A "Snow Roll," Kids Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and special rainbow event at The Ice at Canalside are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see a complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Kids yoga camp: 2:15 p.m., and same time Tuesday. Buffalo Barre, 5843 Transit Roa…

We all know the winter-break is much needed for the kids - and it's usually a pretty fun week - as long as we keep them occupied. Otherwise, they're bored and on our nerves. My plan was to do a mixed list of indoor/outdoor fun. Well, Mother Nature foiled that plan. So, with warm temps continuing - here's a list of 10 fun things to do without snow. Let's start with insid…

Want to spend winter break next week hearing fewer "I can't find anything to do" complaints from the kids? Consider the following options in Western New York and Southern Ontario: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 1) Open ice skating: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to  Thursday, 10 a.…

"Inhale, my dear." So said Maggie Smith to Helena Bonham Carter in the Merchant/Ivory classic "A Room With a View." They were breathing in the fragrant air of Florence, Italy. Well many Western New Yorkers say the same thing, basking in the sugary scent of roasting Cheerios. Is there any sweeter aroma in the world? It radiates from the General Mills plant, loc…

The Niagara Parks Commission starting this week will present “Northern Owls,” a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that offers a look into the intriguing world of owls. This family-friendly exhibit is the first of the commission’s planned Rooted initiatives, developed to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of both the Niagara and Ontario. It…

Want a great way to keep the kids from climbing the walls at home? Take them to jump their little hearts out at Get Air in Cheektowaga. Yes, they absolutely will be jumping for joy. I can pretty much guarantee it. We are a fairly non-traditional family - as in our kids are 21, 20, 5 and 2. So finding something for everyone is a bit of a challenge. We found it at Get Air…

Yoga, skating and a local showing of a film that extols the benefits of plant-based nutrition are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. xxx MONDAY Look Good Feel Better: 6 p.m., Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Fal…

"The Shakespeare Stealer." 10 a.m. Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St. A tale of intrigue, friends, loyalty and deceit set in Shakespearean times. 884-4400. $15-$28. Winterfest. 11 a.m. Chestnut Ridge Park, 200 N. Lake Drive, Orchard Park. Celebrate winter with wagon rides, snow sculpture contests, sledding and more. Free. BPO Kids Drums Around the World. 1:30 p.m. Kleinhans…

The Buffalo Museum of Science will host “Get Out Your Guitar Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The national holiday, which celebrates guitars and guitarists of all genres, will be presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World,” at the Humboldt Parkway museum through May 7. Chris “The Bulldog” Parker,…

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' visit to Buffalo on Friday is unquestionably the most buzzworthy event of the weekend, but tickets sold out minutes after they went on sale in September and only select seats remain available on StubHub and Vivid Seats. Emerging country artist Granger Smith also sold out his show Friday in Town Ballroom, which takes away his eligibility for Th…

Those gassed during last year’s Buffalo Fight for Air Climb will get a slight reprieve this year. The seventh annual stair-climbing event moves from the 38-story Seneca One Tower to the 26-floor Main Place Tower. Hundreds will still tire as they make the ascent – and get a small taste of what millions with lung diseases face regularly – from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.…

Statler City Psychic Fair. 11 a.m. Statler City, 107 Delaware Ave. The largest psychic fair in the region. Come meet and have readings done by some of the worlds most renowned psychics. 853-3300. nypsychicfair.com. $5. WNED-TV Kid Fest. Noon. WNED Studios, Horizons Plaza, 140 Lower Terrace. Bring your kids to meet their favorite PBS kids characters, along with live perfor…

WNED-TV Kid Fest. Noon. WNED Studios, Horizons Plaza, 140 Lower Terrace. Bring your kids to meet their favorite PBS characters, along with live performances, crafts and other activities. 845-7000. wned.org. $10-$32. "Sophisticated Ladies." 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Musicalfare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Musical revue about Duke Ellington and his music. $18-$43. musicalfare…

Tubing is a great way to have winter fun with no skiing or ice skating skills. Holiday Valley Tubing Company in Ellicottville, the only tubing park in Western New York, has 18 snow tube lanes with two rope tows and is open Friday evening through Sunday.