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The Healthy 10: Slow Roll, Food Truck Tuesdays and a new 5K on tap this week

Slow Roll Buffalo, Food Truck Tuesday and the Elmwood Village Farmers Market continue their new seasons this week, and Bishop Timon will host its first Tiger Trot 5K. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region.


Slow Roll Buffalo: Riders can start to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion that starts at 6:30 outside the Moot Senior Citizens Center, 292 High St. Suitable for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at Helmets are mandatory.


Alzheimer’s Association of WNY Informational Series: This program, designed for those with Alzheimer's, caregivers and other loved ones will start at 11 a.m. in the Kenmore Branch Public Library, 160 Delaware Road, Town of Tonawanda. For more info, call 873-2842 .

Food Truck Tuesday: This popular outdoor event runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Dozens of food trucks from across the region will be there, each serving at least one healthy choice. For more info, visit


Walk on Wednesdays: The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo continues its weekly downtown May walks at noon, starting and ending at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington and Clinton streets.


Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York’s second annual Illumination event: This fundraiser for the alliance will feature keynote speaker Dr. Raul Vazquez, a community health center primary care doctor. It starts at 6 p.m. in The Atrium @ Rich’s, One Robert Rich Way, at Niagara Street. Tickets cost $50 to $135. For more info and tickets, visit

Tiger Trot 5K: Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School will host this run/walk for the first time at 6:30 p.m. at the South Buffalo school, 601 McKinley Parkway. It's also the first race of the season in the new South Buffalo Run Series. Register at The preregistration fee runs $22, which increases to $25 the day of the race. It includes a T-shirt and the post-race party. Those wishing to attend only the party can do so for $15. Proceeds benefit the Father Joel A. Campbell, OFM Memorial Scholarship at Timon.


Elmwood Village Farmers Market: Community groups on hand will include the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY, Explore Buffalo, Magic’s Mission Beagle and Hound Rescue Inc., and Native American Community Services. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit

Senior Health & Fitness Fair 2018: The Akron-Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Newstead, will host this event, which starts at 9 a.m. and includes health screenings, exhibits and seminars on senior health, fitness, safety and government benefits. The event is free and includes lunch.

Walk for Hope: This event was designed to raise awareness about depression, addiction and mental illness. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cazenovia Park and will feature a 1.5-mile walk and post-walk rally that includes free activities for children, music, food trucks and a basket raffle. Proceeds will benefit local mental health groups and depression and substance abuse programs chosen by South Buffalo families affected by related deaths. Registration is free and starts at 9 a.m., though donations are welcome.

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Museum of disABILITY History’s Fundraiser and Auction: This event will recognize the one-of-a-kind museum’s 20th anniversary from 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 3826 Main St. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and desserts, along with an auction and an awards presentation. The fundraiser will benefit museum educational programming. Cost is $20 per family; those under 18 are free. To RSVP, purchase tickets, or for more info, email or call 629-3626.

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