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Healthy choices this week: Top 10 Refresh picks include oxygen therapy talk, farm market last hurrahs

Breast cancer awareness events, a chance to buy produce for the last time this year at several seasonal farmers markets and a talk about hyperbaric oxygen therapy are among WNY health and wellness events picks for this week:


Food Addicts in Recovery: 7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst; also at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 3043. Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 109. Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. The weight management group based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Zumba by Bobby: 6 p.m.; also at 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway. First class free, $5 per class or 10 classes for $40. For more info, visit


Healing & Healthy Aging with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: 6:30 p.m. presentation by Dr. Jack G. Bertolino, Complete Wellness Art and Science Center, 1515 Kensington Ave. Free.


KEEP Healthy Free Kidney Checkup: 11:30 a.m., Classic V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.. One in nine American adults has kidney disease and most don’t know it. KEEP Healthy participants will answer a brief health-risk survey and have their height, weight and blood pressure measured. At-risk individuals will have their kidney health checked through a simple, onsite urine test. Register for a free screening at


D’Youville West Side Wellness Clinic: 9:30 a.m., West Side Community Center, 161 Vermont St.; blood pressure readings, free pill minders, plus nutrition, food and drug information.

Forum for breast cancer survivors: Hosted by the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester and State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Clarence, 1 p.m., YWCA of Genesee County, 301 North St., Batavia. Preregister at (585) 473-8177.

Early onset breast cancer fundraiser: For Our Daughters annual fundraiser, 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner, raffles, presentations and a breast cancer survivor tribute. To register or for more info, visit or call 930-9345. $54.


Miles for Michael 5K run and walk: 8:30 a.m., Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave. $25.

Family Day! All Hallows Eve: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court. Halloween fun for the kids includes pumpkin decorating, face-painting, costume parade at 1 p.m. $2.50 to $7 museum admission; free for members. For more info, visit


Farm markets wind down: Those having their last gatherings of the season in the coming days include:

Southern Tier Farmers Market: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jefferson Park, 12 Park St., Salamanca.

Middleport Community Farmers Market: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Wilson Farms Middleport, 79 Telegraph Road.

Southern Tier Farmers Market: 11 a.m. Thursday, 32 Willets Ave., Belmont.

Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market: Noon Thursday, Cherry Street between 2nd and 3rd streets.

Pendleton Farmers Market: 3 p.m. Thursday, Pendleton Town Park, 6570 Campbell Blvd.

Southern Tier Farmers Market Olean: 2 p.m. Friday, 1900 Constitution Ave.

The Williamsville Farmers Market: 8 a.m. Saturday, Island Park, Main Street, Amherst.

Fredonia Farmers Market: 9 a.m. Saturday, Church Street.

See a longer list of events related to health, fitness, nutrition and parenting in the WNY Refresh calendar first published Saturday mornings at


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