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Slow Rolls events top WNY wellness calendar, May 26-June 3

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events 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 Mail, fax and email submissions no longer are accepted.


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

Memory Minders. 10 a.m. 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 $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.

Jack H. Wisby Jr. Veterans Memorial Walkway Ceremony. To honor veterans who have died, 11:30 a.m. Friday, VA Western New York Healthcare System, 222 Richmond Ave., Batavia, New York. Four veteran graduates of the PTSD program also will have their names added to the walkway, joining 51 other veterans who have been honored since it was unveiled in 2006. “The camaraderie amongst Veterans is strong,” said Caryn Dilandro, program manager. “That bond carries years after veterans have graduated from PTSD treatment. This walkway and ceremony is one of the many ways our VA community honors, and advocates for, the hard work it takes in recovery from PTSD.” Following the ceremony, the annual picnic will take place. All are welcome.

Camp Happiness. Register by next Saturday for this camp designed for developmentally disabled residents of Niagara County, which will run from June 26-30. Register by calling 434-4050, Ext 424 or on the “Resources and Camp Information” tab at

Lions Club fundraiser. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday, DelTon Plaza, 4264 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Hot dogs, $2; Pos, $1.

Pre-sale tickets for Buffalonia. Now on sale for the annual fundraising event for the Matt Urban Human Services Center to take place Sept. 22 at 500 Seneca St.; $25 each or 10 for $200. Purchase at the center, 1081 Broadway. Corporate sponsors are also being sought for the event. For more info, call 893-7222, Ext. 202, or email Buy tickets online at



Slow Roll Friday night pedal party. Meet at 6 p.m. May 26, ride at 7 p.m., beginning and ending at Soho Burger Bar, 64 W. Chippewa St. 13.1-mile bike ride to gear up for the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday. Free. For more info, visit

Slow Roll Totally Buffalo Bike Stampede. Meet at noon, ride at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo River Works, 359 Ganson St. 10-mile self-supported ride following traffic laws. Free. For more info, visit

Slow Roll Fire & Ice Cream Ride. Meet at 1:30 p.m., 40-mile ride at 2 p.m. Sunday, starting from the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat at 155 Ohio St. and cruising past 25 fire stations while working in plenty of ice cream. Do all or part of the ride. Free. For more info, visit

Slow Roll Memorial Day Ride. Meet at 5:30 p.m., ride at 6:30 Monday, Buffalo Naval Park, Canalside. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. Free. First-time riders should register at

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.

Creekside Session Ale release. $1 of every sale Saturday of this seasonal ale, named to honor Hunter’s Creek, will be donated to the Western New York Mountain Bike Association, 42 North Brewing Co., 25 Pine St., East Aurora. The ale includes Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops that combine for a lemon and lime taste with hints of coconut. For more info, visit

Campus WheelWorks outing. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Campus WheelWorks, 744 Elmwood Ave. Five categories range from fast-paced, 30-mile course to a shorter “ice cream ride.” Bike helmet mandatory. For information on this and other excursions, visit

Race for Scholarships. Alden Scholarship Foundation’s 12th annual 5Krun and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, 13190 Park St., Alden, outside Alden High School; kid’s fun run at 5 p.m. at Alden Town Park. After-party will coincide with “Taste of Alden” and include a family friendly kids’ zone, basket raffle, 50/50 split,  beer tent, and live music by The Yesterday Band. For more info and to register, visit the calendar page at or On-site registration at the high school runs from 3 to 6:15 p.m.

Boys Run On 5K. 7 p.m. Friday race for students who have participated in the Boys Run On program, as well as those of all ages from the general public, Buffalo Harbor State Park (formerly Small Boat Harbor), 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd. This event will be timed for the general public but the goal of the BRO Program is for the boys to make it across the finish line supporting each other as they go, so program participants will not be timed. Registration on site from 5 to 6:30 or in advance at

Tour De Cure. Cycling fundraising event to benefit the American Diabetes Association, noon next Saturday, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. To register and for more info, visit


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 $5-$20.

Contra dancing. Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m. next 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

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 $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 or 886-3172, Ext. 411.

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

The Glute Workshop. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Fierce Fitness, 167 Ashland Ave. For more info, visit $10.

Chair exercise. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886 or visit $2.

Meditation and relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Learn and practice traditional meditation to cultivate joy, happiness, relaxation, concentration and skill in everyday living. For more info, visit

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

Buffalo Barre Streaming Workout Videos. Daily, from Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Clarence. Combines strength training and cardiovascular fitness in a fun, easy-to-follow workout. For more info, visit $15 per month to subscribe to all videos. Cancel anytime.


Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, and 9:15 a.m. 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 $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 $10-$15.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 688-4033.


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 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

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, email or call 876-7218.

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


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 $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 $10.

Hatha Yoga. Drop-in class at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit $12.

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

Yoga Reset. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit

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 $10-$15.

Pilates. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Karyn Kelly Dance, 4223 Transit Road, Amherst. For info, visit $6.

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

Gentle yoga. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit 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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit $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 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. 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, call 829-9314. $5.


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.


Respiratory Health. 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The Educational Respiratory Wellness Program, by Middleport Family Health Center, is designed for people with asthma, COPD, sleep apnea or other respiratory issues and their loved ones. For more info, visit


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.


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.

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 or call 694-0104 for info on 10 Western New York meetings.

Stroke support. 10 a.m. Thursday, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Talk about how to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Parkinson’s caregiver support. 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Johns Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St, West Seneca. For those in this demanding role to learn more about caring for a loved one and themselves. For more info, visit

Parkinson’s Disease support. 11 a.m. Friday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Help and support for patients and caregivers.

Parkinson’s Support Group. 11 a.m. Friday. Open to everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support. Noon Thursday, Audubon Library in Study Skills Room 3, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

Prenatal class. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. A one-session class to prepare expectant parents for childbearing and parenting. For info, visit Free.


Food Truck Tuesday at Larkinville has started its new season, which includes healthy choices. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Food Truck Tuesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 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


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 Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. Each week, three different community groups will host an informational table at the market. For more info, visit

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


Eating Disorders Anonymous. 9:30 a.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email

Food Addicts in Recovery. 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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