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Healthy Choices: Yoga and chocolate, skiing, food film on tap this week

Yoga, skating and a local showing of a film that extols the benefits of plant-based nutrition are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. xxx

MONDAY

Look Good Feel Better: 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. A makeover designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Free.

Harmony fitness training and group exercise: 6:30 p.m.; also same time Tuesday and Wednesday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Amherst. A holistic approach to group exercise for all ages and fitness levels. $10 for a drop-in class, $35 per month; first class free.

Advanced yoga workshop: 7 p.m., Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. Explores difficult poses and deep meditations. Preregistration for four-week session required at livingbreathyogi.com. $60.

TUESDAY

The Ice at Canalside is a popular spot on fair weather winter days (Derek Gee/Buffalo News file photo)

Open ice skating:  3 to 7 p.m.; also same time Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, The Ice at Canalside, Scott and Main streets. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions. Visit canalsidebuffalo.com for more information.  $6 for ages 13 and over: $4 for 6-12; free for 5 and under. Skate rentals costs $5 (toddler size 9 to an adult 13); locker rental costs $3. Show your BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York membership card and receive a $1 off skate admission and $1 off skate rental discount.

Alzheimer’s support: 1 p.m. (respite care available), Jamestown Area Medical Associates, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown; 6 p.m., Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, call (800) 272-3900.

WEDNESDAY

Wellness Weeknights: Talk entitled “Diabetes: Not a One Way Street,” 6:30 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. To register, call 689-4922. Free.

THURSDAY

"Food is so powerful," says Jessica Meyers Altman, who this week will host a film about the benefits of plant-based eating. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

"Eating You Alive": Film about the power of plant-based eating, followed by a Q&A with the producers, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sweet Home Middle School. $15. Sign up for the showing at gardenfreshfoodie.com.

SATURDAY

Snowshoeing adventures: 10 a.m. to noon, Evangola State Park, Irving. Registration is required by calling 549-1050. Free.

Self Love: Noon, OWM Yoga Downtown, 235 S. Elmwood Ave. Yoga, meditation, wine and chocolate workshop. For more info, visit owmyogadowntown.com or call 332-1555. $50-$60.

SUNDAY

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club: Club President James Klein hosts learn to cross-country ski lessons for the public that start at 10 a.m., if enough snowfall, at the Rose Garden in Delaware Park. To sign up or learn more, visit buffalonordic.org. The website also has a lengthy list of trail sites across the region.

email: refresh@buffnews.com

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