Slow Roll Buffalo will offer two rides this week and Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners will present their annual plant sale. Registration for the Buffalo Marathon closed at the end of the weekend but you can still sign up for a related 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 heads out twice: The nonprofit free community biking group will offer two rides this week. The first is its traditional ride this evening. Riders can start to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion that starts at 6:30 outside West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. The group also will host a similar Buffalo Marathon Pedal Party at 7 p.m. Friday at Lucky Day Whiskey Bar, 320 Pearl St. Both rides are suitable for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Helmets are mandatory.
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 larkinsquare.com.
Healthy Options Cooking Class: Chef Kevin will host this class at 6 p.m. at Sun Cuisines, 5759 Main St., Amherst. Those who attend will work with him to learn simple, healthy cooking techniques. He'll make pumpkin curry shrimp; students will get to taste the results and bring home the recipe. $25; Independent Health members save $5. Sign up at healthyoptionsbuffalo.com.
Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care for Breast Cancer Survivors: The Breast Cancer Network of WNY, in the Bella Moglie Building at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew, will host this free presentation at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit bcnwny.org.
November project: The new local chapter of a national group devoted to a morning workout will meet at 6 a.m. on the back steps at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lincoln Parkway at Iroquois Drive, for a mix of cardio and strength exercise. Free for all.
Walk on Wednesdays: The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will lead its weekly downtown May walk at noon, starting and ending at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, Washington and Clinton streets. Free.
Rabies clinic: The Erie County Department of Health will offer this free clinic for pets from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Broadway Market parking ramp, 999 Broadway. Free.
Annual Plant Sale: The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program will present this sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, One Symphony Circle. The sale includes a sun and shade perennials, natives, herbs, annuals, shrubs and vegetables direct from the gardens of master gardener volunteers, as well as plants donated from area horticultural businesses. Free; for $2, gardeners will measure pH levels for those who bring in soil samples. For more info, call 652-5400, Ext. 177 or visit cornell.edu/gardening.
Elmwood Village Farmers Market: Sample regional produced produce and products – and talk to those who grow and make them, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elmwood Avenue at Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit elmwood.market.org.
John Beshline Memorial 5K: This is a warmup for the Buffalo Marathon events that will limit traffic on many city streets Sunday morning and early afternoon. The 5K will starts at 8:30 a.m., and marathoners are encouraged to run it the day before the longer races. Registration for those races is closed but you can sign up for the Beshline Memorial before noon Friday at buffalomarathon.com.