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Refresh Calendar for April 5 to 12 events


Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.

Health and wellness

EAST HIGH Health Fair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, East High School, 820 Northampton St., off Fillmore Avenue. Free. More than 35 health care agencies will offer health screenings and education on how people of all ages can improve their health. The WNY Mobile Mammography Bus will be on hand, as well as a Kids Zone.

Healing Spirituality: Service of Healing, 4 p.m. today, St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle (Lafayette at Richmond), For all who feel a need for healing in body, mind or spirit. For more info, call 885-1112 or visit

Fibromyalgia Awareness: Support group meets from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Those with fibromyalgia or family and friends are welcome. For more info, contact Dana Mang at 207-1827 or Gail Potter at

Spring Fling for Alzheimer’s: 1 p.m. Sunday, Iris, part of Maple Entertainment Complex, Maple and Sweet Home roads, Amherst. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door, or call 831-3271 or visit

Diaphragmatic Breathing Workshop: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Buffalo Spine and Sports, 200 Sterling Drive, Suite 200, Orchard Park. Cost is $15; register online at or call 725-7066.

Fifth Chakra: Dr. Michelle Dobbertean will discuss the relationship your chakras (energy centers) have with your spine, and how keeping them open and in balance allows for all levels of healing: physical, emotional/mental and spiritual, 6 p.m. Monday, 5637 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Free. Reserve a seat at or by calling 225-3413.

health screenings: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, D’Avolio Oils and Vinegars, 5409 Main St., Williamsville. Get screened free, and receive a free sample bottle. Hosted by D’Avolio and the Independent Health Foundation.

Chronic Disease Self-Management: Workshops to help Niagara County caregivers, and residents with ongoing health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or arthritis. Free six-week classes start next week and run 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hall, 2239 West Creek Road, Burt, and the same time but on Thursdays in the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Register by calling 438-3030 or 278-1900.

Young Survivors Breast Cancer Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call Christine Bylewski at 585-2092.

Breast cancer support: 6:30 p.m. program, 8 p.m. support group on Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of WNY, Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Featured program speaker is Monica Michael, who will talk about natural health and acupuncture.

Gentle Chiropractic: Talk at noon Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free.

Cystic Health: Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Park Country Club, 4549 Sheridan Drive. For info, call 677-4252.

Memory care support: Alzheimer’s support group at 3 p.m. Wednesday and daughter’s support group to follow at 5 p.m., Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. For more info, contact Sarah Pietrowski at 632-3700 or

Make Their Pink Promise: The Independent Health Foundation and WNY affiliate of Susan G. Komen invite women to learn about the importance of finding breast cancer early at free educational dinners to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., and 5 to 7 p.m. April 16 at the Seneca Allegany Casino, 777 Allegany Blvd., Salamanca. Women 40 and older can enjoy an evening of health and beauty, while they hear from breast cancer survivors and experts, and have the opportunity to schedule a mammogram. Participants will receive a complimentary dinner, health and wellness products, chair massages and beauty treatments. Reservations are required by calling 635-4959.

Kidney Disease Education: Learn how to manage kidney-related conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 1542 Maple Road. Williamsville; register by calling 636-3300 or online at

Stroke support: Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, fifth-floor Rehabilitation Medicine wing, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; call 859-5280 or 859-7110.

Kidney Founation awards dinner: Northeast Kidney Foundation Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m. Thursday, Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. Tickets cost $75. Call 512-7918 or email for reservations and information.

Parkinson’s support: National Parkinson’s Foundation of WNY hosts its monthly support group for people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. For more information, call 689-1559.

Mental Health support: National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County educational meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. Program Speaker: Bruce Goldstein, “Legal Issues in Mental Health Care: Pooled Trusts, Guardianships, Power of Attorney & Wills.”

Rock-a-Thon: “Rocking for a Healthier Niagara,” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, upper lobby, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 10th Street, Niagara Falls. Fundraiser supports health care programs and equipment. For information, call 278-4159.

Stroke Support: Group meets from 9 to 11 a.m. next Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. “Speech Language Pathology After a Stroke” will be the topic. Free; open to recently diagnosed stoke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. For more info or to register for a meeting, call 447-6205 or visit

lupus seminar: For patients, family and friends, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Talks include: “You have Lupus – Now What?” “Scaling the Lupus Mountain: Conquering Anxiety,” and “Lupus: The Heart of the Matter.” Cost is $12 and includes breakfast; to register, call 835-7161 or (800) 300-4198.


Tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required. Visit or email for more info.

Tai Chi: 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase flexibility, tone muscles, improve posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8. For more info, email or call 574-5503.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per drop-in class. For more info., visit or call 866-3735.

arthritis foundation exercise classes: 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, 3735 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; Cost is $2 and the class is open to the public. To register and for info, call 874-6070.

Gentle Yoga: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit $10 per class, ongoing.

Cycling Medicine: Free lecture for Ride for Roswell particiants and bike enthusiasts presented by Chris Nentarz, of EnduraSports of WNY, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Hohn Auditorium, Roswell Park Research Study Center, Elm and Carlton streets. Free; RSVP to: or 440-6435.

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville; $10 per class, bring own mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Get the Skinny: Complimentary classes starting at 9 a.m. next Saturday, Hive: Lifespan Center, 9570 Transit Road, East Amherst; 1 p.m. lecture, Hierarchy of Fat Loss, with Mark Rullo, costs $10.


Senior Life Planning: Talk entitled “Planning for Aging is More Than Just a Will,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Amber Room, Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst; free, with complimentary lunch. Register at 689-4195.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair: noon to 6 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, 453 Porter Ave.; writers, artists, and cultural workers from the Great Lakes Region and beyond will offer their works and products for sale. There will be free workshops and readings, as well. For more info, visit

Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport.

Introduction to Geo-caching: 10 a.m. next Saturday; adults and children age 8 and up are invited to learn how to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to find hidden clues and solve nature mysteries hidden in geo-caches at Walton Woods Park, next to the Audubon Library in Amherst. Registration is required by calling 683-5959.

Revolutionary re-enacment: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday and April 13, Old Fort Niagara, Town of Porter. Admission charged, though veterans (past service or active duty) will be admitted free.

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