Health and wellness
Bosom Buddies of WNY: Breast cancer survivor support group meets at 10 a.m. today, Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, just west of Route 400; guest speaker Kelly Standage, from the YMCA, will give a talk titled “Living Strong,” will discuss activities at the Y and will give a Zumba demonstration.
Fibromyalgia Awareness: Support group meets from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Those with fibromyalgia or family and friends are welcome. For more info, contact Dana Mang at 207-1827.
Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Relay for Life and Blossoms for Hope presents second annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Fundraiser, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Old City Hall, 2 Pine St., Lockport. Basket raffle, grand prize and finger foods with samples from Flight of Five, Schulze and Long Cliff wineries, as well as Yancey’s Fancy Cheese, Barker Chocolate Box and Old City Hall Tea Parlor. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the door.
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); caregivers support at the same time and place; Women’s Peer Support, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the same location.
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.
Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave.; Dr. James Mohler, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will give a talk titled, “What’s New in Prostate Cancer.” 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.
Wellness Program: “The Power of the Mind to Heal,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Research and Information Commons, Room 101, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free; register by calling the Cancer Wellness Center at 694-1395.
Kidney Disease Education: Learn how to manage related health conditions including diabetes and hypertension, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. Free; to register, call 523-9604 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Stroke support: Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, fifth floor Rehabilitation Medicine wing, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St.; call 859-5280 or 859-7110.
Hip & Knee Pain Patient Seminar: 6 p.m. Thursday, Excelsior Orthopaedics, 3925 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Dr. Peter Shields will host a free patient education seminar to talk about hip and knee pain, the causes of the pain, the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatment options and more. RSVP by calling 250-6409 or register online by Monday at excelsiorortho.com/seminars.
Parkinson’s Support: National Parkinson’s Foundation of WNY will hold its monthly support group meeting for people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, call 689-1559.
Mental Health support: National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County educational meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville.
Open House: 10 to 11:30 a.m. today and next Saturday, Taoist Tai Chi Society, 968 Kenmore Ave., between Colvin and Starin avenues. See demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class times. For more info, visit buffalo.taoist.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 876-7218.
Aerobic fundraiser: “Spring Into Action,” to benefit Family Promise of WNY, the nonprofit that rescues homeless families, noon to 5 p.m. today, George Urban Mansion, 280 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga; featuring aerobic dance instruction, a demonstration by the Buffalo All-Star Extreme cheerleading team and a gathering of fitness-minded vendors and community organizations. Tickets at the door are $10. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. Visit fpwny.org.
Wildflower Hike: The WNY Land Conservancy will host a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve, Lette Road, Town of Lockport, 1 to 3 p.m. today; free and open to the public.
Laughter Yoga: Free session in honor of World Laughter Day, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Canalside. No previous yoga experience needed.
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.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. Five-week session starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Schofield Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Cost is $48; register by calling 882-0772 or emailing email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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 is $6 per drop-in class. For more info, visit carlaspilates.com or call 866-3735.
Gentle Yoga: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; for more info, visit shaktibuffalo.com. $10 per class, ongoing.
Gentle Restorative Yoga: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $12 drop-in fee, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit bodyglyphix.com.
Tai Chi Chih: All ages seven-week beginners class starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Health & Wellness Center, 10946 Main St., Clarence. Cost is $70; call 572-2096 for more info.
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. For more info, email email@example.com, call 604-7536 or visit yourfitguru.com/joykelley.
RAce for FITNESS: Kids Dash at 9 a.m., 5K at 10 a.m. next Saturday, DeSales Catholic School, 6914 Chestnut Ridge Road, Town of Lockport; $20 to register online at DeSalesCatholicSchool.org, by clicking on News & Events; $25 day of race. Proceeds to benefit the school’s Home School Association.
Winter Market at Horsefeathers: Today is the last day of the season for the market, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; wide variety of local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, wine, biscotti, cookies, homemade dog treats, jams, soaps, chocolates and pasta.
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.
Relay for Life Fashion Show: 11 a.m.; lunch at noon today, Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. Tickets cost $20 at the door and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Good for the Neighborhood: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave.; learn how to be healthy and active with free events including a farmers’ market, health screenings and chance to talk with a pharmacist about your medications (bring a list of what you take). The Buffalo Police Athletic League will give free bicycle helmets, while supplies last, to children who attend. Sponsored by the Independent Health Foundation.
Senior living tours: Pine Senior Living, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 6231 Tonawanda Creek Road North, Town of Lockport, off Transit Road near Millersport Highway. Learn about apartment life in the complex for those ages 62 and over, and receive a free hearing screening.
gift Wrapping: To benefit the National Alliance of Mentally Ill regional chapter, during business hours Friday and next Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For more information about NAMI, call 226-6264 or visit namibuffalony.org.
Community Service opportunities: Help with construction, painting or yard clearing at the Buffalo City Mission and several nonprofit, faith-based organizations next Saturday; sign up at thechapel.com/loveserves.
Sensational Saturday Program: “Staying Safe in the Sun,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Take part in a poster contest that discusses how to take precautions from the sun’s harmful rays as summer approaches. Entrants can draw, paint or use photography to deliver a sun-safe message. Anyone can enter. Posters may be dropped off at the Power Vista at any time prior to the start of the event. For more information, call 286-6661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Brunch for Mom: For children ages 6 to 12, 11 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Broadway Market, 999 Broadway. Free; bring favorite brunch dish to share with mom, grandma and other loved ones. See broadwaymarket.org for more info.