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Jugglers and jumpers. A limbo queen. Ninja training. First Night Buffalo, the family-friendly New Year's Eve party to be held in downtown Buffalo, will feature activities and entertainment for all ages, organizers said Tuesday during their preview of this year's lineup. The alcohol- and drug-free event, in its 29th year, will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 in the Buff…

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Ice skating at the waterfront, yoga, Zumba and tai chi at several locations, and a holiday healing service in Williamsville are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Farm-to-table seasonal supper: Pop-up restaurant event, Union Bl…

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Families are invited to start the New Year with the free Christmas Bird Count for Kids starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 6 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga. The event, sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Reinstein Woods, offers children ages 8-16 and their adult companions a chance to see who can find the most birds dur…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions…

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A yuletide or two ago, covering the 100 Things Every Western New Yorker should do at least once, we did our Christmas shopping on Elmwood Avenue. This year, we're hitting Hertel. Make no mistake, we'll find time for Elmwood too. You can't stay away. But Hertel Avenue, the jewel of North Buffalo, increasingly clamors for attention. The fun begins in earnest this weeke…

The daylong "Holiday in the Village" is Saturday in Williamsville and it includes special activities throughout the village. Photos with Santa are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the historic Water Mill on Spring Street, where horse and wagon rides will also be offered. Stuff your stockings "trick-or-treat style" from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at merchants throughout the villag…

Free, family-friendly holiday events in Buffalo are scheduled in the following Council districts. Delaware: 1st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony for Hertel, 5:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave. Pictures with Santa and holiday music from the Buffalo Seminary Semachords. Masten: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at True Bethel …

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Niagara Falls plans to jingle all the way through the three Saturdays – leading up to Christmas weekend with a new holiday celebration downtown that will feature a variety of free activities Saturday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. A Candlelight Stroll will launch Jingle Falls USA at 4:30 p.m. Saturday from the steps of Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St. The procession will lea…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Hertel Avenue. For the first time many can remember, Hertel Avenue will have a community holiday tree, said Delaware District Common Council Member Joel P. Feroleto. The 40-foot tree was delivered this week from a farm in Eden and installed at 1391 Hertel Ave., next to St. Margaret’s Church, Feroleto said. A tree ligh…

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The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation invite parents, coaches, community leaders and others interested in youth sports in Western New York to participate in one of three public conversations this week. Both foundations have asked experts from the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program to talk about the recently release…

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Kids theater, a Slow Roll fundraiser and a trio of Monday tai chi classes are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Tai chi: 9:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit jccbuffalo.org; als…

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The big news for Canalside in 2018 is the expected opening of Explore & More Children's Museum in December. While that building takes shape, other projects now in the planning and design stages for Canalside are expected to make their debuts in 2019 and 2020. "I am excited about all the work we are doing, and all the potential that we have," said Tom Dee, preside…

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If you go Saturday, here is how some local business districts are making the most of the marketing push: A free shuttle service will pick up and drop off shoppers every two blocks on Elmwood Avenue from Forest Avenue to Allen Street, stopping every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is free parking in the Gallagher Ramp, 489 Elmwood Ave. It's provided by Council …

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A cloudless sky brought beaming sun to the Ice at Canalside on Friday morning as ice skating kicked off for the season along Buffalo's downtown waterfront. Conditions were not ideal. Most of the chill was out of the air as the temperature approached 50 degrees shortly before noon. That didn't stop families and friends from lacing up their skates and hitting the ice. …

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It's as much as part of Thanksgiving weekend as family, friends and football. On the Western New York autumnal table, it ranks up there with pumpkin and potatoes. Who among us has not consumed gallons of Mayer Bros. cider? When it comes to our spirit of gratitude and togetherness, the apple is at the core. And our Big Apple is Mayer Bros., the legendary cider maker i…