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Refresh Calendar for Aug. 16 to 23 events

Health and wellness

Beginner Adult Sign Language: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tri-Main Building. 2495 Main St., Suite 446; $10 per class.

Breast-feeding support: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For information, call 278-4623.

Weight loss Seminar: With Drs. Dang Tuan Pham and Bala Thatigotla, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Free. Call 278-4400 to register.

Hospice training: Niagara Hospice new volunteer training, 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Volunteers, including veterans, are needed to interact with patients and help with office and fundraising duties. Call 280-0748 for an application and to register; more info and volunteer applications also available at

Diabetes support: Group meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For info, call 745-7149.

Kidney Disease Education: Learn how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Nephrology, 2900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. To register, call 523-9604. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.

Natural Family Planning: Learn contemporary methods, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Preregister at 298-2385.

Alzheimer’s Support: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.

Prostate Support: 7 p.m. Thursday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For info and registration, call 695-1736.


WNYBootcamp: 9 a.m. today and next Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Lincoln Park, Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda. $7 per class. For more info, call 817-0045 or visit

Outdoor strength training: and bodyweight circuit exercises, 9 a.m. today and next Saturday; 6:30 p.m. Monday, 4180 Ransom Road, Clarence; $8 per class. Call 604-7536.

Outdoor Boot camp: 9 a.m. today and next Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 6 a.m. Friday. Package deals for parks across the region; average class costs about $10; for locations and registration, visit

Outdoor Zumba: 9:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, outside FitNation, 6789 Main St., Amherst. Cost is $5; for more info, call 632-1742 or visit

Outdoor Power Yoga: 10 a.m. today and next Saturday, 6 p.m. Friday, Canalside; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Elmwood at Bidwell avenues. Free.

Outdoor yoga: 10 a.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Cost is $8, includes parking. Bring water and yoga mat.

Taijiquan (Tai Chi): Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind. 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday; 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m. Saturday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit

Kids fitness: Jerry Turcotte leads “Exercise Like The Animals” classes at 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, Canalside. For more info, visit exerciseliketheanimals .com.

Zumba: 6:45 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca; $5 per class. For more info, call 829-9314.

OUTDOOR ZUMBA: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Free. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY.

Bike Shop outings: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave.; three categories range from fast-paced, 30-mile courses to 10-mile “ice cream ride.” Free, but donations accepted. Bike helmets mandatory. Come early to sign a waiver and have your bike checked before heading out; stay and socialize afterward. For more info, including on other excursions, visit

Outdoor Bootcamp: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Cost is $10, which includes parking. Participants are advised to bring their own water, and towel or yoga mat.

Outdoor yoga: 6;30 p.m. Wednesday, Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz and Lake roads, Youngstown. Free.

Outdoor Pilates: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Canalside; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Glen Falls Park, Main Street, Williamsville. Free. For more info, visit


Lockport Community Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and next Saturday, Historic Canal Street, City of Lockport.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market: noon to 6 p.m. today and next Saturday, Cherry Street, between Second and Third streets, Jamestown.

Youth cooking program: Led by chef Bobby Anderson, a Niagara Falls native and competitor on the fourth season of Fox Television’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday , Canalside; noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Free.

Outdoor cooking class: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sail Buffalo, 2 Fuhrmann Blvd.; cost is $25. Preregistration required by calling Arise Within, Balance for your Life at 830-5587 or emailing

Griffis Sculpture Park Annual Summer Festival: noon to 6:30 p.m. today, Route 219, East Otto. Music by Black Rock Zydeco, Workingman’s Dead, and Folk Faces; tours of the park; children’s activities; artists and more. Admission at the park is $10 for adults, and free for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Ashford Hollow Foundation for the Visual and Performing Arts, which operates the Park, as well as Essex Arts Center in Buffalo.

Bash ’n Dash Summer Festival and 5k Run: 3 to 11 p.m. today, St. John the Baptist School, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Children’s 1-mile fun run starts at 7 and 5K starts at 7:30. The festival is free and open to the public. Register before the running events from 2 to 6:30 p.m. today in front of the school; cost for the 5K is $25 for adults and $15 for children and includes a short-sleeve shirt; 1-mile fun run cost is $15. Proceeds support the ministries of St. John the Baptist Church and school. For more info, visit

For our daughters: Third annual breast cancer awareness event, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Classic V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; tickets available at the door and cost $20; include hors d’ouevres. Proceeds will provide holiday meals and gifts for Armed Forces families.

Young Audiences programs: 11 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Canalside; noon and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Old Falls Street, outside Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls. Visit for specific program information.

Wellness Wednesdays: Back-to-school health and safety tips for parents and kids, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Free.

Powerful Tools for caregivers: Six-week program starts 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and runs Thursdays through Sept. 24, Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence. Caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Preregistration is required by calling 858-2177 or emailing; course cost is $25 and includes a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook.

Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series: Douglas Perrelli, Joyce E. Sirianni and Rosanne Higgins, anthropologists whose work has brought about numerous insights into the world of local almshouses, will lead a presentation entitled “The Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery Project,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.; cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. The event fee includes admission to the gallery space of the museum.