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Healthy choices: Free Canalside fitness classes near an end, adventure walk in the Falls

Outdoor fitness class that move toward a seasonal end at Canalside, a last Salsa dance for the season at Delaware Park and an adventure walk in Niagara Falls to help start the holiday weekend are among the Top 10 Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family activities across Western New York.


Yoga for seniors: 10:45 a.m.; also same time Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email or call 510-7457. $2.

Salsa in the Park: Last class of this summer season at 6:30 to 9 p.m., near the Delaware Park Rose Garden, Lincoln Parkway. $8.

Related: See this week's Refresh Calendar here.


Canalside fitness: More than two dozen free classes – courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York – make their last run of the summer season starting today at Canalside. They include Family Power Yoga at 11 a.m.; also Kidding Around Yoga Family Class, noon Wednesday; AcroYoga, 7 p.m. Friday; and Kettlebell AMPD and Systema, both at 9 a.m. Saturday. See a complete schedule at

Campus WheelWorks outing: 6 p.m., Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Five categories range from fast-paced, 30-mile course to a shorter “ice cream ride.” Bike helmet mandatory. For information on this and other excursions, visit

Holistic Health Series: “Introduction to Taoist Tai Chi,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.


EPIC Storytime: The last in a series this summer season, 10 a.m. to noon, Canal Lawn near Marine Driver, Canalside. Includes a special visit by Clifford the Big Red Dog.

International Overdose Awareness Day: 5:30 p.m., Chautauqua Mall, 318 East Fairmount Ave., Jamestown. Event to educate guests about drug use and create awareness that overdose can happen to anyone. Presented by Evergreen Health Services.


West Seneca Main Street Marketplace: Last farm market of the year from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Union Road at Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. Customer appreciation night.FRIDAY


You must register in advance for a free Friday evening adventure walk on Goat Island, Niagara Falls. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

You must register in advance for a free Friday evening adventure walk on Goat Island, Niagara Falls. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Goat Island Adventure Walk: 7:30 p.m., Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls. Enjoy stories of yesteryears and today. End your walk with fireworks at 10 p.m., weather permitting. For info and to register, call 549-1050. Free.


Yoga On The Green: 9 a.m. during the Kenmore Farmer’s Market, Municipal Green, Delaware Avenue at Delaware Road, Kenmore. All levels welcome. For more info, as well as locations for 6 p.m. Monday outdoor classes, visit or Suggested donation $5-$15.


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