Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
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Good for the Neighborhood. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Free health screenings, free pumpkins for children, face-painting, healthy trick-or-treating and a farmers market.
Museum of disABILITY fall fundraiser. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.; includes wine, beer and desserts, auction and an awards presentation. Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome who played Corky on the TV show “Life Goes On,” will receive an award. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. RSVP by phone at 629-3626 or email email@example.com.
Making Strides Walk of Buffalo. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Canalside. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s work with breast cancer. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., a 5K run at 9; register online at bit.ly/2dBdRdN.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
REACH. 7 p.m. Monday, Elderwood Village, 5271 Main St., Amherst. For relatives and friends of those with mental illness. For more info, call 901-1696.
NAMI support. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. Guest speaker will be Karl Shallowhorn, diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18, who has gone on to become a leading mental health counselor in the region.
ADHD and the IEP. 6 p.m. Thursday, South Park High School Room 206, 150 Southside Parkway. Learn about signs and characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learn how to identify strengths and strategies for a student’s Individualized Education Plan. Register at 332-4170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Asbury Pointe Retirement Community open house. 1 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Thursday. Free; reservations not required.
BIKING, RUNNING AND WALKING
Slow Roll. Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6 sharp on Monday at Riverside Park, 2607 Niagara St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Downtown walk. Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Vistors Center, 403 Main St.
International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.; half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. $2.
Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Visit swingbuffalo.com.
Roll it Out! Back Muscles. 2 p.m. 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 more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $25.
BodyAttack. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 7:15 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Nonmembers pay $10 per class or can purchase 10 classes for $59.
The Glute Workshop. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Fierce Fitness, 167 Ashland Ave. For more info, visit fiercetraining.net. $10.
Chair exercise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $2.
Meditation and relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. Learn and practice traditional meditation to cultivate joy, happiness, relaxation, concentration and skill in everyday living.For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17; use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.
Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For info, call 204-2070.
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. $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. $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; 20 soft movements designed to activate and circulate your energy, improving balance, memory, joint restrictions. For info, visit massageandreikibyDenise.massagetherapy.com. 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.
Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave.
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. 11 a.m. Tuesday, SCENe/Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Concord. 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 Street. Free.
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. Use code FOCUS for $10 off your first six-week session.
Yoga for digestive health. 10 a.m. Sunday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. Six-week class designed to reduce stress and relieve symptoms in students with uncooperative digestive tracts. $80.
Pilates. 10 a.m. Monday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. $8.
As the Spirit Moves you yoga. 5 p.m. Monday, Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Taught by Kim Seddon. For more info, call the winery at 778-7001. $10.
Pilates. 6 p.m. Monday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St., Room 211, City of Tonawanda. $5.
Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. $17.
Yoga Reset. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. $15.
Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road. 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. For info, call 868-1578. $5.
Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. $5.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Memory Minders. 10 a.m. Monday, Friday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Social day program for adults with mild memory loss. For info, call 433-1886. $30 per day.
“Freedom from Smoking.” Smoking cessation group, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Niagara Wellness Connection Center, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Free.
Fire, Health and Safety Fair. 4 p.m. Friday, Good Shepherd Community of Faith Church, 187 Southside Parkway. Crafts, games, snacks and an opportunity to receive a flu shot. Free.
Flu and pneumonia clinic. 9 a.m. next Saturday, VFW Post 416, 18 E. Spring St., Williamsville. HEALTH TALKS
“Everything You Want to Learn About Ovarian Cancer”. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of WNY – Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. With guest speaker Chrystine Tedeschi of SHARE Cancer Support.
Breathing for Health. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. $5-$10.
Holistic Health Series. “Past Life Exploration,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free.
Wellness Wednesdays. Noon Wednesday, Ellicott Square Building lobby, 295 Main St.
University Express/SCENe: Moved to Write. 12:45 p.m. Thursday, SCENe/Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Concord. Combine yoga techniques to relax the mind and inspire you to write. For more info, visit communityalliance.org. Free.
Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Talk about homeopathic and holistic remedies for PTSD by Timothy Zack. Free.
Tonawanda HopeKeepers. 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Christopher Catholic Church, 531 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. For those with chronic illness.
Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room – The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Alzheimer’s support. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jamestown Area Medical Associates, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown (respite care available); 6 p.m. Tuesday. Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg (respite care available); 6 p.m. Wednesday. Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Clarence; 10:15 a.m. Friday. Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. For more info, call (800) 272-3900.
Recovery International support. For adults needing help with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anger management, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. Visit recoveryinternational.org or call 694-0104 for info on other meetings.
Kidney smart. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; 6 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Dialysis, 3801 Taylor Road, Orchard Park. Register at KidneySmart.org/class. Free.
Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Diabetes prevention. A weekly 16-week program for those at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes will start at 9:30 a.m. Friday, John Duke Sr. Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-1900. Free.
Food for Thought: Nutritional Strategies for Brain Health. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free.
Plant-Based Nutrition. Talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. Learn how plant-based diets can help prevent and reverse disease. Reservations required; visit gardenfreshfoodie.com.
MAP Mobile Market. 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Massachusetts Avenue Project Farm Stand, 389 Massachusetts Ave.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave.; 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Moot Community Center, 292 High St.; 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave.; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Salvation Army, 960 Main St. The market will accept cash, credit cards and WIC market checks.
HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lancaster Municipal Building Room 215, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster.