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Buffalo Healthy Living List of Upcoming Healthy Happenings

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

January 3. 6:30 pm. Free Presentation and Screening of Forks Over Knives. Williamsville North H.S., 1595 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville. Tim and Heather Kaufman talk about their journey to health as they lost 290 lbs. Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most, if not all, of the chronic diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Free parking bet. Casey Middle and North High. Enter through doors located on the east side of the building.

January 5. 10:00 a.m. Peaceful Heart Meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo.
January 5. 7:00 p.m. Queen City Contra Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo.
January 5 & 6. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Citrus Fest at the Lexington Coop! Taste 10+ varieties of citrus, save on some of your favorites, and bask in the citrus sunshine.

January 8. 8 to 10:30 am. The Opioid Epidemic in Our Community.
Featuring Dr. Gale Burstein and Mark Poloncarz, Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BlueCross BlueShield Bldg.), 257 West Genesee St., Buffalo. Partnership members free. Non-Partnership Members: $50.

January 9. 10:30 am to noon. Healthy Eating After the Holidays. Join Catholic Health dietitian, Jackie McIntyre, MS, ED, CDN, Benefits of incorporating superfoods into your daily diet. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public. Reservations required 716-649-1205 before January 4. St. Francis Park, at 5229 South Park Avenue in Hamburg.

January 13. 10 am to 4 pm. Live Well Buffalo.Celebration of healthy living includes health and wellness vendors, fitness classes, inspirational speakers, live DJ, cool giveaways, and healthy food and drink options, The Ag-Grange/Marketplace facilities at the Hamburg Fairgrounds 5820 S. Park Ave., Hamburg.

January 13. 2 to 4 pm. Knead and Mead Italian Breadmaking Class.Lilly Belle Meads, 11 West Main St., Lancaster. Ingredients provided. Bring large mixing bowl, spatula and kitchen towel. Register at eventbrite.

January 14. 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Should I Stay or Should I Go?What it takes to make a move. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public. Reservations required 716-649-1205 before January 9. St. Francis Park, at 5229 South Park Avenue Hamburg.

January 16. 1 to 2:30 pm. Prepring Financially for the Unexpected.Protect your family’s financial resources from life’s unexpected turns. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public. Reservations required 716-649-1205 before January 14. St. Francis Park, at 5229 South Park Avenue Hamburg.

January 17. 12 to 1 pm.What you need to know about child sex trafficking webinar. Overview of child sex trafficking: What does it look like. Learn the warning signs and how to protect your child. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2897889731924687361. Free.

January 24. 10 am to 4 pm. Wegman’s Kids Day at BotanicalGarden (included with admission) $11 adults, $10 seniors (62+), $9 students (13+ with ID), Free admission for Garden Members and kids up to 12. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly, www.buffalogardens.com.

January 26. 1 to 4 pm and 5 to 8 pm. Wine and Chocolate Festival at Adams Mark. Featuringlocal chocolatiers, winemakers, other businesses, and activities to support Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA). Tickets $30 ($10 designated driver tickets), at wineandchocolatefestivals.com.

January 27. 4 pm. Spirit of Women in Song. Concentus Women’s Chorus, Buffalo Girlchoir and the Women’s Choir of Buffalo. Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. $15.

Wednesday January 30. 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Tax Free Investing.Investments that provide tax-free income, and possibly keep you in a lower tax bracket. Light refreshments. FREE and open to the public. Reservations required 716-649-1205 before January 28. St. Francis Park, at 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg.


Buffalo RiverWorksVarious events, 342-2292, www.buffaloriverworks.com.

Canalside, Various events, www.canalsidebuffalo.com, 574-1537.

Independent Health Events,www.independenthealth.com/IntheCommunity/Events.

Kaleida Health Events.www.kaleidahealth.org/events.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Events and Classes, http://nfmmc.org/classes-events/events.

Support Groups

Addictions. 6:30 pm Mondays, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. 836-0822, Ext. 164 or clloyd@wnyil.org.

Alzheimer’sSupport. Respite Services, Education, Training, Memory Wellness. 716-626-0600.

Bipolar Disorder. Noon Thurs. 886-1242 or lwexler@eriemha.org.

Brain Injuries and Other Disabilities. Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, 716-408-3100. PEER Support 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30-8 pm; Caregivers 1st Tues. 6:30-8 pm.

Breast Cancer Network, Exercise & Restorative Classes,
Tai Chi, Mondays 9:30 am; Yoga, Mondays 6 pm, Fridays 10:30 am; Qigong Wednesdays 1 pm; Zumba Wednesdays 6 pm; Exercise Friday 9 am, Art Thursdays 6:30 pm; Network Support Groups, Second Tuesdays 8pm, first Wednesdays 11 am, third Wednesdays 7 pm; Support Group for Young Survivors second and third Wednesdays 7 pm; Support Group for those with Metastatic Disease Tues. noon, twice monthly. Education Series, 2nd Tuesdays 6 pm; Presentations on survivorship; Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave, Depew, www.bcnwny.org, info@bcnwny.org, 706-0060. Free.

Eating Disorders Anonymous.412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst, 380-4035, edcatt2@gmail.com.

Explore and More. Let’s Get Physical.11 am to 2 pm. First and Third Saturday of the month, http://exploreandmore.org/event/lets-get-physical/.

Memory Care. Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, Wives support 3 pm, Daughter’s support 5 pm second Wed. monthly, 632-3700.

We Can.1 pm Saturdays, Genesis Center, 2161 Seneca St. Peer-run support for teens with mental health disorders, drug and alcohol addiction. thegenesiscenter.us.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE – Weekly tasks at the EVA office; projects differ based on volunteer experience. Email Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org to get involved.
BLOCK CLUB CONNECTION – Does your block have a block club? Get connected to the EVA block club master list. Email Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org for more information.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN – EVA seeks an intern to assist with communications, content generation, and social media management for the spring semester. Email your resume to Ashley@elmwoodvillage.org for more information.
2019 STREET TEAM – Do you like to garden? Do you want to see a cleaner, greener Elmwood Avenue? Join the EVA Street Team in 2019 and help to make a stronger Elmwood Avenue. Sign-up here: http://elmwoodvillage.org/membership/volunteer/
2019 SUMMER CONCERT COMMITTEE – Help produce the weekly summer concert series on Bidwell Parkway. Sign-up through EVA’s volunteer interest form: http://elmwoodvillage.org/membership/volunteer/


January 1 @ 8:00 am
January 31 @ 5:00 pm
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