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Refresh Calendar for April 27 to May 4 events

Health and wellness

Jewelry Sale: “Silver Lining Jewelry.” High-fashion jewelry, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, waterfall by the gift shop, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Sponsored by the Medical Center Auxiliary.

power of the mind to heal: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, new library building, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Join Charles Sabatino and Cheryl Nosek from Daemen as they help you find your way toward peace, inner strength and wisdom. Free. To register, contact the Cancer Wellness Center at 694-1395.

diabetes education: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. First of a two-part series, the talk will focus on the different types of diabetes, factors that contribute to a person developing this condition, general information on the changes in your body caused by diabetes and some treatment options. Part two will be presented at 2 p.m. June 5. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 995-3851 or visiting

Living with Alzheimer’s: First of free, three-part education program for people with Alzheimer’s disease – what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you need to do. Classes for care partners will be held simultaneously, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

Prostate support: US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. These informal information meetings are free to the public and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

MS Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.

Bosom Buddies of WNY: Breast cancer survivor support group meeting, 10 a.m. next Saturday, activities room, Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, just west of Route 400. Speaker will be Dr. Stephen Edge, chairman of the Department of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For more info, call 652-4985.

ms walk: Buffalo Walk, 9 a.m. next Saturday, Coca Cola Field, 275 Washington St. For more information, visit

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1 p.m. next Saturday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.


Tai chi open house: See how Taoist Tai Chi Society Buffalo Branch can improve your health, 11 a.m. to noon today, 968 Kenmore Ave. For more information, call 876-7218, email or visit

Tai chi: “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance,” six-week pilot program, starts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tosh Collins Senior Center, South Buffalo. Funded by the City of Buffalo Office of Senior Services. For more information, contact or call 828-1093.

yoga: Yoga at the Gardens, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, South Park. $15; To register, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at 864-1194 or by email at

bac fit bash: To benefit building of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, series of events runs Friday through May 11 and includes indoor and outdoor events and fitness classes at all eight Buffalo Athletic Club locations. The first is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the BAC Suburban, Boulevard Mall, Amherst; followed by the second from 8 a.m. to noon next Saturday at the BAC Eastern Hills, Clarence; BAC for Women Evans, Evans Road and Sheridan Drive Amherst, and BAC Extreme, 3896 Union Road, Cheektowaga. For more information and a class schedule, visit

Pilates: Classes with Ana Salgado, 10 to 11 a.m. next Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium A, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Bring a water bottle and towel. Exercise mat optional. Adults, $8 per class; seniors and students with ID, $3. Call 215-0723 to register. Also May 11, 18 and 25.


Honeybee Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., South Buffalo. The vendors and demonstrations are available to all visitors at no charge. Tickets for the lectures cost $5 for students; $10 for Garden Members and Master Gardeners; $15 for nonmembers. Honeybee information, honey and bees’ wax vendors and more. Learn about the beehive structure created by University at Buffalo architecture students housing honeybees in front of the grain elevators near the Ohio Street Bridge. Gaze as bees tend brood in an observation hive (behind glass). For more information, visit

buffalo Vegan potluck: 4 p.m. Sunday, Timon Towers Community Room, 1015 Delaware Ave. Guest speaker from Mattress & More to educate everyone about new information that is now available regarding mattresses.

nutrition education: Free YMCA/Trocaire College Nutrition Expo, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, new Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst, next to ECC North. Informational booths focusing on key areas of health and wellness include: “Re-Think Your Drink,” highlighting sugar content of popular beverages; “Nuts for Nuts,” focusing on the benefits of including nuts and proper potions sizes to your diet; “Fiber Fun,” about the healthy benefits of fiber consumption; and “Celiac Disease,” a personal journey of living gluten-free. For more info, call 839-2543.


Birdwatching hike: Hosted by the Western New York Land Conservancy, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve on Leete Road in Lockport. Led by Greg Coniglio and Mike Morgante, avid birders and experienced guides. Free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance by calling 687-1225 or emailing The hikes are appropriate for people of all ages and will not be strenuous.

Hunger Walk: Community Missions of Niagara Frontier hosts its 11th Annual Feet or Famine Walk today at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., walk starts at 11:15. The event will also include a classic car show, 50/50 raffle, prizes and a light picnic lunch. Pets on leashes are welcome. For more information, visit

Healthy Kids day: YMCA locations across the region will offer a variety events from 1 to 5 p.m. today designed to help families form healthier habits together. Fitness assessments, cooking demonstration, fitness classes and family swimming are among the offerings. The Y will waive the fee for any family that joins today. For a detailed schedule of events, visit or visit the nearest YMCA Buffalo Niagara branch.

benefit golf raffle: To benefit Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men’s and women’s golf-related equipment and trips. Admission includes a chance to win a trip for four to California, two lessons at Nick Faldo’s Golf Institute and two rounds of golf on the resort’s course. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 297-6400, Ext. 335 or visiting

Mothers of Twins Club convention: 48th annual state meeting, Friday to May 5, Sheraton at the Falls Hotel & Resort, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. For more information or to find a Mothers of Twins Club in your area, visit