The chance to get an early taste of the new CoreLife Eatery in Amherst, take a tai chi class for free, and visit the last outdoor Elmwood Village Market of the season at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues 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.
Special Lupus event: Those with questions about autoimmune disease are welcome to a talk entitled LEAN Forward at 7 p.m., McGrath Library, Hillbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Physician assistant Abby McCarville, who has more than 13 years of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hereditary cancer support: Support and resources individuals with genetic predispositions to cancers, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 68 Eagle St., Williamsville. For more info, visit fcfwny.org.
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. to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. For more info, visit corelifeeatery.com.
Chronic disease self-management program: Multi-week classes for anyone with an ongoing health condition start at 1 p.m., North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. To register, call 278-1900. Free.
Cancer Companions: 2 p.m., 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 cancer-companions.org or call 824-2787.
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.
Elmwood Village Farmers’ Market: Last of the outdoor season, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. For more info, visit elmwoodvillage.org.
Small Business Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 creativewellnessgroup.com.
Taoist tai chi: Free open house 10 a.m.; also 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 buffalo.taoist.org.
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 owmyogadowntown.com/yoga-wall or call 332-1555. $35.
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