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Healthy choices: Cooking classes, health fairs and launch of new fitness book for seniors

Healthy cooking classes, a pair of weekend health fairs and the launch of a new book on how to help seniors get and stay fit 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. xxx


Food Truck Tuesday: The popular event in back in Larkinville from 5 to 8 p.m., Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., and Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. Up to 28 trucks a week will be featured, each serving at least one healthy option. Live music on The Boardwalk at Larkin Square is also part of the fun. Free parking in the Larkin Development Group lots. Guests are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket; pets, smoking and outside food or beverages are prohibited. For more info, visit

Cooking classes: “Getting the Most Out of Carbs, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tops Cooking School, 355 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca; also “Eat to Your Heart’s Content – Simple Swaps to Lower Cholesterol, 6 p.m., Tops Cooking School, 3980 Maple Road at North Bailey Ave., Amherst.. Sign up for either class under the departments and cooking school tabs at Each class costs $30.


Community Bicycle Workshop: 6 to 8 p.m., GObike Community Workshop, 98 Colvin Ave. Check out the shop, sign up for Bike Month events, prepare for mobile repair and sharpen your bike repair skills with some hands-on training.

Incredible Years – Parents and Babies: 5 p.m., Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), 1000 Main St. Workshop for parents to learn skills and strategies on how to enhance their baby’s development. For more info, visit Free.

Mindful eating talk: 6:30 p.m., Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Program presented by the Erie County Department of Health Community Wellness Division. Free.

Parkinson’s support: 6:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.


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Wellness book launch: Jill Bronsky, a certified personal trainer and owner of Forward Fitness Inc., will launch her new book, “Keeping Your Parents Active and Independent,” 6:30 p.m., Elderwood Village at Williamsville, 5271 Main St., Williamsville. Bronsky has led seniors in group training sessions for more than 15 years. Her book explores ways to encourage elderly family members to stay active in order to improve their functional mobility, balance and strength, reduce the risk of falls and maintain their independence. Refreshments and giveaways will be offered. Bronsky will sign copies of her book, which can be purchased at a discount. For more information or to RSVP, call 565-9663. Free.


Community wellness fair: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., South Park High School, 150 Southside Parkway. Free breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at 2:30 p.m., along with arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m. hip hop class, 11 a.m. PiYo class, as well as science and engineering experiments for kids.

Million Hearts health screenings: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Say Yes Buffalo Harvey Austin Community Center, 1405 Sycamore Ave. Free blood pressure and other health screenings offered by Millennium Collaborative Care, Greater Buffalo United Ministries and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

Dizziness support: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Guest speaker will be Carolyn Yates, a doctor of audiology from Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo, who will talk about how tinnitus and other aspects of hearing and dizziness and balance problems. For more info, visit


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