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The Healthy 10: Slow Roll fundraiser, fitness classes and Charlie Brown this week

Kids theater, a Slow Roll fundraiser and a trio of Monday tai chi 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.


Tai chi: 9:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit; also 11 a.m., DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. $5; also 11:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For more info, call 204-2070.


Recovery International support: 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; also 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. For adults needing help with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anger management. Visit or call 694-0104 for info on 10 Western New York meetings.


Free falls prevention seminar: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Will feature physical therapist Carlen Koons in a talk that will cover balance techniques and safety tips. Reservations can be made by calling 648-2450, Ext. 2145. Free.

Slow Roll fundraiser: 5 to 9 p.m., Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. Free admission. Food, drinks, raffles, auctions, fun and games to celebrate the success of the 2017 mostly Monday night bike rides across Buffalo and other parts of Western New York. For more info, visit


Holistic Health Series: 7 p.m., Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Talk on Bach Flower Remedies, a safe and natural way to reduce and eliminate anxiety and negative emotions that keep us from being peaceful. Free. Register in person at the library or by phone at 689-4922.


Former Sweet Home High School football standout Keith O'Neil, who who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, will be among panelists Friday night at the Museum of disABILITY that focuses on mental health and bipolar disorder. (Buffalo News file photo)

Mental health panel discussion: “A Conversation about Mental Health,” featuring three speakers who will share personal experiences about bipolar disorder, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. Panelists include former NFL player Keith O’Neil, who wrote a memoir titled, “Under My Helmet: A Football Players Lifelong Battle with Bipolar Disorder”; Karl Shallowhorn, who contributed to the book, “Buffalo State Hospital: A History of the Institution in Light and Shadow”; and Stephen Nawotniak, author of “Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder.” Event registration is encouraged by emailing or calling 629-3626. Free.


Holiday Market on Bidwell: Presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, near the outdoor market’s location at Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. Will feature about 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans. Field & Fork Network’s “Double Up Food Bucks” program will continue at the Holiday Market. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match, up to $20, to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more info, visit

Roycroft Winter Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and same time Sunday, East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St., East Aurora. Nearly three dozen juried artisans will offer a variety of handcrafted items. Food and holiday music will also be plentiful. $1 admission.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Performances at 1 and 3:30 p.m. and same times Sunday, Theatre of Youth’s historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. Tickets, starting at $12, are available at or by calling 884-4400, Ext. 304.



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