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Refresh Calendar for Feb. 21 to 28 events

Health and wellness

Mental Health First Aid Training: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 and 4, D’Youville Center for Professional Studies, 640 Ellicott St. Cost is $75 and includes refreshments and parking. To register, visit and click on upcoming classes. Call 883-3331 or email for more information.

Kidney Disease Education: Learn causes and how to manage kidney diseases and other related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Conference Room C, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls; 2 p.m. Thursday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Room 621, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda; 6 p.m. Thursday, WCA Hospital Classroom 2, 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown; and 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. Free. To register, visit

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 (800) 272-3900.

Stroke Support: New group meets 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Registered dietitians Naheed Ali-Sayeed and Theresa Jackson will discuss optimal nutrition for stroke survivors, sharing information on healthy eating and answering dietary questions.

Parkinson’s caregiver support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The meetings are no longer at the Dent Tower but the National Parkinson’s Foundation of Western New York office, 300 International Drive, Suite 224, Williamsville; call Mary Ellen at 833-5389 for more information.

Wellness Series: “Balancing the Brain,” a discussion about ADD and ADHD, led by Dr. John Zilliox, an Amherst chiropractor, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free; register by calling the library at 689-4922.

Breast Cancer Support: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, call 434-5081.

Breathing for Health Workshop: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $15; bring a friend and each person saves $5. For more info, visit

High Blood Pressure Talk: By Dr. Benjamin Rueda, chief of cardiology, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Free.

Diabetes prevention: The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division will offer 16-week class that starts from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. Designed for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Free; to register, call 278-1900.

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate fundraiser: To benefit the Breast Cancer Network of WNY, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the network’s Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Cost is $20; visit or call 706-0060 for tickets and information.

Essential Oils Class: What is an essential oil? What are they used for? Where do I get them? 1 to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Free; email Denise at to reserve a spot.

Mental health workshop: Deadline is next Saturday for March 13 workshop for primary care doctors and behavioral health providers to learn how to best integrate primary care and mental health care as encouraged by New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). Elmwood Health Center, an affiliate of People Inc., will run the workshop. Register at For more information, email or call 374-0179.

Whole Life Expo: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Saturday, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Cost is $5; for more info, visit or call 380-4429.


Zumba with Jenna: 8 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Pride Martial Arts Academy, 5451 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. First class free; $10 per class after that or five classes for $40.

Zumba: 9 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $5 per class. For more info, call Claudia Romero at 425-6070 or email

Yoga: For all levels, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday; 9 a.m. Thursday and, Arise Within, Balance for Your Life Wellness, 1515 Kensington Ave.; cost is $10 per class, $40 for five classes and $80 for 10 classes.

Tai chi: Open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, weather permitting, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Rental costs $5; $2 for Friends of Reinstein Woods, on first-come, first-served basis. Call 683-5959 or visit for more info.

Yoga: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $5 per class per member, $8 for nonmembers. Bring yoga mat and towel. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit

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: 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.

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

Chair Exercise: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 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. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Zumba by Bobby: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway; first class free, after that $5 per class or 10 classes for $40.

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, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Cost is $3; for more info, call 433-1886 or visit

Gentle Yoga: 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Thursday 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. For more info, visit

ZUMBA GOLD WITH JAIME: Low-impact class for beginners and older adults 9:15 a.m. Thursday, St. George Orthodox Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Cost is $5; $40 for a punch card for 10 classes. For more info, call 574-9303 or email

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 mat. For more info, email

Yoga for Seniors: Basic class, 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Cost is $5 per class. For info, call 633-5138.


Winter Market At Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; for more info, visit

HEALTHY meals on a budget: “Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Expensive,” presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson School Music Suite, 374 Lake St., Wilson. Will include recipes, shopping tips, budget tips and tools for a healthier lifestyle. Free; RSVP by Monday to Jennifer Grier at 433-8839, Ext. 222, or emal at

Green Cuisine: “The Power of Ahimsa within the Animal Kingdom,” a talk by George Payne, will be part of this meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Williamsville.


Grief support: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Main and Center roads, East Aurora. For information, call Sue Toft at 652-9549.

Grief Share: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at both the Mental Health Association of Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For more information, call 433-3780.

Grief support: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Street, Williamsville. Call the church office at 633-7800 to confirm meeting date.

Pre-K open house: 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Annunciation Early Learning Academy, a Christian-centered learning community, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.