Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support.
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Cabin Fever Breakout. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Buckhorn Island State Park, Grand Island. Learn basic bird identificqation during a walk in the preserve. Suitable for those 8 and older. Call 282-5154 to register. Free.
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.
Coloring for adults. 2 to 4 p.m.Saturday, Central Library West Room, 1 Lafayette Square. Free, all materials are provided and no registration is required.
Polar Bear Swim. 2 p.m. Sunday, Krull Park, Olcott. To register and for more info, visit olcottlions.org.
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.
Chairman’s Book Club. Noon Friday, Central Library Ring of Knowledge, 1 Lafayette Square. Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will talk about the book, “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation,” by Rebecca Traiser, with a panel discussion to follow. Free.
Is it Spring Yet?. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive E., Niagara Falls. Learn how maple syrup is made.
Trivia challenge. 2 to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Niagara Parks Old Fort Erie Welcome Centre, 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ont. Sign up individually or register as a team of up to eight. Prizes for the top two teams. Register by email at email@example.com or call 905-871-0540. Tickets are only $5 per person or $40 per table. For more info, visit www.oldforterie.com
Tim Hortons Backyard Classic. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, The Ice at Canalside. Spectators welcome; proceeds go to Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey.
Open ice skating. Last weekend of skating for the season from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, The Ice at Canalside, Scott and Main streets. Visit canalsidebuffalo.com for more information.
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.
Adult ballet. 5:45 p.m. Monday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main, 2495 Main St., Suite 600. For women and men of varying ages and levels with an interest in learning fundamentals or returning to ballet. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Group exercise. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Amherst. Holistic approach to personal training and group exercise for all ages and fitness levels. $10 for a drop-in class, $35 per month; first class free.
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.
Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice. 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Elementary School cafeteria, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. Free, though donations are accepted.
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.
“Walking to Wellness” mall walk. 8:30 a.m. Friday, Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Includes a mini-wellness fair and prize drawing. Free.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Preregister through the center office at 874-3266. $3.
Chair Yoga. Noon Wednesday, Oasis Yoga and Wellness, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit cmyoga.com. $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 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 email@example.com 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.
YOGA AND PILATES
Yoga By Bonnie. Adult yoga at 8:15 a.m. and express yoga at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. For more info, visit negliaballet.org. $10-$15.
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.
Pilates/Floor Barre. 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 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.
Yoga. 9 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit healthyandfitwny.com. Free.
Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886. $5.
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 facebook.com/bodyofwealth. $10.
Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, visit carlaspilates.com. $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.
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.
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.
Pilates. 9 a.m. next Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.$5.
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.
Wellness Wednesday. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. Find out about free screenings, programs and services that are available in your community. Learn what is needed to qualify. Presented by the Cancer Services Program of Erie County.
Free kidney screening. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Urban Family Practice, 564 Niagara St. Anyone 18 years of age or older who has high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, or a family history of these diseases is eligible to participate. The screening includes blood pressure and urine tests and body mass index. Registration is preferred by calling 512-7918 or 510-6702, but walk-ins are welcome. The first 25 registrants will be entered into a drawing to win one of 25 $10 Tops Markets gift cards. Supported by the Kidney Foundation of Western New York in conjunction with the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network.
Grand Island Family Health Fair. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island. Enjoy free healthy snacks, fun activities, information, massages and health screenings.
Healthy Living for your Brain & Body. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Peregrine’s Landing Senior Community of Cheektowaga, 575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga.
"Can you prevent Alzheimer’s?" Free presentation with chiropractor Ray Cooley, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cooley Natural Health Solutions, Complete Wellness Arts & Sciences Center, 1515 Kensington Ave.; register by calling 253-6548, Ext. 210.
“Alcohol and Drug Use: What everyone needs to know”: Lecture with information critical to helping prevent substance abuse in youth, 1 p.m. next Saturday, during St Leo the Great Lawn Fete, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Holistic Lecture Series. “Homeopathy – An Introduction,” 7 p.m. Tuesday. Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Learn about natural, gluten-free, and vegetarian remedies for your body, mind and spirit. Register by calling 689-4922. Free.
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.
Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Will include talk entitled “Finding your Holistic Community through Social Media,” by Robin Wilson.
“Invisible” illness game night. 6 p.m. today, The Comfort Zone Cafe, 17 Main St, Hamburg. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 with chronic, “invisible” illnesses. For more info, call 880-0404. Free.
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.
Diabetes support. Includes a talk about label reading, 6 p.m. Monday, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main St., Concord. For those with Type 1 and 2 diabeties and their families.
Prediabetes class. Taught by certified diabetes instructor, 7 p.m. Monday, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main St., Concord. Reservations required by calling 592-9643. $20 cost includes workbook.
Alzheimer’s support. 11 a.m. Tuesday. Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Town of Tonawanda; 11 a.m. Wednesday (respite available), Hamburg Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; 10:15 a.m. Friday. Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Information about the 30-plus group meetings that take place across the region is available by visiting the chapter’s website at alz.org/WNY or by calling (800) 272-3900.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Course designed for people who are helping to care for a loved one. Register by calling 858-2177.
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.
Alzheimer’s caregiver support. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Clarence.
Aging Mastery. 10 a.m. Thursday, Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Road, Town of Lockport. Ten-week program includes a wide range of topics to improve overall health. To register, call 433-1886. Free.
Bipolar disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave. For more info, call 886-1242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidney support. 6 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Prostate support. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sisters of Charity Hospital - St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169.
Mental health and wellness support. Family, 20 Something and teen support groups meet separately at 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.
Tonawanda HopeKeepers. 10 a.m. next Saturday, St. Christopher Church – St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Support group for the chronically ill.
We Can. 1 p.m. next Saturday, The Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support group for teens struggling with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction. For more info, visit, thegenesiscenter.us.
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. 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 email@example.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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