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Guide to Classes & Workshops to Take This Month & Beyond in Buffalo & WNY

City Guide, Classes / Workshops, Things to Do

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 16, 2022
Kenan Center Spring Playcations, April 11th – April 14th

Learning and trying new things can be fun! Especially when you have a great teacher. Check out these themed classes from everything to understanding wine to crafts, woodworking, and tons more. This ultimate guide to classes and workshops happening in Buffalo and Western New York this month and beyond won’t steer you wrong.

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Classes & Workshops in Buffalo & WNY

Growing Me Class

Fri, Mar 25 +more dates
9:00 am - 10:00 am

$12

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. ...

How to Write Your Own Obituary

Fri, Mar 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Forest Lawn Cemetery
1411 Delaware Ave Buffalo, 14209

Online

Have you ever read an obituary and cringed? Perhaps it wasn’t very flattering or didn’t seem to capture the person’s life as you think they would ...

Changes Conference 2022 with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Fri, Mar 25 - Sat, Mar 26
Times Vary

$149

Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls St Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Niagara County

You don’t want to miss this conference with the New York Times Best-Selling Author of the book “Switch on Your Brain,” Dr. Caroline Leaf. About ...

Cutting Board Class Woodworking

Fri, Mar 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$80

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

In this class, we introduce and use all of the major power tools in The Foundry's Woodshop to make a gorgeous cutting board. In this class, you’ll get ...

Cricut Basics – Infusible Ink Mugs

Fri, Mar 25
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$40

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

Introduction to the Textile Lab and Cricut Machines Always wanted to learn how to use a Cricut machine? Skills You’ll Learn: How to design ...

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POINTS OF DEPARTURE: HOME IS WHERE OUR STORIES ARE

Fri, Mar 25 +more dates
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Storytelling can be a powerful tool to explore our relationships to self and create change. This workshop, held in collaboration with the International ...

Take a Look & Create! Saturday’s

Sat, Mar 26
All Day

Free

Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Take A Look & Create! are art workshops for kids that promote close looking with artwork in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s collection. Kids create ...

Twirl and Tumble 4 Week Dance Workshops

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
10:00 am - 10:45 am

$55

Alden Presbyterian Church
13298 Broadway Street Alden,

Other

A 45-minute class for ages 3-4 designed to encourage motor skill development while introducing movement and rhythm.  Class instruction includes basic ...

Block Printing on Fabric

Sat, Mar 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$50

Stitch Buffalo
1215 Niagara Street Buffalo, 14213

Buffalo

Join us to learn the basics of block printing of fabric to design a pattern on a garment you supply or on a set of four fabric napkins (supplies provided). ...

BUILD A DIORAMA

Sat, Mar 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$30

CEPA Gallery
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A family workshop for all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring one small toy, craft item, and/or favorite scraps to be incorporated into their diorama. ...

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Pre-Dance Combo 4 Week Workshops

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$55

Alden Presbyterian Church
13298 Broadway Street Alden,

Other

​Our ballet/tap workshop is the perfect way to introduce your child ages 4-6 to dance class! This 4 week session teaches dancers basic ballet and tap ...

Sustainable Gardening Horticulture Classes

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$22.50

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

Join us onsite at the Botanical Gardens! Our horticulture classes are great for gardeners of all backgrounds and experience, those with lots of land or ...

TreeTap Maple Fest with Erie County Parks

Sat, Mar 26
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Erie County Sugar Shack
11200 Genesee Rd East Concord, NY 14055

South Towns

For one weekend in March, NYS celebrates its maple syrup community with events all over the state. We bring you TreeTap Maple & Beer Festival at the ...

Poetry Workshop: Endings – The Possibilities of Poetic Closure

Sat, Mar 26
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

$135

Chautauqua Institution
One Ames Ave. Chautauqua, 14722

Online

We will explore ways that poems sustain tension through repetition, association, metaphor, objective correlative, and other techniques that help to achieve ...

Nebula Spin Art

Sat, Mar 26
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Nebulas—huge, colorful clouds of gas and dust in space—form from the remains of dying stars. Create your own one-of-a-kind model nebula with help from ...

2022 Spring Workshop Series

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Massachusetts Avenue Project
387 Massachusetts Ave Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Follow this event page for updates for our annual Spring Workshop Series! Join our Saturday workshops from January through April as our community experts ...

