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The Healthy 10: Farmers markets, help for cancer survivors among events this week

Farmers' markets – indoor and out – a kidney bean cookoff, and a seminar for breast cancer survivors that focuses on their relationships are among the 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. x


Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St. Beginner swing dance followed by a social dance. For info, visit


Tai chi. 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, JCC of Greater Buffalo, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Free for members; $10 guest pass available.


Cancer Companions. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle. Christian support group for those in treatment, post-treatment and/or their loved ones. For more info or to register, visit or call 824-2787.

Breast cancer survivors seminar. “Sexuality and Intimacy after Breast Cancer,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gaylord Cary Room in the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Research Studies Center Building, Carlton and Elm streets. Talk features psychologist Lisa Anllo, who specializes strengthening relationships and treatment of emotional distress and sexual dysfunction in cancer survivors.  Hosted by the Breast Cancer Network of WNY and Roswell Park. Free; registration is required and can be made at or calling 706-0060.


Wellness fair. 1 to 4 p.m., Blocher Homes auditorium, 135 Evans St., Williamsville, Guests can enjoy free massages, blood pressure screenings and credit reports, as well as sample items such as smoothies. More than 20 area companies and organizations will be on hand with information. Free.

Great WNY Kidney Bean Kickoff. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Atrium of Erie Community College City Campus, 121 Ellicott St. ECC culinary students will create recipes, besides chili, using kidney beans, with proceeds to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Western New York. For more info and for tickets, visit $20.


Mental health support. Family, 20 Something and Teen Support groups meet in separate rooms at 6 p.m. Friday, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg.

Holistic Alliance of WNY. 7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph’s Hospital Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. David Huffman will talk about hypnosis for ADHD. Free.


Horsefeathers Winter Market has returned to the West Side for its latest season. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Gluten-free diet support. 10 a.m. , Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, South Buffalo. A speaker from JSK Nutrition will discuss functional medicine, eating balanced meals and low-sugar options for reducing cravings.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Horsefeathers Building, 346 Connecticut St.; also, outdoors, Elmwood Village Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. For more info, visit

Fort Niagara’s Role in World War I. 1 p.m., Old Fort Niagara, end of Robert Moses Parkway, Youngstown. Robert Emerson, executive director of the Old Fort Niagara Association, will lead a program in the Visitor Center theater. An accompanying exhibit will feature World War I uniforms, artifacts, letters and photos. Regular admission applies; all veterans and active service members are free. For more info, visit


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