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Healthy choices: Monday marks last of this season's Canalside fitness classes ; Slow Roll keeps going

Canalside fitness classes come to a close today for the summer but similar options continue in other parts of the region. Several are included in this week’s Top 10 Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week when it comes to health, exercise, nutrition and family fun choices. See this week’s complete calendar listing here.


Canalside fitness: Today is the last day for weekly fitness waterfront classes courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. They include both Kangoo Jumps and Rev Fit at 6 p.m. and both Barre Centric and Fusion Aerobics at 7 p.m., Canalside. Free.

Slow Roll: Monday evening bike rides continue for several more weeks. This  week, riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp outside LaSalle & Main Street NFTA Station, 3030 Main St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


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

Holistic Health Series: Talk entitled “Metabolic Syndrome,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Find how Asian medicine has dealt with diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Innisfree Ceili Dance Group: Resumes after the summer off at 7:45 p.m., Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. For more info, contact, call 627-5966 or visit $1 donation.


Summer Classic tennis tournament: Through Sunday, Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. All-ages tournament includes singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Registration is $25 for singles and $12.50 per player for doubles. Register online at


Erie Bats: 7 p.m., Evangola State Park, 10191 Old Lakeshore Road, Irving. Evening hike to search for migrating tree bats. For info and to register, call 549-1050. Free.

Mindfullness, Meditation and Everyday Life: The Buffalo Zen Dharma Community welcomes the public to a presentation by Vanessa Zuisel Goodard, a spiritual guide with 20 years of rigorous Zen Buddhist monastic training, 7 to 9 p.m., Westminister Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Goodard will lead a meditation at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit $10.


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.

WNY Gluten Free diet support. 10 a.m. Saturday, Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket. Includes a talk entitled “Navigating a Gluten Free Life,” by Andrea Langston. For more info, visit


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