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Outdoor winter activities, and allergy support and tai chi indoors 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. As the weekend approaches, also read our outdoor winter in WNY story in Refresh. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m…

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The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host its annual free “Give Kids a Smile Day” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in Squire Hall on the South Campus. Dental school students and staff will treat children ages 2 to 18 who may not have a dentist, may not be able to visit a dentist on a regular basis or may not have the resources to pay for dental care. …

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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 submission…

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The Town of Amherst will hold its Winterfest celebration on Jan. 20. The free event takes place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Highlights include horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor winter games, indoor gym activities, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and snacks such as hot chocolate and doughnuts. At 2:30,…

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Bird Kingdom, in Niagara Falls, Ont., looks like just another tourist attraction. It is not. It is the most fanciful thing this side of fiction. You might find yourself high in the middle of a giant rain forest, inches from two serene, Victoria Crowned Pigeons, with no glass between you. Named for Queen Victoria, they are giant blue birds, round as a globe, with extr…

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Take a "snow roll" with Slow Roll Buffalo this week, learn more about doulas and pose at a special Sun Salutation yoga class (Who couldn't use that right about now?). These 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 Cross-country s…

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WNY Refresh on Saturday, Jan. 20 will publish its annual cover story about outdoor winter fitness, recreational and family activities in the region. Those interested in submitting information about an event or outdoor-based winter activity center is asked to email the following information to refresh@buffnews.com: – Name, address, date and time of the event. – The ex…

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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 submission…

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Once, Buffalo rode on the wheels of a dream. That dream comes to life in the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. Not into cars? Go anyway. Every once in a while, James Sandoro -- who opened the museum in 2001 with his wife, Mary Ann -- sees someone parked outside. That someone is usually a woman, waiting for the menfolk in her family to emerge. "Come insid…

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Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) recently received two grants that will allow the organization to expand its programs and help more families through parenting education. The J.M. McDonald Foundation, based in Colorado, awarded EPIC $10,000 and the Peter C. Cornell Trust, through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, gave $19,126 to allow EPIC to fund more…

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New Year's Day yoga and ice skating, a Thursday blood drive that can get you a free weeklong pass to the Jewish Community Center fitness facilities in Amherst and a Saturday health fair are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to starting the new year right when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s c…

Revelers visiting downtown Sunday night for New Year's events can expect to see more police officers patrolling, especially around the entertainment district. "Every year we work not only with the state, but with our federal partners, who are monitoring the events,"  Capt. Jeff Rinaldo said during a security briefing Saturday in City Hall. "We're confident that we have …

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To all the parents who've spent extra time with their kids during the holidays: Want to get away? The Village of Hamburg Parks and Recreation Department has a program called Date Night Great Night which will allow you to do just that on selected Friday nights through April. The installments, for children in grades K-6, run from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Youth…

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Tobogganing at Chestnut Ridge was on our initial list of 100 Things. We couldn't get to it until now. One reason was that it was tough to get the timing right. The chutes are open only on weekends. The hill must be groomed. You need a firm layer of snow. The other reason was ... well, stand under the toboggan chute and look up. It's a daunting sight. "Everybody re…

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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 submission…