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Painting with Martha at the Vineyard @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$30

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Explore your creative side and learn some art fundamentals as you complete an original canvas painting in the beautiful space at Freedom Run Winery with ...

Learn to Make A Floral Arrangement -Spring Into Spring Workshop

Sat, Mar 26
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$44

Goody Girl Flower Farm
6110 Robinson Road Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Have fun learning how to easily create your own floral centerpiece! This will be an environmentally friendly, ...

Story and Art Mash-up

Sun, Mar 27
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$5

Jewish Community Center – Holland Building
787, Delaware Avenue, Allentown Buffalo, 14209

Buffalo

Children in grades K-4 are invited to bring their favorite books to life through read-aloud stories, art projects, story scavenger hunts, and learning ...

Pysanky Eggs: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Sun, Mar 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30

MUSEjar
17 Elm Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Made using real (raw!) eggs, beeswax, and dye, Ukrainian Easter Eggs are a unique art form that has been passed down for generations. You will learn how ...

Yoga for Ukraine

Sun, Mar 27
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10.00

Yoga at the Locker
9992 Main Street Clarence, 14031

North Towns

Do yoga for a good cause! Join us in a two hour vinyasa class that will allow you to spend more time getting into the groove of your flow, delve deeper ...

Take a Look & Create! After School

Tue, Mar 29 +more dates
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Take A Look & Create! are art workshops for kids that promote close looking with artwork in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s collection. Kids create ...

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AUTOMATIC WRITING WITH GABRIEL BUMP

Tue, Mar 29
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In this workshop, we’ll fall into our thoughts. Students will try to write without pausing, without second-guessing themselves. We’ll get lost in ...

The Fundamentals of Investing

Tue, Mar 29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Whether you already know the ins and outs of the market or you don’t know the difference between a stock and a bond, a little time with us promises to ...

Lunch & Learn: Nutrition for Body & Soul

Wed, Mar 30 +more dates
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Jewish Discovery Center
831 Maple Rd. Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

LUNCH & LEARN: NUTRITION FOR BODY, MIND & SOUL Combining a fascinating discussion of JEWISH EHTICS (based on the study of the classic TALMUDIC ...

Bar Glass Etching with LaCott Fine Art

Wed, Mar 30
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$40

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Create custom bar glasses, a perfect addition to your bar cart, or a gift for the special beer, wine, or cocktail drinker in your life! We will be working ...

Personal Finance Fundamentals

Wed, Mar 30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Let’s face it, managing one’s personal finances can be a chore.  It’s a big concept that includes things like budgeting, retirement planning, saving, ...

BUFFALO WRITES WITH ALEXIS DAVID

Wed, Mar 30
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this adult writing workshop, you will be offered generative ...

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Baby & Me Class

Thu, Mar 31 +more dates
9:00 am - 10:00 am

$12

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

What: The Baby & Me class at Explore & More is designed to support the developmental needs of young children through play! We will provide educator-led, ...

END OF THE WORLD SUMMIT WITH BIRCH KINSEY (HYBRID)

Thu, Mar 31
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In this workshop, led by JBWC alum Birch, and inspired by a throwback workshop from JBWC’s past, we’ll create characters and lore imagining a summit ...

Buying Your First Home

Thu, Mar 31
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. And if it’s your first time, the process can be quite overwhelming. Thankfully, ...

Hands on Cooking Class with Chef Andy Ruszczyk

Thu, Mar 31
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$65

Artisan Culinary Loft
200 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

Learn how to make two homemade pastas and enjoy a full course meal!! In this class you will learn how to make two different types of pasta, a three ...

TechKnow Class: Computer Basics

Fri, Apr 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In this basic course, learn how to operate a computer, use key software programs, create folders, and use a keyboard.  In addition, also learn tips on ...

First Friday Wine Class @ Freedom Run Winery

Fri, Apr 1 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$30

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Sommelier Kurt Guba & Winemaker Ryan Sidoti are hosting a monthly class designed to expand your knowledge of the wine world. Each class will ...

Spring Charcuterie Class

Sat, Apr 2
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$65

Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden
4415 Southwestern Blvd Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Sign up for a Spring themed charcuterie board making class with Board in Buffalo! This class will be held at  Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden, formerly Zittels. ...

