Slow Roll on and around Hertel Avenue, dine out to help those with HIV, and rock on to fight leukemia and other cancers this week. Those events are among the 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 p.m., Heart of Hertel Avenue. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. For more info, visit slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
World Mental Health Day: Mental health and its global efforts toward awareness are observed. Three important resources in WNY include the Anti-Stigma Coalition of Erie County (letstalkstigma.org), which encourages fostering conversations through stories, setbacks and successes; justtellone.org, a youth-focused initiative designed for those aged 14 to 26 with mental health and substance abuse concerns; and Workplace Mental Wellness (eriemha.org/programs-workplace-wellness.php), which offers strategies, policies, toolkits, and courses for mental health in the workplace.
Dining Out for Life: Will take place Tuesday at 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties which have agreed to donate at least 25 percent of their proceeds to support HIV treatment and prevention services provided by the nonprofit Evergreen Health. For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants can be found at diningoutforlife.com/WNY.
Holy Yoga: 10:30 a.m.; also 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Fountain wellness center, 8469 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. Christian-inspired yoga class. For more info, visit holyyogawithteresa.com. $5 for the first class; single classes cost $15 and five-class package $60.
Walktober: 30-minute guided downtown walk, noon, Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, 403 Main St., at Lafayette Square. Free.
"Single-Payer Health Care – Medicare for All": 6:30 p.m., Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Panel discussion on strategies to achieve universal coverage. Register at lwvbn.org.
Soul Injury presentation: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mount Calvary’s Pine Lawn Cemetery, 2951 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. If you have suffered a trauma or work with clients who have, this program will help you understand the Soul Injury it creates. RSVP at 892-6600.
"Important Documents – What are they and why do I need them?": 7 p.m., St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Presentation will help you understand and complete advance directives, wills, power of attorney and funeral pre-plan.
Rock for the Cure: Concert featuring the Nicastro Brothers and The Kensingtons will highlight the third annual to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter, 8 p.m., The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. General admission tickets cost $15 each and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, tralf.com, Walmart, and The Tralf box office. VIP tickets are available at box office for $25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at lls.org.
Million Hearts health fair: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hopewell Baptist Church, 1301 Fillmore Ave. Includes health screenings and information. For more info, visit millenniumcc.org.