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Refresh Calendar for Jan. 2 to 9 events



Polar Activities. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Biodiversity exhibit, Penguin Shuffle Race, Polar Habitat Game and take-home snowflake craft. Admission charged. For more info, visit

Frosty Family Fun Days. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Hands-on indoor and outdoor activities. $5. Must register in advance at


Heroin, opiate talk. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Amherst Town Hall Council Chambers, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. Informational resources available and panel on addressing the opiate crisis individually and as a community.

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, email or call 873-6500.

Grief Support: Going On After Loss Successfully (GOALS). 6:30 p.m. Monday, Church of St. Casimir, 160 Cable St.; for more info, call 362-0199.

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.

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

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

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

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

Functional Behavioral Assessments. 6 p.m. Thursday, Parent Network, 1000 Main St. Does a child’s behavior create problems in the classroom or at home? What can be done? For info or to register, call 332-4170, email or visit Free.

Navigating Adult Services. 7 p.m. Thursday, Parent Network, 1000 Main St. Learn how to support young adults with disabilities who will soon transition into the adult world. For info or to register, call 332-4170, email or visit Free.



Swing dancing. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Progressive and beginner lessons, followed by a Lindy Fix. For info, visit

Innisfree Ceili Dance Group. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. For more info, contact, call 627-5966 or visit $1 donation.


Tabata High Intensity Interval Training preview week. Noon Monday through Jan. 10, JCC of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, visit Free.

Lifestyle Health and Fitness Bootcamp. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. Fast-paced, full-body workout. For more info, visit $5; buy seven classes, get eighth class free.

High Intensity Interval Training class. Starts 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. For info, call 631-7200.


Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59.

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For info, call 675-9288. Free.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email or call 510-7457. $2.

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

Free trial senior yoga class. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Free hatha yoga class; try it out for the new year.


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

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


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

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, visit $5.

Lifestyle Health and Fitness. 6 p.m. Monday, Mat Pilates class. Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit $5.

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. For info, email $6.

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

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

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


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. For info, call 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 or call 829-9314. $5.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness for beginners and older adults. For info, call 574-9303. $5.

Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. For all ages and abilities. $5.


Kidney Smart class. 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 Free.

Eating Healthy for Life. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, 100 College Parkway, Amherst. Learn how to change the way you look, feel and live through a healthy eating lifestyle. To register or for more info, visit


Breathing for Health. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Learn to relax the body, refresh the mind and speed up healing. $5-$10.

Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For info, visit


Alzheimer’s Support. 10 a.m. Monday, East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 62 Prospect St., Warsaw; 7 p.m. Monday (men only), Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St., Amherst; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave.; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst.; 1 p.m. Friday, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center – Machias Campus, 9822 State Route 16, Machias. Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Prostate support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Room 301, 3495 Bailey Ave. You do not have to be a veteran to attend. For info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169.

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

Moving Forward: Amputee Support Group. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Community Room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. For info, call 563-5321 or 447-6037.

Stroke Support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. This month’s topic is “Dizziness and Balance: Physical Therapy Treatments After a Stroke.” Open to recently diagnosed stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. For info or to register for a meeting, call 447-6205 or visit



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

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


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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 9 a.m. Monday, Highland Hose Firehall, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Evans. Annual dues of $32; weekly fee of $1

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.

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.