Spring Sugar Cookie Decorating Class

Sat, Apr 2
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

$55

Buffalo Cake Pops
27 Chandler Street, Suite 214A Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

We have spring fever in the bakery and are ready for all thing pastels! In this sugar cookie decorating class, we’ll be decorating 15 assorted sugar ...

Stitch Circle

Sat, Apr 2 +more dates
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Come join us Saturdays for Stitch Circle! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced stitcher, you’re welcome to join us. We have yarn and knitting ...

Pie Making Class

Sat, Apr 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$67

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Join Historic Cook Amy Hanley-Dykstra for a pie-making class at Genesee Country Village & Museum!  This class has an April Fools twist - participants ...

Kid’s Cupcake Decorating Class

Sat, Apr 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$45

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

Join us for a kid’s cupcake decorating class at Chrusciki Bakery! Learn how to decorate a six cupcakes with Spring designs! You will be supplied with ...

Kid’s Cupcake Decorating Class

Sat, Apr 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$45

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

Join us for a kid's cupcake decorating class at Chrusciki Bakery! Learn how to decorate a six cupcakes with Spring designs! You will be supplied with ...

Woodshop Safety Orientation Class

Sat, Apr 2
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$60

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

In this class, we introduce and use all of the major power tools in The Foundry's Woodshop. At the end of the session, you will have a strong grounding ...

Luxury Pearl Candle Making Happy Hour!

Sat, Apr 2
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$60.00

Parkers Place
1339 Jefferson ave Buffalo, NY 14208

Buffalo

Tickets for the LP candle making happy hour are now on sale. Join us for delicious foods, great drinks from Thirst Responders and your favorite candles. Candle ...

OFFICE HOURS (HYBRID)

Tue, Apr 5
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Office Hours is a space (and time) where young people can receive one-on-one feedback on any of type of writing —- essays, stories, poems, song lyrics, ...

Basic Computer Maintenance

Tue, Apr 5
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Just like people, computers need some love and care to keep them working.  Learn about physical maintenance equipment, what your computer already has ...

Young Audiences of WNY Artworks Dance Class

Tue, Apr 5 +more dates
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Dance class well be at Auditorium ...

Online Financial Workshop: Personal Budgeting; Debt Management

Tue, Apr 5
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Wine and Investing 101

Tue, Apr 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

Get the best of both topics in this special class, combining crash courses in wine and investing. Whether you already know the ins and outs of the markets ...

SciNight: Spring Watercolor Paint Night

Tue, Apr 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$15

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Relax and put paintbrush to paper during a indoor beginner watercolor class overlooking Lake Kirsty, while enjoying inspiring views of the water and sunset ...

Atomic Genealogy Series: Erie County Medical Examiners’ Records

Wed, Apr 6
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

The Grosvenor Room carries Erie County Medical Examiners’ records from October 1878 – June 1902. Register for this class to view sample records and ...

Cutting Board Class Woodworking

Wed, Apr 6
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$80

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

In this class, you’ll get a overview of the tools in The Foundry's shared woodshop by making a beautiful hardwood cutting board from a variety of different ...

Navigating Your Taxes

Wed, Apr 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

When it comes to income, it’s not what you make, but what you keep after taxes that counts. Filing may be the first thing that comes to mind when you ...

DARKROOM 2

Wed, Apr 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$120

CEPA Learning Center
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A perfect follow up for those who have already taken an introductory darkroom course. Together we will work on using advanced printing techniques to create ...

Virtual Cooking Series with Chef Marshall Goldstein

Wed, Apr 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Online

Join Chef Marshall Goldstein for a free online monthly cooking class. Choose to cook along or simply watch and learn. An ingredient list and recipes will ...

Leading Ethically in the New World of Work | CLOE Conference 2022

Thu, Apr 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$99

The Powerhouse at Buffalo Color Park
140 Lee Street Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

What should be the new world of work? This year’s CLOE conference will address this fundamental question—and give you the tools to expand your ethical ...

GENRE GYMNASTICS: AN INTRO TO GENRE-BENDING WITH ROBIN JORDAN & RICHIE WILLS (HYBRID)

Thu, Apr 7
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join Richie Wills and Robin Jordan for a workshop inspired by genre-bender Colson Whitehead in anticipation of his upcoming BABEL visit. We’ll explore ...

