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Healthy choices: Last outdoor Elmwood-Bidwell market among WNY Refresh weekly wellness picks

Dance into Thanksgiving , cut back on holiday stress and pay a last visit to the outdoor Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market this week. They are among the prospects when it comes to the top 10 picks of the week for health, fitness, nutrition and parenting culled from the WNY Refresh calendar:


Dance, dance, dance: International Folk Dance, 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2; Swing dancing, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Progressive and beginner lessons, followed by a Lindy Fix. For info, visit $5; The Innisfree Ceili Dance Group. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. For more info, contact, call 627-5966 or visit $1.


Tai chi: 9 a.m., also same time Thursday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Achieve better balance, strength and coordination through this sequence of gentle movements. Non-members can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59.

Zumba Gold with Jaime: 9:15 a.m., and same time Thursday; also Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness for beginners and older adults. For more info, call 574-9303. $5. Meet the woman behind these classes Saturday in WNY Refresh.

Alzheimer’s support: 2 p.m., Peregrine’s Landing, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park; also 10:15 a.m. Friday. Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Info about the 30-plus group meetings across the region is available at or by calling (800) 272-3900.


Healthy Living class: 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst. $5 monthly dues.

As the Spirit Moves You Yoga: 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Taught by Deb Roberts from All Yoga Medina. $8-$10.


Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the last time this season, Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. Its winter market will begin Dec. 5 (Read a related story here). Meanwhile, the Lockport Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving) through Nov. 30, Walnut and Cottage streets, City of Lockport. Year round markets include the North Tonawanda Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday (except this week) and Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda; Niagara Falls City Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.

Little Pretzels Yoga: 9 a.m., Power Yoga Buffalo, 758 Elmwood Ave. To sign up or for more info, visit $10.

Eating Disorders Anonymous: 9:30 a.m., WNY Counseling and Stress Management Center, 388 Evans St., first floor, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email

Dizziness and balance support: 10:30 a.m., Kenmore Branch Public Library, 160 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria will discuss relationships between hearing and balance. For info, visit


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