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Refresh Calendar for Nov. 22 to 29 events

Health and wellness

Addictions workshop: 6 p.m. Monday, Integrative Chiropractic & Wellness Care, 5637 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Chiropractor Michelle Dobbertean will present a free workshop entitled “Addictions and the Fifth Chakra,” and focus on techniques that can help the body heal at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Call 225-3413 to register.

Alzheimer’s Support: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peregine’s Landing, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park; 10:15 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Information about the other 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at or by calling 1-(800) 272-3900.

Parkinson’s caregiver support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dent Towers, fifth-floor of UBNS administrative offices, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 833-5389.

Breast Cancer Support: Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For info, contact Kathy at 754-4719 or Joyce 434-5081.


Group Fitness: 9 and 10:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, Build a Machine Fitness, 803 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; free workout for members and nonmembers.

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. For more info, visit, email or call 876-7218.

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 a.m. 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, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

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. Visit or email for more info.

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 drop-in class. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; cost is $3. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

Chair Exercise: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $2 per class, in which light handweights and Dyna-Bands are used to help increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance to those with mobility limitations or arthritis. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Laughter Yoga: 11 a.m. Tuesday, City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St., Tonawanda. Free, easy exercise; call 692-7029 for more information.

Tai chi chih: Beginners class runs 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Eight weeks for $80. Register by calling 572-2096.

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


Winter Market on Hertel: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and next Saturday, the Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, 1547 Hertel Ave.; for more info, visit the Winter Market on Hertel Facebook page.

Elmwood-Bidwell Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; same time next Saturday is the last market of the year, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

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

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

Green Cuisine: 7 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St. Williamsville. Talk on the history of garlic and how to maximize its health benefits, by Tom Szulist, who started Singer Farm Naturals in 2009.

Curb those Turkey Day Cravings: Dr. Timothy Miller will talk about naturopathic medicine and share some simple, natural tricks and supplements for minimizing holiday cravings, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free; register by calling 689-4922.

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain: First in the new Wilson Central School District’s Wellness Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Tuesday, music suite at Wilson school, 374 Lake St.; free. Workshop will help you learn how to maintain your weight this holiday season by making substitutions to your family recipes, offering tips and tricks to cut down on snacking, social eating, mindless eating, and more. RSVP to Jennifer Grier by Monday at 433-8839, Ext. 222 or by email at Made possible by a Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant secured through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.


Chess Open House: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Presented in collaboration with Archangel 8 Chess Academy. Preregister by emailing

Adult Sibling Grief Support: For ages 18 and up, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. For information, call Shauna Nealon at 984-5867

Grief Support: ZionQuest Christian Fellowship hosts group for anyone 16 and older, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle. Child care is available. All materials will be provided for free. For more info or to register, visit, call 634-2037 or email