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WNY Refresh calendar picks: Refresh Mondays and more this week

Dr. Richard Vienne will be the featured speaker as Refresh Mondays continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at The Buffalo NewsRoom at Canalside, the pocket park at Scott and Washington streets.

Vienne, vice president and chief medical officer at Univera Healthcare, and a primary care doctor with Lifetime Health Medical Group, will talk at 12:30 p.m. about men’s health and wellness.

In the event of bad weather, his talk will be moved to the first floor of The News across Washington Street.

His talk, not surprisingly, is one of Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon's top 10 calendar picks of this week. Here are his others:


Outdoor spinning: 12:15 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware Ave., at Summer Street. Free for members; nonmembers can participate by purchasing a pass for 10 JCC classes for $59. You must pick up card at the front desk no more than a half-hour before the class to reserve your bike. For more info, call 866-3145.

Barre Centric: 7 p.m., Canalside. Class combines principles of ballet, yoga, and Pilates to tone and strengthen core and other muscle groups.


Alzheimer’s Support: 4 p.m., HighPointe on Michigan, 1031 Michigan Ave., Gates Conference Room; 6 p.m. , Hoag Library, 134 S. Main St., Albion; 7 p.m. , St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wilson-Burt and West Creek roads, Burt. Also 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. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.


Pound Rockout Workout: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside. Full body cardio jam combines resistance training with a constant simulated drumming motion that uses lightly weighted drumsticks.


Kayak tours: Tina Spencer, a state parks environmental education assistant, leads a free tour from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island; you’ll need to bring your own kayak. Call 282-5154 for more info.


Garden Walk: “Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, will include four community venues with feature presentations at  Schoellkopf Park at Memorial Medical Center, Oakwood Cemetery, the Niagara Falls Library’s International Peace Garden and the Children’s Garden at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center. Free trolley service between the sites provided. For more info, call 278-4570 or visit


Beach Workout: Revolution Indoor Cycling instructors offer a free body weight workout from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Woodlawn Beach, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg.

HEAL Bflo II: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Marcy Casino, Delaware Park. Full-day program of yoga classes and workshops for kids and adults, live music, complementary lunch and a gift bag. A portion of the profit will go to building a Yoga/Meditation Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Artists, health and wellness providers and food trucks will be set up for the public outside the casino. Cost for the yoga retreat is $60 for adults, $20 for kids 4 to 12. Register and find more info at

Allentown & Downtown Murals by Bike: 2 to 5 p.m. Meet at First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle. Guided spin. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for students. Call 245-3032 or visit to register.


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