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Healthy Choices: Yoga, biking open house and a reflective walk

Meditative yoga, a bike club open house and a peaceful walk around Delaware Park are among the 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.


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Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice: 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary School gym, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. Free, though donations are accepted, with all proceeds going to the parish. For more info and class dates, call Diane Zwirecki at 683-6445, Ext. 24 or email


Incredible Years - Parents and Babies: 5 p.m., EPIC – Every Person Influences Children, 1000 Main St., Workshop for parents to learn skills and strategies on how to enhance their baby’s development. For more info, visit Free.

Women’s Lymphedema education and support: 5:45 p.m., Sheridan Surgical meeting room, 4510 Bailey Ave., Amherst.


Relay for Life: Starts at 6 p.m. and goes into Saturday morning, Niagara County Community College main gym on the Sanborn campus. The overnight community event allows individuals and teams to camp out, dance, play games and take turns circling a track to support the American Cancer Society. Musical performances, chair massages, midnight bowling, basket auctions, and a movie are planned. There is no registration fee and walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is strongly encouraged by calling 614-6857 or emailing or visiting


From left, Big Wheel Bicycle Club members Jack Muscarella, Don Simon, Tom Somerville,
Nancy Holzerland, Kathleen DiGiore and Cathleen Waters stop for a photo during a club ride last year. The club will host its annual open house on Saturday. (Photo by Paula Manijak)

Free lice treatment: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Naughty Nits Lice Clinics of America, 2809 Wehrle Drive, at Harris Hill Road, Suite 10, Bowmansville. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Attendees will also receive their own detection comb and lice education packet. For more info, visit or call 626-5423.

WNY Gluten-Free Diet Support Group: 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. Health benefits of tai chi, with certified instructor Lisa Rood.

Eat like your Elders – Local Food Guide: 10:30 a.m., Made 2 Move Fitness, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. Explore the concepts of eating locally, seasonally, and affordably. Register at $5.

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Big Wheels Open House: 1 to 3 p.m. next Saturday, Zion United Church of Christ, Koenig Circle and Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda. Learn more about joining a bike club that hosts rides almost daily throughout the biking season at sites across Western New York and in Southern Ontario. For more info, visit

We Can: 1 p.m., The Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St., South Buffalo. Peer-run support group for teens struggling with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction. For more info, visit

"Invisible” Illness Game Night: 6 p.m., The Comfort Zone Cafe, 17 Main St., Hamburg. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 with chronic, “invisible” illnesses. For more info, call 880-0404.


Reflective Walks at Delaware Park: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.; begins and ends at Marcy Casino.


Twitter: @BNrefresh, @ScottBScanlon

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