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Refresh Calendar for Aug. 30 to Sept. 6 events

Health and wellness

Women’s Cancer Talk: “Below the Belt Gynecologic Cancers: What you need to know about your Gynecological Health, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, American Red Cross (rear building), 786 Delaware Ave.; free. What’s healthy, what’s not? Your Pap smear only tests for cervical cancer, not uterine or ovarian. Everything you’ve been afraid to ask, and everything your mother didn’t tell you, with Dr. Stacey Akers, a gynecologic oncologist from the Piver Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Catholic Health and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Dr. David Marchetti, a gynecologic oncologist from CCS Oncology. For more info, visit, email or call 946-6437.

Alzheimer’s Support: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.

GriefShare: For adults coping with the loss of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4604 or 433-3780 to register; free.

Wellness series: “Nourish the Whole You Living,” a free, three-part series presented by nurse practitioner and holistic health coach Dana Inzeo, starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, with a talk entitled “We Are More Than What We Eat.” Talk Sept. 9 is entitled “Healthy Eating: One Size Does Not Fit All;” Sept. 16 talk, “I Don’t Know What to Eat,” will look into how to pick the best foods to eat in each food category, discuss whole vs processed foods, benefits of eating organic products, demystify grocery food shopping, and opportunity to try some new foods. All three lectures start at 7 p.m. at the library; registration is required by calling 689-4922.

Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. This informal information meeting is 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 through Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

Young Survivors Breast Cancer Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call Christine Bylewski at 585-2092.

Fibromyalgia support: Group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Study Group Room, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome, as are family or friends. For more info, contact the Arthritis Foundation at (800) 870-1771.

Celebrity Fundraiser: Suneel’s Celebrity Gala, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Statler City, Niagara Square; to benefit Suneel’s Light Research Foundation, a nonprofit inspired by 17-year old Suneel Ram, and devoted to research and treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Tickets, $175 per person and $325 per couple, can be reserved at

Health fair: Sunrise in the Southtowns family health fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Orchard Fresh, 4050 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Free. Features cooking demonstrations, health screenings, presentations, store tours, live music and more. Organized by Sunrise Medical Group of Orchard Park.


Systema Strike seminar: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. This martial art uses breathing and relaxation to better deliver and receive strikes and to remove tension from the mind and body; cost is $25. For more info, visit

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

Outdoor Power Yoga: 10 a.m. today, Canalside; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Bidwell Park, Elmwood at Bidwell avenues. Free.

Tai chi: Open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society, 968 Kenmore Ave., between Colvin and Starin avenues. See demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class times.

Bike Shop Outings: 20- to 25-mile tours 9 a.m. Sunday, 6:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Tom’s Pro Bike Shop, 3687 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Free. Helmets recommended. Before heading to the shop double-check on tour days at the shop’s Facebook page or website, or call 651-9995.

Outdoor yoga: 10 a.m. Sunday, Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Cost is $8, which includes parking. Bring water and a towel or 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: 10:00 am Saturday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit

Tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road.

Tai Chi: 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required.

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

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per 90-minute, drop-in class. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. Continuing class at 10:30 a.m., beginner class from 11:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; cost is $3.

Chair Exercise: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $2 per class, in which light hand weights and dyna-bands are used to help increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance to those with mobility limitations or arthritis. Qi Gong: Low-impact exercise program that promotes relaxation, balance and coordination with the use of gentle, fluid movements that can be practiced either standing or sitting, 9 a.m. Wednesday, The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $3; for more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Gentle Yoga: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit; $10 per class, ongoing.

Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee, free for anyone with cancer.

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville; $10 per class, bring own mat.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, 10 a.m. Friday, Baptist Manor, 276 Linwood Ave.; $3 donation. For more info, email

Yoga for Seniors: Basic class, 9 a.m. and chair yoga, 10:15 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Cost is $5 per class.


Clinton-Bailey Farmers’ Market: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday to Friday, 1443-1517 Clinton St.

Elmwood-Bidwell Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

North Tonawanda Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday, Robinson Street, North Tonawanda.

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

Fredonia Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and next Saturday, Church Street in downtown Fredonia.

Cross Roads Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield.

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

Youth cooking program: noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls; free.

Food Truck Tuesdays: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkinville, Seneca and Van Rensselaer streets. Up to 30 food trucks, live music, local produce, beer and wine.

North Buffalo Farmers’ Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Holy Spirit Church, 1113 Hertel Ave.

The Larkin Market: Dozens of local farmers, food makers, artisans, vintage dealers and community organizations included in this farmers’ market from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Larkin Square, Seneca Street. Parking is free in the Larkin Development Group lots. For more info, visit

Main Street Marketplace: Farmers’ market, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Seneca Town Hall, Main Street at Union Road, West Seneca.

Farmers’ Market at Grider: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 351 Grider St., across from ECMC.


Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: Summer hours continue through Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Kiddieland is open noon to 4 p.m. Labor Day, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. Starting next week, hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday; Kiddieland will be open weekends through September and part of October, weather permitting. For more info, visit or call 693-1885.

Exhibit opening: “Birds I’ve Been,” an exhibition by Buffalo papercutting artist Maude White, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.; free. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. For more info, visit, email or call 348-1430.

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