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WNY Refresh Top 10: Scott's calender picks of the week

WNY Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon plucked the following 10 health and wellness, fitness, nutrition or family events you may want to consider this week:


  • Green Cuisine: Free program starts with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. Monday followed by a discussion at 7:30 p.m. about GMOs, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. Jeremy Seifert, director of GMO OMG, will lead the talk and Q&A to follow. For more info, email


  • Stroke Awareness and Risk Factors: Free presentation by Dr. Gregory Sambuchi, neurologist and director of stroke medicine at Mount St. Mary’s Medical Center, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town of Niagara Senior Center, Lockport Road.
  • Food Truck Tuesdays: Starts for the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.; features more than 20 food trucks from across the region as well as musical entertainment and a variety of local art, decor and produce vendors. In cooperation with the Independent Health Foundation, each food truck is required to feature at least one healthy option. For more info, visit
  • Why can’t I sleep?: Free talk by chiropractor Ray Cooley, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Complete Wellness Arts & Science Center, 1515 Kensington Ave.; Cooley’s talk will focus on various causes and solutions for sleep disturbances.


  • Alzheimer’s Respite Care: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, near Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Free. The volunteer staff has been trained by The Alzheimer’s Association and the guests will participate in a variety of activities, as well as receive a nutritious lunch. For more information, call Sue Wloch at 836-4868.
  • Blood and the Heart: “Myth, Magic, Reality,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave. Town of Tonawanda. Free; call 995-3851 or visit to register or for more information.


  • Tinnitus support: 7 p.m. Thursday, 144 Farber Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Main Street at Bailey Avenue. Tinnitus researcher James Henry will give a talk entitled, “Management of Tinnitus: What is the Research Evidence?” For more information, call 829-5291 or email


  • Zumba by Samira: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Cost is $5 drop-in; $40 punch card for 10 classes. For info, visit zumba.comor call 868-1578.
  • KidBiz Market training session: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Bulger Communication Center Room South, SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.; children in grades 2 through 6 interested in being part of KidBiz on Saturdays at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market June 20, July 11 and Aug. 1, along with their parents, must attend this training session to learn how to do so. For more information, call 878-4030. Hosted by the school’s Small Business Development Center. By the way, the Farmers’ Market starts this Saturday for the season, as well.
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Fundraiser: Daughters of the Nile will host a vendor and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Ismailia Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Ismailia Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca.

Email your calendar items – in the same format you see above – to at least two weeks in advance.

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