Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
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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.
Buffalo BookFest. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. Free festival will highlight the region’s most talented craftspeople, artisans and writers. Highlights will include steamroller printmaking, bookmaking, letterpress cards and posters, as well as printmaking for kids. An after-party that includes dinner and six featured artist exhibits will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St., in the Old First Ward. You must be 21 or older to attend. $30. For tickets and more info, visit wnybookarts.org/events.
Family Fun on Saturday Afternoon. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Middle Block, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Arts and crafts, interactive children’s performers, “Exercise Like the Animals” fitness sessions and block party from noon to 2 p.m. Free.
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.
Storytime. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside. For families and young children up to age 8. Free.
Child safety seat check. 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Registration required by calling 447-6205. Free.
Child safety seat check. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday, State Police Barracks, 5297 Old State Road, Warsaw. For more info, contact Trooper Eric S. Lunser at 585-786-5152. Free.
Parent-child play group. Five-week program for children approximately 18 to 36 months old, accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver, starts at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. next Saturday, Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Facilitated by Maureen McDonnell, a licensed speech pathologist, the group will focus on early language skills through socialization, songs, stories, play and movement. Cost is $70 per child, with a discount offered for siblings. Reserve your space by calling 713-6195.
Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair. 1 p.m. next Saturday, on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Hosted by Malcolm Wilson, musical director of the Malcolm Wilson & Joshua’s Generation, several musical acts will perform. Health screenings and healthy living information will made available throughout the afternoon. The Niagara Falls OG Cruisers Classic Car Show also will be part of the festival. In case of rain, the event move indoors. Free.
BIKE, RUN, WALK
Slow Roll Buffalo. Meet at 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Futures Garden, Carlton Street. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. Free. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org.
Campus WheelWorks outing. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Five categories range from fast-paced, 30-mile course to a shorter “ice cream ride.” Bike helmet mandatory. For information on this and other excursions, visit campuswheelworks.com.
Campus WheelWorks outing. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Five categories range from fast-paced, 30-mile course to a shorter “ice cream ride.” Bike helmet mandatory. For information on this and other excursions, visit campuswheelworks.com.
Niagara Frontier Bike Club. Local cycle club offers daily rides to it’s members. Weekday rides vary from 20-30 miles with weekend rides from 25-100 miles. For membership and more information, visit nfbc.com.
Checkers Running Club track sessions. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Williamsville North High School track, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst. Includes Children’s Track, Zero to 5K program and training. The club also organizes group fun runs and cross-country meets at various locations. Members get discounts on race entry fees and enjoy social gatherings including an annual picnic. For membership and program info, visit checkersac.org.
Walking on Wednesday. Brisk, 30-minute walk at noon Wednesday, Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets. Presented by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Boot Camp. 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Friday, Edward F. Loomis Park, Loomis Bay Road, Ashville. Free.
Jada Blitz Body Boot Camp. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Fast paced workout for maximum results. Will sample Balanced Body meals and offer fitness class participants 15 percent off with the code Canalside. Free.
Boot Camp. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Garrison Park, Garrison Road, Amherst. Free.
Boot Camp. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport. Free.
DANCE AND ZUMBA
Zumba. 10 a.m. today, next Saturday, Artpark, Lewiston. Free.
FreeStyle Barre. 10 a.m. today, next Saturday, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. Free.
BollyX. 11 a.m. Saturday, Canalside. Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Free.
Bellydance. 9 a.m. Sunday, Canalside. Aerobic style fitness with Belly Dance moves. You may be surprised how slightly changing your fitness routine can challenge your muscles. No experience needed. Free.
Hip Hop Cardio. GoPole Fitness presents this dance fitness class, 11 a.m. Sunday, Canalside. Free.
Zumba. 5 p.m. Monday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport. Free.
Zumba. 6 p.m. Monday, Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Amherst. Free.
ConfiDANCE. 6 p.m. Monday, Canalside. Jazz fitness class. Free.
Salsa in the Park. Sarah Haykel, director of Salsa for the Soul, will lead this class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Rose Garden at Marcy Casino, Delaware Park. $5 includes lesson and dance social. Beginners and singles welcomed and encouraged. For more info, visit sarahhaykel.com/dance.
Barre Centric. 7 p.m. Monday, Canalside. Body sculpting with ballet, yoga and Pilates fitness exercises. Free.
Everyone Can Dance. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Dance fitness and games for all ages. Free.
