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WNY health, fitness, family and nutrition-based events, Aug. 26-Sept. 5

FAMILY


Lackawanna Community Fun Days. A pop-up park is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. Free event will feature bounce houses, pony rides, games, food trucks and music.

Family Fun Day. Last of season, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Artpark, Lewiston.

Family Fun on Saturday Afternoon. Last of season, noon to 5 p.m. 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.

Pampering event and open house. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, People Inc. Marigold Senior Living, 3026 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island. Grand Island Chiropractic will give a health presentation. Event also includes chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale. To register or for more info, call 773-0907. Free.

Outdoor library. Including storytelling and craft program, last of season, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Canalside. Free.

Storytime. Last of season, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Canalside. For families and young children up to age 8. Free.

INDOOR FITNESS

DANCE

Chris Titus, of Buffalo, is pictured performing at a Verve Dance Studio battle in 2012. (Buffalo News file photo)

Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights 7. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, New Era Flagship Store, 160 Delaware Ave. Bboying and Hip Hop dance competitions throughout the day. Tickets available at the door but also in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/3063308. $10 adults, $5 for children. First 100 through the door get a special New Era Cap made for the event.

OTHER CLASSES

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 eponiatowski@jccbuffalo.org 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. $7.

BodyAttack. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 7:15 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave.

Get Movin’ exercise program. 5 p.m. Monday, 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 daemen.edu. Free.

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

Meditation and relaxation. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com.

Back and hip strengthening fitness. 10 a.m. Thursday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. For more info, email karen4zumba@gmail.com.

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

SENIOR FITNESS

Those looking to keep fit have chances at exercise classes across the region, including Zumba Gold at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA in Amherst. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For info, call 204-2070.

Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Free.

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. $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 SilverSneakers program. For more info, call 839-2543.

Zumba Gold with Jaime. 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace. For more info, call 574-9303. $5.

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Living Breathing Yoga, 7703 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. $10.

Zumba Gold. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. First class is free; each subsequent class is $2.

Preventing Falls with At-Home Exercises Seminar. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Learn about exercises and equipment that can help individuals live safe, independent lives. Free.

Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda. Preregister at 874-3266. $3.

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit. Noon Friday, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst.

TAI CHI

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. Eight classes for $80.

Taijiquan (tai chi). 10 a.m. Saturday, 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.

Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. Saturday, next Saturday, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. For info, visit buffalo.taoist.org.

Tai chi. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave.

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.

Tai Chi for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St. $3.

YOGA AND PILATES

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

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

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. $5.

Pilates. 10 a.m. Monday, Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St., Clarence. $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. $10.

Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. $12.

Gentle yoga. 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. $10.

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

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

Elmwood Village Yoga. 5 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lafayette Lofts, 598 Lafayette Ave. $10.

Gentle yoga. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. $10.

Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $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. $15.

Beginner Yoga. Drop-in class, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, 841 Delaware Ave. $10.

Baptiste Power Yoga. 6 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. Call 880-7049 to register. $5-$20.

Gentle Yoga. 10 a.m. Thursday, Body of Wealth Fitness, 3053 Main St. $10.

Laughter Yoga. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Many Haha’s Laughter Yoga Club, 546 Eggert Road. Free.

ZUMBA

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. $5.

Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. $5.

Zumba. Noon Tuesday, Friday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church Hall, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. $5 walk-ins; seniors and veterans pay $3.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Experience Heartfulness Meditation: a Journey Within. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Learn about turning to our heart to be centered in our highest self and expand our consciousness.

SUPPORT

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 for more info.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Weekly, six-week caregiver education course will start 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Catholic Charities, 128 Wilson St. Advanced registration is required by calling 896-6388, Ext. 205. Free.

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

NUTRITION

Food Truck Tuesday. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., and Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. For more info, visit larkinsquare.com.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Elmwood Village Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, next Saturday, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit elmwoodmarket.org.

Williamsville Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday Spring Street, Williamsville. For more info, visit williamsvillefarmersmarket.com.

Kenmore Farmers Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday,Village Green, 2919 Delaware Ave., at Delaware Road, Kenmore. For more info, visit facebook.com/KenmoreFarmersMarket.

Market at the Park. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kaminski Park, Elm and Carlton streets.

Veggie Mobile Van. Last of the season, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Fresh produce, health info.

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