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Refresh Calendar for March 26 to April 2 events


Individualized Education Program. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parent Network of WNY 1000 Main St. What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Who writes it? What does individualized mean? In this workshop, participants will learn about the parts of an IEP, receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning process. RSVP at 332-4170 or email

Asbury Pointe Retirement Community open house. 4 p.m. Thursday, Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, Amherst. Free.

Effective Communication. 5 p.m. Thursday, Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns, 16 Peter St., Town of Tonawanda. Improve communication skills to work with professionals who work with children who have a learning challenge or disability.


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 218-5596.


Be Active Erie County Walk. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive. Mini-Wellness Lane runs from 8:30 to 9:15; walk is from 9:15 to 10 a.m.


Run group. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. Run-inspired cardio class. No experience required. For more info, visit


International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2.

Argentine Tango. 7 p.m. Friday, Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St. Free lessons with dancing after.


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 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.

Get Movin’ Inclusive Exercise Program. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Academic and Wellness Center, Room 117, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free for those 18 and over of all abilities offered by Daemen Nursing and Physical Therapy departments.


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 204-2070.

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

Yoga for seniors. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Call 633-5138 for more info. $5.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing 10 classes for $59.


Tai Chi Chih. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit Eight classes for $80.

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

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. For info, visit, email or call 876-7218.

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


Little Pretzels Yoga. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Power Yoga Buffalo, 758 Elmwood Ave. To sign up or for more info, visit $10.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Resurrection Church Community Room, 1609 Genesee St., at Doat Street. Free for all ages and abilities. For more info, visit

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. For info, visit $10.

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

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

Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Gentle hatha yoga designed for all ages and fitness levels. For more info, visit $15 per class.

Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. $15.

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road.


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.

Zumba Fitness with Lisa B. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at; For more info, call 687-2352. $5.

Zumba Gold with Lisa B. 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at; For more info, call 687-2352.


Memory Minders. 10 a.m. Monday, Friday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Social day program for adults with mild memory loss. For info, call 433-1886. $30 per day.

Writing and Well-Being Workshop. Poetry reading from the Mental Health Association Writing & Well-Being Workshop and reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, Talking Leaves Bookstore, 3158 Main St. To attend or participate in the reading, contact Lisa Maria Cruz at 886-1242, Ext. 310 or email Free. The workshop embraces both beginning artists, who may be writing for the first time, as well as our more seasoned veterans.


Orchard Park Chamber’s Community Health & Fitness Fair. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus, 200 Redtail Road, Orchard Park. Newest techniques for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. fingerprinting children and demonstrating car seat safety. For more info, visit


Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 1 p.m. Tuesday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Six-week course designed to help caregivers achieve life balance and learn resources to enhance caregiving. For more info, call 433-1886. $25.

Diabetes prevention program. 16-week program for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-1900. Free.


Breathing for Health. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. $5-$10.

Green Cuisine. 7 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., Amherst.
Roundtable discussion on cleaning without chemicals.

Holistic Lecture Series. “Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Register by calling 689-4922. Free.

Meditation Basics children’s playshop. 9 a.m. next Saturday, Marina Naples, 2770 Main St., Newfane. Playshops teach children meditation and energy healing. $5-$10.


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 or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, SNI Cattaraugus Health & Wellness Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Hanover. Those with kidney disease, kidney transplant patients and their families are welcome to attend. For more info, call 725-4328 or email

Buffalo/Niagara Falls Pulmonary Hypertension support group. Noon next Saturday, Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive. Fire safety in the home, especially with oxygen use. Free.



Elmwood-Bidwell Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, SUNY Buffalo State Buckham Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 346 Connecticut St.


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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 9 a.m. Monday, Highland Hose Firehall, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Evans.

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. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 109, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway.

TOPS. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tonawanda Zion Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. $2.

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.

TOPS. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave. Call 877-2915 for more info.

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