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Refresh Calendar for Dec. 12 to 19 events

FAMILY

GRIEF SUPPORT

Grief support. 7 p.m. Monday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden. To attend, call Sister Ellen McCarthy at 937-6959.

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

Hope After Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. For info, call 873-6500 or email nweil@buffalodioocese.org.

Separation and divorce support. 7 p.m. Tuesday. St. Benedict Church, 1317 Eggert Road, Amherst. For more info, call 847-2210.

Grief Share. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For info, call 433-3780.

Grief support. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Seneca Health Care Center, 2987 Seneca St., Wales. Those interested in attending should call 828-0500.

Grief support. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday. Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave. For info about social support for individuals and families coping with serious illness, caregiver responsibilities an/or bereavement, as well as support groups, wellness and social networking group, and referrals to individual counseling, call 836-6460.

Helpers Along the Way grief support. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst. For info, call 568-3777.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

REACH support. 7 p.m. Monday, Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St., Amherst. For concerned relatives and friends of those who suffer from mental illness. For more info, call 901-1696.

NAMI group support. 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT

NICU parents support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main St. Monthly support group for parents and caregivers of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) babies. Register at kidneysmart.org/class.

FITNESS

DANCE

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

TAI CHI

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email buffalo.ny@taoist.org or call 876-7218.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Achieve better balance, strength and coordination through this sequence of gentle movements. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59.

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

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.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Resurrection Church Community Room, 1609 Genesee St., at Doat Street. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. Supported by the church and the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more info, visit yogisinservice.org.

Gentle yoga. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $12.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, email jcbaran@verizon.net. $6.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Friday. Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $8.

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

As the Spirit Moves You Yoga. 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. $8-$10.

Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. For info, visit buffalogardens.com. $15.

Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. A gentle meditative yoga class for all. $15.

OTHER CLASSES

Water in Motion: Aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Eric Poniatowski at eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org or 886-3172, Ext. 411.

Winter Warrior program. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fleet Feet Sports, 2290 Delaware Ave. Suite 400. For info, visit fleetfeetbuffalo.com. $18-$21.

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, call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or email annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

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.

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

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

ZUMBA

Zumba by Samira. 9:15 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. Monday and 5:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. All are welcome and no experience required. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.

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.

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.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.

Elmwood-Bidwell Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, SUNY Buffalo State Buckham Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For more info, visit elmwoodmarket.org.

Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 346 Connecticut St. Features over 15 diverse vendors.

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

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 edcatt@gmail.com.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (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.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Kidney Smart class. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Southtowns Dialysis Center, 4910 Camp Road, Hamburg; 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., City of Tonawanda. Register at kidneysmart.org. Free.

HEALTH TALKS

Tips for controlling sugar over the holidays. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough” discusses reducing sugar cravings, losing weight and transforming health. Register at 689-4922. Free.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Chronic disease pain support. 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. RSVP to 731-4934. Includes practicing spirituality to help manage multiple sclerosis.

Breathing for Health. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. RSVP to 731-4934. $5-$10.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Stroke support. 10 a.m. Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Open to recently diagnosed stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. For in or to register, call 447-6205 or visit chsbuffalo.org/events.

Bariatric surgery support group. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For people who have had weight loss surgery and those who are considering it.

Breast cancer support group: To You It’s All About Cancer. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Alzheimer’s support. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; 6 p.m. Wednesday Mount St. Mary Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting alz.org/WNY or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Diabetes support. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Clarence Library, 3 Town Plaza, Clarence. Meeting for those with Type 2 diabetes is led by a certified diabetes educator.

Parkinson’s support. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For those with Parkinson’s, family members and caregivers. Young Onset group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a general support meeting at 6:30 p.m. Call 449-3795.

Recovery with Pride. 6 p.m. Thursday, Pride Center of Western New York, 200 S. Elmwood Ave. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown.

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