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Refresh Calendar for May 16 to 23 events

Health and wellness

Parkinson’s Support: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls; Young Onset group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a general support meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca.

Kidney Disease Education: Learn causes and how to manage kidney diseases and other related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 11 a.m. Monday, Sisters of Charity Hospital, first floor meeting room, 2157 Main St.; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Southtowns Dialysis Center, 4910 Camp Road, Hamburg; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Nephrology, 2900 Military Road, Niagara Falls; 1 p.m. Thursday, Seneca Nation of Indians Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Clinic, Conference Room, 35 Thomas Indian School Drive, Irving; 6 p.m. Thursday, Anna Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; 6 p.m. Thursday, WCA Hospital Classroom 2, 207 Foote Ave. Jamestown. Free. To register, visit or call 523-9604.

Stop Smoking: Program presented by Elyse Updegraff, Cardiac Center Office manager, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Room 723A, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Free; for information and registration call 298-2734.

Alzheimer’s Support: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown; 10:15 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Information about meetings that take place across the region is available at or by calling 1(800) 272-3900.

Knee replacement information: Dr. Cindy Repicci Romanowski, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will share information on knee replacement surgery from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Community Room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Free; call 447-6205 to register.

Mental health support: National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County groups will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, lower level, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville and at the same time at Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

Ostomy support: Niagara Frontier Ostomy Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2311 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Call 741-3853 for more info.

Chronic Disease management: Weekly, six-week class for those with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety starts at 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St. Lockport. To register, call 438-3030.

Recovery With Pride: Support group for those in the LGBTQ community who struggle with addiction, 6 p.m. Thursday, Pride Center of Western New York, 200 S. Elmwood Ave.; for more information, call 852-7743.


Zumba by Samira: 9:15 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Cost is $5 drop-in; $40 punch card for 10 classes. For info, visit or call 868-1578.

Grand opening: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9Round Fitness, specialized, kickboxing-themed fitness center, 8586 Transit Road, at Klein Road, East Amherst. For more info, visit

Contra dancing: Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by dancing at 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry Street. Cost is $10; $8 for members; $6 for students and free for children under 12. For more info, visit

Healthy Buffalo: Spring season wrap-up starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with a $10 kids clinic hosted by PeacePlayers International co-founder Sean Tuohey, followed by several spring league contests through 10 p.m., North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road. For more info, visit

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

ADK hike: Sunday afternoon 3-mile loop hike along the Niagara River, starting at Whirlpool Rapids State Park. Call Janet at 839-3114 for start time and details.

Pilates: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance, Transit Town Plaza, Clarence; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Branches of Light, 8860 Main St., Clarence; 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. All classes are on a drop-in basis; cost $6 to $10 per class. Visit for more info.

Walking on Wednesdays: Meet at noon Wednesday in Kaminski Park in front of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elk and Carlton streets. Free guided walk runs from 12:10 to about 12:45 p.m.

Bike Safely: Workshop with trained sports medicine professionals on how to stay healthy while riding, noon next Saturday, CrossFit Nickel City, 247 Virginia St.; for more info, email


Food Truck Tuesdays: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.

Bagels for Bike Riders: Visit Hostel Buffalo Niagara, 667 Main St., from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for a complimentary BreadHive bagel and some coffee when you ride your bike.

West Seneca Farmers Market: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Town Hall, Union Road and Main Street, West Seneca.

good for the Neighborhood: Tools and resources to promote healthy eating, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building/Niagara Fall Housing Authority, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls; will feature a free farmers market, health screenings and a bike raffle. Sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation.


Bike Drive: As part of its Make-A-Difference Day, bring by your used bikes and donate them to a new home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Christ Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. The event also includes a blood drive and shredding truck for old files and papers.

Better Birth Baby Shower: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Banchetti’s by Rizzo’s, 550 North French Road, Amherst. The admission price of $20 includes lunch, a goody bag, and a chance to door prizes as well as big ticket prizes. Birthing and baby-related business owners and health providers will share information and show the latest in baby products. Presented by Catholic Health and the WNY Doulas. Buy tickets online at or at the door.

Touch a Truck: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Explore & More Children’s Museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. Children and families can climb in, on and around every kind of truck and vehicle imaginable in the museum’s outdoor lot. A variety of other activities, indoors and outside, will be offered as well. Tickets to this annual family fundraiser cost $8 per person or $5 per member, and admission is free for those under age 1. Tickets can be purchased online at or in the museum in advance, and will also be available at the door.

Lighthouse Bike Tour: 1 p.m. Sunday, meet at Erie Basin Marina. Casual, family-friendly 10-mile ride to the historic lighthouse along the Outer Harbor. Cost is $5; for more info, email

Hope After Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga; 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

Loss of a child support: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Williamsville United Methodist Church Library, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. For more info, call Lesley Jordans at 983-2104.

Separation and divorce support: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday St. Benedict Catholic Church Catholic Charities Building, 3982 Main St. at Eggert Road, Eggertsville. For more info, 847-2210.

Grief support: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Life Transitions Center, 1140 Delaware Ave.; 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information about social support for individuals and families coping with serious illness, caregiver responsibilities and/or bereavement, as well as support groups, wellness and social networking groups, and referrals to individual counseling, call 836-6460.

Grief Support: 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 French Road, Depew; guest speakers at each meeting. For more information, call 684-6342.

Flash mob for Mental Health awareness: The Restoration Society Inc. will organize its third annual Flash Mob at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Empowerment Academy, 327 Elm St., . The group will move through downtown to Lafayette Square. The mission of the Restoration Society is to assist all people with mental health conditions to be successful and satisfied in environments of their choice. For more info, call Michelle Scheib at 832-2141, Ext. 221 or visit

Helpers Along The Way: Grief support, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst. For information, call Pastoral Care Director Christine Stry at 568-3777.

Grief support: 5 p.m. Thursday, Seneca Health Care Center, 2987 Seneca St., West Seneca. Those interested in attending can call 828-0500.

Grief Support: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga.

Buffalo City-Wide Bicycle facility Master Plan: Final presentation, 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. GObike Buffalo and city officials will present a master plan for bike lanes, cycle tracks, new paths and neighborhood bikeways throughout the city.

Buffalo Jaunt Fest: 1 p.m. registration and 2 p.m. next Saturday. Bicycle scavenger hunt to benefit the Buffalo Gamelan World Music Club; $10 entry includes a bike ride that starts at the Birds Excited Into Flight Sculpture at Bidwell Park. A 5 p.m. after party at Nickel City Housing Coop, 208 North Ave., is free to bikers and $5 for others.

Child Education Film and Speaker Series: “The Trapdoor,” a documentary that examines the role of standardized testing at a low-income school in Tonawanda, will be shown and a discussion will follow, 1 p.m. next Saturday, Squeaky Wheel @ The Market Arcade, 617 Main St.; free.