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The Healthy 10: Bike rides, outdoor fitness, family fun among wellness events this week

Bike, family and outdoor fitness outings are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.


Slow Roll Buffalo: Meet at 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Kerns Avenue Bowling Center, 163 Kerns Ave.; also 7 p.m. Friday, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Ten-mile guided ride for all ages, abilities. First-time riders register at Free.

Salsa in the Park: Sarah Haykel, director of Salsa for the Soul, will lead this class from 7 to 9 p.m., Rose Garden at Marcy Casino, Delaware Park. $5 includes lesson and dance social. Beginners and singles welcome and encouraged. For more info, visit


Zumba: 6 p.m. at both Day Road Park, 5014-5098 Day Road, Lockport, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. Free.


Boot camps: 6 p.m. at both Garrison Park, Garrison Road, Amherst, Goehle Marina, 767 Market St., Lockport. Free.


Parkinson’s caregiver support: 1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca; also support for patients and caregivers at 11 a.m. Friday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Kayaking with Tina: Smartstart Paddling Orientation classes, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in August and Sept. 7, beginner classes 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 26, and Sept. 2, Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island; beginner classes at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 20, Wilson Tuscarora State Park. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up early. Call 282-5154 to register.


CanAm Century Ride: Ride 35, 62 or 100 miles on both sides of the. Includes a brewery tour today, and several rides on both or either side of the border Saturday and Sunday. Must register at Cost varies per event. Proceeds benefit GObike Buffalo bicycle safety education and outreach efforts, and PUCCS educational programs on concussion identification, prevention, treatment and research.


The French Castle and rest of Old Fort Niagara will host a special Revolutionary War encampment on Saturday in which visitors can meet soldier and civilian reenactors, watch a battle demonstration, and learn about the fort’s strategic importance to the British during the war. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS: Registration is required either online at or starting at 9:30 a.m., before the 11 a.m. start of the walk, Coca-Cola Field. Proceeds benefit support programs, advocacy and building awareness for the ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter with a goal to conquer amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Soldiers of the Revolution: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday and Aug. 6, Old Fort Niagara, foot of the Robert Moses Parkway, north of Youngstown. Reenactments complements daily summer programming featuring the British occupation of the fort from 1775-1783. Visitors can meet soldier and civilian reenactors from both camps, watch a battle demonstration, and learn about the fort’s strategic importance to the British during the war. Events included in regular admission, which is $12 for adult, $8 for children aged 6 to 12, free for children under 5 and members of the Old Fort Niagara Association.

Battle of the Books: 11:15 a.m., Erie Community College South Campus Gymnasium, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Public welcome to team trivia competition is open to youth entering grades six through nine. The public is encouraged to attend and support their favorite library teams. This year’s Battle will honor David Fairlie, a beloved and dedicated librarian from Clarence Public Library who died earlier this year. Fairlie coached several Clarence teams to victory throughout the history of Battle of the Books, For more info, call 858-8900 or visit Free.


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