Health and wellness

Multiple Sclerosis support: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sutherland Masonic Lodge, 1400 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda. For newsletter and list of upcoming groups, call 822-9267 or email

Look Good, Feel Better: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, WCA Hospital Cancer Treatment Program Conference Room, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. Register in advance with the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

Young Survivors Breast Cancer Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Breast Cancer Network of Western New York Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For more info, call Christine Bylewski at 585-2092.

Brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave (enter at Suite B); Rural Communities group at the same day and time, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.

Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in Room 301 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. This informal information meeting is free to the public and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

Navigate hard times: “Techniques for Navigating Big Change,” presentation by Linda Bucher, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Free. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Nancy Weil at 873-6500. Part of the Lazarus Care Series, presented by the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Meditation: How to classes, 1:30 to 2:30 and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Health & Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Cost $10.

UNYTS Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Assemblyman Ray Walter’s district office, 5555 Main St., Williamsville. To make a donation appointment, call 634-1895; walk-ins welcome.

Kidney Disease Education: Learn how to manage other related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. Free. To register, call 871-8103 or visit

Cultivating Mindfulness: Introductory talk, 7 p.m. Friday, Mindgardens, 484 Connecticut St. Free. Visit or call 259-2994 for more information.


Tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

Gentle Beginners’ Yoga: Six-week session starts at 6 p.m. Monday (and excludes Memorial Day), YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers; drop-in rate is $13 per class.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required.

Tai Chi: 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per drop-in class. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, improve your posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

Gentle Yoga: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit $10 per class, ongoing.

Bootybarre classes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Bring a yoga mat, and, if you’d like 3- to 5-pound hand weights. Cost is $12 per class or five pack for $50. For more info, call 675-7375.

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. $10 per class. Bring mat.


Elmwood-Bidwell Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; the market will be set up on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across from its usual location, while work is done on the lawn there. Market features up to 38 vendors, though many fruit and vegetable farmers won’t visit regularly until the third week of June; new vendors include Biscotti for Everybotti, BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery and Kwilos Farm.

Cross Roads Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield.

Juicing workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Body Glyphix Studio, 2377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center. Cost is $15; you must preregister at or by calling 652-7805.

Food Truck Tuesdays: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Larkinville, Seneca and Van Rensselaer streets. Up to 30 food trucks, live music, local produce, beer and wine.


Hospice Memorial Walk: Register at 9 a.m. Sunday; walk starts at 11 a.m., Canalside, 44 Prime St.; for online registration or more info, visit

Mental health support: National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County groups will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, lower level, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville, and at the same time at Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

Caregiver support: Six-week caregiver support class starts Thursday, Life Transitions, 1140 Delaware Ave., will run 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 26. Cost is $25 for the course, which includes “The Caregiver Handbook.” For more info or to register, call the Erie County Department of Senior Services at 858-2177 or email

Photo exhibit opening: “Deconstructing Main Street,” a new series by East Aurora photographer Max Collins, opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St . Exhibit runs through July 5; opening reception is free and open to the public.