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Healthy choices: Yoga with a Christian twist and 2017 health talk on tap this week

Yoga and meditation with a Christian twist, a pair of Saturday winter farm markets and and a talk on how to make 2017 your healthiest year yet are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region.


Yoga for seniors: 10:45 a.m.; and same time Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Gentle seated and standing yoga classes. For info, email or call 510-7457. $2.


Toddler story time: 10 to 11 a.m., Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court. Bring your little one for reading and activities. Museum admission applies; free for members.

Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice: 7 to 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary School cafeteria, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. Taught by certified yoga instructor Jane Schmitt, the classes incorporate prayer, meditation and music, complementing Christian spiritual practices. They are based on the teachings of Father Thomas Ryan, author of “Prayer of Heart & Body.” Free, though donations are accepted, with all proceeds going to the parish. For more info, call Diane Zwirecki at 683-6445, Ext. 24 or email

Innisfree Ceili Dance Group: Second-last class for this group starts at 7:45 p.m., Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. For more info, contact, call 627-5966 or visit $1 donation.


Medicaid and Child Health Plus info session: BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and the Rural Outreach Center will host an enrollment-assistance session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ROC, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. Call 331-4844 for more information or to set up an appointment.

Diabetes prevention: A 16-week program for people at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes starts at 9:30 a.m.; a six-week class starts at 1 p.m., Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. To register for either class, call 278-1900.

Healthy Living class: 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Amherst. $5 monthly dues.

Eating Disorders Anonymous: 5:30  p.m., Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email


Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. “Ten Tips to Make 2017 The Best Year of Your Life,” by Greg Liberto. Email for more info.

Winter markets: Elmwood Village Winter Market, 9 a.m., Buckham Hall, SUNY Buffalo State, near the Grant Street side of campus along Rockwell Road. Free parking will be available during market hours; Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience. Also, Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Market at Horsefeathers, 346 Connecticut St. More than a dozen vendors will be on hand.


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