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Refresh Calendar for Feb. 27 to March 5 events


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.

Amherst Day at Reinstein Woods. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Snowball throwing and snow art, or renting snowshoes or cross-country skis. Town of Amherst residents show ID for free snowshoe or ski rental courtesy of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department. No registration required.


Loss of a child support. 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.

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

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, Amherst.

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


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


Memory Minders. 10 a.m. Monday, Friday, Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Social day program for adults with mild memory loss. For info, call 433-1886. $30 per day.

Respite care. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive (near Sweet Home Road), Amherst. For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. Register at Free.


Be Active Erie County Walks. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive. Mini-Wellness Lane runs from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; walks go from 9:15 to 10 a.m.


Run group. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. Run-inspired cardio class. No experience required. For more info, visit

Polar Bear Run. 10 a.m. Sunday, Olcott Volunteer Fire Co., 1691 Lockport-Olcott Road, Olcott. To register and 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.


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

Get Movin’ inclusive exercise program. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Academic and Wellness Center, Room 117, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free for those 18 and older of all abilities offered by Daemen Nursing and Physical Therapy departments.


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.

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. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. 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. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email or call 510-7457. $2.


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.


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. For more info, visit

Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $10.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. Yoga flow class with chairs for stability. Great for all ages and physical abilities. For info, visit $10.

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

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 and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Gentle hatha yoga designed for all ages and fitness levels. For more info, visit $100 series that runs Wednesday through May 11 or $15 per class.

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, Cleveland Hill United Methodist Church, 546 Eggert Road.


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. 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, call 829-9314. $5.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. For more info, call 574-9303. $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.


Kidney Smart classes. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Subu
rban Dialysis Center, 1542 Maple Road, Amherst; 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Kidney disease education. Register at Free.

Chronic disease self-management program. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Spallino Towers, 720 10th St., Niagara Falls. For people dealing with limiting health conditions. To register, call 278-1900. Free.

Diabetes prevention program. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Niagara Falls. A 16-week program for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes starts Friday. To register, call 278-1900. Free.


Challenges of Awakening. “Love vs. Fear,” 1 p.m. next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, call 572-2096. $25.


Alzheimer’s support. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Amherst.

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

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

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



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


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.

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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