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Refresh Calendar for April 9 to 16 events


Stewards of Children trainings. Free programs offered by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara on evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention, recognition, and intervention training. Sessions are open to anyone interested in protecting children from sexual abuse and may be of particular interest to youth serving organizations, parents, educators, childcare providers and faith centers, 2:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Public Library, and 2:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 20 in the DeGraff Hospital Community Room in North Tonawanda. Registration is required online using the Classes & Events page at or by calling 285-0045.

What to do about challenging behavior in the home and community. 6 p.m. Thursday, Stanley Makowski School 99, 1095 Jefferson Ave.

Sexuality – Having the Conversation. 7 p.m. Thursday, Frontier Education Center, 5120 Orchard Ave., Hamburg.

Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series. Artist Nancy Hall, who is paralyzed from the neck down, will give a talk entitled, “All Things Are Possible,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, Museum of disABILITY, 3826 Main St. $6 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, students and human services employees.


Grief Share. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For info, call 433-3780.

Grief support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Broken down by type of loss. For info, call the parish office at 692-2660.


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

Mental health support. NAMI in Buffalo & Erie County educational meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.


Asbury Pointe Retirement Community open house. 1 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Thursday, Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, Amherst.


Bring a Friend Day at CrossFit Nickel City. Free workout at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, CrossFit Nickel City, 247 Virginia St.; bring a friend or go solo. No experience is necessary. For info, email

Sports Career Day. John Murphy, the voice of the Buffalo Bills, and others will talk about careers in the sports field, 9 a.m. Friday, Swan Auditorium, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Register at


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


Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. For info, visit

Belly Dancing. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St. Free lessons followed by a performance. For more info, visit


Chair exercise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886. $2.

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 over of all abilities.

Bootcamp. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, of City of Tonawanda. $5; buy seven classes, get eighth class free.


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.

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. $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. $5.


Tai Chi Chih. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Eight classes for $80.

Taijiquan (tai chi). 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. For info, visit

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

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.

Pilates. 10 a.m. Monday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit $8.

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

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. $6.

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

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road.


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. $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. $5.

Zumba Fitness with Lisa B. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at $5.

Zumba Gold with Lisa B. 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at


Hospital Auxiliary 15th Annual Rock-a-thon. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Elected officials, community leaders and others will rock to raise money for equipment purchases for the hospital. This year’s rock-a-thon is dedicated to the memory of Helen Smith, who founded the event.


Medicinal Garden feature. 10 a.m. Saturday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Program included with admission.


Kidney Smart classes. 11 a.m. Monday, Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main St.; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; 6 p.m. Thursday, Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.
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Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of WNY/Bella Moglie, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew. Cheryl Nosek of the Daemen College Nursing Department will present the topic, “Depression and How to Manage your Emotions.”


Meditation & Mantras. 1 p.m. Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St. Clarence. $25.

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


Alzheimer’s support. 4 p.m. Tuesday, HighPointe on Michigan, 1031 Michigan Ave.; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Hoag Library, 134 South St. Albion; 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2239 West Creek Road, Newfane; 7 p.m. Thursday, Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., City of Tonawanda. For info, call (800) 272-3900.

Hoarders and Clutterers support. 2 p.m. Wednesday, WNY Independent Living Center, 3108 Main St. For more info, call 836-0822, Ext. 170.

Bipolar Disorder support. 1 p.m. Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 803-7230.

Stroke support. 4 p.m. Thursday, fifth floor Rehabilitation Medicine Wing, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St. For info, call 859-5280.

Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Parkinson’s Foundation of WNY monthly support group meeting for people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers. For more info, call 449-3795.


Jazz and Cajun Fest. To benefit the Massachusetts Avenue Project, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Shango Bistro, 3260 Main St.; tickets cost $50 at and $55 at the door. Proceeds to benefit the MAP Farmhouse and youth programs.


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. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tonawanda Zion Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. $2.

TOPS. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cheektowaga Recreation Center, 2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 895-4414.

TOPS. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave. Call 877-2915 for more info.

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