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The Healthy 10: Slow Roll on Broadway, World on Your Plate lead the pack this week

A two-day healthy food festival, a Slow Roll starting at the Broadway Market, and the last Food Truck Tuesday of 2017 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.

MONDAY

Tai chi for seniors: 10:15 a.m.; also same time Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For info, call 675-9288. Free.

Slow Roll Buffalo: 6 p.m., Broadway Market, 999 Broadway. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. Free. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org.

TUESDAY

Food Truck Tuesday at Larkinville, which includes healthy choices, ends for the 2017 season on Tuesday. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Interfaith prayer service: For mental illness recovery and understanding, 3:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls. Faith leaders from diverse faith traditions will join mental health consumers, their families and community members to seek sacred guidance and help in replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness. For more info, visit communitymissions.org.

Food Truck Tuesday: The last 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 larkinsquare.com.

WEDNESDAY

Walktober: 30-minute guided downtown walk, noon, Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, 403 Main St., at Lafayette Square. Free.

THURSDAY

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support: 7 p.m., Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. For those suffering from these and similar disorders, and those who support them. For more info, visit 689-4922.

FRIDAY

World on Your Plate: For those who wish to learn more about sustainable agriculture, healthy nutrition and what role individuals can play in preserving the environment, 5 to 9 p.m., as well as and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Wick Campus Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. A Friday evening showing of the documentary, "Cesar Chavez," will be followed by a Q&A with Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the Farm Workers Union and son-in-law to Chavez. Saturday will feature workshops and guest speakers including Linda Black Elk, an ethnobotanist and medicinal plant expert. $30 in advance and $35 at the door; those wishing to attend Friday only can pay $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Students with ID will be admitted free if they preregister. For advance tickets or more info, visit worldonyourplate.org, email aehartz@roadrunner.com or call 741-8815.

SATURDAY

First Saturday movie: “The Boxtrolls,” 1 p.m., Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

Contra dancing: Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m., 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.

SUNDAY

Yoga on the Green: 9 a.m., Kenmore Farmers Market, Village Green at 2919 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit vedayogaspace.com. Suggested donation $5 to $15.

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