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Things to do this January

Sometimes we all need a little help keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve vowed to exercise more, spend quality time with family or forge a deeper connection with yourself, these events make it easier to stay fit, focused and on track.

Jan. 9 and 23: Healthy Options cooking classes

D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars Kitchen, 5409 Main St., Williamsville; Sun Cuisines, 5759 Main St., Williamsville

For those who want to eat better, Independent Health is partnering with two popular Northtowns restaurants for on-site cooking classes that will inspire a healthy lifestyle — and your taste buds. Learn techniques from professional chefs and then savor your delicious creations. Jan. 9 class will be held at D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars Kitchen; Jan 23 class is at Sun Cuisines. Both run 6-8 p.m. (635-4959;

Admission: $25; Independent Health Members, $20

Jan. 11, 13, 18 and 19: Woodworking at The Foundry

The Foundry, 298 Southampton St., Buffalo

Learn a new skill and have a beautiful handmade piece to show for your efforts. No experience required, you’ll be tackling the table saw and mastering the miter joint in no time. Whittle your way through the cutting board class on Jan. 11, build a picture frame on Jan. 13, or make your own keepsake box on Jan. 18 and 19 (must attend both classes). Visit website for specific times. Proceeds help support youth programming and small business owners at The Foundry. (885-1381;

Admission: Class costs range from $75-$100 and include all materials

Jan. 20 and 21: Sun Moon Psychic Expo

Michael’s Catering and Banquets, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg

Will 2018 bring a new love, job or adventure? See what’s in store with a reading at this event featuring mediums, psychics, healers, tarot cards, astrology and vendors. Help determine your path while helping the pooches at Sadie’s Safe Harbor, a canine rescue group and benefactor of the expo. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (867-3678;

Admission: $7 donation to Sadie’s Safe Harbor; readings start at $45

Jan. 27: Frozen Chozen 5K

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4536 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park

Make strides toward ending homelessness by taking part in this annual run/walk to benefit Family Promise of WNY, and start the year off by exercising and being charitable at the same time. Preregistration and packet pickup from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan, 26. Race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with race at 10 a.m. Stick around for awards at 11 a.m., followed by food and fun in the St. John’s Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. (662-4747;

Admission: $30 registration; $25 before Jan. 25

Jan. 27: Larkinville Ice Festival

Larkinville Neighborhood, Seneca St., Buffalo

Optimize your family time and your vitamin D levels. This neighborhood-wide event just may be the kick in the pants you need to get out and enjoy the year-round perks of living in WNY. Hosted with participation from Buffalo Distilling, Hydraulic Hearth, Flying Bison Brewery and other Larkinville businesses, activities include sledding, ice sculpturing, snowman building, boutique vendor market, face painting and alpacas. Join in the festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (362-2665;

Admission: Free

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