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WNY health, fitness, nutrition and family events, Sept. 2-9

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. 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 $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.

End of Summer Party. To benefit Cradle Beach,  5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, DiTondo’s Tavern, 370 Seneca St.; $30 donation includes open bar, beverages and food.

Collectors’ Expo. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Items showcased will include sports memorabilia, fossils and minerals, local artwork, handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theater memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, antiques and more. Andre Reed autograph signing from 12:30 to 2 p.m. $2 admission will benefit the Irish Center, Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, South Buffalo Alive. Antique appraisals from 10 a.m. to noon will cost $2 each (maximum three items per person).

Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series. 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday, Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. Author Diana Katovitch who talk about her book, “Beautiful Children: The Story of the Elm Hill School and Home for Feebleminded Children and Youth.”  The Elm Hill School was the first school for children with intellectual disabilities in the United States, founded in 1848 in Barre, Mass. EFor more information or to register, which is encouraged, email David Mack-Hardiman at or call 629-3626. Free.

Child Safety Seat Check. 2:30 to 6 p.m. next Saturday, Catholic Health, 144 Genesee St. Registration required by calling 447-6205.



Tom’s Pro Bike ride. 25-mile ride starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, 15-mile rides are 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Tom’s Pro Bike shop, 3687 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Rides are weather dependent. For more info, visit

Slow Roll Buffalo. 5:30 p.m. Monday, roll at 6:30 p.m., LaSalle & Main Street Station, 3030 Main St.; also 1 p.m. next Saturday, Curly’s Grille 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at Free.

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

Niagara Frontier Bike Club. Local cycle club offers daily rides to it’s members. Weekday rides vary from 20-30 miles with weekend rides from 25-100 miles. For membership and more information, visit

Checkers Running Club track sessions. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Williamsville North High School track, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst. Includes Children’s Track, Zero to 5K program and training. The club also organizes group fun runs and cross-country meets at various locations. Members get discounts on race entry fees and enjoy social gatherings including an annual picnic. For membership and program info, visit

Bike the Harbor. 4 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Harbor State Park. To register and for info, call 282-5154. Free.

Moonlight walk. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora. To register and for info, call 549-1050. Free.


Group fitness class. Last class of the season, 10 a.m. Saturday Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Fillmore Avenue at Best Street. Free.


Kayaking with Tina. Smartstart Paddling Orientation classes, Thursday, Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island; beginner classes at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. July 8 and 23 and 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.


HEAL Bflo Yoga. 9 a.m. today, next Saturday, Bidwell Park, Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway.

Yoga on the Green. 9 a.m. Sunday, Kenmore Farmers Market, Village Green at 2919 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit Suggested donation $5 to $15.

Qigong. 9 a.m. Sunday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. $8.



Swing dancing classes take place Tuesday nights at the Polish Cadets Hall. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

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

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.


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. Tuesday 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 $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

Mindfulness seminar. Weekly eight-week seminar on his form of meditation, a path to wellness via self-awareness with Maria Khan, starts at 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York, 235 S. Elmwood Ave., Suite 120. Preregistration is required along with $399 course fee. Register online at or call 440-8682.

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

Shoulder workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. next Saturday,  OWM Yoga Downtown’s Great Yoga Wall, 235 S. Elmwood Ave., Suite 120. For more info and required reservations, visit or call 332-1555. $25.

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.


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 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

Yoga. 9 a.m. Sunday, Lifestyle Health and Fitness, 80 Clinton St. Room 211, City of Tonawanda. For more info, visit Free.

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.

Zumba. 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, call 829-9314. $5.


Diabetes prevention program. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

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.

Flu Shot Clinic. 10 a.m. Friday, North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Bring proof of insurance; vouchers available if you don’t have insurance.


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.


“Invisible” Illness Game Night. 6 p.m. Saturday, The Comfort Zone Cafe, 17 Main St, Hamburg. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 with chronic, “invisible” illnesses.

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.

Women’s Lymphedema support. 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Sheridan Surgical meeting room, 4510 Bailey Ave., Amherst.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support. Noon Thursday, Audubon Library in Study Skills Room 3, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

Mindfulness & Meditation. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Catholic Health, 144 Genesee St. An introduction to mindfulness and managing the stress of a cancer diagnosis. Free.

Stroke support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna. Speech pathologist Erin Reedy will explain how dysphagia (swallowing disorder) is diagnosed.We Can. 1 p.m. next Saturday, The Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support group for teens struggling with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction. For more info, visit


Food Truck Tuesday at Larkinville 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

Eat Healthy to Live Healthy. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Creative Wellness Group, 726 Main St., third floor, East Aurora. Twelve-week class to teach you how to lose weight, eat healthy and live well. For cost and info, visit

Gluten-free diet support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. Dr. Daniel Gelfond, a pediatric gastroenterologist, will discuss recent developments in celiac disease.


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

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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