BollyX. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. Free.
Zumba. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Day Road Park, 5014-5098 Day Road, Lockport. Free.
Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside.
Zumba. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westwood Park, 175 Pavement Road, Lancaster.
Zumba. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Krull Park, 6108 E. Lake Road, Olcott.
Zumba. 10 a.m. Thursday, Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road.
BollyX. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St.
Youth Circuit. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Delaware Park at the Amherst Street/Colvin Avenue green space.
Little Gym of Williamsville fitness. 10 a.m. Friday, Canalside. Designed for children ages 4 months to 12 years old.
Kayaking with Tina. Smartstart Paddling Orientation classes, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in July, August and Sept. 7, Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island; beginner classes at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 8 and 23 and Aug. 20, Wilson Tuscarora State Park. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up early. Call 282-5154 to register.
Kayak safety courses. Throughout the summer at various rates through Seabirds International. For more info, visit seabirds.co or email email@example.com.
PILATES, TAI CHI, YOGA
HEAL Bflo Yoga. 10 a.m. today, next Saturday, Bidwell Park, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.
Yoga on the Green. 9 a.m. Sunday, Kenmore Farmers Market, Village Green at 2919 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit vedayogaspace.com. Suggested donation $5 to $15.
Qigong. 9 a.m. Sunday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. $8.
Summer Sunday Yoga. 9:15 a.m. Sunday, the Great Lawn at the Darwin Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway. Vinyasa class led by Yoga Parkside. $10; each ticket includes a buy-one, get-one-free Darwin Martin House Tour coupon. Preregistration required at yogaparkside.com/shop.
Yoga. 10 a.m. Sunday, Delaware Park near the Rose Garden. Free.
Pilates. 11 a.m. Monday, Lakewood Beach, Hartley Park, 531 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood. Free.
Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Free.
OWM Yoga Downtown. 5:30 p.m. Monday, The Westin Buffalo, 250 Delaware Ave. $5. In case of rain, classes will be held at OWM Yoga Downtown studio, 235 S. Elmwood Avenue, Suite 120. Preregister at owmyogadowntown.com or drop in. Open to hotel guests and the public.
Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Westwood Park, 175 Pavement Road, Lancaster. Free.
Soma Cura Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Low-impact exercise program. Free.
Yoga at Graycliff. Gentle hatha yoga 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby. Six classes cost $60; drop in for $15 a class. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai chi. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Lakewood Beach, Hartley Park, 531 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood.
Yoga. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. Free.
Power Pilates. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Wilkeson Pointe, Buffalo Outer Harbor, 225 Fuhrmann Blvd. Free.
Pilates. 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Day Road Park, 5014-5098 Day Road, Lockport. Free.
Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Colby Park, High Street at Michigan Avenue, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Free.
Yoga. 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Garrison Park, Garrison Road, Amherst. Free.
Sunset yoga. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Krull Park, 6108 E. Lake Road, Olcott. Free.
Yoga. 6 p.m. Thursday, Ellicott Creek Park, 1 Ellicott Creek Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Free.
Power Yoga Buffalo. 6 p.m. Friday, Canalside. Free.
Garage kettlebell. 9 a.m. Saturday, Canalside. Free.
Full Body Blast, By Harmony Fitness. 10 a.m. today, next Saturday, Canalside. Combines resistance training, cardiovascular training, stretching and flexibility, fat burning, and muscle building components. Free.
Turbo Kick Live. 10 a.m. Sunday, Canalside. Cardio-kickboxing party that tones muscles and torches fat. Free.
SilverSneakers. Senior fitness by Sow it Now Fitness, 10 a.m. Monday, Canalside. Free.
RevFit. 6 p.m. Monday, Canalside. Total body circuit workout. Free.
Cardio kickboxing. 6 p.m. Monday, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport. Free.
Bodyweight Strength Training. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Allen Park playground, 31 Hughes St., Jamestown. Free.
Pound. 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Allen Park bandshell, 31 Hughes St., Jamestown. Free.
Life coaching and guided meditation. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Free.
Pound Garage. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside. Modern-day fusion of movement and music with weighted drumsticks designed for a full body interval workout. Free.
Catalyst kickboxing. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Canaside. Free.
Josh & Friends. “Circuit training” exercise programs by Sow it Now Fitness to music for ambulatory teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, 10 a.m. Thursday, Canalside. Free.
