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Healthy Choices: Snow roll, lots of family events this week

A "Snow Roll," Kids Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and special rainbow event at The Ice at Canalside are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see a complete calendar, click here.


Kids yoga camp: 2:15 p.m., and same time Tuesday. Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. For those aged 5 and up. For more info, visit $10 per class.

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Kids Day: 10 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Free admission for kids 12 and under and members. For more info, visit


Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, in the Town of Tonawanda, plans a new 12-week, beginner tai chi class this week. (Buffalo News file photo)

Intro to Taijiquan (tai chi): 12-week beginner course focused on the first 16 moves of the Yang Style Long Form starts 6 to 7:30 p.m., Peaceful Water Health & Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. For more info, visit


The Ice at Canalside goes rainbow: To show support for the LGBT community, 6 to 10 p.m., Canalside. $6 admission and $5 for skate rental; $15 per person with a minimum of four team members and a maximum of 10 for curling; ), $12 per half hour per ice bikes. Live music, food trucks and drinks. Ten percent of proceeds will go to The Pride Center of WNY.


Niagara Doula’s Dancing For Birth Class: 10 a.m., Bee Maternal, 5742 Main St., Williamsville. Prenatal fitness, birth readiness and fun combined in one class. No dance experience necessary. For more info, visit Free.

Ice volcanos of Lake Erie: Guided walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Evangola State Park, 10091 Lake Shore Road, Irving. To register, call 549-1050. Free.

The Earth-Spirit Expo: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, The Grapevine Banquets 333 Dick Road, Depew. Features energy workers, green living, alternative healing, massage, spirituality, organic products, psychics, gifts and more. $7 admission includes lectures by local experts. For more info, visit

Book signing: Eli Clare, a Vermont-based writer and activist who lives with cerebral palsy and identifies as gender queer, will speak and sign copies of his books – “Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure” and “Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation” – at 8 p.m., as well as 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. The Saturday evening appearance is being sponsored by the University at Buffalo Center for Disability Studies, Accessibility Resources, Wellness Education Services and Buffalo Dyke March. Clare has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first U.S. Queerness and Disability Conference. He has spoken throughout the United States and Canada about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice.


Polar Bear 5K: Olcott Volunteer Fire Co., 1691 Lockport-Olcott Road, Olcott, Race starts at 10 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast. For info and to register, visit

Snow Roll Buffalo: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday outside Niagara Distilling Co., 459 Ellicott St. Free. For more info, visit


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