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The Healthy 10: Walking, family events lead the way this week

A pair of walking events, fun days in Lackawanna, and family fun in Niagara Falls 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.


Get Movin’ exercise program: 5 p.m., and same time Wednesday, Daemen College Academic and Wellness Center, 4433 Main St., Amherst. For individuals with or without disabilities ages 18 and older. For more info, visit Free.

Slow Roll Buffalo: 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at Free.


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host Monday evening's Slow Roll. (Photo courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.)

Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice: 7 to 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary School gym, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. Free, though donations are accepted, with all proceeds going to the parish. For more info and class dates, call 683-6445, Ext. 24.

Outdoor fitness classes bid good-bye during next two weeks


Health screenings: 10 a.m., Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Road, Lockport. Hearing, vision, memory, bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, pulse oxygen screening. Free.

Walking on Wednesday: Brisk, 30-minute walk at noon, Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton streets. Presented by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

Taoist tai chi: Free open house 7 p.m., also 10 a.m. Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. For info, visit


Friends and Family of persons with addiction: 6:45 p.m., Amherst Town Court, 400 John James Audubon, Amherst. Information on how to find help for families affected by addiction.


Lackawanna Community Fun Days: Kicks off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a resource and wellness fair in the Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. Health screenings, information and a car seat safety check from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) and Catholic Health. Any damaged, expired and recalled car seats will be replaced. A pop-up park is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library; the free event will feature bounce houses, pony rides, games, food trucks and music.


WNY Refresh Walk and Wellness Fair: 9 a.m. to noon, Ellicott Creek Park Shelter #14, 1 Ellicott Creek Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Events include a 9:15 a.m. Exercise Like the Animals fitness class for kids of all ages; a 10 a.m. family wellness walk; and an 11 a.m. group fitness class by Shannon's Fitness & Dance. All are free.

Family Fun on Saturday Afternoon: Noon to 5 p.m., last day next Saturday, Middle Block, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Arts and crafts, interactive children’s performers, “Exercise Like the Animals” fitness sessions and block party from noon to 2 p.m. Free.


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