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Refresh Calendar for April 23 to 30 events


Wild n’ Weird. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo Museum of Science. Get up close with exotic creatures and learn intriguing facts about them and Biodiversity, the newest permanent Science Studio. Jeff Musial’s Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics Traveling Zoo will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with general museum admission.

Effective Communication: Helping Families and Professionals Work Together. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Harriet Ross Tubman Schools 31, 212 Stanton St. Learn how to improve communication skills to effectively work with professionals who work with children who have a learning challenge or a disability. For more info, call 332-4170.

The Ins and Outs of Sensory Processing. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Parent Network, 1000 Main St. Learn about the sensory system, how it works, and what happens when the senses don’t process in a typical ways.

Substance abuse awareness panel. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Arts & Media Auditorium, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Parking available in Lot 1.

University Express lecture. “Aging in Place,” by Cynthia Caterham, architect and interior designer. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, SCENe/Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Concord. Free.

Used book sale. Friends of the Lockport Public Library “Spectacular Spring” Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Library Community Meeting Room, 23 East Ave. Proceeds sponsor programs and new materials for the library.


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


Zumba master class. With Susan Stokley, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, BAC for Women, 3157 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda. An hour of calorie-burning fun open to all members, nonmembers, men and women. Call 913-5829 or email for into. $15-$20.


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


Water in Motion aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, call 886-3172, Ext. 411.

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.


Interval conditioning. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., City of Tonawanda.


Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. 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.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.


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.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. $3.


Yoga. 10 a.m. open house Saturday, 10 a.m. class next Saturday, Resurrection Church Community Room, 3 Doat St., at Genesee St. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. For more info, visit

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

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

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. $10.

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. For more info, visit $15 per class.

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

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

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


Kidney assessment screening. 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy St. Anyone 18 years of age or older who has high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, or a family history of these diseases is eligible. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Call 512-7918 or email Free.

Lupus patient orientation. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lupus Alliance office, 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Recently diagnosed lupus patients and lupus patients looking for information, as well as their loved ones are welcome. Reservations are necessary by calling 835-7161. Free.

Prostate cancer fundraiser. To honor Michael Mayne, who died last July, 2 to 6 p.m. next Saturday, Alfred J. Jurek post 1672, 655 New Road, East Amherst. Basket raffle, silent auction, prostate cancer awareness info. Tickets, $20 per person or $35 per couple, available presale by calling 688-0328 or at the door.


Health and Wellness Family Fair. 11 a.m. Saturday, Grand Island Senior High School, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island. Free.

Get on the Ball: NFL Buffalo Bills Alumni Chapter Health Screening Day. 8 a.m. next Saturday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Registration required by calling 447-6205.

Health and Wellness Celebration. 8:30 a.m. next Saturday, Waterfront Elementary School 95, 95 Fourth St.; family event.

Working Towards Our Best Health. Health screenings, well care, insurance information, mammograms on site and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St. Free.


Public health seminar. “HIV Surveillance Program,” talk by Vernon Blue, HIV surveillance officer with the state health department, noon to 12:50 p.m. Monday, 144 Farber Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus, Main Street at Bailey Avenue.

Public health seminar. “Statistical Analysis on Quality-Adjusted Lifetime,” Hongkun Wang, associate professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Georgetown University, 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, 125 Kimball Tower, UB South Campus.

10th Annual Saxon Graham Lecture. “Diet Data and Disease – Truth or Consequences?” Talk by registered dietitian Linda Van Horn, professor in the Division of Nutrition, Department of Preventive Medicine, and associate dean for faculty development, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Frida, 144 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.

Kidney Smart class. 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. To register, call 871-8103.

Healthy living seminar. On identifying harmful substances in everyday products, 10 a.m. next Saturday, Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane.


Psychic workshop. Medium Ivy Rivera will conduct a workshop titled “Psychic Abilities, Mediumship and Empathic Means: What is the difference?” 1 p.m. Sunday, Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Appleton. Preregistration preferred. Call 778-7001. $30.


Dizziness and balance support. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kenmore Branch Public Library, 160 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. For info, vist

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

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 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Call 833-5389.

Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 803-7230 or email


Food Truck Tuesday. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Parking is free in Larkin Development Group lots.

Green Cuisine – Sustainable Gardening. 7 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalists Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. Carol Sobczak and Sandra Warner present tips for gardening without pesticides or artificial fertilizers.


Elmwood-Bidwell Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, SUNY Buffalo State Buckham Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 346 Connecticut St.


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.

TOPS. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave.