Outdoor yoga, salsa dancing and biking are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region.
Summer yoga: The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Road in Newfane, will host a yoga class at 5 p.m. and it will be tailored to those who attend. If attendees prefer, it can be held outside. Call 778-7001 to reserve a spot or for more info. Cost is $10.
Slow Roll Buffalo: Slow Roll is twice as nice this week. Riders will start to gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-mile guided excursion that starts at 6:30 outside Augustin Olivencia Community Center, 261 Swan St.; also the Niagara Falls Bike Stampede starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Both rides are suitable for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Helmets mandatory.
Salsa in the Park: Sarah Haykel, director of Salsa for the Soul, and Jerome Williams lead this class from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rose Garden at Marcy Casino, Delaware Park; $5 includes a lesson and dance social. Beginners and singles are welcome. For more info, visit sarahhaykel.com/dance.
Meditation & Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice: This yoga class, with Christian music and a twist, runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Mary’s Elementary School gym, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Aurora and St. Joseph streets, Lancaster. The class is free, although donations are accepted, with all proceeds going to the parish. For more info and class dates, call Diane Zwirecki at 683-6445, Ext. 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyme Support Group of WNY: The number of Lyme disease cases has grown in the region in recent years and this group is for those who are struggling with symptoms. It starts at 6 p.m. in East Seneca Fire Hall, 100 Lein Road. For more info, visit facebook.com/LymeWNY.
National Alliance on Mental Illness family education meeting: This gathering starts at 7 p.m. on the second floor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. It will feature guest speaker Lisa Maria Cruz, a mental health outreach specialist with Western New York Independent Living. Cruz facilitates a support group at the Mental Health Association for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; and a Wellness Group at the BestSelf PROS Program in North Collins. Park Park and enter at rear of building.
Share Your Story: This free interactive writing experience for kids runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Buffalo waterfront, at the Canalside boardwalk. Several local authors will teach kids how to share their own unique stories by writing their own books. Books by all of the authors and illustrators will be available for sale during the event, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Western New York charities chosen by the organizers, including Autism Services, the SPCA, and Ohana 100, the latter of which provides underprivileged children with books.
ECMC Farmers’ Market at Grider: Erie County Medical Center operates this market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 351 Grider St., across the street from the hospital. It features as many as 10 vendors and is one of several farmer's markets listed on Saturdays in the print edition of the Refresh section in The Buffalo News.
Living Joy: Buffalo native, psychotherapist, spiritual healer and author Caili Danieu, along with Ross Sullivan, will lead a workshop intended to teach the true meaning of joy, and how to bring more of it into your daily life. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Building 4, Room 4114, on the Erie Community College South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. Tickets cost $80 for individuals, $50 for groups online. Click here for tickets.
Robert Steinjan Memorial Car Show: This show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Hoover’s Dairy, 6045 Ward Road, Sanborn. In memory of Robert O. Steinjan Sr., it will benefit Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s new cardiac and stroke unit. The event features raffles, music, food, face- painting, an exhibit by the Wild Kritters wildlife rehabilitators and classic cars. Admission is free; car registration is $10. For more information, call 713-7025.