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

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. For more info, call 873-6500 or email

Porch Talks: A new health series begins Monday in Clarence. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Café, Susan Koehler will give an introductory talk about “energy medicine” and share exercise ideas. For more info, visit

Yoga for seniors: Gentle seated and standing yoga class for seniors, 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; cost is $2 per class. For more info, email or call 510-7457; similar class at 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Cost is $5 per class. For info, call 633-5138.

Walking on Wednesdays: Free noontime walks on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor. Meet at noon Wednesday in Kaminski Park in front of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elk and Carlton streets. Guided walk runs from 12:10 to about 12:45 p.m.

ADK hike: Morning nature hike, Saturday, Hunter’s Creek Park near East Aurora. Call Lynn at 825-7329 for details.

Walk in the Park: 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Isleview Park Gazebo, 796 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda. Register at 9 a.m.; also includes health screenings and informational material. Hosted by the Erie County Health and Parks departments, and the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

Tour De Cure: 5K run/walk and bicycle rides of up to 100 miles, starting at various times Saturday, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Register at; for more info, email or call 835-0274, Ext. 3702.

Girls Night Out: Chiropractor Juliana Marciniak, who lost an aunt to ovarian cancer in 2001, will host the Ovarian Cancer Project’s third annual Girls Night Out fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St.; the event will feature more than 40 vendors, including wine a food tastings. Cost is $15 presale and $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at or by calling 335-9711.

Contra dancing: Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry Street. For rates and more info, visit or call 997-9423.

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