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

Swing dancing: Buffalo Swing gathers for progressive and beginner lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Lindy Fix – which features several forms of swing dancing – until 10, Polish Cadet Credit Union, Grant and Amherst streets. The nonprofit club requests a $5 donation for the Lindy Fix; lessons cost extra. For more info, visit

Yoga for seniors: Gentle seated and standing yoga class for 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 info, call 510-7457.

Glean Team training: Learn to harvest produce that would otherwise not be consumed, a process that connects farmers to local food pantries and soup kitchens, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Town of Lockport. RSVP by Monday to 433-8839, Ext. 222 or by email to

Scottish dancing: The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. This is the last weekly dance until September. Individual dance lessons and sessions cost $6; for more info, visit

Ride for Missing Children: 100-mile, police-escorted bike ride to raise public awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Starts and stops at St. Johnsburgh Fire Department, 7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield. Register by Monday at

Allegany Nature Pilgrimage: Friday to Sunday, Allegany State Park. Weekend admission costs $40 for adults ($25 per day), $5 for those age 5 to 18 for informal field trips, including birding, wildflower walks, tent programs on Friday and next Saturday evenings. Chicken barbecue and vegetarian dinner next Saturday. To register and preorder next Saturday dinners, or for more information, visit or call (716) 304-1257. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by Buffalo, Jamestown and Presque Isle Audubon chapters and the Burroughs Nature Club.

Farmers’ Market at the Williamsville Mill: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday which this season is at a new location, Island Park, Williamsville, to allow for related construction of the village “Picture Main Street” initiative.

Relay for Life: noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, Reservoir State Park, 477 Witmer Road, Niagara Falls and 4 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, Veterans Park, 1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island. Ovarian cancer survivor Pam Braun, author of “The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook,” will speak at 5 p.m. Saturday in Reservoir State Park and 8 p.m. in Veterans Park. The public is welcome to attend both events.

Planning the Journey: Learn about pastoral care, end-of-life care and legal matters surrounding end of life, noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Episcopal Diocesan Ministry Center, 1064 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Free and all are welcome. Preregistration is encouraged by not required. Visit Sponsored by the St. Peter Episcopal Church Wellness Team.

Racquet club open house: For adults, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and same time for students up to age 25 on Sunday, Buffalo Racquet Club, 111 Twyla Place, Town of Tonawanda. Play on red clay, weather permitting. For more info, call 551-0396 or visit


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