Community Center

Community Center

Welcome to the Buffalo Community Center Website!

The Buffalo Community Center offers adults in Buffalo a place to share experiences and relationships while remaining active in the community. Although many participants are over 50 years of age, most of our activities will appeal to people of all ages.

The Community Center provides Buffalo Citizens a place to learn, share, dine, and participate in daily, weekly and monthly planned activities. You can bring your ideas, skills and talents and friendship to the center and make a difference in the community.

Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We’ve got lots of smiling people here to welcome you to the Community Center.

Per Emergency Executive Order 20-81 masks are required to enter the building; if you do not have a mask please ask for one.

Community Center Director

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
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See What’s Happening at the Community Center!

Articles – Calendar – Events – Puzzles – Recipes

Click on the Monthly Newsletter to the left for all the happenings for the month.

Guests Playing Mahjong!

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About the Community Center

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Advisory Board Information

Advisory Board Members are appointed for a 3 year term. All advisory Board Members are appointed by the Buffalo City Council.

Their role is to advise the Community Center Director on issues concerning the Community Center Programs, and lead efforts to provide a Community Center environment that is both inclusive and fun.

The Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of odd months at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Apply to be an Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Members
  • Kim Carlson
  • Joann Kocak
  • Connie Hein
  • Fred Naaktgeboren
  • Pat Kolbinger
  • Mary Sodergren
  • Darlene Bechtold
  • Mary Kaye Kath
  • Amanda Kiviaho
  • Bernie Lachermeier
  • Veronica Varner

Programs

Bicycle Club

The Buffalo Bike Club is a partnership between the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Community Center, and the Community Education Department of the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools. Any community member or area resident is welcome to join. The Buffalo Bicycle Club is for people of all ages!

Nearby Trails

Upcoming Events “Like” Buffalo Bike Club on Facebook to stay up to date & chat with other members.  Our winter meetings are held the third Saturday of each month November-March.

Our treks are planned to accommodate riders desiring short, medium and long distance rides and are suited to all ages and abilities. If you are interested in participating in these contact Jack for more information at 763-682-1594.

Bison Fishing Forever

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Bison Fishing Forever (BFF) is devoted to its mission of enriching the lives of seniors, veterans, vulnerable youth and adults, and youth through free fishing and boating excursions on beautiful Lake Pulaski in Buffalo.

BFF provides trips June through September, Monday through Thursday. Each trip is approximately two hours. We provide a safe, handicap accessible pontoon, life jackets, rods, reels, live bait, bottled water, volunteer fishing guides and lots of fun.

To volunteer, schedule a trip, or for more information please contact the Buffalo Community Center at 763-682-6036 or email Suzanne.kolbinger@ci.buffalo.mn.us .

GoldenAires Choir

Goldenaires temporarily suspended due to the COVID pandemic.

Toy Workshop
Community Center Toy Work Shop

“We Make Toys and Lots of ’em.” Be a part of the fun each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Toy Workshop is located across from Park View Care Center in Sturges Park, next to the Skateboard Park.

The group has been making toys, plaques, and other items to donate in the community since 2006. This program makes a difference in many lives. Please get involved and help keep it going. If you can’t join us Tuesday or Thursday mornings, you can become involved and use your tools at home to get projects started, which can then be sanded and assembled here.

Any donations for toys, goes back to further enhance the program. Here’s what we’ve been working on lately.  If you have clean lumber that can be cut with a Jig-Saw or a Band-Saw please contact us by email at woodshop@bwig.net or call Suzanne Kolbinger at (763) 682-6036.

Writer's Group
Buffalo Community Center Writer’s Group

Check out the current month’s writer’s contribution in the newsletter. The Buffalo Community Center Writer’s Group is a spirited group of adults who meet Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. The Community Center provides coffee and the group often brings treats to share. The writer’s group was started nearly 20 years ago with the help and guidance of author and St. Cloud State Professor Frank Kazemek.

The group has a great time just telling stories and sharing. Several editions of written material have been published by the group and copies of these writings are available in our Library.

Each week the group meets to discuss current writing projects, to learn new techniques and build their skills in story telling, poetry writing, and self discovery. This is an active social group, who make friends, share their experiences, and really have far too much fun in the process.

Activities

Daily Game Activities
Daily Game Activities

For Information about any of our daily game activities call (763) 682-6036. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.  Check out our newsletter for specific times and games. If you don’t see something you’re interested in, give us a call and we’ll try to set something up.

Hand & Foot

Hand & Foot temporarily on hold due to the COVID pandemic.

Health/Fitness
Woman Weighing Herself on a ScaleA Number of Great Options for Exercise and Fitness in Buffalo.

Buffalo Community Center – (763) 682-6036 Fitness for Older Adults –  Classes Meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. All Ages welcome. Exercise class with Megan Liepholtz, Certified Fitness Specialist.

New Game!
Join us every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. to play our new game…ZINGO! Free Popcorn!
Old Time Dance
Old Time, Polka, Two-Step

Dances at the Legion temporarily suspended due to the COVID pandemic.

Location

From HWY 55, head south on HWY 25 (Central Ave.)

The Buffalo Community Center is located next to the City Center across from the Buffalo Post Office. You can find directions or locate the Community Center by mapping this location.

Parking is available in the two city provided lots behind the Community Center. Parking in the Woodmere parking lot is PROHIBITED and will result in a ticket or tow.

Contact Us

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