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WNY Refresh Calendar: Health, fitness, family and nutrition choices for the week

 

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for Jan. 21 to 28 for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions no longer are accepted.

FAMILY

Beaux Hammond plays pickle ball during the inaugural Larkinville Ice Festival in January 2015. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

Rural Outreach Center Parenting Support Group. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. next Saturday. East Aurora Christian Church, 464 Main St., Aurora. For more info, visit theroc.co.

Larkinville Ice Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday in Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., and nearby. Family friendly events include outdoor “snowga” at 11 a.m. and noon, as well as outdoor pickleball, a sledding hill, face painting, spin art and performers from Larkinville’s soon-to-open circus arts studio, the Bird’s Nest. Flying Bison, 745 Seneca St., will feature ice carvings and Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan St., will get things started at 10:30 a.m. with its annual Bagels and Brooze brunch. Parking is free.

Snow Roll Buffalo. Bike ride along the waterfront, noon to 4 p.m. next Saturday; starts at Buffalo Distilling Co., 860 Seneca St. Free.

Memory Minders. 10 a.m. Monday, Friday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Social day program for adults with mild memory loss. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. $30 per day.

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 of $18.

FITNESS

Push Pull Meet. To benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 10 a.m. next Saturday, Fierce Fitness, 167 Ashland Ave. There will be four age divisions and several weight classes for men and women. For lifters, the cost to enter will be $40; for spectators, the cost will be $13. Visit the Fierce Fitness Facebook page to register and for more info or call 715-8682.

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club President Jim Klein leads cross-country lessons Sunday morning in Delaware Park when there's adequate snow on the ground. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Open ice skating. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday,  3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, The Ice at Canalside, Scott and Main streets. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions. Visit canalsidebuffalo.com for more information.  $6 for ages 13 and over: $4 for 6-12; free for 5 and under. Skate rentals costs $5 (toddler size 9 to an adult 13); locker rental costs $3. Show your BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York membership card and receive a $1 off skate admission and $1 off skate rental discount.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Free, with paid ski and snowshoe rentals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ice skating. Public skates from 1 to 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and next Saturday, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Friday and next Saturday, Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. For more info, visit thinkrink.org. $5; children 4 and under free with paying adult. Skate rental costs $3.

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club. Club President James Klein hosts learn to cross-country ski lessons for the public that start at 10 a.m. every snowy Sunday at the Rose Garden in Delaware Park. To sign up or learn more, visit buffalonordic.org. The website also has a lengthy list of trail sites across the region.

Open skating. RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. Visit buffaloriverworks.com or call 342-2292 for times and days, which are mostly on weekends. Cost is $5 for those 6 and older; free for those 5 and under. Independent Health members get $1 off by presenting their insurance card. Skate rental runs $5.

Open skating. During daylight hours as weather allows, Akron Falls and Como Lake county parks, 44 Parkview Drive, Akron, and 2220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster, respectively. Free but must bring your own skates. Visit erie.gov/parks or call 858-8513 for winter sports and activities updates.

Open skating. Reservoir and DeVeaux Woods state parks – which flank each other and the Robert Moses Parkway near the Niagara River Whirlpool Rapids in Niagara Falls – offer free ice skating at their rustic rinks, weather permitting. Skate rentals are unavailable. Both rinks are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 284-5778 for more info.

Tobogganing. Chutes are open, weather permitting, from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holidays outside the casino at Chestnut Ridge County Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. The sled hill is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Visit erie.gov/parks or call 858-8513 for winter sports and activities updates.

Downhill skiing. As weather allows from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, Emery Park, 2084 Emery Road, Wales. Visit erie.gov/parks or call 858-8513 for winter sports and activities updates.

DANCE

Contra dancing. Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by dancing at 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry Street. Cost is $10; $8 for members; $6 for students and free for children under 12. For more info, visit qccd.org or call 997-9423.

International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Instruction by Martha Malkiewicz with half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2.

Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Beginner swing dance followed by a social dance. No partner or dance experience necessary. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com.

Dance Cardio. 6:45 p.m. Friday. Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. Instructional dance class set to upbeat pop music for women of all fitness levels. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $5-$20.

OTHER CLASSES

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.

Pound. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Stokes Fitness, 1669 Hertel Ave. Full-body cardio and toning with continuous simulated drumming. For more info, visit stokesfitness.com. $5-$10.

Water in Motion aqua fitness class. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can purchase a 10-class pass for $59. For more info, contact Eric Poniatowski at eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org or 886-3172, Ext. 411.

Barre Fitness for Beginners. 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $5-$20.

BollyX with Henna and Madhu. 11 a.m. Sunday, Oasis Dance Center, 920 Niagara Falls Blvd., City of Tonawanda. Dance fitness class. For more info, call 698-0288. $7 or buy six-class pass for $35 (1 class free) and use it within 10 weeks of purchase.

