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Move & Gro...

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Nickels Rummy

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Wii Bowling

Workshops

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Fraud Preventi...

Poker

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SENIOR PROM

Senior Prom 20...

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UFO & Para...

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Move & Gro...

Lunch

Nickels Rummy

TV Trivia

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Wii Bowling

Workshops

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Container Gard...

Poker

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Friday Fitness

Silver Pride

Lunch

Lunch & Le...

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Move & Gro...

Lunch

Monday Movie M...

Nickels Rummy

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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CLOSED - JUNET...

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Senior Summer...

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Friday Fitness

Lunch

Lunch & Le...

BINGO!

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Tosh Collins S...

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Move & Gro...

Lunch

Monday Movie M...

Nickels Rummy

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Wii Bowling

Workshops

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Senior Summer...

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Friday Fitness

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BINGO!

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Monday Jun 3, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday Jun 3, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday Jun 3, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday Jun 3, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    June is Pride Month and these movies celebrate LGBTQ stories, people and actors.


    June 3rd– Nyad (2023)– Sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida. Starring Annette Bening & Jodie Foster. Academy Award  Nominee– Best Supporting Actress– Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.


    June 10th- Hairspray (1988) Starts at 1:30 pm after Trivia. When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). Featuring the incomparable Divine at Edna Turnblad.


    June 17th– Beginners (2011) After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment. Academy Award Winner– Best Supporting Actor– Christopher Plummer.


    June 24th– Classic Comedy Hour– The Carol Burnett Show (1967)


     

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday Jun 3, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

  • Defensive Driving Class

    Monday Jun 3, 2024 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Tuesday Jun 4, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday Jun 4, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday Jun 4, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday Jun 4, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday Jun 4, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday Jun 5, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday Jun 5, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday Jun 5, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Wii Bowling

    Wednesday Jun 5, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling rolls back to Wednesdays starting June 5th! 


    8 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

  • Workshops

    Wednesday Jun 5, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    In addition to our Friday Lunch & Learn Classes presented through Erie County Senior Service’s University Express, we are excited to offer this series of Workshops on Wednesday afternoons in June & July. Register with Kim at 822-4532 x0 and come early for lunch.


    Wednesday June 5 1:00 PM Spanish 101 with Esmeralda Sierra
    Here we’ll learn the basic fundamentals of the Spanish language. This will include basic greetings in Spanish, greeting others and introducing yourself so you can be prepared for everyday interactions and travel!


    Wednesday June 12   2:00 PM Drum 4 Health with Carolyn Zimmermann
    Introducing you to the magic, fun, and healing power of recreational music making with hand held drums. No prior experience needed—just bring your enthusiasm, and we'll provide the rest.


    Wednesday June 19– CENTER CLOSED FOR JUNETEENTH


    Wednesday June 26   1:00 PM Strengthening the Canine Human Relationship with Dawn Bellere
    A dog’s friendship is like no other. But did you ever wonder why they do some of the things they do? join us for this awesome class to better understand your furry friend. Instructor plans to bring a few dogs to class for demonstrations


    Wednesday July 3 1:00 & 2:30 PM Hands Only CPR with Pati Aine Guzinski
    This class will teach you the skills needed to perform Hands-Only CPR on adults and infants. This is not a certificate course, but you will leave knowing that you can save a life. * Class size limited to ten.


    Wednesday July 10 1:00 & 2:30 PM Stop The Bleed with Pati Aine Guzinski
    In life, you are more likely to use “Stop the Bleed” skills than CPR skills. Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign that trains and encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.


