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WNY Refresh health, wellness, family events, Nov. 18-25

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


Buffalo Living Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Northtowns. Includes a shuttled tour of 10 community living spaces, including the tour headquarters, The Dome, 8230 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. Refreshments and prizes included. Free; no reservations required. Start on the tour at any site. For more information and a map, visit

Save Delaware Park Rally. 2 p.m. Saturday, Delaware Park Meadow at the Agassiz Circle entrance, to urge the state Department of Transportation to rethink its current redevelopment plan for the Scajaquada Expressway. For more info, visit

Thanksgiving dinner. For homeless veterans and veterans in need, along with their families, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave. Those interested can call 862-6790 for more information or transportation.

Silver Pride Tea. Social hour for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and their supporters who are 50 years of age or older, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.


Small Business Saturday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, Creative Wellness, 726 Main St., third floor, East Aurora. Class and therapy discounts, free yoga class from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., guided meditation at 3 p.m., as well as gift ideas and more. For more info, visit


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

International Folk Dance. 10 a.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. Half-hour advance class at 11 a.m. For info, call 816-5049. $2.

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


Water Babies. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, next Saturday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For children aged 6 to 36 months and parent(s). Sing songs, learn water safety, develop buoyancy. For more info, call 688-4033. $74-$115.

Cardio Kickboxing. 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Road, Amherst. To register, visit $5-$20.

Special Friends. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. Swim lesson class for children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down’s syndrome. For info, visit $251-$292.


Senior Yoga Fit. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Nonmembers can participate by purchasing a 10-class pass for $59. For info, email

Yoga for seniors. 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. For info, email $2.

Zumba. 11 a.m. Monday, Richmond-Summer Senior Building, 337 Summer St. $2.

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

Chair yoga. 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, 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. 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Thursday, Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., Orchard Park. For more info, call 662-6452. $4 drop-in.

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


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)

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. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit

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

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. For more info, call 204-2070.

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


Express Yoga. Adult yoga at 9:30 a.m. and express yoga at 9:30 a.m. Saturday , next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. org. $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.

Pilates/Floor Barre. 10:30 a.m. today, next Saturday, Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, Tri-Main Building, Suite 600, 2495 Main St. For more info, visit $10-$15.

Yoga. 10 a.m. Monday, the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call 433-1886. $5.

As the Spirit Moves you yoga. 5 p.m. Monday, Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road, Newfane. Bring yoga mat. For more info, call 778-7001. $10.

Yoga Relax. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Karuna Yoga Buffalo, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, visit $17.

Therapeutic yoga. Spinal rejuvenation session, noon to 2 p.m. next Saturday, OWM Yoga Great Yoga Wall, 235 S. Elmwood Ave., Suite 120. For more info and required reservations, visit or call 332-1555. $35.


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. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.

Zumba. 6:45 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesday. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. For info, call 829-9314. $5.

Zumba by Be Fit with Karen. Noon Monday and Friday, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 107 Scott St., City of Tonawanda. Walk-ins $5; seniors and veterans pay $3. For more info, call 380-8916.


Health and Wellness Workshops. 10 a.m. Monday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Continuing series that targets older adults but are open to anyone. Call 884-6616 to register or inquire about the weekly topic. Free. For more info, visit

Special Lupus event. Those with questions about autoimmune disease are welcome to a talk entitled LEAN Forward at 7 p.m. Monday, McGrath Library, Hillbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Physician assistant Abby McCarville, who has more than 13 years experience treating those with lupus and related autoimmune diseases, will share an overview, answer questions and lead an open discussion. Free. Registration is required by contacting the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York at 800-4198, Ext. 1 or emailing

Chronic disease self-management program. Multi-week classes for anyone with an ongoing health condition start at 1 p.m. Wednesday, North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. To register, call 278-1900. Free.


Al-Anon. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. For those affected by someone else’s drinking, past or present.

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. Visit or call 694-0104 for info on 10 Western New York meetings.


Breast cancer support. 6 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room – The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St., Niagara Falls.

GriefShare. 6 p.m. Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Hereditary cancer support: Support and resources individuals with genetic predispositions to cancers, 7 p.m. Monday, third Monday St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 68 Eagle St., Williamsville. For more info, visit

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.

Dizziness support group. 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore. For more info, call 838-3730, email or visit


"Coming into our store, you can't buy an unhealthy meal. There's no temptation that will cause you to make a mistake in how you eat," CoreLife Eatery co-owner Todd Mansfield says. The Syracuse-based chain will open its second WNY location next weekend and has a pre-opening fundraiser planned for Wednesday. (Scott Scanlon/Buffalo News)

CoreLife Eatery fundraiser. In advance of the opening next Saturday of the new Amherst location at 1595 Niagara Falls Blvd., the healthy dining location will host a pre-opening “pay what you choose” fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the Buffalo City Mission.


Clinton Bailey Market. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, next Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1443-1517 Clinton St., at Bailey Avenue. For more info, visit

Elmwood Village Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, last of the season next Saturday, Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. For more info, visit

Winter Market at Horsefeathers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, next Saturday, Horsefeathers Building, 346 Connecticut St.

East Aurora Farmers’ Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, last of the season 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. For more info, visit


Eating Disorders Anonymous. 10:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Clarifen Center, 1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst. For more info, call 380-4035 or email

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., Tonawanda. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 109, Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway.


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