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Healthy choices: Hunter's Day of Hope among top 10 Refresh Calendar picks of the week

Belly dancing, outdoor Valentine’s weekend activities and Hunter’s Day of Hope are among the top 10 health, fitness, nutrition and family-friendly events for this week.


Alzheimer’s support: 4 p.m., HighPointe on Michigan, 1031 Michigan Ave.; as well as 6 p.m., Hoag Library, 134 South St. Albion; 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2239 West Creek Road, Newfane; 7 p.m. Thursday, Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., City of Tonawanda;  1 p.m. Friday, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, Machias Campus, 9822 Route 16, Machias. . Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at or calling (800) 272-3900.

Listen To Your Heart: Valve Disease, AFib and Irregular Heartbeats. 5 p.m., Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Catholic Health cardiac specialists will discuss what you need to know regarding these heart conditions and latest treatments. Call 706-2112 or visit to reserve your seat. Free.


Belly dancing: 7 p.m., Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St.; free lessons followed by a performance.


“Wellness Lane” at The Buffalo Auto Show: Starting at 10 a.m., as well as same time Friday, Saturday, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. This event will provide resources on community wellness, walking programs and free health screenings.

Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare LASIK Open House: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare, 2825 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Register at Free.

NAMI mental health support: 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Guest speaker Eileen Trigiboff, a nurse practitioner at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, will give a talk entitled, “Stress Management: How to support your loved one without losing who you are.” Q&A session will follow.


Gluten-free diet support: 10 a.m., Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, South Buffalo. Lisa Rood will discuss the health benefits of tai chi and lead the group in 24 Qi Gong postures. All are welcome. Free.

Sweetheart Snowshoe Walk: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking a walk in the woods with your sweetheart. Snowshoe rental (if appropriate) $5 per person, on; $2 per person for Friends of Reinstein Woods members. Registration required; call 683-5959.

Hunter’s Day of Hope: And prayer for children, 1 to 4 p.m., ADPRO Sports Training Center, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park. Free family event with activities, entertainment, food and prayer for children. For more info, visit

Starry Night Valentine Hike: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.; for those 18 and over. Stroll the preserve trails and finish with hot chocolate and music near the fireplace at Tifft’s candlelit cabin. $6; Buffalo Museum of Science members save 10 percent; snowshoe rentals $2. Preregistration is required at or 825-6397.


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