     

Thursday Jun 6, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday Jun 6, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday Jun 6, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Fraud Prevention by Key Bank

    Thursday Jun 6, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday Jun 6, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Senior Summer Art Camp

    Thursday Jun 6, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


    June 6– Aurora Borealis in Acrylic                                                                     


    June 13th– Dada and Surrealist movement mini lecture and clay               


    June 20th– Mobiles and Origami                                                                            


    June 27– Meditative art, Mandalas and Acrylics 


    July 4th– SKIP CLASS 


    July 11th– Bookmaking


     July 18th– Flower Wreath Making


    July 25th– Sunset Beach landscape and Acrylic


    August 1st– Forest Landscape Painting


     August 8th– Gallery Art Exhibition Opening– 1 pm

Friday Jun 7, 2024

  • SENIOR PROM

    Friday Jun 7, 2024 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


    DISCO AT THE SENIOR PROM!


    The 3rd annual Tosh Collins SENIOR Prom steps back in time to the days of disco as we catch FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEVER and hustle over to the Irish Center at 245 Abbott Road!


    Join us Friday June 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center for a day of dining and dancing. As is our annual tradition, we will be crowning a new Prom King and Queen.


    The catered meal with include a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres with a lunch buffet including roast beef au jus, lemon pepper chicken, pasta, horseradish cream potatoes, fresh rolls; and coffee and soda. Cash bar will be available.  Menu subject to change.  After lunch, hit the dance floor with our DJ spinning all the hits of the 1970’s!

    Buffalo residents paid members—$20
    Non-Buffalo residents paid members—$25
    Non-members—$30
    Registration in-person only. |
    Sponsored by: Five Star Bank, Centers Health Care


    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


     

  • Senior Prom 2024

    Friday Jun 7, 2024 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


    SENIOR PROM HEADS BACK TO THE ‘70’S


    The 3rd annual Tosh Collins SENIOR Prom steps back in time to the days of disco as we catch FRIDAY AFTERNOON FEVER and hustle over to the Irish Center!


    Join us Friday June 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center for a day of dining and dancing. As is our annual tradition, we will be crowning a new Prom King and Queen.


    The catered meal with include a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres with a lunch buffet including roast beef au jus, lemon pepper chicken, pasta, horseradish cream potatoes, fresh rolls; and coffee and soda. Cash bar will be available.  Menu subject to change.


    After lunch, hit the dance floor with our DJ spinning all the hits of the 1970’s!


    Tickets go on sale Friday April 12th at Noon.
    Buffalo residents paid members—$20
    Non-Buffalo residents paid members—$25
    Non-members—$30
    Registration in-person only.


     

Saturday Jun 8, 2024

  • UFO & Paranormal┬áMeetup of WNY

    Saturday Jun 8, 2024 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    UFO & Paranormal  Meetup of WNY


    2nd Saturday of the month
    11 AM—2 PM
    For more info, contact
    Cintemple@ymail.com  or call 716-931-0430


     

Monday Jun 10, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

  • TV Trivia

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    June is Pride Month and these movies celebrate LGBTQ stories, people and actors.


    June 3rd– Nyad (2023)– Sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida. Starring Annette Bening & Jodie Foster. Academy Award  Nominee– Best Supporting Actress– Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.


    June 10th- Hairspray (1988) Starts at 1:30 pm after Trivia. When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). Featuring the incomparable Divine at Edna Turnblad.


    June 17th– Beginners (2011) After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment. Academy Award Winner– Best Supporting Actor– Christopher Plummer.


    June 24th– Classic Comedy Hour– The Carol Burnett Show (1967)


     

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Wii Bowling

    Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling rolls back to Wednesdays starting June 5th! 


    8 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

  • Workshops

    Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    In addition to our Friday Lunch & Learn Classes presented through Erie County Senior Service’s University Express, we are excited to offer this series of Workshops on Wednesday afternoons in June & July. Register with Kim at 822-4532 x0 and come early for lunch.


    Wednesday June 5 1:00 PM Spanish 101 with Esmeralda Sierra
    Here we’ll learn the basic fundamentals of the Spanish language. This will include basic greetings in Spanish, greeting others and introducing yourself so you can be prepared for everyday interactions and travel!


    Wednesday June 12   2:00 PM Drum 4 Health with Carolyn Zimmermann
    Introducing you to the magic, fun, and healing power of recreational music making with hand held drums. No prior experience needed—just bring your enthusiasm, and we'll provide the rest.


