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

Below are the top 10 WNY Refresh calendar items of health and wellness, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region recommended by Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon.


Free trial at the six branches of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara: Starts today and runs through Sept. 30 during the Y membership campaign. Yoga and other fitness classes, youth sports and swimming, personal training and aquafit are among activities family members can try. Save up to $75 off the join fee for anyone who decides to join the Y during the membership campaign, as well. Those interested in participating can stop in, call 565-6000 or visit

Therapeutic movement: 9 a.m., St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle. $8. Dance-based gentle moves to increase strength and flexibility while reducing risk of falls. For info, call 574-5503.

Food Truck Tuesdays: 5 to 8 p.m., 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


Yoga for seniors: 11 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; $2. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes.


Amberleigh Food Truck Tango: 4:30 p.m., Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst. Benefit for WNY Alzheimer’s Association Chapter, with five food trucks and sidewalk chalk competition.


Tour de Farms: GObike Buffalo and the Massachusetts Avenue Project will host a 35-mile bike tour of urban and rural farms to celebrate local biking and food systems. The seventh annual tour starts in the morning at Rich Products on the West Side, proceeds to the nearby MAP farm, heads to Bipperts Farm in Elma and continues midafternoon at Oles Farm in Alden with a local food celebration. Buses will take bikers back to the West Side early evening. Register at

A Walk in the Park: 9 a.m., Sprague Brook Park Casino, 9674 Foote Road, Glenwood. Includes health screenings and smoking cessation information.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: State Street Park, Medina; Point Gratiot Park, Dunkirk. Each walk follows a 10 a.m. ceremony that pays tribute to those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Two-mile walks are the largest source of donations for the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, which provides free resources including educational programs and support groups across the region. It’s free to register, but donations are strongly encouraged, with incentives for attaining certain fundraising levels. Register online at or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Yoga: 10 a.m., Resurrection Church, 130 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterwards. Supported by the church and the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more information, visit

WNY Bootcamp: 11 a.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Amherst. For information, call Jonathan Sandberg at 249-0982.

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