Bodybuilding, help with migraines and a healthy touch of Ireland – the Shamrock Run in the Old First Ward - are all part of the top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week.
Blood Vessel Disease – Steering Clear of Crisis: 5:30 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. For those with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of stroke or vascular disease. Join vascular physicians for dinner and a conversation. Call 447-6205 to register. Free.
Breast cancer support: 6 p.m., Bella Moglie Center, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew. Terry South and Carol Stein will present the topic, “Stress Reduction through Tai Chai, Yoga and Exercise” For info, call 706-0060.
Holistic Lecture Series: “Natural Management & Treatment of Migraines,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Learn about the anatomy of the nervous system, what triggers migraines, and medical as well as non-medical options. Register by calling 689-4922. Free.
Mental health support: Support group for those with bipolar support. 1 to 3 p.m., Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave.; for more info, contact group facilitator John Notaro at 803-7230 or email@example.com; NAMI support group for loved ones of those with mental illness, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst.
Be Active Erie County Walk: 8:30 a.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive. Mini-Wellness Lane runs from 8:30 to 9:15; walk is from 9:15 to 10 a.m.
Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Tim Shaw, author of “Ghosts of Buffalo” and “Haunted Rochester,” will speak. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/HAWNY.
Buffalo Shamrock Run: 8K race starts at 10 a.m., Old 1st Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St.; to register or for more info, visit buffaloshamrockrun.com.
Mr./Ms. Buffalo Bodybuilding Championships: Judging in 10 divisions and dozens of height, weight and age classes starts at 10 a.m.; finals start at 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center, 100 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Tickets for a $12 day pass, or finals tickets that run $21 to $34, are available at ticketfly.com. For more info, visit mrmsbuffalocontest.com.
Stroke support: 10 a.m., OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Open to recently diagnosed stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. For info or to register, call 447-6205
“Capturing Grace:” Film about dancers with Parkinson’s disease, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.; light refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. Preregistration is needed by calling 629-3626. Free.
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