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WNY Refresh family, health and wellness events, Nov. 11-18

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included,
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FAMILY

Family Caregiving Essentials. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow, Flint Road, off Maple Road, Amherst. Advice for caregivers on aging parents, dementia, veteran’s care, long-term chronic illnesses. WNY Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon will moderate. Free.

Children’s Book Expo. Showcase of new and beloved books written for kids, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Free.

Dino Daze. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Become a paleantologist for a day and mingle with costumed dinosaurs. Tickets cost $10-15; order them online at sciencebuff.org.

Fort Niagara’s Role in World War I. 1 p.m. Saturday, Old Fort Niagara, end of Robert Moses Parkway, Youngstown. Robert Emerson, executive director of the Old Fort Niagara Association, will lead a program in the Visitor Center theater. An accompanying exhibit will feature World War I uniforms, artifacts, letters and photos. Regular admission applies; all veterans and active service members are free.

Annual Antiques & Fine Arts Auction. To benefit Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier, doors open at 12:15 p.m. Sunday and auction begins at 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., Youngstown. $10 per person or $15 per couple to enter.

First Annual Legendary Jameson Toast. Gathering in honor of young lives lost and those suffering for any reason, 7 p.m. Monday, Jack Devine’s Pub, 4170 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Guinness Book of World Records attempt to beat the largest “Great Guinness Toast” starts at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will help launch the nonprofit Concussion Relief Foundation to help pay for uncovered medical treatment for opioid brain damage, TBI, concussions, PTSD and related disorders.

Al-Anon. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. For those affected by someone else’s drinking, past or present.

Buffalo Living Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday in the Northtowns. Includes a shuttled tour of 10 community living spaces, including the tour headquarters, The Dome, 8230 Wehrle Drive, Clarence; Renaissance Place, 10 Arielle Court, Williamsville; and Muir Lake by Glendale Communities, 2371 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Refreshments and prizes included. Free; no reservations required. Start on the tour at any site. For more information and a map, visit buffalolivingtour.net.

FITNESS

DANCE

Swing dancing classes take place Tuesday nights at the Polish Cadets Hall. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

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. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com.

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

OTHER CLASSES

Water Babies. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For children aged 6 to 36 months and parent(s). Sing songs, learn water safety, develop buoyancy, and explore underwater. For more info, call 688-4033. $74-$115.

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 eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org 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.

Cardio Kickboxing. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. To register, visit buffalobarre.com or call 880-7049. $5-$20.

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.

Special Friends. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Swim lesson class for children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down’s syndrome. For info, visit jccbuffalo.org. $251-$292.

Get Movin’ exercise program. 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Daemen College Academic and Wellness Center, 4433 Main St., Amherst. For individuals with or without disabilities ages 18 and older. For more info, visit daemen.edu. Free.

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.

Back strengthening group fitness. 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Thursday. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. Walk- ins welcome. Must be able to lie down on a mat. $5; seniors and veterans pay $3. For more info, call 380-8916.

Introduction to Meditation. 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $20.

SENIOR FITNESS

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 annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

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 yogaforlifebflo@gmail.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. Tuesday, Thursday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness. For more info, call 574-9303. $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 Gold. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. First class is free; each subsequent class is $2. For more info, visit schofieldcare.org/wellness-center.

Zumba. 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., Orchard Park. For more info, call 662-6452. $4 drop-in.

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 with Mari. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Complete Wellness Art and Science Center, 1515 Kensington Ave., $15.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.

TAI CHI


Kathy Morrisey, right, is among those who practices tai chi on Saturday at Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

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, 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, next Saturday, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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 buffalo.ny@taoist.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.

Tai chi. 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, JCC of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Free for members;  $10 guest pass available.

YOGA AND PILATES

Express Yoga. Adult yoga at 9:30 a.m. and express yoga at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 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.

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 a.m. Saturday, 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. 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.

Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $12.

Gentle yoga. 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. For more info, visit theBodyofWealth.com. $10.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, email jcbaran@verizon.net. $6.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. For info, visit livingbreathyogi.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.

