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Refresh Calendar for June 4 to 11 events


Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School of Academic Excellence, 750 West Ave. RSVP by email to Free class for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.

Transition to Adulthood. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parent Network of WNY 1000 Main St. RSVP by email Free introduction to community based services for those with special needs nearing adulthood.

Improving Bedtime Routines & Sleep Patterns in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Parent Network of WNY 1000 Main St. RSVP by email Free.


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. For info, call 873-6500.

Grief Share. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Going On After Loss Successfully (GOALS). 6:30 p.m. Monday, Church of St. Casimir, 160 Cable St. For more info, call 362-0199.

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. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. For info, call 692-2660.


NAMI mental health support. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.


Wellness Wednesdays. Try any YMCA in the region free any Wednesday in June and, if you decide to join, the Y will waive the join fee. Learn more at, stop at any of the five branches or call 565-6000.


Tom’s Pro Bike Rides. 25-mile ride 9 a.m. Sunday; 15-mile ride 6 p.m. Monday, Tom’s Pro Bike Shop, 3687 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Rides are weather-dependent. For more info, visit

Guided Reflective Walks. Meet by 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway.

Slow Roll. Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp from Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Grace Race. 5K run and 2K walk including a nearly half-mile “conquer the climb” up Youngs Road, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Central Academy, 39 Academy St., Williamsville. Register at $25 if sign up by Monday, $30 on race day.

Walking on Wednesdays. Noon Wednesday, starting at Kaminski Park, 120 Carlton St.

Be Active Erie County Park Walks. Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk at 9:40 a.m., next Saturday, Ellicott Creek Park Casino, 1 Ellicott Creek Road

Komen Race for the Cure. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St.; registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Register at


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


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. 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.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.


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

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.

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

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, 3 Doat St. at Genesee Street. Free for all ages and abilities.

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

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. For info, visit $10.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, email $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 $15 per class.

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


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.



Managing High Blood Pressure. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda.


Mindfulness Meditation @ Canalside. 6 p.m. Wednesday, 44 Prime St., Canalside. Introduction to different forms of meditation. Free.

Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For info, visit


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; 7 p.m. Thursday, Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., City of Tonawanda; 1 p.m. Friday, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center – Machias Campus, 9822 Route 16, Machias. Information about the 30-plus group meetings across the region is available by visiting or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Look Good Feel Better. Free program for women in active cancer treatment that provides techniques for help with appearance-related side-effects, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, WCA Hospital Cancer Treatment Center Conference Room, 51 Glasgow Ave. Jamestown. Registration required by calling the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

Diabetes self-management. Weekly, six-week program will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. To register, call 278-1900. Free.

Kidney Smart classes. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Suburban Dialysis Center, 1542 Maple Road, Amherst; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Register at Free.

Prostate support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Veterans Affairs 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 Group. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call 565-2092.

Memory support. 3 p.m. Wednesday, daughter’s support group to follow at 5 p.m., Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. For info, call 632-3700.

Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 886-1242 or email

Stroke support. 4 p.m. Thursday, Fifth-floor Rehabilitation Medicine Wing, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.

Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Call 449-3795.

Stroke support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. For info, call 447-6205.


MAP farm tour. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Massachusetts Avenue Project, 389 Massachusetts Ave. Learn more about MAP’s urban farm and programs, tour the grounds and greenhouses. As farmhouse construction continues, some tours may need to be postponed or cancelled for safety reasons, so visit the MAP Facebook page before stopping by. $2 suggested donation.

Food Truck Tuesday. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.


Williamsville Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Island Park, Main Street, Williamsville.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

West Seneca Main Street Marketplace. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Union Road and Main Street, West Seneca.


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.

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.

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