COMPOSITION

Thu, Apr 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120

CEPA Gallery
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Thursdays,  April 7, 14 & 21 𝐀 𝟑-𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐏𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐠𝐞𝐬 ...

Understanding Craft Beer and Financial Plans

Thu, Apr 7
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

The boardroom isn’t a place to get answers about craft beer and the barroom isn’t the place to chart your financial path. This class brings instruction ...

Needle Felting: Robin’s Egg

Thu, Apr 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$35

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

se needle felt technique to form the perfect robin's nest just in time for spring while enjoying time out at Alchemy Wine. In this super simple class, ...

TEACHERS ARE WRITERS WITH TRAVIS SHARP (HYBRID)

Thu, Apr 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In collaboration with WNYNET, and the Buffalo State English Education program, Just Buffalo Literary Center offers this workshop series for school teachers ...

Group Retail Therapy – Kid to Kid West Seneca

Thu, Apr 7
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Kid to Kid – West Seneca
980 Union Rd 42A West Seneca, 14224

South Towns

My Place Buffalo followers will receive 25% off the entire store during this exclusive shopping event! Moms, enjoy wine and cupcakes while filling your ...

Online Financial Workshop: Personal Budgeting; Debt Management

Fri, Apr 8
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Sensory Stay n’ Play

Sat, Apr 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us for an hour of Sensory Box playtime. Pick up a sensory kit for your 3-5 year old from 10-11am at the Central Library Ring of Knowledge (April ...

Cooking Club Ideas (CEU 3.0)

Sat, Apr 9
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Larkin Filling Station
745 Seneca Street Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Chef Darian Bryan from the Plating Society will lead us in an active cooking class while also providing us with 2 side dishes to taste. Tips and ideas ...

OTHERWISE: WRITING THE SPECULATIVE IN POETRY WITH ALBERT ABONADO (HYBRID)

Sat, Apr 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$25

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Dystopias, surrealism, allegories, fantasies, myth, horror, fables: the catalog of speculative writing is rich with exciting possibilities. What does it ...

WINE EDUCATION CLASSES: TOUR OF ITALY WINE CLASS

Sat, Apr 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$60

Winkler and Samuels
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Join us in first in person wine class of 2022! In our Italian wines class you'll explore one of our most beloved wine regions. You will sample wines from ...

Storytime Family Workshop: Your Name Is a Song

Sun, Apr 10
10:30 am - 11:45 am

$8

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Join Albright-Knox educators for storytime and artmaking. Children and their caregivers will hear the story Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, ...

Yoga for Kids

Sun, Apr 10
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Stretch out and let your inner lion roar! Join us for a 30-minute kids’ yoga class in the special exhibition In These Truths at Albright-Knox Northland. ...

Massage and Restorative Yoga Workshop

Sun, Apr 10 +more dates
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

$50.00

Other

Restorative Yoga + Massage Session | Limited Run Class Only Two Dates in April | At the beautiful studio of Buff and Flo in Orchard Park, NY Run by Kinetic ...

Kenan Center Spring Playcations

Mon, Apr 11 - Thu, Apr 14
Times Vary

$15.00

Kenan Center Campus
433 Locust St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The Kenan Center brings Spring Playcation back in 2022 is back! Choose from four days of exciting workshops that will help your child relax, focus and ...

3D Chalk Art Workshop with Courtney Haeick

Mon, Apr 11 - Thu, Apr 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Ever tried drawing with chalk? Try your hand at this family workshop about sketching simple animals in 3D.   All ages. ...

Money Smart Week 2022 – Spend Smart! Eat Smart!

Mon, Apr 11
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Do you find that you are overspending on food and groceries? Or do you want to adjust your food budget to cover other necessary bills? In this session, ...

Design Yourself Workshop with Kristin Brandt

Tue, Apr 12 - Thu, Apr 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

This fun design workshop explores fonts and design in our environment using the principles of design. We will create our own fields, fonts and stickers! ...

Money Smart Week 2022 – Credit: Build & Improve it!

Tue, Apr 12
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is your credit keeping you from the home, car, or job of your choice? In this session, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will: Explain ...

