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Refresh Calendar for July 27 to Aug. 3 events

Health and wellness

concert for a cure: 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Canalside. At 8 p.m., the Guess Who will headline the daylong music and food event. A dozen local bands will play before that, including Hit N Run, the Informers, Route 66, the Heritage, Whiskey Reverb, Double Shot, Carl Motyka Band, and Leon and the Fork Lifts. Food from 20 local restaurants will be available, including AcQua, Buffalo Roadhouse, the Delaware, Just Pizza, Fat Bob’s Smokehouse and Giancarlo’s. There also will be more than 20 artists showcasing their work on site. If needed, Miller Lite will pay to have a taxi take you home. Proceeds go to cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit General admission tickets are $35; VIP reserved tickets are $75, and tickets for children 12 and under are $10.

Expectant Parents Classes: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Also Aug. 7 and 14. To register, call 298-2618 or 298-2385.

Blood Drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Room 249 or in the mobile unit in the parking lot of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. Every donor will get a free lunch and two free flex-pass tickets to any Bisons baseball game. Sponsored by UNYTS. For an appointment, call Karen at 298-2144. ID required, walk-ins welcome.

buffalo walk to defeat als: 11 a.m. next Saturday, Agassiz Circle entrance of Delaware Park, off Parkside Avenue. Register at 10 a.m. before the race or visit Contact Kaitlin Bartlett at (315) 413-0121 or email for more information.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1 p.m. next Saturday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. For more information, call 298-5481.


Soccer Shots: Summer soccer program for kids ages 2 to 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Delaware Park. Each session is 30 minutes long and costs $11. The program offers children a noncompetitive introduction to sports. Registration information is available at, by calling 408-3071 or by email at .

tai chi: With Bob White, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Porter-on-the-Lake Park, Porter. From Lake Road, turn north on Dietz Road. Free. Wear loose clothing. Sponsored by Village of Porter Recreation Department. For more information, email

Pilates: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, with Ana Salgado, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium A, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Bring a water bottle and towel. Exercise mat optional. Cost is $8 per class for adults, $3 for seniors and students with ID. Call 215-0723 to register.

summer walking: The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, invites community members to join its free summer walking program, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 995-3851 to register. More information is also online at

walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September. Supported by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

yoga class: Gentle Restorative Yoga, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through the summer at Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $10 drop-in, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE 5K: Run and walk, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Ronald McDonald House on West Ferry Street. Children 8 years and younger can register for a free drawing for three Fisher-Price gift baskets from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and the Scott Celani Band will entertain runners at a post-race party until 9:30 p.m. Cost for runners who preregister is $25; $30 on race day. Same-day registration runs from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. Registration includes a race hat, post-race picnic and admission to the post-race party. General admission for the post-race party for those who are not involved in the race is $5. For more information or to preregister, visit

outdoor yoga: Yoga at Porter-on-the-Lake, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at the park; from Lake Road, turn north on Dietz Road. Free. For more info, email instructor Monica Zucco at


Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. Fresh produce from regional farmers and other fare. For more info, visit

wine and culinary festival: Noon to 7 p.m. today, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Academy Park, Center Street, Village of Lewiston. Wine tastings from several of the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail, as well as educational seminars, cooking presentations and entertainment. Festival tickets cost $30 at the gate and do not include food.


buffalo bookfest: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.; daylong festival is dedicated to printing and the book arts. It will feature an artists’ market and a complete schedule of adult and kid-friendly hands-on demonstrations of the book arts, including steamroller printmaking. Free. Demonstrations include papermaking, printmaking for kids, paper marbling, letterpress, lino-cuts, bookbinding and more. Lloyd’s Taco Truck will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m.

Free family saturdays: Noon to 4 p.m. today, Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, Portage Road, Lewiston. The Niagara University Repertory Theatre will perform both weeks, along with special guests. Other activities include “Make and Take” workshops and an artisan market. Free. Sponsored by Catholic Health.

Summer Fun Club: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Also Aug. 6. Groups of six or more should call 858-7192 to register.

preschool reading: Miss Nancy’s “Hold My Hand” preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Groups of six or more should call 858-7192 to register.

UB ON THE GREEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on the Hayes Hall lawn on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, on the Main Street side of campus. Free, outdoor, alcohol-free, family-friendly festival of music, dance and fun features the UB Care Fair, a collection of health, wellness and safety activities and information from UB and community resources. Participate in free health and dental screenings, let the kids burn off some energy with interactive activities, get a mini-workout at yoga and exercise classes, learn how healthy food can be with cooking demonstrations. Also find out about health coverage enrollment assistance and more.