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WNY Refresh wellness and family event calendar, Feb. 18-25

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions no longer are accepted.

FAMILY

Rural Outreach Center Parenting Support Group. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. next Saturday. East Aurora Christian Church, 464 Main St., Aurora. For more info, visit theroc.co.

Memory Minders. 10 a.m. Monday, Friday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Social day program for adults with mild memory loss. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $30 per day.

Enhancing adult relationships. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. A small group workshop setting that explores the joys and trials of adult relationships. $25; JCC member discount of $18.

Kids Day. 10 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Free admission for kids 12 and under and members. For more info, visit buffalogardens.com.

Weekend for Women with Cancer. Deadline is Thursday to apply for weekend March 10-12 at Stella Niagara Center of Renewal near Lewiston. Program provides modest private room, all meals, and optional activities such as massage therapy, arts and crafts, use of indoor pool, discussion groups, meditation and yoga. Donation of $15 requested. For information and required application, call 893-0931.

Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament. Spectators are welcome to watch some of the 144 teams compete in the tournament, which continues Saturday and Sunday at RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. For more info and a schedule, visit labattbluepondhockey.com/buffalopond.

Niagara Doula’s Dancing For Birth Class. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Bee Maternal, 5742 Main St., Williamsville. Prenatal fitness, birth readiness and fun combined in one class. No dance experience necessary. For more info, visit bee-maternal.com. Free.

Book signing. Eli Clare, a Vermont-based writer and activist who lives with cerebral palsy and identifies as gender queer, will speak and sign copies of his books – “Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure” and “Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation” – at 8 p.m. next Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. Clare has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first U.S. Queerness and Disability Conference.

GRIEF SUPPORT

Good Grief support. 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at South Cayuga St., Williamsville. For more info, call the church office at 633-7800.

FITNESS

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Open ice skating. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday,  3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 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.

Ice skating. Public skates from 1 to 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and next Saturday, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Friday and next Saturday, Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. For more info, visit thinkrink.org. $5; children 4 and under free with paying adult. Skate rental costs $3.

Open skating. RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. Visit buffaloriverworks.com or call 342-2292 for times and days, which are mostly on weekends. Cost is $5 for those 6 and older; free for those 5 and under. Independent Health members get $1 off by presenting their insurance card. Skate rental runs $5.

The Ice at Canalside goes rainbow. To show support for the LGBT community, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Canalside. $6 admission and $5 for skate rental; $15 per person with a minimum of four team members and a maximum of 10 for curling; ), $12 per half hour per ice bikes. Live music, food trucks and drinks. Ten percent of proceeds will go to The Pride Center of WNY.

Ice volcanos of Lake Erie. Guided walk, 10 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Evangola State Park, 10091 Lake Shore Road, Irving. To register, call 549-1050. Free.

DANCE

Adult ballet. 5:45 p.m. Monday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main, 2495 Main St., Suite 600. For women and men of varying ages and levels with an interest in learning fundamentals or returning to ballet. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

Dance Cardio. 6:45 p.m. Friday. Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. Instructional dance class set to upbeat pop music for women of all fitness levels. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $5-$20.

OTHER CLASSES

Fitness Center/Weight Room. For ages 16 and up, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Village of Lewiston Recreation, 145 N. 4th Street, Lewiston. Free.

Pound. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Stokes Fitness, 1669 Hertel Ave. Full-body cardio and toning with continuous simulated drumming. For more info, visit stokesfitness.com. $5-$10.

Water in Motion aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Eric Poniatowski at eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org or 886-3172, Ext. 411.

Barre Fitness for Beginners. 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $5-$20.

BollyX with Henna and Madhu. 11 a.m. Sunday, Oasis Dance Center, 920 Niagara Falls Blvd., City of Tonawanda. Dance fitness class. For more info, call 698-0288. $7 or buy six-class pass for $35 (1 class free) and use it within 10 weeks of purchase.

BodyAttack. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 7:15 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Nonmembers pay $10 per class or can purchase 10 classes for $59.

The Glute Workshop. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Fierce Fitness, 167 Ashland Ave. For more info, visit fiercetraining.net. $10.

Chair exercise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $2.

Meditation and relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. Learn and practice traditional meditation to cultivate joy, happiness, relaxation, concentration and skill in everyday living. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com.

Introduction to Meditation. 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $20.

SENIOR FITNESS

Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For info, call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or email annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For info, call 675-9288. Free.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, email yogaforlifebflo@gmail.com or call 510-7457. $2.

Zumba. 11 a.m. Monday, Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.

Zumba Gold. 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive. Included in YMCA membership or as part of the Silver Sneakers program, in which costs vary by insurance carrier. For more info, call 839-2543.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness. For more info, call 574-9303. $5.

Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. $5.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Living Breathing Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Classes designed for those with limited mobility, great for everyone. For more info, visit livingbreathyogi.com. $10.

Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Preregister through the center office at 874-3266. $3.

Chair Yoga. Noon Wednesday, Oasis Yoga and Wellness, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit cmyoga.com. $10-$15.

Yoga for seniors. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Call 633-5138 for more info. $5.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.

TAI CHI

Tai Chi Chih. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit massageandreikibydenise.massagetherapy.com. Eight classes for $80.

