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WNY Refresh family, health and wellness events, Dec. 2-9

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, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions no longer are accepted.

FAMILY

Roycroft Winter Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St., East Aurora. Nearly three dozen juried artisans will offer a variety of handcrafted items. Food and holiday music will also be plentiful. $1 admission.

Lewiston “Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly” holiday house tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, based at Lewiston Village Hall (Red Brick School), 145 N. Fourth St., Lewiston. Presale ticket vouchers are available online for $25 at lewistonhometour.com and for $30 during the tour Village Hall.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Performances at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Theatre of Youth’s historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. Tickets, starting at $12, are available at theatreofyouth.org or by calling 884-4400, Ext. 304.

First Saturday Film Series. See a showing of the Disney film “Frozen,” 1 to 3 p.m. today, Ring of Knowledge, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Plaza. Free.

Buffalo Your Holiday. Make a Buffalo-themed ornament with Dave Wasik, 2 p.m. today, Kid’s Space, main floor, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Plaza. Free.

Photo exhibit. “Italy & Sicily- A Journey” exhibit opening from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Marco’s Restaurant, 1085 Niagara St. Photo exhibit by Buffaloian Lisa Grisanti-Garcia reflecting her journey of solo travel over the past 10 years as well as reconnecting with her family in Sicily after 30 years. Free.

Holiday healing service. For those grieving the loss of a loved, relationship or job, struggling with a health condition or looking for a lift for any other reason, 4 p.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at South Cayuga Street, Williamsville. The church hall is handicapped-accessible off the church parking lot. Call 633-7800 or visit calvaryepiscopal.net for more info.

Allison Duwe, left, baker at Art’s Cafe, and Chef Erin Horton, owner of Fresh Mart and Edible Crush Catering, will be featured at a farm-to-table dinner Dec. 9 in Springville.

Farm-to-table seasonal supper. Pop-up restaurant event, Union Block Building, 6 p.m. next Saturday, 39 E. Main St., Springville. Showcasing the talents of local chefs and food artisans including Chef Erin Horton of Edible Crush and Fresh Mart, and Allison Duwe, baker and ownership team member for Art’s Cafe, Dessert, coffee, and tea will be included. Attendees can bring wine and/or beer of their choice to accompany the meal. Springville Center for the Arts will provide musical entertainment. $39; tickets can be purchased until Monday at springvillearts.org or by calling 359-8286.

GRIEF SUPPORT

GriefShare. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

FITNESS

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Ice skating. Generally 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 to 10 p.m. Friday, Ice at Canalside, Main at Scott streets. $6 for ages 13 and over, $4 for those 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Seasonal passes available. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members with a membership card get $1 off. $4 skate rentals; $5 during special holiday hours. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions; there will be special weekday hours Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 and Feb. 18 to 24. For more info, visit canalsidebuffalo.com.

Forest Bathing walk. Ease into the holiday season with this program based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, 10 a.m. next Saturday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation. Registration required by calling 683-5959.

DANCE

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

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

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.

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

Independent Health Advantage members also get discounts for fitness classes, like this one at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA in Amherst. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

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


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

Teresa DeLabio, center-left, runs Holy Yoga at The Fountain Wellness Center in Clarence, the newest holistic wellness center in the region. (Derek Gee/News file photo)

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, Gross Motor Room at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Martha Mitchell Center, 175 Oakmont Ave., and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Bird’s Nest, 64 Fillmore Ave. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. Supported by the church and the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more info, visit yogisinservice.org.

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.

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 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. 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

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Chiropractor Tammy Bialek will talk about the benefits of combining better posture with an anti-inflammatory diet. Free.

ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH

Recovery International support. 11 a.m. Saturday, Fourteen Holy Helpers School, 1339 Indian Church Road; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; 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 all Western New York meetings.

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.

Mental health support. Family, 20 Something and Teen support groups meet separately to talk about mental health and wellness, 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.

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

SUPPORT

Women’s Lymphedema support. 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sheridan Surgical meeting room, 4510 Bailey Ave., Amherst.

Diabetes support. 6 p.m. Monday, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Concord. For those with Type 1 and 2 diabeties and their families.

Stroke support. 10 a.m. Thursday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. “Dealing with the Holidays” will be the topic.

Parkinson’s caregiver support. 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Johns Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support. For those suffering from these and similar disorders, and those who support them, 7 p.m. Thursday, Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Doug and Laurie Brown buy apples from Caitlin Tyo and Cindy Nostro who work for Tom Towers Farm at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. An indoor holiday market inside St. John's Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, through January. (John Hickey/News file photo)

Clinton Bailey Market. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Holiday Market on Bidwell. Presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Features about 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans. For more info, visit elmwoodvillage.org.

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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