The last Slow Roll Buffalo of the season, a Halloween candy for cash proposition for kids, and indoor fitness classes 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 Biketoberfest: Last free ride of the summer/fall season 6 p.m. The roll starts and ends at Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca St., where the fest also will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities.
Gentle yoga: 4:30 p.m.; also same time Thursday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St. For more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com or call 884-9642. $12.
East Aurora Farmers’ Market: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; also same time Saturday, Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza, 123 Grey St., East Aurora.
Candy for cash: Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry invites children and schools to exchange their Halloween candy for $1 per pound from 4 to 8 p.m. at offices at 205 Linwood Ave., 3476 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, or 3364 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park; also The Growing Smiles Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry office at 6501 Transit Road, East Amherst, will offer the same deal from 2 to 6 p.m., although the office will swap only up to 5 pounds of candy for cash. Candy from both practices will be sent in care packages to members of the Armed Forces.
“A Bad Moms Christmas” preview party: Pre-movie party at 5:30 p.m., Papi Grande’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, next door to Maple Ridge 8 theater, 4276 Maple Road, Amherst. Then to the theater, where guests can kick back, relax, and laugh to the movie in luxurious power recliners. $25 cost includes a free drink and complimentary munchies at Papi Grande’s, the movie premiere and a special goodie bag. Proceeds will benefit Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), a non-profit organization committed to helping families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults. Guests are asked to bring items for care packages (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush) to be donated to Crisis Services. To buy tickets, call 332-4130 or visit epicforchildren.org.
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support: For those suffering from these and similar disorders, and those who support them, 7 p.m., Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.
The Partners for a Livable Western New York Walk: 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 33 Mineral Springs Road. Those who gather at 8:30 a.m. will see a slide show of best practices for streetscape improvements, then two groups will fan out in different directions along Seneca Street, return to the church, and talk about what they've seen. Refreshments will be available before and after the walk, which also will be hosted by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, with support from WNY Refresh.
French Heritage Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Fort Niagara, end of the Robert Moses Parkway, Youngstown. Demonstrations of French soldier life, musket and artillery firings, the fur trade, foodways, travel, music and folklore of New France. Regular admission applies. Hearth cooking workshop with Niagara County Historian Kate Emerson from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will allow participants to use authentic 18th-century recipes to prepare dishes and desserts that are cooked over an open fire in the French Castle boulangerie. Ingredients, recipes and cooking tools are provided. Registration is required by calling 745-7611. $50. For more info, visit oldfortniagara.org.
Zumba fundraiser: Dim the Lights Zumba Fitness Dance Party, 1:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. $15. Also basket raffle at the church from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Funds go toward a new stove for the church, needed to cook for the community. For tickets or info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 380-8916.
Mighty Fitz 5K Run: 2 p.m., Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., Lewiston. The race will take runners through the Village of Lewiston, Artpark State Park and along the Niagara River waterfront. There will be a post-race celebration and awards ceremony at the Brickyard following the race with food, Great Lakes Brewery Edmund Fitzgerald beer specials, special edition “Mighty Fitz” commemorative T-shirts, and live music by Zak Ward. Sign up at themightyfitz.itsyourrace.com.
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