Health and wellness

relay for life: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Iroquois High School cafeteria, Girdle Road, Elma. Food and drinks, basket raffle and bake sale. Relay information is available. Come vote for your favorite crockpot masterpiece and get a head start on holiday shopping while supporting a great cause. Contact Nicole at 601-7867 or for more information.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dent Tower, fifth-floor UBNS administrative offices, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at 833-5389.

Breast Cancer Support: Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, contact Kathy at 754-4719 or Joyce 434-5081.

PUCCS Charity hockey tournament: To benefit the Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke, Friday to Dec. 1. Winning team faces the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. Admission is $7 per person or $20 for a three-day pass. Family passes are $30 for the entire weekend (immediate family only). Children ages 8 and under are free. There will be Sabres Alumni merchandise for sale and autographing during the Sabres Alumni game. For more information, visit


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.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. and restorative yoga at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required. Visit or email for more information.

Tai Chi: with Bob White; 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. For more info, email or call 574-5503.

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.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday, 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 information, visit or call 866-3735.

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. Tuesday, 861 Brighton Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per class; bring own mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Yoga: Family yoga, open to families with children ages 5 to 11, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; and hatha yoga, all levels, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. These are free classes sponsored by the Town of Porter. Email for more information.


Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. For more information, visit

Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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.

science of food: Education staff will lead themed activities exploring the science of food from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Sunday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. For more information, visit

Green Cuisine: 7 p.m. Monday, Epiphany United Church of Christ, 9365 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. Learn to make a raw apple pie, followed by a sampling, in time for Thanksgiving. Suggested donation of $2.


grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport.

Chess Open House: noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Central Library, One Lafayette Square.