Health and wellness
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, this informal service features singing of simple Taize songs of prayer and scriptural texts about healing. For more info, call 885-1112 or visit stjohnsgrace.com.
Kidney disease Education: 1 p.m. Monday, Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island; free. Learn how to manage kidney-related conditions including diabetes and hypertension. To register, call 523-9604 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Cancer Answers: “Understanding Chemotherapy and Side Effects, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, American Red Cross (rear building, 786 Delaware Ave.; free and open to the public. Sponsored by the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project, but relative to all cancer survivors. For more info, visit wnyovariancancerproject.org.
Taking Charge of Your Diabetes: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. To register, call 298-2297.
Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. This informal information meeting is free to the public and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.
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.
Knee replacement talk: 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Community Room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore). Dr. Cindy Repicci Romanowski, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will talk about partial knee replacement. Free. To register, call HealthConnections at 447-6205.
Fibromyalgia support: Group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Study Group Room, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome, as are family or friends. For more info, contact the Arthritis Foundation at (800) 870-1771.
Smoking Cessation Class: Learn the keys to kicking the habit, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Wellness Center, sixth floor, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Sessions will be facilitated by Community Health Worker Cassandra Jackson of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For information or to register, call 278-4604.
Kidney Disease Education: 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis Center, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park; free. Learn how to manage kidney-related conditions including diabetes and hypertension. To register, call 209-7200 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Breast Cancer Support: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora (just west of Route 400). There will be a speaker followed by the general meeting and refreshments. Hosted by Bosom Buddies of WNY; for meeting or group information, call Esther at 652-4985.
Financial Stress Relief: “I Hate Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support group, 10:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Lauber Financial Planning, 3976 Seneca St., West Seneca. Nicole Newcomb will speak. Cost is $10; RSVP at 430-1634.
Open House: 10 to 11:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society, 968 Kenmore Ave., between Colvin and Starin avenues. See demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class times. For more info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 876-7218.
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 shaktibuffalo.com or email email@example.com 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.
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 carlaspilates.com or call 866-3735.
Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, improve your posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for info.
Gentle Yoga: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $10 per class, ongoing.
Bootybarre classes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Bring a yoga mat, and, if you’d like 3- to 5-pound hand weights. Cost is $12 per class or five pack for $50. For more info, call 675-7375.
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 bodyglyphix.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 604-7536 or visit yourfitguru.com/joykelley.
Elmwood-Bidwell Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; the market will be set up on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across from its usual location, while work is done on the lawn there. Market features up to 38 vendors.
Cross Roads Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield.
Food Truck Tuesday: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkinville, Seneca and Van Rensselaer streets.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 6 to 7:30 p.m Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Lose weight with help of a 12-step program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. For reservations, call 995-3851.
Farmers’ Market at Grider: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 351 Grider St., across from ECMC.
Breast-feeding Class: Learn about the benefits of breast-feeding from our certified lactation consultant, 6 to 8 p.m., Mary C. Dyster Women’s Pavilion, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4623.
Family Run: Independent Health Foundation’s 26th Annual Kids Run for kids and families, 9 a.m. next Saturday, Delaware Park, near the Zoofari Courtyard of the Buffalo Zoo. Free event, presented by Wegmans, includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages. All participants can enjoy the Buffalo Zoo with $2 (cash only) admission per person. To register online or download an entry form, visit independenthealth.com/kidsrun. Entry forms also are available at all area Wegmans stores. Walk-up registrations also are welcome from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the event.
Open House: First of free 12-week open houses, 1 to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, Getzville. Free and reservations are not required. For more information, call 810-7500.