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WNY Refresh health, fitness and family events, Dec. 16 to 23

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

Christmas Music with Katie Ann. 5 p.m. Sunday, Lord of Life, 1025 Borden Road, Cheektowaga. Donations to benefit brain cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For more info, visit katieannmusic.com/project-joy.

Christmas Caroling with Katie Ann. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Spot Coffee Kenmore, 1 Delaware Road, Kenmore. A children’s Christmas CD will be available and free with any monetary donation to Roswell Park Cancer Institution. For more info, visit katieannmusic.com/project-joy.

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

Hip Hop Toy Drive. 6 p.m. Thursday for those 18 and older, Stamps The Bar, 98 Main St., City of Tonawanda. $5 with donation, $10 general cover. Winter wish list includes clothing, lip balm, tissues, lotion, school supplies, gift cards, games and toys. All donations and proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.

FITNESS

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Ice skating. Generally 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and next 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.

DANCE

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 or call 997-9423.

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.

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). For more info, call 688-4033. $74-$115.

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, call 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. For more info, call 698-0288. $7.

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.

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. $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. 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday,  Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St., third floor, East Aurora. Preregistration required at creativewellnessgroup.com.$50.

Meditation and relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Learn and practice traditional meditation to cultivate joy, happiness, relaxation, concentration and skill in everyday living. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com.

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, 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.

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, 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 livingbreathingyogi.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.

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

HOLISTIC HEALTH

December Healing Salon. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St., third floor, East Aurora. Candlelit event focused on healing through being together. We will create a mandala to commemorate the upcoming Winter Solstice and journey deep within the inner wilderness through a guided meditation and a chakra-based dance. Suggested donation $10-$25. Preregistration required at creativewellnessgroup.com.

ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Recovery International support. 11 a.m. Saturday, next 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. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County family support groups meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at both St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. (near Eggert Road), Eggertsville and BestSelf Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

SUPPORT

Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room – The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Osteoporosis support. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst. For anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Johns 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.

NUTRITION

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

Holiday Market on Bidwell. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, next Saturday, St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle. For more info, visit elmwoodvillage.org.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, next Saturday, Horsefeathers Building, 346 Connecticut St.

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

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