PLAYLIST WRITING WITH DANA VENERABLE (HYBRID)

Tue, Apr 12
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

This workshop explores the relationships we have to our favorite music as well as to the art form of making playlists. Writers will make their own playlists ...

Online Financial Workshop: Emergency Fund; Building a Strong Financial Foundation

Tue, Apr 12
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Considering Homeownership an M&T Money workshop

Wed, Apr 13
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

M&T Money Mentor's will present a live workshop for anyone considering to buy their first home.Whether you're  ready to buy or just starting to ...

Recycle, Reuse, and Reimagine Workshop with Cassie Argeros

Wed, Apr 13 - Thu, Apr 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Help Mother Earth by creating art! In this workshop, learn about recycling, upcycling, and how to reduce your carbon footprint while having fun transforming ...

Buying or Refinancing a Home: Options and Tools

Wed, Apr 13
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Are you thinking about buying a new home or refinancing a current home? Are you unsure how to find a reputable lender and low-risk loan? In this session, ...

Building Upon Investment Fundamentals

Wed, Apr 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Investing is full of terms that can be overwhelming. Even the most advanced concepts can be broken down and you will find they are actually quite manageable. ...

TOUR OF ITALY WINE CLASS

Wed, Apr 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$50

Winkler and Samuels
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

In our Italian wines class you'll explore one of our most beloved wine regions. You will sample wines from all over Italy, 6 samples of wine, cheese pairing ...

Flow Science & Hula Hoops with Cynthia Vogel

Thu, Apr 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Mindful awareness and stress management with hula hoops? Yes! How about experimenting with physics, gravity, rotation, friction, and inertia? This fun ...

Understanding Social Security Retirement, Spouse, and Survivor Benefits

Thu, Apr 14
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Social Security touches the life of every American and is a vital part of any financial plan. Securing today and tomorrow starts with being informed. In ...

Woodshop Safety Orientation Class

Thu, Apr 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$60

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

In this class, we introduce and use all of the major power tools in The Foundry's Woodshop. At the end of the session, you will have a strong grounding ...

Bison Sunrise Paint n Sip

Thu, Apr 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$40

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A new spring is on its way -- celebrate with our Buffalo Sunrise art and an awesome atmosphere in Buffalo RiverWorks. Enjoy the rejuvenated Buffalo ...

Emergency Fund; Building A Strong Financial Foundation

Fri, Apr 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Yoga, Beach Fire and Charcuterie

Fri, Apr 15
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$38.00

Sunset Bay Beach Club
12911 Iola Dr. Irving , 14081

South Towns

Join SUP Erie Adventures for an evening by the water. Mother Earth has provided us with the perfect yoga studio; soft sandy floors, a beautiful sky ceiling ...

Turn Your Sketch into a Sculpture in the Metal Shop

Fri, Apr 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$60

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

Draw in three-dimensions using metal rod as line -- create a sketch in steel. Learn basic metal shop skills as you transform your 2D work on paper into ...

From Birth to Death: New York State Vital Records

Sat, Apr 16
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

earn about New York State births, deaths, and marriages and what records are available through the B&ECPL and the Western New York Genealogical Society. Location: ...

Explore Your Truths: What Moves Your Pen?

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

This three-part workshop series, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition In These Truths, gives participants the opportunity to explore their ...

Introduction to Beekeeping

Sat, Apr 16
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$15

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Perhaps you're just curious about bees, or maybe you already have a hive or two! Join us for this introduction to beekeeping where you will learn about: ...

DEAR X: POEM AS A LETTER THAT IS ALWAYS ARRIVING WITH JOE HALL (HYBRID)

Sat, Apr 16
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$25

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Letters are often documents of serious and sensitive intent. They can span distances, bring someone closer, or tell them to kiss off. They make room for ...

Freelance Week Buffalo & Beyond

Mon, Apr 18 - Fri, Apr 22
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

$50

Other

At its core, Freelance Buffalo & Beyond is a week-long conference focused on in-person workshops, educational sessions and open-panel discussions. ...

Careers for those who don’t go to College

Mon, Apr 18
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

We will examine some of the career paths that exist for those who do not have a college degree. We will look at the job requirements and examine what it ...

