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Healthy Choices: Dino Daze, sleep talk among picks of the week

Holiday eating help, Dino Daze at the Buffalo Museum of Science and a Friday night sleep talk are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family fun in the region.

MONDAY

Holiday eating help: Diabetes support, 6 p.m., Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Concord. Topic is holiday eating; also, a talk entitled “How to Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season,” 6:15 p.m., Inner Balance Chiropractic, 2800 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Survive the holidays with reduced stress and without the 5-pound weight gain. For more info, visit innerbalancechiro.com. Free.

WEDNESDAY

Wellness Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ring of Knowledge, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Learn about opioids, addiction, risk factors and treatment services. Find out about how Narcan is used to reverse the effects of opioids and where you can get training on how to use it.

College athletic training program info night: 6 to 8 p.m., Room 201 in the Academic and Wellness Center at Daemen College, 4433 Main St., Amherst, directly across the street from the college’s main campus. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour the program’s state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces. Registration is requested, but not required, by calling 839-8225.

THURSDAY

Health insurance tent: 11 a.m., YourCare Health Plan, 446 Main St. Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost health insurance during open enrollment. Also crafts, snacks, sing-along. For more info, visit yourcarehealthplan.com.

FRIDAY

Soda Kuczkowski, owner of Start with Sleep on Hertel Avenue. will speak Friday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Soda Kuczkowski, owner of Start With Sleep on Hertel Avenue. will speak Friday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)


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Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Talk about the holistic approach to sleep by Soda Kuczkowski. Free.

SATURDAY

Breast Cancer Network of WNY’s 23rd Annual Education Day: “The Emotional Journey of Breast Cancer,” 7:45 a.m. next Saturday. GrapeVine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew. For survivors and co-survivors. $25 presale or $35 at the door; for more info or to register, visit bcnwny.org.

Dino Daze: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and same time Sunday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Includes giant Dino Dig Pit and  5th birthday celebration for Albertosaurus and Mastodon. In the days leading up to and including Dino Daze, the Donate-A-Dino Challenge, in partnership with Wegmans, will  support the Food Bank of WNY and offer $1 off admission for up to four people with donation of a nonperishable food. For admission information or pre-sale tickets, visit sciencebuff.org.

Vin-Chet Bakery in Amherst serves gluten-free foods. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Vin-Chet Bakery in Amherst serves gluten-free foods. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Gluten-free diet support: 10 a.m. next Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. Enjoy the holidays gluten-free. Learn about gluten-free flour substitutes, exchange recipes and share ideas for the best gluten-free gifts. For more info,  visit buffaloglutenfree.org.

Taoist tai chi: Free open house 10 a.m., 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 buffalo.ny@taoist.org or call 876-7218.

Innovations in Diabetes Care: 4 p.m., Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Community forum and expo. Free.

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