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Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma Walk: 11:30 a.m. today, Eastern Hills Mall food court, Transit Road, Clarence. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m.; for more information, visit the Scleroderma Buffalo Facebook page at facebook.com/sftristatebuffalo.

Summer Solstice Wellness: Stress-reducing Vedic fire and drumming ceremony, 7:30 p.m. today, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center. Free; bring a chair, friends, bottled water, bug repellent, drums or a musical instrument. Preregister by calling 652-7805.

Parkinson’s caregiver support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dent Towers, fifth-floor UBNS administrative offices, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 833-5389.

Breast Cancer Support: Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, call 754-4719.

Drumming: For healing and stress relief, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and July 9 and July 23, Clarence Hollow Health & Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Cost is $10 per class or all three for $25; register by calling 572-2096.

Kidney Support: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, SNI Cattaraugus Health & Wellness Center, 36 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving. Those with kidney disease, kidney transplant patients their families are welcome to attend. For more info, call 725-4328 or 997-0073 or email healthysenecakidneys@gmail.com.

Kidney Disease Education: 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda; free. Learn how to manage kidney-related conditions including diabetes and hypertension. To register, call 871-8103 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.

Chronic disease management: Six-week Friday morning workshop sessions start at 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Those with chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis and chronic pain, as well as their caregivers, are encouraged to attend. To register, call 438-3030 or 278-1900.

Mindfulness: Free “mindfulness sampling,” 7 p.m. Friday, Mindgardens, 484 Connecticut St.; for more info, visit mindgardens.net.


Outdoor Power Yoga: 10 a.m. today and next Saturday and 6 p.m. Friday at Canalside; 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Bidwell Park, Elmwood at Bidwell avenues; Free.

Running classes: 11 a.m. today and next Saturday at Canalside; cost is $5 per class. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Presented by Hybrid Fitness.

Tai chi: Open house from 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.

Summer Solstice Paddlefit Demo Day: Free kayak and stand-up paddle board demonstrations, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Longboards at the Beach, Hamburg Town Beach, 4420 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. For more info, visit www.longboardsbeach.com

Outdoor yoga: 10 a.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Cost is $8, which includes parking. Participants are advised to bring their own water, and towel or yoga mat.

Outdoor Cardio: CrossTrain Boot Camp, 7 p.m. Monday; Zumba, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Sculpt and Abs (please bring a mat and 2- to 5-pound dumbbells) 8 a.m. Thursday, Niawanda Park Bandshell, Niagara Street, City of Tonawanda. Free.

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 monicazucco@gmail.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.

Zumba: Classes at 6:45 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Cost is $5 per class; for more info, email jaw.jaf@verizon.net or call 829-9314.

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.

Chair Exercise: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $2 per class, in which light handweights and dyna-bands are used to help increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance to those with mobility limitations or arthritis. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Episcopal 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 suz32dana@yahoo.com 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 monicazucco@gmail.com for more 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. Bring a yoga mat, and, if you’d like, 3- to 5-pound handweights. Cost is $9 per class or five pack for $40. For more info, call 675-7375.

Running Group for Beginners: 10-week class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starts Tuesday with certified running coach Beth Stormer, at Be Healthy Institute, 40 Main St., Hamburg. Cost is $60. Visit behealthyinstitute.com or call 648-3400 for more information.

Qi Gong: Low-impact exercise program that promotes relaxation, balance and coordination with the use of gentle, fluid movements that can be practiced either standing or sitting, 9 a.m. Wednesday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $3; for more info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com.

Outdoor Bootcamp: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Cost is $10, which includes parking. Participants are advised to bring their own water, and towel or yoga mat.

Gentle Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee. For more info, visit bodyglyphix.com.

OUTDOOR ZUMBA: BAC for Women instructors to present free weekly Zumba classes through August to members and nonmembers starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Niawanda Park Bandshell in the City of Tonawanda. Donations will be accepted at the events to benefit the building of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. If classes can’t be performed at the park because of inclement weather, they will be moved to the BAC for Women Colvin location, Colvin Avenue at the Youngmann Memorial Highway, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Women’s Fitness: “Women’s Health, Better Than Ever: Mind, Body and Spirit,” 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Free. Group fitness instructor Mary Anne Cappellino of the BAC for Women will give a presentation and lead gentle exercises. Register online at bcbswny.com/betterthanever or call (800) 248-9296.

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, visit yourfitguru.com/joykelley.

Yoga for Seniors: Basic class, 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Cost is $5 per class. For info, call 633-5138.

Erie County Park Walk: Registration starts at 9 a.m. and walk sets out at 9:40 next Saturday at Isleview Park Casino, River Road, Tonawanda.

Yoga Sampler class: Small stage at Taste of Diversity Festival, 11 a.m. next Saturday, Grant Street between Lafayette and Auburn avenues, Buffalo. Free. For more info, visit tasteofdiversity.org.


Elmwood-Bidwell Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

Cross Roads Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield.

GREEN CUISINE: Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, 9365 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. Help make ice cream (bring an ice cream maker if you have one), then sample a variety of fair trade chocolates culminating in a chocolate fondue with fruits for dipping during a round table nutrition discussion.

Food Truck Tuesdays: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkinville, Seneca and Van Rensselaer streets. Up to 30 food trucks, live music, local produce, beer and wine.

North Buffalo Farmers’ Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Holy Spirit Church, 1113 Hertel Ave.

Farmers’ Market at Grider: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 351 Grider St., across from ECMC.


Person First Forum: “Art, My Gift and My Companion,” a talk by local artist Cindy Few, 1 to 3 p.m. today, Museum of disABILITY, 3826 Main St.; free, but admission is charged to tour the museum. For more information or to register, call 629-3626.

Nature Hike for children: noon Sunday (rain date June 29), Hunter’s Creek County Park, Centerline Road, Wales. Free for children, $5 for adults. Join Rose Czyrny of The Body Glyphix Studio for a nearly 2-hour hike that may be too rigorous for children 5 and under. Bring water, bug repellent and backpack. Preregister at 652-7805 or bodyglyphix.com.

Caregiver Talk: Those wondering if a relative is showing signs they need greater support are welcome to attend a free talk at noon Wednesday at Wynwood Kenmore, 2971 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Call 874-3200 to register. Basket raffle and lunch will be provided.

New 3-D Movie: “Mystery of the Unseen World,” a new National Geographic giant-screen adventure, opens Friday in the Buffalo Science Museum. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, the new film focuses on things beyond the scope of normal human vision, things that are too fast, too slow, too small, or invisible to the naked human eye. Tickets cost $3 for museum members and school groups, and $5 for nonmembers with paid general or Mummies of the World admission. For more information, visit sciencebuff.org.

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