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Healthy Choices: Mall walk, woods walk and holistic options on tap this week

Walking in the woods or the mall, taking holistic steps to boost your well-being and learning how to better prevent cancer are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.


Healthy Living for your Brain & Body: 10 a.m., Peregrine’s Landing Senior Community of Cheektowaga, 575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga.

Grand Island Family Health Fair: 4 p.m., Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island. Enjoy free healthy snacks, fun activities, information, massages and health screenings.

Holistic Lecture Series: “Homeopathy – An Introduction,” 7 p.m., 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 Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.


Basketball: Men's eight-week, weekly program for ages 30 and up, as well as women's eight-week, weekly program for ages 16 and up, both start 7 to 9 p.m., Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. To register, call 631-7132 or visit $25 for town residents, $50 for nonresidents.


“Walking to Wellness” mall walk: 8:30 a.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Includes a mini-wellness fair and prize drawing. Free.

Chairman’s Book Club: Noon, 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.

Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., 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.


Is it Spring Yet?: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive E., Niagara Falls. Learn how maple syrup is made.

“Alcohol and Drug Use: What everyone needs to know”: Lecture with information critical to helping prevent substance abuse in youth, 1 p.m., during St Leo the Great Lawn Fete, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.


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