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Healthy choices: WNY Refresh Calendar picks reflect the 'summer of free'

You almost can call this month and next in Western New York the summer of free.

Six of the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week are free this week, including fitness and family options that stretch from Buffalo to the City of Tonawanda.

They also include a new nutrition-based exhibit opening at the Buffalo Museum of Science, a summer yoga class in Niagara County and pickleball in East Aurora.

Get out and get moving.


Summer yoga: 5 p.m., Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Taught by Kim Seddon. For more info, call the winery at 778-7001. $10.

Slow Roll: Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, off Humboldt Parkway. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information on rides later in the season, visit

East Aurora pickleball: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. Six courts under cover; must be at least 18 to play. $5.


De-stress Through Dance: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Each class will be unique, and explore free-form instructed movement to music made to inspire. Free.


Kidding Around Family Yoga: Noon Wednesday, Canalside. Learn easy yoga poses along with breathing techniques. Storytelling will be incorporated. Bring your own yoga mat. Free.

Read more here about five family friendly spots that mix fun and education in WNY.

Understanding the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: 6 p.m., Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main St. Participants will gain an understanding of eligibility and the admission process to the OPWDD system. Walk away with information about available supports and services. RSVP by calling 332-4170 or by email at Free.

Zumba presented by the BAC for Women: 7 p.m., Niawanda Park Bandshell, 200 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda. Free.


Total Body Burn: 9 a.m.; also 7 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Stiglmeier Park, 810 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Hosted by On the Move Fitness. For more info, visit Pay per class or $50 per month.

Yum! is not about food – it’s about YOU: This new exhibit about the impact of food on human health opens from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A “Get Moving” calorie-counting spinning wheel and a food scanner that spits out the health benefits of common food products is part of the learning experience. Included in museum admission. Sponsored by Wegmans and General Mills. for more info, visit

Mubu’s Summer Costume Party: 10 a.m. to noon, Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. Whether a princess, superhero or favorite character, kids can dress up and have fun. The event is an opportunity to learn about “Mubu the Morph,” a fun book series about self-confidence for children in grades K-3. The book series is created and written by Stephen Nawotniak and illustrated by Jeffrey Scott Perdziak. Both of Clarence, they partnered with the Museum of disABILITY History to teach children about exploration, purpose and tolerance. For more info or to RSVP, call 629-3626. Free.


Twitter: @BNrefresh, @ScottBScanlon



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