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 BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions no longer are accepted.
Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, RiverWorks, Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. View races of rowed vessels on the Buffalo River to benefit fitness programs for breast cancer survivors. Vendors, concession area, children’s activities and more. Free for spectators.
Buffalo LIVING Tour. Annual tour of buildings turned into lofts, condos and hotel suites in Buffalo’s central core, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, headquartered at 905 Elmwood Ave., at Delavan Avenue, with trolley service between sites. Tour ends with a happy hour on the south lawn of the newly renovated Hotel Henry at the HH Richardson complex from 5 to 9 p.m. Tour is free. For info, visit re-treewny.org/BLT.
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.
“Diffability Hollywood” showing. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. A reception and a question-and-answer session will be held between screenings at 5 p.m. The documentary captures Hollywood’s portrayal of people with disabilities in films throughout history. Tickets cost $5 per person and are for sale online at store.museumofdisability.org or at the museum. To purchase or reserve tickets by phone, call 629-3626.
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.
Caring Hearts and Hands. WNY Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership will offer a new monthly program for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia beginning at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Alleghany Road, Corfu. Program features trained volunteers who will provide fun, supervised activities and a meal to keep a loved one purposefully occupied while their caregiver takes a much needed break. Free, although registration is required by contacting Celina McQustion at 585-478-8188 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flea market and baked goods sale. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday, Clarence Senior Center,4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. Those interested in selling can reserve outdoor space for $10 a table and $15 a table indoors by calling 633-5138.
Coloring for adults. 2 to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Central Library West Room, 1 Lafayette Square. Free, all materials are provided and no registration is required.
Good Grief support. 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at South Cayuga St., Williamsville. For more info, call the church office at 633-7800.
Slow Roll Buffalo. Riders gather as early as 5:15 p.m. and ride starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp on Monday at The Buffalo News, Scott and Washington streets. Before the ride, learn how to stay healthy and active this summer with help from the American Heart Association, Theatre of Youth and the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Dr. Joanne Wu, a Rochester physiatrist who lives in Snyder and teaches yoga and AcroYoga in the Buffalo area, will lead a 30-minute “stretch and flex” yoga warmup for the Slow Roll at 5:15 p.m.in The News lobby; no mats are needed and you can do it in your cycling clothes. Those events, and the Slow Roll, which starts at 6:30, are free. The roughly 10-mile guided ride will start and end outside The News. An after-party with food trucks, music and refreshments will follow. First-time riders should register for the bike ride at slowrollbuffalo.org. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 campuswheelworks.com.
Contra dancing. Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m. today, 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 qccd.org.
Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Beginner swing dance followed by a social dance. No partner or dance experience necessary. For info, visit swingbuffalo.com.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
“Help Your Back” fitness class. 6:45 p.m. Tuesday Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. Back fitness class combines strengthening, flexibility and relaxation to help or reduce back discomfort and improve posture. Free.
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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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.
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 buffalobarre.com. $15 per month to subscribe to all videos. Cancel anytime.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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. 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Hatha Yoga. Drop-in class at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit hibuffalo.org. $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 yogisinservice.org.
Yoga Reset. 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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, 5225 Sheridan Drive, 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.
Beginner Yoga. Drop-in class, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit hibuffalo.org. $10.
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
CPR certification class. Make reservations by Sunday for class at 1 p.m. June 25, The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Appleton. Five-hour course costs $50 per person. Reserve a spot online at marjimmanor.com or by calling 778-7001.
Walk This Way. 10:30 a.m. Monday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Wellness workshop. For more info, call 433-1886 or visit daleassociation.com. Free.
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.
Diabetes self-management. Weekly, six-week program for people with diabetes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. 8th Street, Lewiston. To register, call 278-1900. 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.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
NAMI mental health support. For family and caregivers of people living with mental illness, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 951 Niagara St., and 7 p.m. Wednesday at both St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. (near Eggert Road), Snyder, and Lake Shore Behavioral Health Services, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Call 226-6264 for more information.
Invisible Illness Game Night. 6 p.m. Saturday, Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 who suffer from physical “invisible” illnesses.
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.
Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room – The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 Tenth St., Niagara Falls.
GriefShare. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. For adults coping with grief caused by death of a loved one.
Alzheimer’s support. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Allegany County Office for the Aging, 6087 State Route 19, Angelica; 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Hanover. 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.
Friends and family of persons with addiction. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Amherst Town Court, 400 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Information on how to find help for families affected by addiction.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.
Osteoporosis support. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Amherst. For anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.
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 larkinsquare.com.
Mindfulness and Mindful Eating. Talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Audubon Branch Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Ever find yourself eating more than you intended or eating when you weren’t hungry? Mindful eating can help. Free.
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 elmwoodmarket.org.
Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.
Veggie Mobile Van. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County and The Heart Center of Niagara will bring the van to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday for a weekly, 12-week run. In addition to the Veggie Van, which will offer locally grown fruit and vegetables at discount prices, a chef from Wegmans will be on hand to demonstrate tasty ways to prepare fresh produce, blood pressure checks and heart disease risk screenings will be conducted and physicians will answer health and wellness questions at an “Ask the Doctor” table. “Brown Bag” medication checks will be offered by Memorial’s pharmacy department.
HEALTHY EATING SUPPORT
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 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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