    Wednesday June 19– CENTER CLOSED FOR JUNETEENTH


    Wednesday June 26   1:00 PM Strengthening the Canine Human Relationship with Dawn Bellere
    A dog’s friendship is like no other. But did you ever wonder why they do some of the things they do? join us for this awesome class to better understand your furry friend. Instructor plans to bring a few dogs to class for demonstrations


    Wednesday July 3 1:00 & 2:30 PM Hands Only CPR with Pati Aine Guzinski
    This class will teach you the skills needed to perform Hands-Only CPR on adults and infants. This is not a certificate course, but you will leave knowing that you can save a life. * Class size limited to ten.


    Wednesday July 10 1:00 & 2:30 PM Stop The Bleed with Pati Aine Guzinski
    In life, you are more likely to use “Stop the Bleed” skills than CPR skills. Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign that trains and encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.


     

Thursday Jun 13, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Container Garden Workshop

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Senior Summer Art Camp

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


    June 6– Aurora Borealis in Acrylic                                                                     


    June 13th– Dada and Surrealist movement mini lecture and clay               


    June 20th– Mobiles and Origami                                                                            


    June 27– Meditative art, Mandalas and Acrylics 


    July 4th– SKIP CLASS 


    July 11th– Bookmaking


     July 18th– Flower Wreath Making


    July 25th– Sunset Beach landscape and Acrylic


    August 1st– Forest Landscape Painting


     August 8th– Gallery Art Exhibition Opening– 1 pm

Friday Jun 14, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday Jun 14, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Silver Pride

    Friday Jun 14, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    PRIDE COMES TO TOSH COLLINS


    The South Buffalo Community Association is proud to partner with the Pride Center of Western New York to bring a great new monthly event to the Tosh Collins Center.


    The Silver Pride Project


    The Silver Pride Project is a Pride Center initiative that’s all about creating better conversations and improved social engagement with our older members of the LGBTQ+ community. By understanding people’s experiences we can facilitate greater social connectivity, improve social inclusion and evolve services to meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ elders.


    LGBTQ+ Seniors Coffee Hour


    Also known as the Silver Pride Coffee Hour, is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ seniors to come together and enjoy a morning of refreshments and conversation. Tosh Collins will begin hosting this monthly event on Friday June 10th from 10am-Noon and will meet the 2nd Friday of every month.
    Contact Michael Weidrich for more information at 822-4532 x101 or email michael @ southbuffalo.org


     

  • Lunch

    Friday Jun 14, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday Jun 14, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    University Express returns to the Tosh Collins Senior Center with another great line-up for the Spring Semester. Our Lunch & Learns have been so popular with some classes standing room only! Sign up with Kim at the front desk or call 822-4532 to register for lunch and to learn then stay for BINGO !


     


    Friday May 3- 11:30 AM
    Western New York First (and a couple seconds) with Alan Nowicki
    Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area.


     


    Friday May 17- 11:30 AM
    Half a Century of Working Women
    with Cheryl McDonald
    From Irish immigrants arriving on ships to Rosie the Riveter building war planes, women have helped shape our city and beyond. Whether managing the world's largest box company or running a nightclub on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo women have not shied away from hard work and entrepreneurship. We’ll look at the period from 1900 to 1950 to meet some of these amazing women


     


    Friday May 31- 11:30 AM
    Buffalo's Sporting Life
    with Joe Wasik
    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more


     


    Friday June 14- 11:30 AM
    The Irish and the Erie Canal
    with Michael McCarthy
    The Erie Canal was intended to be built with local labor however the further west they went the labor force dwindled. The canal was completed with the help of poor, unpopular, and unruly Irish immigrants. This presentation chronicles the issues and scope of the Irish intrusion.


