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.
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.
“Alcohol and Drug Use: What everyone needs to know.” 1 p.m. Saturday, during St. Leo the Great Lawn Fete, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Lecture on information critical to helping prevent substance abuse in youth.
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.
Securing Stable Housing. 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, University at Buffalo South Campus Allen Hall, Main Street at Bailey Avenue. Informing the community of the housing hurdles that mental health consumers face and their available solutions.
Good for the Neighborhood. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Program will focus on nutrition, showcasing the free vegetable everyone gets for attending, and there will be a raffle for items that include cutting boards and a crock pot. Those who get health screenings will win a prize.
Ancient Order of Hibernians 125th birthday celebration. And annual St. Patrick’s Day Party, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Music, food and family activities, starting with the world’s smallest St. Patrick’s Day parade at 4:45 p.m. Fireworks at 10:45 p.m. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry. Advance sale tickets are $9 or $10 at the door; children under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit local charities. Advance sale tickets are being sold at B&B Cigars on Main Street and McCloud’s Pharmacy on Buffalo Avenue, in Niagara Falls; Always a Party on Military Road in the Town on Niagara; Cheri Amour on Center Street and at Capitol Cleaners on Portage Road, in Lewiston.
Grief Share. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport. For info, call 433-3780.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Addictions support. HELLO (Helping Every Life Live On) support for families and loved ones of those going through addiction and/or recovery, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. For more info, call 836-0822, Ext 164 or email email@example.com.
Retirement community open house. 1 p.m. Saturday, Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, Amherst. Guests will be able to tour the grounds and speak to residents.
Cycle Live. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive in Amherst. High-intensity workout, accompanied by live, high-energy music, to benefit the 2017 YMCA Annual Campaign. Youth ages 14 and older are welcome to participate. Preregistration is required by calling 839-2543 or stopping in to the branch. $25 per cycler; guests welcome free, however donations will be accepted. The Independent Health Y is working to raise $130,000 to support its outreach and impact throughout the community.
Ice skating. Public skates from 1 to 2:20 p.m. and 7 to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Friday; last open skate of the season is 1 to 2:20 p.m. Sunday, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. For more info, visit thinkrink.org. $5; children 4 and under free with paying adult. Skate rental costs $3.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.
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 email@example.com 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.
YOGA AND PILATES
Adult yoga. 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.
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 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
We Can. 1 p.m. Saturday, The Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support group for teens struggling with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction. For more info, visit thegenesiscenter.us.
Chronic disease self-management program. Weekly six-week workshop starts at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. To register, call 278-1900. 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.
Diabetes self-management program. Weekly six-week program starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. To register call 278-1900.
Holistic Lecture Series. “Sound Healing 101,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Explore the effects of sound on the body, mind, and soul. Register by calling 689-4922. Free.
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.
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.
Bariatric surgery support. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For people who have had weight loss surgery and those who are considering it.
Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room, The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Alzheimer’s support. 1 p.m. Tuesday (respite care available), Jamestown Area Medical Associates, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown; 6 p.m. Tuesday. Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. 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.
Osteoporosis support. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Join Catholic Health for a free monthly support group for anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
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, Realty USA, 4909 Transit Road, Depew.
Invisible Illness Game Night. 6 p.m. next Saturday, Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 who suffer from physical “invisible” illnesses. For more info, call 631-9297.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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