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. Join us or start something new! Located at 206 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN 55313 (across from the Post Office) on Highway 25 Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We’ve got lots of smiling people here to welcome you to the Community Center.
About the Community Center
Community Center Director Sue Kolbinger Community Center Council Representative Linda Kittock
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
LOCATE THE COMMUNITY CENTER, 206 CENTRAL AVENUE From Highway 55, head south on Highway 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.
The Senior Dining Program in Buffalo offers a balanced nutritious meal Monday through Friday, served at 12:00 p.m. noon. Meals are made each day from scratch just like at home. We now offer 2 great options for daily dining. 1. Congegate dining served daily at noon. 2. Checkerboard Cafe Rancho Grande, Buffalo – Authentic Mexican Dining at Rancho Grande’ located on Hwy 55 next to Applebee’s and Cub Foods in Buffalo. Diners may select from an authentic Mexican Menu of specials, selected especially for our diners.
- Dining hours for Rancho Grande are 11:30-1:30, and you must get a ticket from the Senior Dining Site at the Buffalo Community Center(206 Central Ave) before going to Rancho Grande and choosing from the select menu. Participants must be over 60 years of age, but you can bring family or friends to dine off of the regular Rancho Grande’ menu.
The modest $4.25-$8.00 suggested contribution for the meal is one-half to one-third the cost diners would find at a regular cafe or restaurant. Diners under 60 years of age are welcome and may purchase their meals for $8.00. All meals include, a main entree’, vegetable and/or fruit, bread, margarine, milk, and dessert. Call (763) 682-6036 for more details.
The Buffalo Community Center is also the home for Meals on Wheels. If you or someone you know is in need of Meals on Wheels, please have them contact us and we will be happy to assist them.
Old Time, Polka, Two-Step
Each month April-October, the Buffalo American Legion and the Buffalo Community Center sponsor a dance for seniors. The Senior Dance is held at the Buffalo Legion every third Thursday of the month from April-October and the month of December from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The dance cost is $8.00 and includes a light luncheon served at 3:00 p.m. by the Legion. 2020-dance-schedule. Book a band for the dance by contacting the Community Center at (763) 682-6036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Buffalo American Legion is located at 304 10th Ave S. Click here to map it.
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.
Tai Chi Returning in September! George Moilanen will be returning to teach Tai Chi Yang 10 and Yang 24 in September; Yang 10 classes will be Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. beginning September 16th and Yang 24 classes will be Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. beginning September 18th. Classes will take place at Buffalo City Hall; please call the community center at 763-682-6036 for more information. Welcome back, George!!
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.
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 email@example.com or call Suzanne Kolbinger at (763) 682-6036.
Join us every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. to play our new game…ZINGO! Free Popcorn!
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.
Do you have a musical itch to scratch? Join the GoldenAires Singing Group. All you need is a voice. Staying in tune is optional having fun is a given. The group, led by piano player Margaret Groskreutz meets every Thursday at 9:15 a.m.. The group performs in the community several times each month and can provide music for your local event. To book, please contact the Community Center at (763) 682-6036.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Luce Line State Trail French Region Park Lake Independence Regional Trail Lake Rebecca Park Reserve 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. Check out our 2017 ride schedule. 2017 Scheduled Rides. “Happy trails until we meet again…”