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.

Introduction to Meditation. 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info, visit buffalobarre.com. $20.

SENIOR FITNESS

Those looking to keep fit have chances at exercise classes across the region, including Zumba Gold at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA in Amherst. (Photo by Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

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 annvorburger@jccbuffalo.com.

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. For info, email yogaforlifebflo@gmail.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 more info, call 574-9303. $5.

Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Preregister through the center office at 874-3266. $3.

Zumba Gold With Jaime chair class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. $5.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Living Breathing Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Classes designed for those with limited mobility, great for everyone. For more info, visit livingbreathyogi.com. $10.

Chair Yoga. Noon Wednesday, Oasis Yoga and Wellness in Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $10-$15.

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.

TAI CHI

Kathy Morrisey, right, is among those who practices tai chi on Saturday at Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. . (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Tai Chi Chih. 9 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. For info, visit massageandreikibyDenise.massagetherapy.com. Eight classes for $80.

Taijiquan (tai chi). Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind at 10 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.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 buffalo.ny@taoist.org or call 876-7218.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit jccbuffalo.org.

Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. $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. For more info, call 204-2070.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. For info, call 828-1093. $3.

Intro to Taijiquan. 12-week beginner course focusing on the first 16 moves of the Yang Style Long Form, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. For more info, visit peacefulwaterhealth.com. $180 for entire course. Drop-ins are welcomed at the regular all-level classes are $15/once a week, or $20/twice a week.

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 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.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886. $5.

Yoga. 9 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit healthyandfitwny.com. Free.

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. Bring your own yoga mat. For more info, call the winery at 778-7001. $10. Prepay for five classes and get the sixth free.

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, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $12.

Gentle yoga. 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. For more info, visit thebodyofwealth.com. $10.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, email jcbaran@verizon.net. $6.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. For info, visit livingbreathingyogi.com. $10.

Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 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. For info, call 510-7457. $10.

Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 777 Maple Road, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com. $17.

Mommy and Me Yoga. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Living Breath Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. Offering new moms an opportunity to relax, heal, and bond with their babies. For more info, visit livingbreathyogi.com. $80 for six-week session.

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.

Gentle Yoga. 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. For more info, visit thebodyofwealth.com. $10.

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.

Yoga By Bonnie. Adult yoga at 8:15 a.m. and express yoga at 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

Pilates/Floor Barre. 10:30 p.m. next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. Ballet-inspired barre exercises fused with Pilates provides a body sculpting workout. No experience necessary. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.

ZUMBA

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, call 829-9314. $5.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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. Wednesday at the ROC, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. Call 331-4844 for more information or to set up an appointment.

HEALTH TALKS

Clarifying Shoulder Arthritis. 6 p.m. Tuesday, with Dr. Matthew DiPaola of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Free.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Wellness Wednesdays. Noon Wednesday, Ellicott Square Building lobby, 295 Main St. Free.

Holistic classes. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. $35. Call 992-9264 to register.

SUPPORT

Invisible Illness Game Night. 6 p.m. Saturday, Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Peer-to-peer support group and game night for people ages 18 to 45 who suffer from physical “invisible” illnesses. For info, call 631-9297.

Recovery International support. 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. For adults needing help with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anger management. Visit recoveryinternational.org or call 694-0104 for info on 10 Western New York meetings.

STD Clinic, 9 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Trott Access Center, Niagara County Department of Heath, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls. Confidential STD testing. For more info, call 278-1900.

Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 886-1242 or email intern@eriemha.org.

Alzheimer’s support. 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Hanover.

Friends and Family of persons with addiction. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Amherst Town Court, 400 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.  Information on how to find help for families affected by addiction.

Scleroderma support. 11 a.m. next Saturday, Saint Mary’s Church of Swormville cafeteria, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. For more info, call 688-9380.

NUTRITION

TALKS

Super Bowl Slimdown. 6 p.m. Thursday, Waterfront Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 200 Seventh St. Learn how to eat healthy while watching the big game. For more info, visit centershealthcare.com/waterfront_center. Free.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Horsefeathers Winter Market takes place Saturdays this time of year on the West Side. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.

Elmwood Village Winter Market. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, next Saturday 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. At 11 a.m., senior Molly Lawler will lead fitness classes in the Buckham Hall atrium at the Rees Street entrance. Participants are asked to bring a bottle of water and yoga mat. Classes are free though a goodwill offering is appreciated. The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium in Buckham Hall on the Buffalo State campus is also open on Saturdays during the market. Please visit  fergusonplanetarium.net for more information.

Horsefeathers Winter Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Market at Horsefeathers, 346 Connecticut St.

Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.

HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT

Eating Disorders Anonymous. 5:30  p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email edcatt2@gmail.com.

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.

TOPS. 6 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda. Call 432-6207 for info.

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.

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