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WNY Refresh Top 10: Scott's calendar picks of the week

P2 Collaborative Quarterly Meeting: The nonprofit dedicated to promoting community health will focus its next workshop – at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Templeton Landing Restaurant, 2 Templeton Terrace – on population health, taking a look at what the numbers mean on the ground in regional health care.

Tom’s Pro Bike Rides: A 25-mile ride starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, and 15-mile rides are 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Tom’s Pro Bike shop, 3687 Walden Ave, Lancaster. Rides are weather dependent. For more info, visit

Stroke Awareness Week: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday in the main lobby of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Information will be available about stroke risk, wellness and blood pressure, exercise and body fat, stroke rehabilitation, diabetes and nutrition, and smoking cessation.

Yoga for seniors: Gentle seated and standing yoga class for seniors, 11 a.m. Monday ($2 per class); gentle mat class for active seniors, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday ($10 drop-in or $40 for a five-class pass), West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; For more information, email or call 510-7457.

Foster Care Information Meeting: For people interested in becoming foster parents, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Child & Family Services, 844 Delaware Ave.; to register, call 882-0555. To read previous WNY Refresh-related stories, click here and here.

Free group bike ride: The Bike MS training group bikes regularly and its rides are open to anyone, not just those with multiple sclerosis. The next ride starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday outside Rich Products, 1 Robert Rich Way. The ride finishes with a visit next door to Rich Products at Resurgence Brewing Co. For more information, call 634-2573, Ext. 70332, or email

West Seneca Farmers Market: The market opens for the season from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at West Seneca Town Hall, Union Road and Main Street. Vendors include Chateau Buffalo, Dirt Rich Farm, Great Harvest Bread Co., House of Olives, Keeping Traditions, Kornerstone Coffee, Lilies of the Field, Plato Dale and Weiss farms and Susie Cuke’s Pickle Co.

Good for the Neighborhood: Those who attend will receive tools and resources to promote healthy eating, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. The event will feature a free farmers market, health screenings and a bike raffle. Sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation.

Argentine tango: Free tango lessons, with dancing afterward, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St.; for more info, visit

Run with the Rapids 5K: 9 a.m. Saturday, Old Falls Street middle block, to benefit the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. The run starts a summer of fun on the walkway that connects Niagara Falls State Park with the Seneca Niagara Casino. Because of the recent reconstruction of the Robert Moses Parkway, this year’s course will be rerouted through more of downtown. Register at call 278-2100 or email

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