     


    Friday June 28- 11:30 AM
    Remembering Buffalo's Yesteryear Restaurants
    with Marla Bujnicki
    Step back in time to when the Park Lane was a converted mansion on Gates Circle, Liberace was gaining popularity courtesy of the DiGuilio family- owned 3l Club, the Cloister was the place to be seen and you were spun around, albeit lightly, as you enjoyed a beverage at the Chez Ami. Both memories and taste buds will be revived as we recall and share some of our more memorable dining experiences.


     


    Friday July 12- 11:30 AM
    History of Buffalo Roadways: From Footpaths to Roundabouts!
    with Kenneth Kuminski
    We sure have come a long way from the unexplored wilderness our area was at the end of the Revolution in 1783! WNY is home to two major east-west transcontinental highways - Interstate 90, the longest route in the Interstate Highway System, and U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the older US Numbered Highway System and also the longest road in America. Join us to learn more fascinating history about our Buffalo Roadways.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday Jun 14, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Monday Jun 17, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    June is Pride Month and these movies celebrate LGBTQ stories, people and actors.


    June 3rd– Nyad (2023)– Sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida. Starring Annette Bening & Jodie Foster. Academy Award  Nominee– Best Supporting Actress– Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.


    June 10th- Hairspray (1988) Starts at 1:30 pm after Trivia. When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). Featuring the incomparable Divine at Edna Turnblad.


    June 17th– Beginners (2011) After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment. Academy Award Winner– Best Supporting Actor– Christopher Plummer.


    June 24th– Classic Comedy Hour– The Carol Burnett Show (1967)


     

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

  • CLOSED - JUNETEENTH

    Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 All day

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Senior Summer Art Camp

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


    June 6– Aurora Borealis in Acrylic                                                                     


    June 13th– Dada and Surrealist movement mini lecture and clay               


    June 20th– Mobiles and Origami                                                                            


    June 27– Meditative art, Mandalas and Acrylics 


    July 4th– SKIP CLASS 


    July 11th– Bookmaking


     July 18th– Flower Wreath Making


    July 25th– Sunset Beach landscape and Acrylic


    August 1st– Forest Landscape Painting


     August 8th– Gallery Art Exhibition Opening– 1 pm

Friday Jun 21, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Friday June 21st 11:30am-12:30pm


    Join us for a special Lunch & Learn as we welcome People Inc. to hear more about their Senior Companion Program, which assists older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, so that they can retain their independence. They assist with tasks such as grocery shopping, errands, providing friendship and companionship, and providing respite to caregivers. This session will cover how to become a companion and how to be a recipient.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Sunday Jun 23, 2024

  • Tosh Collins Senior Day @ the Farmers Market

    Sunday Jun 23, 2024 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday Jun 24, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    June is Pride Month and these movies celebrate LGBTQ stories, people and actors.


    June 3rd– Nyad (2023)– Sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida. Starring Annette Bening & Jodie Foster. Academy Award  Nominee– Best Supporting Actress– Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.


    June 10th- Hairspray (1988) Starts at 1:30 pm after Trivia. When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). Featuring the incomparable Divine at Edna Turnblad.


    June 17th– Beginners (2011) After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, comes out of the closet. When Hal passes away a few years later, Oliver grows depressed, struggling with his failing career as an artist while constantly remembering his childhood and time spent with his dad. Oliver's loneliness is eased when he meets actress Anna (Mélanie Laurent), but their relationship is threatened by their mutual fear of commitment. Academy Award Winner– Best Supporting Actor– Christopher Plummer.


    June 24th– Classic Comedy Hour– The Carol Burnett Show (1967)


     

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Wii Bowling

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling rolls back to Wednesdays starting June 5th! 


    8 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

  • Workshops

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    In addition to our Friday Lunch & Learn Classes presented through Erie County Senior Service’s University Express, we are excited to offer this series of Workshops on Wednesday afternoons in June & July. Register with Kim at 822-4532 x0 and come early for lunch.


    Wednesday June 5 1:00 PM Spanish 101 with Esmeralda Sierra
    Here we’ll learn the basic fundamentals of the Spanish language. This will include basic greetings in Spanish, greeting others and introducing yourself so you can be prepared for everyday interactions and travel!


