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Refresh Calendar for Dec. 27 to Jan. 3 events

Health and wellness

Healing Spirituality: Service of Healing, 4 p.m. next Saturday, St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle (Lafayette at Richmond), For all who feel a need for healing in body, mind or spirit. For more info, call 885-1112 or visit

Alzheimer’s Support: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peregine’s Landing, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park. Information about the other 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at or by calling 1(800) 272-3900.

The Joy of Budgeting: Support group meets 10:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, 688 Abbott Road. Life coach Nancy Rizzo who will present on Manifesting. Cost is $20 per person and includes refreshments. Reservations required by Wednesday by calling Lauber Financial Planning at 430-1634.


Zumba with Jenna: 8 a.m. next Saturday, Pride Martial Arts Academy, 5451 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. First class free; $10 per class after that or five classes for $40.

Group Fitness: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Build a Machine Fitness, 803 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; free workout for members and nonmembers.

ZUMBA BY SAMIRA: 9:15 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Cost is $5 drop-in; $40 punch card for 10 classes. For info, visit or call 868-1578.

Tai chi: Open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society, 968 Kenmore Ave., between Colvin and Starin avenues. See demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class times. For more info, visit, email or call 876-7218.

Zumba: 10 a.m. today and next Saturday, 9 a.m. Monday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $5 per class. For more info call Claudia Romero at 425-6070 or email

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

Gentle Yoga: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit $10 per class, ongoing.

Yoga: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $5 per class per member, $8 for non-members. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Tai Chi: 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required. Visit or email for more info.

Zumba: Classes at 6:45 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Cost is $5 per class; for more info, email or call 829-9314.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per drop-in class. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; cost is $3. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

Chair Exercise: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $2 per class, in which light hand weights and dyna-bands are used to help increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance to those with mobility limitations or arthritis. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Zumba by Bobby: 6 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway; first class free, after that $5 per class or 10 classes for $40. For more info, visit

Qi Gong: 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, 9 a.m. Wednesday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $3; for more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit


Winter Market on Hertel: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, 1547 Hertel Ave.; for more info, visit

Winter Market At Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; for more info, visit


Grief support: 9:30 a.m. last Saturday of each month, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Street, Williamsville. Call the church office at 633-7800 to confirm meeting date.

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Cost is $20 for carload. Includes light festival, Winterland Workshop, Santa’s Magical Midway ($2 per ride), Dancing Light Show, Holiday Marketplace and other attractions. For more info, visit

Winter Nature Play: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. Kids 4 to 8 can play nature games, build snow sculptures, and go on a scavenger hunt; Register by calling 683-5959. For more info, visit

First Night: See related story, Page 4.

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Club: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. For $5 admission, guests will enjoy bounce house activities, giant Backyard Board Games, foosball and table tennis, family-friendly movies played on a giant screen and more. All children participating in Kids’ Club activities must be accompanied by a legal guardian for the evening. Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve outdoor concert starts nearby at 8 p.m.; ball drop is at midnight.

PEACE: Peer support group for anyone who has lost a family member or friend to homicide, 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, Erie County Herman L. Walker Human Services Center, 608 William St.; youth and young adults living with grief and trauma group, for those age 11 to 18 meet same time and place. For more information, call Teresa Evans at 218-5596.