Holy Yoga. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 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.

Gentle Yoga. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, East Meets West Yoga, 162 Mill St. (within Glen Miller Tennis Club), Williamsville. For more info, visit eastmeetswestyoga.com. $15; $40 unlimited for 30 days for new students.

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.

Beginner Yoga. Drop-in class, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit hibuffalo.org. $10.

Baptiste Power Yoga. 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. Visit buffalobarre.com or call 880-7049 to register. $5-$20.

Gentle Yoga. 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. For more info, visit thebodyofwealth.com. $10.

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.

ZUMBA

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.

Zumba by Be Fit with Karen. Noon Monday and Friday, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. Walk-ins $5; seniors and veterans pay $3. For more info, call 380-8916.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

One Team, One Goal free prostate cancer screening. 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lexus Club, KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Buffalo Sabres are teaming up for this screening as part of an ongoing effort to reduce cancer’s impact among the team’s fans through prevention, education and early detection. Eligible men 40 and over can get tested, meet Sabres alumni, enjoy refreshments, win raffle prizes, get a tour of KeyBank Center and talk one-on-one to Roswell Park experts. Free parking is available at the HarborCenter ramp and visitors can enter KeyBank Center through the pedestrian bridge on level 3. Register online at roswellpark.org/onegoal or call 877-275-7724.

Genetic Testing and Gynecologic Cancer: Are You at Risk?. Free dinner program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave. Register by calling 447-6205. Free; Catholic Health invites area residents to attend up to three free dinner programs per calendar year. After that, admission for each program is $20.

Diabetes Q&A. Ask an Expert Night with American Association of Diabetes Educators, Buffalo Chapter. 7 p.m. Thursday, Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Concord. Educational information also will be available. Free.

Stroke prevention and education. Daemen College Nursing Students will present info on prevention, identification, and risk factors at 10 a.m. Friday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Free.

ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH

We Can. 1 p.m. Saturday, The Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support for teens struggling with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction. For more info, visit thegenesiscenter.us.

Depression in Older Adults. Workshop at 10 a.m. Monday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Free.

Addictions support. Helping Every Life Live On (HELLO), 6:30 p.m. Monday, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. For families and loved ones of those going through addiction and/or recovery. For more info, call 836-0822, Ext 164 or email clloyd@wnyil.org.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Jessica Meyers Altman, the Garden Fresh Foodie, will speak Tuesday night in Amherst. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

Holistic Health Series. “The Key to Health Is at the End of Your Fork,” a presentaion about plant-based eating by Jessica Meyers Altman of gardenfreshfoodie.com, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free. Register in person at the library or by phone at 689-4922.

SUPPORT

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.

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.

Osteoporosis support 10 a.m. Wednesday, Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Free Head and neck cancer support. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott St. For survivors and their families.

Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Open to everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.

Kidney Foundation of Western New York support. 6 p.m. Thursday, Erie County Medical Center Dialysis Center, 462 Grider St. All kidney dialysis patients, all types of organ transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, family members, and supporters are welcome.

SRO breast cancer support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Southtowns Radiation Oncology, 550 Orchard Park Road, Suite A100, West Seneca.

Tonawanda HopeKeepers. 10 a.m. next Saturday, St. Christopher Parish at St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Designed to support the emotional and spiritual needs of those who suffer from chronic illness and pain. For more info, call 731-4934 or email canspach@roadrunner.com.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Clinton Bailey Market. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, 1443-1517 Clinton St., at Bailey Avenue. For more info, visit clintonbaileymarket.com.

North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.

Broadway Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 999 Broadway.

Elmwood Village Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. For more info, visit elmwoodvillage.org.

East Aurora Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and next Saturday, Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza, 123 Grey St., East Aurora.

Springville Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Gentner Auction, 341 W. Main St. (Route. 39), Springville.

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

Eating Disorders Anonymous. 10:30 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 edcatt2@gmail.com.

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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