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Refresh Calendar for Jan. 23 to 30 events


Energy Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Will showcase the Science Studio, “Our Marvelous Earth,” and invite families to explore the aspects of energy. Praxair will put on a liquid nitrogen demonstration at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m.; also discover the chemistry of fireworks and experiment with electricity while molding a working circuit with special Play Dough. Admission charged and Praxair demos cost $3; $1 for museum members. For more info, visit or call 896-5200.

Sledding and tobogganing. Toboggan chutes open from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays, Chestnut Ridge County Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. The sled hill is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Visit or call 858-8513 for weekday winter sports and activities updates at all Erie County parks.

Winterfest 2016. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Chestnut Ridge County Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. Free family event includes sledding, tobogganing and snowboarding, marshmallow roasting, arts and crafts, a snow sculpture contest and magic shows at 11;30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $3 hayrides run from noon to 3 p.m.

Winterfest 2016. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. and nearby. Family friendly event teams up Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth and Flying Bison Brewing Co. for live music, snow globe making, snowman-building, sleigh rides and yoga in the snow. Winter pickleball and other games for all ages. For more info, visit


Good Grief support. 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Amherst. Call church office at 633-7800 for upcoming meeting info.



Run group. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. Run-inspired cardio class. For more info, visit


International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2.

Swing dancing. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Progressive and beginner lessons, followed by a Lindy Fix. $5.


Water in Motion aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Eric Poniatowski at

Bootcamp. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, of City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit $5.

Get Active WNY. 9 a.m. next Saturday, Health Sciences Charter School, 1140 Ellicott St. Beginner’s Yoga, Low Impact Cardio, or Zumba. Free.


Cross-country skiing. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive in Cheektowaga. Trails are open when 6 or more inches of snow are on the ground. Rentals cost $5 daily, or $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods members, and are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more info, visit Free.

Cross-country ski lessons. 10 a.m. every snowy Sunday, Rose Garden behind Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lincoln Parkway at Iroquois Drive, Delaware Park. Must have your own skis. For more info, visit Free.

Learn to cross-country ski. 10 a.m. next Saturday. Learn the basics before going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental $8 per person; $5 per person for Friends of Reinstein Woods members. Registration required; call 683-5959.

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club regional tour. 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga; for more info, visit

Wellness walks. 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. For all ages. Call 825-6937 to confirm walk will take place. $2 donation appreciated.


Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For info, call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or email

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.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, email $2.

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

Yoga for seniors. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Call 633-5138 for more info. $5.


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, email 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. 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

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

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

Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit or call 884-9642. $12.

Qi Gong. 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. 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. Call 433-1886 or visit $3.

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

Gentle Restorative Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.

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


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, 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.



“Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Your Table: Plant-Based Foods To Reverse Chronic Disease.” Presented by Jessica Altman, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, 100 College Parkway, Amherst. Learn how the standard American diet has led to the formation of disease. Register on the Events Calendar tab at or call 650-3101. $8.


Essential oils talk. With aromatherapist Timothy Miller, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Randall Memorial Baptist Church, 6301 Main St., Amherst.

Osteopathic open house. 6 p.m. Thursday, Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York, 235 S. Elmwood Ave., Suite 120. Come and explore a holistic experience where you can heal, reduce stress, enhance your fitness and be rejuvenated. For more info, visit Free.


Alzheimer’s support. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peregine’s Landing, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park. 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.

Stroke support. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Northtowns Parkinson’s caregiver support. 3 p.m. Tuesday, The Meadows at Weinberg Campus, 2650 North Forest Road, Amherst. Call 833-5389 for more info.

Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, SNI Cattaraugus Health & Wellness Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Hanover. For more info, email



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


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.

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.

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