Taijiquan (tai chi). Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind at 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com.

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email buffalo.ny@taoist.org or call 876-7218.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit jccbuffalo.org.

Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. $5.

Tai chi. 11:30 a.m. Monday, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 204-2070.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. For info, call 828-1093. $3.

Intro to Taijiquan (tai chi). 12-week beginner course focused on the first 16 moves of the Yang Style Long Form starts 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com.

YOGA AND PILATES

Yoga By Bonnie. Adult yoga at 8:15 a.m. and express yoga at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

Little Pretzels Yoga. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Power Yoga Buffalo, 758 Elmwood Ave. To sign up or for more info, visit poweryogabuffalo.com. $10.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Resurrection Church Community Room, 3 Doat St., at Genesee St. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. Supported by the church and the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more info, visit yogisinservice.org.

Yoga Reset. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com.

Pilates/Floor Barre. 10:30 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. Ballet-inspired barre exercises fused with Pilates provides a body sculpting workout. No experience necessary. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

Yoga. 9 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit healthyandfitwny.com. Free.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886. $5.

Pilates. 10 a.m. Monday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $8.

Kids yoga camp. 2:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For those aged 5 and up. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $10 per class.

As the Spirit Moves you yoga. 5 p.m. Monday, Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Bring your own yoga mat. For more info, call the winery at 778-7001. $10. Prepay for five classes and get the sixth free.

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

Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $12.

Gentle yoga. 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. For more info, visit facebook.com/bodyofwealth. $10.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $6.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. For info, visit livingbreathingyogi.com. $10.

Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com or call 884-9642. $12.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, call 510-7457. $10.

Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17.

Gentle Restorative Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.

Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. A gentle meditative yoga class for all. $15.

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road. For more info, visit bit.do/manyhaha. Free for all ages and abilities.

Pilates. 9 a.m. next Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.$5.

ZUMBA

Zumba by Samira. 9:15 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. Monday and 5:15 p.m. Zumba. Monday and Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. All are welcome and no experience required. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.

Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, call 829-9314. $5.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Weight loss surgery seminar. “Taking Control of Your Weight and Your Life,” 5:30 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 716-278-4000 to register. Free.

Medicaid and Child Health Plus info session. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and the Rural Outreach Center will host an enrollment-assistance session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the ROC, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. Call 331-4844 for more information or to set up an appointment.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Wellness Wednesdays. Noon Wednesday, Ellicott Square Building lobby, 295 Main St. Free.

Holistic classes. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. $35. Call 992-9264 to register.

The Earth-Spirit Expo. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26, The Grapevine Banquets 333 Dick Road, Depew. Features energy workers, green living, alternative healing, massage, spirituality, organic products, psychics, gifts and more. $7 admission includes lectures by local experts. For more info, visit Earth-SpiritExpo.com, email LightBridges@Juno.com or call Leesah Jackson at 266-4192.

Aging Mastery. Ten-week program starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Road, Lockport. Includes a wide range of topics to improve overall health. To register, call 433-1886. Free.

SUPPORT

STD Clinic, 9 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Trott Access Center, Niagara County Department of Heath, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential STD testing. For more info, call 278-1900.

Alzheimer’s support. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Allegany County Office for the Aging, 6087 State Route 19, Angelica; 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Hanover. Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at alz.org/WNY or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Recovery International support. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. For adults needing help with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anger management. Visit recoveryinternational.org or call 694-0104 for info on 10 Western New York meetings.

Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 886-1242 or email intern@eriemha.org.

Friends and Family of persons with addiction. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Amherst Town Court, 400 John James Audubon, Amherst. Information on how to find help for families affected by addiction.

Prostate support. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sisters of Charity Hospital - St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169.

Scleroderma support. 11 a.m. next Saturday, St. Mary Church of Swormville school cafeteria, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst, Handicapped-accessible; all are welcome.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.

Elmwood Village Winter Market. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, next Saturday Buckham Hall, SUNY Buffalo State, near the Grant Street side of campus along Rockwell Road. Free parking will be available during market hours; Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience. At 11 a.m., senior Molly Lawler will lead fitness classes in the Buckham Hall atrium at the Rees Street entrance. Participants are asked to bring a bottle of water and yoga mat. Classes are free though a goodwill offering is appreciated. The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium in Buckham Hall on the Buffalo State campus is also open on Saturdays during the market. Visit fergusonplanetarium.net for more information.

Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Market at Horsefeathers, 346 Connecticut St.

Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

Eating Disorders Anonymous. 5:30  p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email edcatt2@gmail.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 9 a.m. Monday, Highland Hose Firehall, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Evans. Annual dues of $32; weekly fee of $1.

TOPS. 6 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda. Call 432-6207 for info.

Food Addicts in Recovery. 7 p.m. Monday, Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 3043, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 109, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway.

TOPS. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tonawanda Zion Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. $2.

TOPS. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cheektowaga Recreation Center, 2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 895-4414.

Healthy Living class. 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst. $5 monthly dues.

TOPS. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lancaster Municipal Building Room 215, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster.

TOPS. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave. Call 877-2915 for more info.

email: refresh@buffnews.com

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