Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for Jan. 21 to 28 for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Ma…

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) has inducted the following four new members to its 2016-17 board of directors. EPIC provides research-based and evidence-informed year-round programming in family engagement in education, encouraging early literacy and building parents’ capacity to become more actively involved in their children’s education through workshops, …

Outdoor winter activity, yoga and a Niagara Falls fishing exposition are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Community Health Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. The museum is partnering with…

Winter Blast and Ice Skate Drive, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Hockey clinic by Hasek's Heroes and Sabres alumni, plus face painting, refreshments from Wegmans and more children's activities. 838-1249. Free to attend. Vermin Supreme. 8 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Political outsider and free thinker delivers his unique message to all attendee…

The Buffalo Museum of Science has an awful lot to offer. The exhibits are always changing, there is so much to do and learn. It's fun for everyone and kids have a great time. And let's face it - getting our kids interested in science at a young age can only help them down the line. In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers a few cool classes for kids. So, on a c…

Tom Dee can’t help but marvel as he has walked the grounds of Canalside during the last couple of years and thought about how far the patch of waterfront land has come during the last half-decade. It doesn’t matter what time of year, either. The concerts, fitness classes and festivals of the warmer months have given way to winter in recent weeks – albeit in fit…

Even Tesla was freezing. That is one image that sticks with me after the overwhelming experience of seeing Niagara Falls in winter. You know that oversized, Soviet-style statue of Nikola Tesla that sits on Stedman's Bluff, overlooking the American Falls? The great scientist sat hunkered down, the blueprints in his lap covered in snow and ice, and you could swear he wa…

Psychologist and author Harriet Lerner has been one of the country’s most respected relationship experts since “The Dance of Anger” was published in 1985. The New York Times bestseller sold several million copies and appeared in 25 foreign translations. It was followed by such titles as “The Dance of Intimacy,” The Dance of Deception” and “The Mother Dance…

Once again, the road to "Wrestlemania" will go through Buffalo. "WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania" takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in KeyBank Center. Scheduled to appear are Brock Lesnar, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, United States Champion Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus and The New Da…

As our thaw goes away, and temperatures once again dip, there's just one thing to do. Celebrate! From Jan. 13 to 16, The Ice at Canalside is playing host to Chillabration, a celebration of winter. The free four-day winter wonderland is family friendly and includes ice carving demonstrations and ice skating, curling, ice biking and children's activities on and off the ic…

Granger Smith. 7 p.m. Feb. 10, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 852-3900. townballroom.com. Tickets are $20 advance, $24 day of show (box office, ticketfly.com). Lawrence. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Studio @ Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. waitingroombuffalo.com. Tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of show (box office, afterdarkpresents.com, ticketfly.com). B…

Hey moms, self-care is not selfish. There is nothing wrong about caring for yourself along with your family. The hustle and bustle of the holidays has died down. The tree is out to the curb and things are getting back to business as usual. This year, make that mean more time for you. It's a new year and we all have big plans. We all hope to do better, be better. For mom…

I feel like I'm always telling my kids things like "I used to do that when I was a little girl." or "I used to love that when I was little." I like when my kids like what I used to like. I'm not alone. When my 5-year-old recently announced that she wanted to play guitar, my husband began jumping for joy - in a cool musician kind of way. It's a great way to make memories…

Winter Wonderland. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hampton Inn, 49 Olean St. East Aurora. Family fun event featuring animals and entertainment. 655-3300. Free. Elvis Birthday Weekend Retrospective 2:30 p.m. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Lancaster. Performer Matt Cage portrays Elvis in a celebration of his career. 683-1776. $25-$60. Seventh Annual All WNY Music Awards Cerem…