Cardio Kickboxing. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Free.
Cardio Kickboxing. 6 p.m. Friday, Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road Amherst. Free.
BAMF Ninja/Parkour. 7 p.m. Friday, Canalside. Learn how to navigate obstacles in your environment as effectively and efficiently as possible. Get very good at getting over, under, around and through just about anything. Free.
NYS Pickleball Tournament. Registration ends Monday for the fourth annual tourney to take place Friday to July 16 at Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Register here. $35.
Contra dancing. Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m. today ► first and third ◄ , followed by dancing at 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry Street. Cost is $10; $8 for members; $6 for students and free for children under 12. For more info, visit qccd.org.
International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2.
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.
Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Beginner swing dance followed by a social dance. No partner or dance experience necessary. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com.
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 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com 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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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.
Buffalo Barre Streaming Workout Videos. Daily, from Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Clarence. Combines strength training and cardiovascular fitness in a fun, easy-to-follow workout. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $15 per month to subscribe to all videos. Cancel anytime.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, and 9:15 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Hatha Yoga. Drop-in class at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit hibuffalo.org. $12.
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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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.
Budding Tree Yoga Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. Free yoga classes with many of the top yoga instructors in the region, as well as workshops and a vendor market. Free. For more info, visit buddingtreeyoga.com.
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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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
Free hearing test event. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sam’s Club, 3735 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
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 prevention program. Weekly 16-week program for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes will start at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Community Health Center, 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-190. Free.
Alzheimer’s program. “Effective Communication Strategies,” a one-hour program offering verbal and non-verbal strategies for caregivers to more effectively understand and communicate with their loved one, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aurora Town Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. To register and for more info, call 800-272-3900. Free.
Amherst Chamber of Commerce – Medicare 101 . 8:30 a.m. Friday, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay Road, Amherst. Chamber and Univera Healthcare officials will lead this discussion. For more info, visit amherst.org. 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.
Holistic Health Alliance of WNY meeting. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Features a talk about past lives by the Rev. Clay Dinger, who has used hypnosis to help people for more than 25 years.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS SUPPORT
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.
Addictions support. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. Helping Every Life Live On (HELLO), support for families and loved ones of those going through addiction and/or recovery. For more info, call 836-0822, Ext. 164 or email email@example.com.
Family support. 20-Something, Teen and Family groups meet separately at 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.
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.
Look Good Feel Better. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room – The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 Tenth St., Niagara Falls. Makeover designed for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Free.
Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room, The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 Tenth 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; 11 a.m. Wednesday (respite available), Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; 6 p.m. Wednesday. Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Clarence; 10:15 a.m. Friday. Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. 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.
Young onset Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dry Gulch Dance Hall, 3145 Walden Ave., Depew. For people who have received an early diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 886-1242.
Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St., Niagara Falls.
Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Shir Shalom of Buffalo, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Open to everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.
Breast cancer support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Southtowns Radiation Oncology, 550 Orchard Park Road, Suite A100, West Seneca. For more info, visit srocancercare.com.
Scleroderma support Group. 11 a.m. next Saturday, Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. For more info, call at 391-1146.
Food Truck Tuesday. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., and Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. Up to 28 trucks a week will be featured, each serving at least one healthy option. Live music on The Boardwalk at Larkin Square is also part of the fun. Free parking in the Larkin Development Group lots. Guests are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket; pets, smoking and outside food or beverages are prohibited. For more info, visit larkinsquare.com.
Pay-what-you-choose fundraiser. Pre-opening party for an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, CoreLife Eatery, 5175 Transit Road, Clarence. Guests pay what they choose, with all proceeds to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. The new restaurant officially opens on Friday.
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 Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. Each week, three different community groups will host an informational table at the market. For more info, visit elmwoodmarket.org.
Kenmore Farmers Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Village Green, 2919 Delaware Ave., at Delaware Road, Kenmore. Vendors plus Yoga on the Green at 9 a.m. with Veda Yoga (suggested donation of $5 to $15), rotating specialty food trucks, guest artisans, street musicians and other family programming. For more info, visit facebook.com/KenmoreFarmersMarket.
Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.
Market at the Park. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kaminski Park, Elm and Carlton streets.
Veggie Mobile Van. 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Fresh produce and health education information available.
MAP Mobile Market. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Moot Senior Center, 292 High St., and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave. More information can be found on the organization’s website, mass-ave.org.
HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT
Eating Disorders Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 6 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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