    Wednesday June 12   2:00 PM Drum 4 Health with Carolyn Zimmermann
    Introducing you to the magic, fun, and healing power of recreational music making with hand held drums. No prior experience needed—just bring your enthusiasm, and we'll provide the rest.


    Wednesday June 19– CENTER CLOSED FOR JUNETEENTH


    Wednesday June 26   1:00 PM Strengthening the Canine Human Relationship with Dawn Bellere
    A dog’s friendship is like no other. But did you ever wonder why they do some of the things they do? join us for this awesome class to better understand your furry friend. Instructor plans to bring a few dogs to class for demonstrations


    Wednesday July 3 1:00 & 2:30 PM Hands Only CPR with Pati Aine Guzinski
    This class will teach you the skills needed to perform Hands-Only CPR on adults and infants. This is not a certificate course, but you will leave knowing that you can save a life. * Class size limited to ten.


    Wednesday July 10 1:00 & 2:30 PM Stop The Bleed with Pati Aine Guzinski
    In life, you are more likely to use “Stop the Bleed” skills than CPR skills. Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign that trains and encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.


     

Thursday Jun 27, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Senior Summer Art Camp

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


    June 6– Aurora Borealis in Acrylic                                                                     


    June 13th– Dada and Surrealist movement mini lecture and clay               


    June 20th– Mobiles and Origami                                                                            


    June 27– Meditative art, Mandalas and Acrylics 


    July 4th– SKIP CLASS 


    July 11th– Bookmaking


     July 18th– Flower Wreath Making


    July 25th– Sunset Beach landscape and Acrylic


    August 1st– Forest Landscape Painting


     August 8th– Gallery Art Exhibition Opening– 1 pm

Friday Jun 28, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    University Express returns to the Tosh Collins Senior Center with another great line-up for the Spring Semester. Our Lunch & Learns have been so popular with some classes standing room only! Sign up with Kim at the front desk or call 822-4532 to register for lunch and to learn then stay for BINGO !


     


    Friday May 3- 11:30 AM
    Western New York First (and a couple seconds) with Alan Nowicki
    Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area.


     


    Friday May 17- 11:30 AM
    Half a Century of Working Women
    with Cheryl McDonald
    From Irish immigrants arriving on ships to Rosie the Riveter building war planes, women have helped shape our city and beyond. Whether managing the world's largest box company or running a nightclub on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo women have not shied away from hard work and entrepreneurship. We’ll look at the period from 1900 to 1950 to meet some of these amazing women


     


    Friday May 31- 11:30 AM
    Buffalo's Sporting Life
    with Joe Wasik
    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more


     


    Friday June 14- 11:30 AM
    The Irish and the Erie Canal
    with Michael McCarthy
    The Erie Canal was intended to be built with local labor however the further west they went the labor force dwindled. The canal was completed with the help of poor, unpopular, and unruly Irish immigrants. This presentation chronicles the issues and scope of the Irish intrusion.


     


    Friday June 28- 11:30 AM
    Remembering Buffalo's Yesteryear Restaurants
    with Marla Bujnicki
    Step back in time to when the Park Lane was a converted mansion on Gates Circle, Liberace was gaining popularity courtesy of the DiGuilio family- owned 3l Club, the Cloister was the place to be seen and you were spun around, albeit lightly, as you enjoyed a beverage at the Chez Ami. Both memories and taste buds will be revived as we recall and share some of our more memorable dining experiences.


     


    Friday July 12- 11:30 AM
    History of Buffalo Roadways: From Footpaths to Roundabouts!
    with Kenneth Kuminski
    We sure have come a long way from the unexplored wilderness our area was at the end of the Revolution in 1783! WNY is home to two major east-west transcontinental highways - Interstate 90, the longest route in the Interstate Highway System, and U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the older US Numbered Highway System and also the longest road in America. Join us to learn more fascinating history about our Buffalo Roadways.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM