Rural Outreach Center parenting support. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, East Aurora Christian Church, 464 Main St., Aurora.
The Nurtured Heart Approach. Four-part weekly series of parenting classes starts 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Baker Victory Services Baker Hall Cafeteria, 777 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Child care available for children age 4 and up. RSVP by phone at 332-4170 or email, email@example.com. Free.
Bullying and Students with Disabilities. Learn advocacy skills, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Parent Network, 1000 Main St.
Enhancing Adult Relationships. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. A small group workshop setting that explores the joys and trials of adult relationships. $25; JCC member discount $18.
Chairman’s book club talk. “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,” noon Wednesday, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
Good for the Neighborhood. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. Free pumpkins for children who attend, while supplies last. Face painting will also be available, as well as healthy trick-or-treating and a farmers market. Participants will be able to receive a free health screening for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose level. Everyone who obtains a health screening at the event will receive a prize. There will also be an opportunity to earn an additional prize for having screening results in a healthy range.Participants also can bring any old or unwanted medication in the form of pills, liquids or patches and it will be safely disposed of on site. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to attend.
Octopus Day. See a live octopus demonstration, 12:45 p.m. next Saturday, Aquarium of Niagara. 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. The day includes other related activities. For admission costs, visit aquariumofniagara.org.
Grief Share. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Hope After Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore. For info, call 873-6500.
Grief support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Gregory the Great Church, 1600 Maple Road, Amherst.
Free respite care. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. Register at trinityoldlutheran.com.
Open house. 1 p.m. next Saturday, Asbury Pointe Retirement Community, 50 Stahl Road, Amherst.
BIKING, RUNNING AND WALKING
Refresh Wellness Walk. On-site registration at the Chestnut Ridge Casino starts at 9 a.m. Saturday; a brief pre-walk workshop on creativity and the link with physical activity will start at 9:30 a.m. A free, guided, moderately paced walk will follow at 10 a.m.
Walktober. Reflective walk at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Hoyt Lake Casino, Delaware Park.
Slow Roll. Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp on Monday outside Deep South Taco, 291 Ellicott St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Downtown walk. Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, 403 Main St.
Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com.
Meditation and Relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17; $80 for six weeks. Use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.
Roll it Out!. 2 p.m. next Saturday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. Use massage therapy balls to roll out the back. Learn movements and yoga toward back mobility and strength. For info, visit shaktibuffalo.com.
Fitness Center/Weight Room. For ages 16 and up, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Village of Lewiston Recreation, 145 N. 4th Street, Lewiston. Free.
Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For info, call Ann Vorburger at 204-2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. For info, call 675-9288. Free.
Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email email@example.com or call 510-7457. $2.
Zumba. 11 a.m. Monday, Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.
Zumba Gold. 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive. Included in YMCA membership or as part of the Silver Sneakers program, in which costs vary by insurance carrier. For more info, call 839-2543.
Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Low-impact dance fitness for beginners and older adults. For more info, call 574-9303. $5.
Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. Easy-to-follow dance fitness moves in a seated position, for all ages and abilities. $5.
Zumba Gold with Lisa B. 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at eastauroraschools.org For more info, call 687-2352.
Yoga for seniors. 9 a.m. Friday, Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Call 633-5138 for more info. $5.
SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing 10 classes for $59.
Tai Chi Chih. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Eight classes for $80.
Taijiquan (tai chi). 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com.
Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 876-7218.
Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. $5.
Tai chi. 11:30 a.m. Monday, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Ann Vorburger at 204-2070.
Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Achieve better balance, strength and coordination through this sequence of gentle movements. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59.
Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. For info, call 828-1093. $3.
Tai chi. Six-week video class start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, SCENe/Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Concord. For more info, visit communityalliance.org. Free.
YOGA AND PILATES
Little Pretzels Yoga. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Power Yoga Buffalo, 758 Elmwood Ave. To sign up or for more info, visit poweryogabuffalo.com. $10.
Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Resurrection Church Community Room, 3 Doat St., at Genesee St. Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. Supported by the church and the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more info, visit yogisinservice.org.
Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Bring your own yoga mat and towel. For info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $5.
Yoga Reset. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17; $80 for six weeks. Use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.
Pilates. 10 a.m. Monday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $8.
As the Spirit Moves you yoga. 5 p.m. Monday, Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. $10.
Pilates. 6 p.m. Monday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit healthyandfitwny.com. $5.
Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $10.
Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, email email@example.com. $6.
Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. Yoga flow class with chairs for stability. Great for all ages and physical abilities. For info, visit livingbreathyogi.com. $10.
Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com or call 884-9642. $12.
Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. $10.
Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17; $80 for six weeks. Use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.
Yoga. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Gentle hatha yoga designed for all ages and fitness levels. For more info, visit buffalogardens.com. $15 per class.
Gentle Restorative Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.
Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. A gentle meditative yoga class for all. $15.
Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road. For more info, visit bit.do/manyhaha. Free for all ages and abilities.
Zumba by Samira. 9:15 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; 9:15 a.m. Monday and 5:15 p.m. Zumba. Monday and Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. All are welcome and no experience required. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.
Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 829-9314. $5.
Zumba Fitness with Lisa B. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave, East Aurora. Sign up at eastauroraschools.org For more info, call 687-2352. $5.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kidney Foundation of Western New York Patient Education Day. For kidney patients, families and supporters, 1:15 to 4 p.m. Sunday, UNYTS, 110 Broadway. Learn about managing depression in kidney disease, herbal supplements and making the best choice for dialysis. Register by calling 512-7918 or by email email@example.com
Mental health screenings. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Free confidential screenings for depression, bipolar, anxiety and PTSD.
Chronic disease self-management program. 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Calvin Richards Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. To register, call 278-1900. Free.
Tonawanda HopeKeepers. 10 a.m. next Saturday, 531 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Support group for the chronically ill.
Rotator Cuff Tears. A common but confusing source of shoulder pain, 6 p.m. Monday, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Administrative Office, 4225 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Presented by Dr. Matthew DiPaola. Free.
Kidney Smart. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Suburban Dialysis Center, 1542 Maple Road, Amherst; 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Register at kidneysmart.org/class.
Diabetes self-management. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Health Center, 38 Heritage Court, Lockport. To register, call 278-1900.
Simple, Natural, and Powerful. Using the power of plants to battle colds and flu. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free.
Santosha Holistic Center Open House. 11 a.m. next Saturday, Santosha Holistic Center, 22 Lafayette Blvd., Williamsville. Meet practitioners, attend a mini workshop. Prizes and giveaways. For more info, visit santoshaholisticcenter.com.
Alzheimer’s support. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Amherst Church of Christ, 8285 Transit Road, Clarence; 11 a.m. Tuesday. Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Fibromyalgia support. Noon Thursday, Amherst Library at Audubon. 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.
Prostate support. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169.
Stroke support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna.
Food Truck Tuesday. Last of the season, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Dozens of food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester will be on hand and each will carry at least one healthy option. Parking is free Larkin Development Group lots. Guests are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket but pets, smoking or bringing outside food and beverages is prohibited.
Food politics book series. Four-session series starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. For more info, visit sciencebuff.org. Free.
Kenmore Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Kenmore Municipal Green, Delaware Avenue at Delaware Road, Kenmore.
Williamsville Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Island Park, Main Street, Williamsville. Learn more at williamsvillefarmersmarket.com.
HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT
Eating Disorders Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, WNY Counseling and Stress Management Center, 388 Evans St., first floor, Amherst; ; 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 9 a.m. Monday, Highland Hose Firehall, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Evans. Annual dues of $32; weekly fee of $1.
Food Addicts in Recovery. 7 p.m. Monday, Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 3043, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 109, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway.
TOPS. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tonawanda Zion Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. $2.
TOPS. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Cheektowaga Recreation Center, 2600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 895-4414.
Healthy Living class. 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst. $5 monthly dues.
TOPS. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lancaster Municipal Building Room 215, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster.
TOPS. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave. Call 877-2915 for more info.