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The Healthy 10: Skating, gardenside yoga and the Shamrock Run on tap this week

Ice skating continues on two cooled outdoor rinks, a new yoga series starts at the Erie County Botanical Gardens and the 40th annual Shamrock Run rounds out the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region.


Parkinson’s caregiver support: 3 p.m., Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Amherst; 1 p.m. Thursday. St. John's Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca.


Ice skating: 3 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday; 1 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 a.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. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members with a membership card get $1 off. $4 skate rentals. Hours may vary depending on weather conditions. For more info, visit

Yoga: 10-week series starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. $100 per 10 weeks or $15 per class; free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members. Register by phone at 864-1194, email or visit

Family Affair: 6:30 pm, Jada Blitz Training, 4685 Transit Road, Clarence. Full-body workout for children and adults. Free for first-time visitors to Jada Blitz; $10 for returning visitors. Register in advance at Jada Blitz or at Presented with Healthy Buffalo.


Vision screening for kids: 11 a.m., Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island. For kids aged 6 months to 6 years old. For info, email or call 909-1862. Free.


The Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora is open for public skating Friday and Saturday. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

Ice skating: Public skates on the covered ice surface run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. today and Saturday, 1 to 2:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St. in East Aurora.; $5 to skate and $3 to rent skates; BlueCross BlueShield members receive $1 off by presenting their insurance card. For more info, including a calendar of events, visit


One Heart, One Mile Winter Walk and Health Fair: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, walk starts at 10 a.m., Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, 1900 Miltary Road, Niagara Falls. Free. Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association. Immediately following the walk, a variety of health-related vendors will be on hand.

Good for the Neighborhood: 10 a.m. to noon, Martin Road Elementary School, 135 Martin Road, Lackawanna. Free farmers’ market, health screenings, cooking classes and more. For more info, call the Independent Health Foundation at 635-4959 or the district at 821-5610.

Pisanki making class: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., Am-Pol Eagle/Buffalo Standard Printing Office, 3620 Harlem Road, Suite 4, Cheektowaga. Learn the art of making decorated Polish Easter eggs. Supplies for class included. $25. Call by Thursday at 983-5084 to register. Sessions can be added for groups. Home parties available.

Shamrock Run: 40th anniversary 8K run, Noon, Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St. To register or for more info, visit $35 by Wednesday; $40 after that.


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