TechKnow Class: The Cloud

Tue, Apr 19
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Cloud is everywhere!  But what is The Cloud?  How does it work?  Learn this and more about one of the more important Internet-based technologies ...

Online Financial Workshop: Proper Protection

Tue, Apr 19
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Managing Retirement Income Risks

Wed, Apr 20
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Retirement income will lead you through your retirement years; the one’s you’ve worked toward your entire life. That’s why it’s important to be ...

WINE EDUCATION CLASSES: CALIFORNIA WINE CLASS

Wed, Apr 20
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$50

Winkler and Samuels
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

In our California wines class you'll explore the classic to the new! You will sample wines from all over Italy, 6 samples of wine, cheese pairing with ...

The Bigger Picture of Credit Scores

Thu, Apr 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

It can all seem confusing, and you might have heard lots of conflicting info about credit scores. Is it better to avoid credit cards all together? Ditch ...

Online Financial Workshop: Proper Protection

Fri, Apr 22
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

3D Printing – Tech Lab Orientation

Fri, Apr 22
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$40

The Foundry
298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

In this session, we introduce and use the most basic of the three different types of 3D printers we have here at The Foundry (the M3D micros). At the ...

Building a Toolkit to Support Executive Functioning Skills- Autism Services, Inc./Autism Society WNY Virtual Workshop

Sat, Apr 23
8:45 am - 12:45 pm

$10.00

Online

On Saturday, April 23, 2022 Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York are pleased to present our virtual workshop, “Building a Toolkit ...

Collage/3-D Collage with Thom Knab

Sat, Apr 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts Studio! Come participate in this fun open-ended collage making workshop with our exhibiting artist, Thom Knab! ...

Explore Your Truths: How You Want to Express Your Work?

Sat, Apr 23
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

This three-part workshop series, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition In These Truths, gives participants the opportunity to explore their ...

BYOBBB “Build your own Board, Booze & Bouquet!

Sun, Apr 24
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$119

Goody Girl Flower Farm
6110 Robinson Road Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Our 3-part charcuterie, cocktail, and floristry class where you select EVERYTHING!
WHAT YOU GET:
– 12″ Charcuterie ...

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! WITH ARIEL ABERG-RIGER (HYBRID)

Tue, Apr 26
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Art has always played a critical role in social and political movements. It inspires, connects, communicates, and ignites. In this workshop we will look ...

Online Financial Workshop: Building Wealth; Asset Accumulation

Tue, Apr 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Crafting Cocktails and Financial Plans

Tue, Apr 26
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

Master the art of cocktail making while you learn to make smart financial choices for your future. From choosing the proper cocktail glasses to key steps ...

Parents and Money

Wed, Apr 27
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

Online

Being a parent brings so much joy along with spending pressures and overall expenses. How will you afford doctor visits, childcare, dance lessons and college? Pitfalls ...

Wax & Wine Candle Making Night

Wed, Apr 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$60

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Join us for DIY & Drinks! Come make a unique, completely custom pallet sign! Choose from one of our pre-made designs or let us help you create one. ...

BUFFALO WRITES WITH DANA VENERABLE

Wed, Apr 27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us for a drop-in writing time facilitated by established writers from Just Buffalo. During this adult writing workshop, you will be offered generative ...

TechKnow Class: Mobile Email

Thu, Apr 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Email is one of the main ways we communicate in today's modern world and how many of us access this service is through our mobile devices such as phones ...

NOVELS-IN-VERSE WITH ANGEL BARBER (HYBRID)

Thu, Apr 28
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Are you a poet that likes to write stories? Are you a novelist that likes to write poems? Join JBWC alum, Angel Barber, to explore novels-in-verse: writing ...

Wine and Investing 201

Thu, Apr 28
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The Establishment
5110 Main St. Suite 100 Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

Ready to continue your ongoing exploration of wine and investing? We’ve got you covered. Both subjects are full of concepts and terms that can be overwhelming. ...

Online Financial Workshop: Building Wealth; Asset Accumulation

Fri, Apr 29
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Online

Is money controlling you? Or do you control your money? With this Financial Foundation Educational Program you will learn how to: Make money work ...

Explore Your Truths: Share Your Truths

Sat, Apr 30
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

This three-part workshop series, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition In These Truths, gives participants the opportunity to explore their ...

