Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon recommends these WNY health, fitness, nutrition and family events as his top calendar picks of this week:
Zumba for Seniors: 11 a.m., Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St.; cost is $2; also 11 a.m. today and Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; cost there also is $2. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-7457.
Refresh Mondays: Dawn Peters, assistant deputy director of public services with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, will be the featured speaker as Refresh Mondays continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Buffalo NewsRoom at Canalside, the pocket park at Scott and Washington streets. Peters will talk at 12:30 p.m. about ways to fill summer vacation for kids with constructive, educational activities. In the event of bad weather, her talk will be moved to the first floor of The Buffalo News across Washington Street.
Look Good Feel Better: Free program to help women with cancer find ways to handle appearance-related treatment side-effects, 4:30 p.m., WCA Hospital Cancer Treatment Center Conference Room, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. Registration required by calling (800) 227-2345.
Food allergy support: Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m., Cleveland Hill Fire Hall, 440 Cleveland Drive, near Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, visit gbfoodallergy.org.
Taoist Tai Chi: 9 a.m. today and Thursday, Canalside. Movements to improve circulation, balance and posture, increase flexibility and strength, while also reducing stress.
Feel your Emotions – Heal Your Life: Learn how to ease the pain of grief and become more empowered with this special program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Free. Led by Lori D’Ascenzo from Enlightened Feelings in Fonthill, Ont.; for information and to reserve a seat, call Nancy Weil at 873-6500.
Muay Thai kickboxing: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside. High intensity workout helps tone and strengthen the body while teaching moves in self-defense.
Cardio dance: 11 a.m., Main Street Park, Main Street and Cummings Drive, Clarence.
Lockport Community Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and next Saturday, Historic Canal Street, City of Lockport. Yoga at 7 a.m.; free. Bring your own mat, blanket or towel and water. For more info, visit lockportcommunitymarket.com.
Waterfront yoga: Slow Vinyasa classes at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wilkeson Pointe and Bell Slip/Greenway Nature Trail, Outer Harbor. All levels welcome, including beginners. Free. Bring your own yoga mat; cushion or blanket and water bottle also recommended.