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Healthy choices: Kids fitness, Latin dancing and special aquarium hours among top picks of week

Fitness for kids, Latin dancing and a special Friday evening at the Aquarium of Niagara are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar of Picks the Week, culled from the calendar of Refresh, the Saturday section in The Buffalo News focused on health, fitness, nutrition and family.

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Exercise Like the Animals: 9 a.m., and same time Tuesday and Thursday, Canalside; 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls; Fitness class mimics the moves of animals of the world. Free.

Salsa in the Park: Latin dance instruction and dancing, 6:30 to 9 p.m., near the Delaware Park Rose Garden, Lincoln Parkway. $8.

Sarah Haykel, owner of Salsa for the Soul, will teach Latin dance at Canalside, Delaware Park and Larkinville in the coming weeks. (Photo by Cheryl Gorski)

Sarah Haykel, owner of Salsa for the Soul, will teach Latin dance at Delaware Park and Larkinville in the coming weeks on Monday evenings in Delaware Park. (Photo by Cheryl Gorski)


Daemen farmers market: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Daemen College Wick Campus Center patio, 4380 Main St. Features fresh fruits, veggies, honey from Mrowka Farm in Lockport. For more info, email or call 566-7883.


Summer reading series: 10 a.m. to noon, Canalside. Storytime for children up to age 8. Presented by Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) and WNED-TV.

Guardianship, Wills and Trusts: 6 p.m., Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main St. Participants will learn about wills for themselves and trusts for a child with special needs. RSVP at 332-4170. Free.

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


Supporting Students with Brain Injury: 9 a.m., West Elementary, 1397 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Training relating to brain injury. For info or to register, contact Kristen Frawley at or 677-3247.

“What Are My Options for Painful Knees and Hips?”: 6 p.m., Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. Sponsored by Catholic Health. Free.


Day and Night at the Aquarium: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. Expanded hours, come and go, watch fireworks at night from the second-floor patio. Two extra Touch Tank sessions at 6 and 8 p.m. and an extra sea lion show at 7. Regular admission rates apply.


Dizziness and balance support: 10:30 a.m., Kenmore Branch Public Library, 160 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. Guest speakers will be Terri Baltus, development director for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), and Dr. Soroush Sadeghi, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, who researches the vestibular system. For more info, visit


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