​​I WANT TO POEM W/ SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME WITH TARFIA FAZULLIAH (HYBRID)

Sat, Apr 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$25

Just Buffalo Literacy Center
468 Washington Street 2nd floor Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

In a phase of our history where contact and connection are even more fraught and complex–in fact, potentially downright deadly–how do we approach the ...

Lights and Flights @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Apr 30
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Road Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Join us at Freedom Run Winery for Lights & Flights with Kim Sardina-Smith from Scents of Imagination. Create your own custom scented premium soy ...

CALIFORNIA WINE CLASS

Sat, Apr 30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$60

Winkler and Samuels
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

In our California wines class you'll explore the classic to the new! You will sample wines from all over Italy, 6 samples of wine, cheese pairing with ...

Mahogany 365 – Sip Shop & Support

Sun, May 1
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

The Mahogany Events & Gathering Space
190 Minerva St Tonawanda, 14150

North Towns

Join The Mahogany Events Venue for a unique pop-up shop experience on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 2pm – 6pm! Come enjoy great deals and products ...

Sip and Paint!

Sat, May 7
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$65

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

Grab a "MOMosa" and dive into the fun as you create both a masterpiece and memories with mom! Inspiration is all around us, especially in the Botanical ...

“Flowers and Tea for Mom & Me” Teacup Centerpieces and Artisan Tea/Chocolate Pairing for 2

Sat, May 7
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$119

Goody Girl Flower Farm
6110 Robinson Road Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Learn how to make the cutest teacup floral arrangements and enjoy a unique tea and chocolate pairing by Cuppa Culture Teapourium. What’s included: 2 ...

Homeschool Days

Tue, May 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$6

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Homeschool groups can sign up for a full day of programming, education, and fun at BNHV's Homeschool Days. Session 1: 10 AM - 10:50 AM A Day in the ...

Beekeeping 101: A Beekeeping Apprenticeship Program

Thu, May 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$175

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

This is a two-month, hands-on beekeeping program in our onsite apiary. Students will meet bi-weekly to perform hive observations and maintenance. All ...

Discover Buffalo Sailing

Sat, May 14
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$75.00

RCR Yachts and Marina
284 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo,

Other

Ask any sailor what sailing means to them and the answers will be varied but always passionate. For some, it’s the feeling of silently gliding on the ...

Introduction to Raising Backyard Chickens

Sat, May 14
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$20

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Chickens have a lot of personality, and are extremely fun to raise! So whether you love the idea of a self-sufficient pet, want to opt-out of the factory-farming ...

Needle Felted Amanita Mushroom

Wed, May 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Spend an evening with us at Alchemy and learn how to make mushrooms using needle felt! In this beginner's class we'll cover everything you need to know ...

Monday Mix Up: Sole @ Woodlawn Beach

Mon, Jun 6
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$50

Sole at Woodlawn Beach
3580 Lake Shore Rd Buffalo, 14219

South Towns

Join us at Woodlawn Beach to create your own unique pallet board sign! Choose from over 400 designs, or let us help you create something custom. ...

Astrology + Embroidery for Solstice

Wed, Jun 22
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Join us for a mashup of embroidery and your own personal sky for a two-fold lesson - stitchery and astrology for the Summer Solstice! You’ll learn what ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 26
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

Youth Learn To Row Summer Camp

Mon, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$185.00

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association
405 Ohio Street Buffalo , 14204

Buffalo

BSRA Youth Learn to Row Ages 12-16 Rowing is the ultimate team sport! It teaches you about communication, leadership and character. Rowers will learn ...

Tuesday Country Night: Sole @ Woodlawn Beach

Tue, Jul 12
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$50

Sole at Woodlawn Beach
3580 Lake Shore Rd Buffalo, 14219

South Towns

Join us for DIY & Drinks! Come make a unique, completely custom pallet sign! Choose from one of our pre-made designs or let us help you create one. ...

Thursday Local Night: Sole @ Woodlawn Beach

Thu, Jul 21
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$50

Sole at Woodlawn Beach
3580 Lake Shore Rd Buffalo, 14219

South Towns

Join us for DIY & Drinks! Come make a unique, completely custom pallet sign! Choose from one of our pre-made designs or let us help you create one. ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Sep 24
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

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