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The Healthy 10: Ice skate, take a fitness class, attend a holiday healing service this week

Ice skating at the waterfront, yoga, Zumba and tai chi at several locations, and a holiday healing service in Williamsville 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.


Farm-to-table seasonal supper: Pop-up restaurant event, Union Block Building, 6 p.m. Saturday, 39 E. Main St., Springville. Showcasing the talents of local chefs and food artisans including Chef Erin Horton of Edible Crush and Fresh Mart, and Allison Duwe, baker and ownership team member for Art’s Cafe, Dessert, coffee, and tea will be included. Attendees can bring wine and/or beer of their choice to accompany the meal. Springville Center for the Arts will provide musical entertainment. $39; tickets can be purchased until Monday at or by calling 359-8286.

Zumba by Samira: 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.; also same times Wednesday, St. George’s Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace; also 9:15 a.m. Saturday, North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road; All are welcome and no experience required. For info, call Sue at 868-1578. $5.

Taijiquan (tai chi): 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; also 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, Peaceful Water Health and Fitness, 1914 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Improve postures, build strength, refresh the mind. Try two classes for $20. For more info, visit


Recovery International support: 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; also 11 a.m. Saturday, Fourteen Holy Helpers School, 1339 Indian Church Road. For adults needing help with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anger management. Visit or call 694-0104 for info on all Western New York meetings.


The Ice at Canalside is open for the winter season. (Don Nieman/Special to The News)

Yoga: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Martha Mitchell Center, 175 Oakmont Ave.; also 4 p.m. Wednesday, Bird’s Nest, 64 Fillmore Ave., 10 a.m. Saturday, Gross Motor Room at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.  Free for all ages and abilities; a snack will be served afterward. Supported by the nonprofit Yogis in Service. For more info, visit

Holy Yoga: 10:30 a.m.; also 6:30 p.m. Thursday, The Fountain wellness center, 8469 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. Christian-inspired yoga class. For more info, visit $5 for the first class; single classes cost $15 and five-class package $60.

Ice skating: Generally 3 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday, 1 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Ice at Canalside, Main at Scott streets. $6 for ages 13 and over, $4 for those 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Seasonal passes available. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members with a membership card get $1 off. $4 skate rentals; $5 during special holiday hours. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions; there will be special weekday hours Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 and Feb. 18 to 24. For more info, visit


Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue support: For those suffering from these and similar disorders, and those who support them, 7 p.m., Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.


Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., Sisters of Charity – St. Joseph’s Campus Community Room, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Chiropractor Tammy Bialek will talk about the benefits of combining better posture with an anti-inflammatory diet. Free.


Holiday healing service: For those grieving the loss of a loved, relationship or job, struggling with a health condition or looking for a lift for any other reason, 4 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., at South Cayuga Street, Williamsville. The church hall is handicapped-accessible off the church parking lot. Call 633-7800 or visit for more info.


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