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WNY Refresh Calendar: Scott's top 10 picks of the week

WNY Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon plucked the following 10 health and wellness, fitness, nutrition or family events you may want to consider this week:


March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic: 11 a.m. Monday, Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst. Registration and lunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Tribute to moms starts at 5 p.m.; for more information, call 691-3805 or email Brittany Lazickas at

Food allergy support: Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Cleveland Hill Fire Hall, 440 Cleveland Drive, near Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, visit

I Hate Budgeting: Support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Cost is $15 and includes refreshments. RSVP to Amy Jo Lauber at 430-1634.

Marathon Training: Free info session on a half and full marathon training program, 7:15 p.m. Monday, Fleet Feet Sports, 2290 Delaware Ave.; for more info, call 332-3501, email or visit


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. 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 1(800) 272-3900.

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


Buffalo Implant Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St.; meeting will focus on music appreciation and the speaker will be Alison Mendez, from Cochlear Americas.


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.


Health Live: Family oriented health fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Healthy Zone Ice Rink, Riley Street, East Aurora. Features obstacle course, “Frozen”-themed bounce house and other activities encouraging physical activity. Hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce.


Friday on Illinois Street, near First Niagara Center. Tickets are $20 in advance at and $25 at the event.

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