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The Healthy 10: Slow roll times two, Squash Out Cancer among events this week

Slow Roll is twice as nice this week, Food Truck Tuesday is about to wind down, and Nardin Academy will host a squash gathering to fight cancer during the weekend. These 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: Meet at 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., West Side Bazaar, 25 Grant St.; also Clarence Bike Stampede, 3 p.m. next Saturday, West Shore Brewing Company, 10995 Main St., Clarence. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. Free. First-time riders should register at

Introduction to Yoga Philosophy – The Bhagavad Gita: 6:30 p.m., Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St., third floor, East Aurora. For more info, visit $35.


Food Truck Tuesday is down to its last two weeks for this season in Larkinville. Each truck carries at least one healthy item. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Food Truck Tuesday: Second-last FTT of the season runs from 5 to 8 p.m., 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

Urinary and Colorectal Incontinence – What Are My Options?: Catholic Health free dinner program, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Registration required by calling 649-4218.

Holistic Lecture Series: “Falun Dafa Qigong & Meditation, a Peaceful Practice for Body & Mind,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. This technique consists of moral teachings and five gentle exercises that promote spiritual growth and physical health.


National Recovery Month event: Singer, songwriter and storyteller Matt Butler, of New York City, will perform for this mental health support and awareness event at 1 p.m.,  Buffalo Psychiatric Center Butler Rehabilitation Center Auditorium, 400 Forest Ave. Free. and open to the public.


Girls Night Out: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Grapevine Banquet Facility, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Fundraising event for the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York includes hors d’oeuvres, grab bags, a wine wall, dancing with DJ Milk, a pink carpet of fame, Amherst casino night, basket raffles, drawings,  and more. Tickets cost $20 pre-sale at or $25 at the door.

Environmental talk: “The Desperate Climate Fight: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Moment,” by Bill McKibben, environmental author, educator and activist. 8 to 9:30 p.m., Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Part of the Buffalo Humanities Festival. Buy tickets here. $20;  $15 for students.


Squash Out Cancer: First squash event in Buffalo to benefi

t the American Cancer Society, 1 to 4 p.m., Nardin Academy Athletic Center, 1803 Elmwood Ave. $10 registration fee for players of all abilities, including those who want to learn the game; $5 voluntary donations for parents and others who want to watch. Kids free. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required, at

Battle @ Buffalo: 7 p.m., Verve Dance Studio, 910 Main St. (above Hyatt’s Art Store). Monthly competition to encourage the development of young dancers in a supportive environment and provide a place for the community to learn, share and support the dance community. $5 to watch and $6 to battle.


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