Bike rides, a paddle festival and special days at the Erie County Fair are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.
Slow Roll Buffalo: 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Olivencia Community Center, 261 Swan St. Ten-mile guided ride for all ages, abilities. First-time riders register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
Medicinal herb walk: 11 a.m., Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. For adults and children 12 and older. Registration required by calling 683-5959. Free.
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. Info about 30-plus group meetings at alz.org/WNY or by calling 800-272-3900.
Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired yoga: Yoga at Graycliff. Gentle hatha yoga 6 to 7:15 p.m., 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.
Erie County Fair: Noon to 10 p.m.; also 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 20 (midway hours 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.), Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway. Special events include $2 admission, $2 parking on opening day – or free admission with a canned food donation; $4 admission and $4 parking on Thursday; free firefighter and auxiliary admission on Friday; free admission Sunday for veterans, active military and auxiliary; $5 admission Aug. 15. General admission is $10 for adults and $7 for those 60 and older; advance sale tickets available through Tuesday at Tops Markets cost $7 for adults and $5 for those 60 and older. Children 12 and younger are free at the fair. For more info, visit ecfair.org.
Lupus support: 6 p.m., Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Room 249, Lewiston. Those with lupus and their caregivers are welcome. For more info and to make a reservation, call the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York at 835-7161, Ext. 2.
Mental health support groups: Family, 20 Something and Teen support groups meet in the same building, 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.
Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. This month’s topic is “Summertime Spirituality: Experience Playful Joy,” with Caren Kolerski. Free.
Lewiston Art Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; also Sunday, Center Street, Lewiston. Showcasing the work of more than 175 professional and student artists from 13 states as far away as Alaska, Florida and Texas. Chalk competition next Saturday. Street musicians, entertainers and performers will add their musical ambiance to the show.
Wear It on the Water Paddle Fest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilson Tuscarora State Park. Free classes, demostrations and boating safety info. Free T-shirt to first 100 participants wearing a life jacket to the Life Jacket Flash Mob at 1 p.m.
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