Walk for a cause, enjoy some of the last outdoor fitness classes of the summer season and prepare to try out for the Buffalo Bandits cheering squad this week. Those are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family friendly choices this week in the region.
Slow Roll: Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp, outside Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Buffalo Bandettes audition prep class: 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Lexus Club, Key Bank Center. $25 per class or $40 for both classes.
Wellness Wednesdays: “Be Ready for Anything” emergency preparedness program, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, first floor Ring of Knowledge. Will include CPR training and lead poisoning and weather-related disaster information. Free.
Narcan training workshop: 6:30 p.m., Springville Middle School. 267 Newman St.; training for anyone 16 and over gives individuals the knowledge and tools to recognize signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, properly administer naloxone and take the necessary follow-up steps. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a kit containing two doses of naloxone at no charge. Register online by Tuesday at bit.ly/narcan921 or call 592-2871, Ext. 1485. Presented by the Erie County Department of Health.
EPIC parenting workshop: “Incredible Years – Parents and Babies,” an eight-week parenting workshop series for parents with babies up to a year old, starts at 5 to 7 p.m. and will run at the same time and day weekly through Nov. 9, Every Person Influences Children, 1000 Main St. Registration is required at EPICforChildren.org or by calling 332-4193.
Light the Night: Luminaria walk to benefit the Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Delaware Park. Participants can register as part of a team or as individuals at lightthenight.org or by calling the society’s local chapter at 834-2578.
Yoga On The Green: Last class of the season, 9 a.m., during the Kenmore Farmers Market, Municipal Green, Delaware Avenue at Delaware Road, Kenmore. Suggested donation $5-$15.
Natalie’s Walk: To benefit the Wheels With Wings Foundation, whose mission is to support disabled individuals suffering with a spinal cord injury, 9 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. walk, Canalside. Net proceeds will fund the Foundation’s Quality of Life Grants program, awarding grants to disabled individuals suffering from a spinal cord injury.Keith Belanger, Senior Vice President at M&T Bank and chairman of the Board for Buffalo Place, will be recognized at Natalie’s Walk as the 2015 Community Honoree. Keith was instrumental in launching Natalie’s Walk five years ago.Register at natalieswalk.org.
Donate Life Walk: To honor and celebrate donors, recipients, their families and friends and educate, enage and inspire about the need for lifesaving benefits of organ, eye, tissue and blood donation, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk , Delaware Park, Amherst Street at Colvin Avenue. The event is free to all who register, but individuals and teams are given the opportunity to fund raise at donatelifewalk.com.
Catalyst outdoor fitness: Buns and Guns Bootcamp hosts its last class season at 11 a.m. , Lincoln Park near the water tower, 1200 Parker Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Another class in the same location at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Catalyst Fitness in the Park has its last class for the season, 10 a.m. to noon , Delaware Park tennis courts, near Elmwood Avenue. All classes are free.
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