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.
First Saturday movie. “The Boxtrolls,” 1 p.m. today, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
Canadian Thanksgiving. The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour launches its season today and Sunday in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, Ont. Family-friendly event is open to fans of all ages, free. Niagara Parks will establish an expanded riverwalk promenade for pedestrians along the Niagara Parkway between Murray Street and Table Rock Centre during the weekend. For info on parking, golf discounts and events, visit niagaraparks.com.
World Mental Health Day. Tuesday, in which mental health and its global efforts toward awareness are observed. Three important resources in WNY include the Anti-Stigma Coalition of Erie County (letstalkstigma.org), which encourages fostering conversations through stories, setbacks and successes; justtellone.org, a youth-focused initiative designed for those aged 14 to 26 with mental health and substance abuse concerns; and Workplace Mental Wellness (eriemha.org/programs-workplace-wellness.php), which offers strategies, policies, toolkits, and courses for mental health in the workplace.
Helmet Ride and Walk. To benefit Headway of WNY, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, staring at Parkside Lodge and Ring Road in Delaware Park. Family-friendly event to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury, along with encouraging helmet use, safety and brain injury prevention. To preregister or for more info, visit headwayofwny.org.
The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy sixth annual fundraiser. Family-style German feast with music, craft beer and hors d’ouerves, Friday evening, Chestnut Ridge Park casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park. Tickets can be purchased at chestnutridgeconservancy.org.
Lego Club. 2 to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, for children ages 5 to 12, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
ROCtober. Fundraiser for the Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting rural poverty, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora. The event will feature food, wine, beer, music and a raffle that will include a custom-made cherry coffee table, front row tickets for a Buffalo Sabres game and more. Tickets are limited and available for a $50 donation to the ROC. They can be purchased in advance online at theroc.co.
BIKE, RUN, WALK
Slow Roll Buffalo. 5:30 p.m. Monday, roll at 6 p.m., Heart of Hertel Avenue. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. For more info, visit slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
Walktober. 30-minute guided downtown walk, noon Wednesday Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, 403 Main St., at Lafayette Square. Free.
Water Babies. 9:30 a.m. today, Sunday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For children aged 6 to 36 months and parent(s). Call 688-4033. $74-$115.
Cardio Kickboxing. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. To register, visit buffalobarre.com. $5-$20.
Special Friends. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Swim lesson class for children with special needs. For info, visit jccbuffalo.org. $251-$292.
Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice. 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Elementary School gym, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. Free, though donations are accepted, with proceeds going to the parish.
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 owmyogadowntown.com/yoga-wall. $25.
Tai chi for seniors. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Free.
Zumba. 11 a.m. Monday, Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.
Zumba Gold. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., Orchard Park. For more info, call 662-6452. $4 drop-in.
Taoist tai chi. Free open house 10 a.m. today, 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. For more info, visit www.jccbuffalo.org.
Tai chi. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. $5.
YOGA AND PILATES
Yoga Reset. 10 a.m. today, next Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit karunayogabuffalo.com.
Elmwood Village Yoga. 5 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lafayette Lofts, 598 Lafayette Ave. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $10.
Holy Yoga. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Fountain wellness center, 8469 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. Christian-inspired yoga class. For more info, visit holyyogawithteresa.com. $5 for the first class; single classes cost $15 and five-class package $60.
Gentle Yoga. 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, East Meets West Yoga, 162 Mill St. (within Glen Miller Tennis Club), Williamsville. For more info, visit eastmeetswestyoga.com. $15; $40 unlimited for 30 days for new students.
Gentle Restorative Yoga. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales. Free for cancer patients. $12.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Great Expectations – labor and delivery open house. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main St..
For Our Daughters. Annual gala, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Inc., to support breast cancer survivors and empower teens and young women to lead healthy lives. Includes dinner, raffles, auctions, tributes and music. For more info and tickets, visit forourdaughtersinc.org. $60; $30 for youth.
Single-Payer Health Care: Medicare for All. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Panel discussion on strategies to achieve universal coverage. Register at lwvbn.org.
Soul Injury presentation. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Mount Calvary’s Pine Lawn Cemetery, 2951 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. If you have suffered a trauma or work with clients who have, this program will help you understand the Soul Injury it creates. RSVP at 892-6600.
Important Documents: What are they and why do I need them?. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Presentation will help you understand and complete advance directives, wills, power of attorney and funeral pre-plan.
Wellness Fair. 2 to 4 p.m. today, Eden Heights assisted-living community, 4071 Hardt Road, Eden.
Harvest for Health wellness fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, OLV Family Care Center, 227 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Health screenings by Catholic Health’s Mission on the Move and the Erie County Mammogram Screening bus, health resources and information, raffle prizes and refreshments. Children can meet “Fidelisaurus.”
Million Hearts health fair. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday Hopewell Baptist Church, 1301 Fillmore Ave. Includes health screenings and information. For more info, visit millenniumcc.org.
Santosha Holistic Center open house. 10 a.m. Saturday, Santosha Holistic Center, 22 Lafayette, Amherst. For more info, visit santoshaholisticcenter.com.
Holistic Health Alliance. 7 p.m. Friday, Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Meeting will touch upon simple conceptual ideas about what vibration is, how vibrations interact, and how they affect us.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Addictions support. Helping Every Life Live On (HELLO), support for families and loved ones of those going through addiction and/or recovery, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. Call 836-0822, Ext. 164 for more info.
NAMI support. National Alliance on Mental Illness of Buffalo & Erie County family education meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. Will feature guest speakers Kiran Khalid, and Dr. Amber Saunders from Erie County Medical Center, presenting “Anything Can Set Off His Mood! Is He Bipolar?”
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 thegenesiscenter.us.
Family Support Group, 20 Something Group, Teen Support Group. 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Three different support groups in the same building pertaining to mental health and wellness.
“Invisible” Illness Game Night. 6 p.m. today, The Comfort Zone Cafe, 17 Main St., Hamburg. Peer-to-peer support group for people ages 18 to 45 with chronic, “invisible” illnesses. For info, call 880-0404.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 1 p.m. Wednesday, The Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For more info, call 433-1886. $25; covered in full for health insurance members of Independent Health and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.
Cancer Companions. First meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle. Christian support group for those in treatment, post-treatment and/or their loved ones. The support group will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and is free to all. For more info or to register, call 824-2787. For more info, visit cancer-companions.org.
Young Onset Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dry Gulch Dance Hall, 3145 Walden Ave, Depew.
Bipolar Disorder support. Noon Thursday, Mental Health Association of Erie County, 999 Delaware Ave.
Parkinson’s support. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Shir Shalom of Buffalo, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Open to everyone who has a connection to Parkinson’s disease.
Stroke support. 10 a.m. next Saturday, OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room, 55 Melroy Ave., Lackawanna.
Tonawanda HopeKeepers. 10 a.m. next Saturday, St. Christopher Parish at St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Designed to support the needs of those who suffer from chronic illness and pain. For more info, call 731-4934.
Alden Farmers’ Market. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14. 13119 Broadway (Route 20), between Tractor Supply and Save a Lot, Alden. For more info, visit aldenny.org.
Bowman Farms Farm stand. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 20. 11259 Gowanda State Road, North Collins. For more info, visit bowmanfarmsinc.com.
Broadway Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, year-round. 999 Broadway.
Clarence Hollow Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, town parking lot, 10717 Main St. (Route. 5), Clarence. For more info, visit clarencefarmersmarket.com.
Clinton Bailey Farmers & Flea Market. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, through October; 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November to April, 1443-1517 Clinton St., at Bailey Avenue. For more info, visit clintonbaileymarket.com.
Downtown Buffalo Country Market. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays through October, 350 Main St., outside between Court and Church streets.
East Aurora Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Wednesdays through Nov. 22, Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. For more info, visit facebook.com/EAFarmersMarket.
Elmwood Village Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through November. Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. For more info, visit elmwoodvillage.org.
Hamburg Farmers’ Market. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, village municipal parking lot, Main and Buffalo streets, Hamburg. For more info, visit hamburg-chamber.org.
Holland Farmers’ Market. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 5, municipal lot on Route 16, next to Fire Hall, Holland. For more info, visit thehollandmkt.com.
Kenmore Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through October, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.
Lancaster Sunday Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October, 4913 Transit Road, Depew. For more info, visit thelancaster-market.com.
Main Amherst Fillmore Farm Stand. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October, 2580 Main St.
North Buffalo Farmers’ Market. 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October, 85 Dakota St.
Peaceful Soul Farmers’ Market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through October, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. For more info, visit the market’s Facebook page.
Springville Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, year-round, Gentner Auction, 341 W. Main St. (Route. 39), Springville.
Uptown Fresh Healthy Lifestyles Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October, 3248 Bailey Ave. (next to fire station). For more info, visit buffalopromiseneighborhood.org.
Williamsville Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October. For more info, visit williamsvillefarmersmarket.com.
North Tonawanda Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, next Saturday, Robinson Street near Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda.
Niagara Falls City Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Pine Avenue between 18th and 19th streets, Niagara Falls.
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.