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Refresh Calendar for Jan. 30 to Feb. 6 events


Winterfest 2016. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 snowga. Flying Bison, 745 Seneca St., will host an ice sculpture contest and second annual Slow Role bike ride, the latter of which starts at 12;30 p.m.; Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan St., gets things started at 10:30 a.m. with a Bagels and Brooze brunch. For more info, visit

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main St. Parent advocacy workshop on special education will help parents and caregivers walk away with improved advocacy skills needed to effectively speak up for their child’s needs. RSVP at 332-4170, by email at or online at Free

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

Snowshoe patrol and winter life at the fort. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Old Fort Niagara, northern end of the Robert Moses Parkway near Youngstown. Families are invited to experience mid-18th century winter life at the fort with activities that include a snowshoe patrol. Admission is charged. Visit or call 745-7611.


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. Drum circles, field trips, the Lazarus Lecture Series and the Heavenly Hearts Choir also are part of this support group. For info, call 873-6500 or email

Grief support. 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.

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

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

Grief support. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. For info, call 836-6460.

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

PEACE: Peer support. 1 p.m. next Saturday, Erie County Sherman L. Walker Human Services Center, 608 William St. For those who have lost a loved one to homicide. For info, call Teresa Evans at 218-5596 or visit


Caregivers support. 7 p.m. Monday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For anyone providing primary care for another person.

Respite care. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. For info about the program and registration, visit Free.



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


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


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. 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.

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

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing 10 classes for $59.


Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. $5.

Tai chi. 11:30 a.m. Monday, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, contact Ann Vorburger at 204-2070.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave.


Little Pretzels Yoga. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Power Yoga Buffalo, 758 Elmwood Ave. To sign up or for more info, visit $10.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. For info, call 433-1886 or visit $5.

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

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

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.

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

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 by Bobby. 8 a.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway. First class free, $5 per class or 10 classes for $40. For more information visit

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 Fitness with Lisa B. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at; For more info, call 687-2352. $5.

Zumba Gold with Lisa B. 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at; For more info, call 687-2352.



Go Red Day for Women at the EOC. American Heart Association event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St.; free blood pressure screenings and learn more about the center and its programs.


Open House at the Clinic. 2 p.m. Sunday, office of Dr. Timothy Miller, a naturopath, 5862 S. Transit Road, Lockport. For more info, visit Free.


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. Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst;

Kidney Smart classes. 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.

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

Young Survivors breast cancer support. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call 565-2092.

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

Fibromyalgia support. Noon Thursday, Amherst Library Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.



GMO presentation with Eveline Hartz. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Throughout the world, 64 countries label genetically engineered foods and many ban them. Not in the U.S.; register at 689-4922. Free.

Your Hidden Food Sensitivities Are Making You Fat. Chiropractor John Zilliox presentation is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Positive Health and Wellness, 1408 Sweet Home Road, Suite 3. There are common foods that may cause cravings and other symptoms. Learn how to lose weight and gain years of vitality. For more info, call 689-3629. Free.

Healthy Cooking with chef Jessica Altman. Three-class, hands-on series starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine, 100 College Parkway, Amherst. Heart Health Month cooking and recipes that are plant-based and gluten-free. Register at $150.


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

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.