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Healthy choices: Parenting tip sessions, three free fitness classes among Refresh Calendar picks of week

Tips on better parenting, three free ways to get more fit and talk of what the constellations might tell us about the new year are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar picks of the week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family options in the region. See the whole calendar here.


Mat Pilates class: 6 p.m., Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit $5.


Lifestyle Health and Fitness Bootcamp: 6 p.m., Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, of City of Tonawanda. Fast-paced, full-body workout. For more info, visit $5; buy seven classes, get eighth class free.


Free Respite Care Program: 10:30 a.m., Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive (near Sweet Home Road), Amherst. For people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. To register or for more info, visit

Heroin, opiate talk: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Amherst Town Hall Council Chambers, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. Informational resources available and panel on addressing the opiate crisis individually and as a community.


Functional Behavioral Assessments: 6 p.m., Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main St. Does a child’s behavior create problems in the classroom or at home? What can be done? For info or to register, call 332-4170, email or visit Free.

Navigating Adult Services: 7 p.m., Parent Network, 1000 Main St. Learn how to support young adults with disabilities who will soon transition into the adult world. For info or to register, call 332-4170, email or visit Free.


Free trial senior yoga class: 9 a.m., Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Free hatha yoga class; try it out for the new year.

Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Astrologer Cassandra Ann Butler will talk about how the cosmic forces are aligning for 2016. For info, visit


Taoist tai chi: Free major open house, 10 a.m., Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit, email or call 876-7218.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class: Starts 10:30 a.m., Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. For info, call 631-7200.


Twitter: @BNrefresh, @ScottBScanlon




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