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The Healthy 10: Yoga at the Albright-Knox, vegan eating talk on tap this week

A yoga class for seniors at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a talk in Amherst about plant-based eating, and a pair of fundraisers to support kids and seniors are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region.

MONDAY

Zumbini: This early childhood music and movement program for newborns to age 4, with a caregiver, will take place from 6:45 p.m. today and 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Fit Happenz, 485 Cayuga Road, Entrance B, Cheektowaga. For info, visit fithappenzllc.com.

Familial cancer support: This monthly support group for those with a family history of cancer will take place at 7 p.m. upstairs at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 68 Eagle St., Williamsville. For more info, visit fcfwny.org.

TUESDAY

Art of Yoga: A yearlong series celebrating both yoga and art continues with a gentle yoga class for seniors at 3 p.m. in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Yogi Steve Procknal and fellow instructors at Power Yoga Buffalo lead the series, which is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Cost is $5 for BCBS members and $10 for others.

Food Truck Tuesday: Opening night, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Dozens of food trucks from across the region, each serving at least one healthy choice. For more info, visit larkinsquare.com

"Plant-Based Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle":  Andrea Spako, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians (Onondowaga), will lead the next free talk that is part of the Holistic Health Series at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. For more info, call 689-4922.

THURSDAY

Sips, Suds & Sweets: Sample beer, wine, spirits, desserts and appetizers provided by local businesses to benefit Senior Wishes, an organization dedicated to honoring the region’s lower income seniors by helping their wishes come true. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in Fox Run at Orchard Park, 1 Fox Run Lane. Buy $50 tickets pre-sale at seniorwishes.org; remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $60.

FRIDAY

“17th Annual Rock-A-Thon”: Niagara Falls area residents and leaders will take half-hour stints in rocking chairs as Memorial Medical Center hosts its annual fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper lobby of the hospital, 621 10th St., Proceeds will be used to support equipment purchases and programs at the medical center. Sponsored by Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary. Call 278-4159 for info.

SATURDAY

Million Hearts blood pressure and health screening: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, at 665 Michigan Ave., will host this mini-health fair with screenings, health information, kids activities and prizes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presenters include Millennium Collaborative Care, Greater Buffalo United Ministries and University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

WNY gluten-free diet support: The topic is Topic is “How Wegmans Cares” for this 10 a.m. gathering at Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, South Buffalo. For more info, visit buffaloglutenfree.org.

Dog Ears Bookstore Gala: The gala, to benefit the South Buffalo bookstore and its programs, will run from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Appetizers from several restaurants will be provided. Tickets are $50 and available in advance at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road. Some tickets may be available at the door.

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