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Healthy choices: Food Truck Tuesday ends this week, Monday bike rides roll on

Slow Roll pedals on this month, other organized fitness moves indoors and Food Truck Tuesday takes a last bow for 2016. These are among the Top 10 Calendar Picks of the Week for WNY Refresh, a weekend section that focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and parenting.

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Read the entire Refresh calendar here.


Slow Roll: Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 sharp outside Deep South Taco, 291 Ellicott St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rotator Cuff Tears: A common but confusing source of shoulder pain, 6 p.m., UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Administrative Office, 4225 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Presented by Dr. Matthew DiPaola. Free.


Mental health screenings: 10 a.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Free confidential screenings for depression, bipolar, anxiety and PTSD.

Food Truck Tuesday: Last of the season, 5 to 8 p.m., 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.

The Nurtured Heart Approach: Four-part weekly series of parenting classes starts 5:30 to 8 p.m., 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, Free.

Simple, Natural, and Powerful: Using the power of plants to battle colds and flu. 7 p.m., Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free.


Meditation and Relaxation: 11 a.m., Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit $17; $80 for six weeks. Use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.


Good for the Neighborhood: 5:30 to 7 p.m., 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.


Santosha Holistic Center Open House: 11 a.m., Santosha Holistic Center, 22 Lafayette Blvd., Williamsville. Meet practitioners, attend a mini workshop. Prizes and giveaways. For more info, visit

Octopus Day: See a live octopus demonstration, 12:45 p.m., Aquarium of Niagara. 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. The day includes other related activities. For admission costs, visit

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