Rider. For more info, visit niagaraparks.com/nye.

FUN FOR CHILDREN

Polar Activities. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to Jan. 3, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Biodiversity exhibit, Penguin Shuffle Race, Polar Habitat Game and take-home snowflake craft. Admission charged. For more info, visit sciencebuff.org.

Explore & More Fun Week. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to Thursday, Explore & More Children’s Museum, 300 Glead Ave., East Aurora. Programs, sponsored by M&T Bank, include Making and Decorating Candles on Saturday, Creating Colored Windows on Sunday, Shadow Plan on Monday, STEM Science Fun on Tuesday, Exploring the Northern Lights on Wednesday and Mixing Light & Color on Thursday. Programs are drop-in and are included in museum admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during holiday break (noon to 5 p.m. Sundays). For more info, visit exploreandmore.org.

Hot Chocolate Hike. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Nighttime walk includes cocoa, peppermint candies and music. $6. Must register in advance at tifft.org.

Little Tikes Mini-Nature Camp. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Storytime, crafts and outdoor investigation. $8; $4 per additional child with same adult. Must register in advance at tifft.org.

Frosty Family Fun Days. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and next Saturday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Hands-on indoor and outdoor activities. $5. Must register in advance at tifft.org.

GRIEF SUPPORT

PEACE: Peer support. 1 p.m. next Saturday, Erie County Sherman L. Walker Human Services Center, 608 William St. For those who have lost a loved one to homicide. For info, call Teresa Evans at 218-5596 or visit peace-buffalo.org.

FITNESS

DANCE

Swing dancing. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Progressive and beginner lessons, followed by a Lindy Fix. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com. $5.

The Innisfree Ceili Dance Group. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. For more info, contact smjmdevlin@verizon.net, call 627-5966 or visit buffalocomhaltas.org. $1 donation.

TAI CHI

Taijiquan (tai chi). 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com.

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email buffalo.ny@taoist.org or call 876-7218.

Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. $5.

Tai chi. 11:30 a.m. Monday, 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Ann Vorburger at 204-2070.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Achieve better balance, strength and coordination through this sequence of gentle movements. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. For info, call 828-1093. $3.

YOGA AND PILATES

Gentle yoga. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $12.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. For info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $5.

Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $10.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, email jcbaran@verizon.net. $6.

Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shatki Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit shatkibuffalo.com or call 884-9642. $12.

Qi Gong. 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Low-impact exercise program that promotes relaxation, balance and coordination with the use of gentle, fluid movements that can be practiced either standing or sitting. Call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $3.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $8.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle mat classes. For info, email yogaforlifebflo.com or call 510-7457. $10.

As the Spirit Moves You Yoga. 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Taught by Deb Roberts from All Yoga Medina.$8-$10.

Gentle Restorative Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.

Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. A gentle meditative yoga class for all. $15.

OTHER CLASSES

Group fitness. 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Build a Machine Fitness, 803 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Workout for members and non-members. Free.

Water in Motion: Aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Eric Poniatowski at eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org or 886-3172, Ext. 411.

BodyAttack. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 7:15 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Nonmembers pay $10 per class or can purchase 10 classes for $59.

Chair exercise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Light hand weights and dyna-bands are used to help increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance to those with mobility limitations or arthritis. For info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $2.

Winter Warrior Program. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fleet Feet Sports, 2290 Delaware Ave. Suite 400. For info, visit fleetfeetbuffalo.com. $18-$21.

SENIOR FITNESS

Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For info, call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or email annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For info, call 675-9288. Free.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email yogaforlifebflo@gmail.com or call 510-7457. $2.

Zumba . 11 a.m. Monday. Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle mat classes. For info, email yogaforlifebflo.com or call 510-7457. $10.

ZUMBA

Zumba by Samira. 9:15 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. Monday and 5:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. All are welcome and no experience required. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.

Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, email jaw.jaf@verizon.net or call 829-9314. $5.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness for beginners and older adults. For more info, call 574-9303. $5.

Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Easy-to-follow dance fitness moves in a seated position, for all ages and abilities. $5.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Breathing for Health. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. $5-$10. Learn to relax the body, refresh the mind and speed up healing.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alzheimer’s Support. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peregine’s Landing, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park. Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at alz.org/WNY or by calling (800) 272-3900.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.

Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

Eating Disorders Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, WNY Counseling and Stress Management Center, 388 Evans St., first floor, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email edcatt@gmail.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 9 a.m. Monday, Highland Hose Firehall, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Evans. Annual dues of $32; weekly fee of $1

Food Addicts in Recovery. 7 p.m. Monday, Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 3043, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

TOPS. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cheektowaga Recreation Center, 2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 895-4414.

Healthy Living class. 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst. $5 monthly dues.