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Refresh Calendar for April 2 to 9 events

FAMILY

Preschool open house. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Community Pre-School, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For more info, call 668-3584.

Stewards of Children trainings. Free programs offered by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara on evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention, recognition and intervention training. Sessions are open to anyone interested in protecting children from sexual abuse and may be of particular interest to youth-serving organizations, parents, educators, child-care providers and faith centers. The first sessions are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport; other trainings are 2:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Niagara Falls Public Library, and 2:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 20 in the DeGraff Community Room in North Tonawanda. Registration required online using the Classes & Events page at nfmmc.org or by calling 285-0045.

Transition to Kindergarten for Children with Special Needs. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns, 16 Peter St. Discuss the differences between preschool special education and school age special education.

Psychological Testing for Special Education Services. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parent Network, 1000 Main St. Talk focusing on the basics.

Separation and divorce support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Benedict Church, 1317 Eggert Road, Amherst.

The Nurtured Heart Approach. Four-part series starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Delevan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delevan Ave. Strategies and tools to increase success in all areas of life.

Understanding special education. 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lackawanna Public Schools, 245 South Shore Blvd., Lackawanna.

Volunteer fair. LiveNF Volunteer Fair, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

Cindy Dertinger Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester hosts “Tools for the Journey,” to celebrate and support those living with metastatic breast cancer, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, followed by reception from 5 to 6 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester. Includes presentations by physicians and wellness experts, as well as survivors. Reservations are required by calling 473-8177 or emailing Jennifer@bccr.org. Free. Funding provided by M&T Bank, in memory of friend and colleague Cindy L. Dertinger.

GRIEF SUPPORT

Hope After Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss. 4 p.m. Monday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore. For info, call 873-6500 .

Grief Share. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Loss of a child support. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. For more info, call 983-2104.

Grief support. 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Jude Center Msgr. Edward J. Ulaszewski Hall, 760 Ellicott St. For info, call 859-2864.

Widow’s support. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. For more info, call 692-5580.

Grief support. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. For info, call 836-6460.

Grief support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Gregory the Great Church, 1600 Maple Road, Williamsville.

SENIOR SUPPORT

Caregivers support. 7 p.m. Monday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive (near Sweet Home Road), Amherst. For anyone providing primary care for another person.

Free Respite Care Program. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. For info, visit trinityoldlutheran.com.

FITNESS

OUTDOOR CLASSES

Interval conditioning. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Town of Tonawanda. New outdoor cardio and resistance group exercise class. For more info, visit healthyandfitwny.com.

OTHER CLASSES

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.

SENIOR FITNESS

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

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Free.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, call 510-7457. $2.

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

Yoga for seniors. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. $5.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.

TAI CHI

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

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave.

YOGA AND PILATES

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

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. $6.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Friday. Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. $8.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. $10.

ZUMBA

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.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Chronic disease self-management program. 1 p.m. Monday, Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. 8th Street, Lewiston. Start of a six-week workshop. Register at 278-1900. Free.

Diabetes self-management program. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Lockport. Start of six-week workshops. Register by calling 278-1900. Free.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Six-week course. Call 433-1886 to register. $25.

Kidney Smart classes. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Suburban Dialysis Center, 1542 Maple Road, Amherst: 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Kidney disease education. Register at KidneySmart.org/class.

Kidney Smart class. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Lockport Public Library, 25 East Ave., Lockport. Register at 523-9604.

Chronic disease self-management program. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Town of Niagara Calvin Richards Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Register at 278-1900.

HEALTH FAIRS

Orchard Park Chamber’s Community Health & Fitness Fair. 10 a.m. Saturday, Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus, 200 Redtail Road, Orchard Park.

HEALTH TALKS

Hanger Clinic’s Upper Extremity Open House. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Hanger Clinic, 4949 Harlem Road, Suite 405, Amherst. See advancements in upper extremity prosthetics. For more info, visit hangerclinic.com.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Ask The Experts panel. 7 p.m. Friday, My Garden of Healing, 2770 Main St., Newfane. $10.

Holistic Alliance of WNY. Robbie Raugh, group fitness instructor and author of “The Raw Recharge: 7 truths for total health and fitness,”
will be guest speaker at 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters Hospital St. Joseph’s Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, visit facebook.com/groups/HAWNY.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Buffalo/Niagara Falls Pulmonary Hypertension support group. Noon Saturday, Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Topic is “Fire Safety In the Home, Especially With Oxygen Use.” Free.

Alzheimer’s support. 10 a.m. Monday. East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 62 Prospect St., Warsaw; 7 p.m. Monday, Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St., Amherst (men only); 6 p.m. Tuesday. Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst; 1 p.m. Friday. The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, 9822 state Route 16, Machias. More info at alz.org/WNY.

Prostate support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Room 301, 3495 Bailey Ave.; 7 p.m. Thursday, Sisters Hospital-St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169.

Young Survivors breast cancer support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call 565-2092.

Hoarders and Clutterers support. 2 p.m. Wednesday, WNY Independent Living Center, 3108 Main St. For more info, call 836-0822, Ext. 170.

Tinnitus support. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hearing Evaluation Services, 2733 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Call 633-3344 to reserve a spot.

Fibromyalgia support. Noon Thursday, Amherst Library at Audubon. Amherst Library Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

Catholic Health stroke support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, 55 Melroy Ave., OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, Lackawanna. For info or to register, call 447-6205 or visit chsbuffalo.org/events.

NUTRITION

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

WNY gluten-free diet support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Unitarian Universalists Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. For more info, visit buffaloglutenfree.org.

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