Health and wellness

Breast cancer support: Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information and registration, call 298-2145.

MEdication safety and disposal: Learn how to safely store prescription medications and protect you and your loved ones from theft or accidental exposure. Also, learn how to safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst. Space is limited. To register, visit or call 631-8701. Free.

Foot care: “Oh My Aging (Aching) Feet!,” a free talk by podiatrist Dr. David Perelstein, will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Perelstein will discuss how the aging process affects feet. He will discuss structural changes, common foot problems and medical conditions that can come as people age, and he will share information on treatments that can help. The program is open to the public. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 995-3851 or online at


walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September.

senior health and fitness day: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Akron-Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road. Free health screening, seminars, prizes, lunch and exhibits. For more info, call 542-6645 or email

golden age games: Thursday through June 4 at various locations across the Buffalo Niagara region. For more info, call (855) 852-1411 or visit /

Race for scholarships: Kids Fun Run starts at 5 p.m. and the eighth annual Alden 5K Race for Scholarships starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, in front of Alden High School, 13190 Park St., Alden. Race finish is in Alden Town Park. New this year, $250 prizes each will be awarded to the top male and top female finishers, and additional awards will be presented to the top three finishers in different age groups. A post-race Party-in-the-Park will wrap up the event, including live music, food, drinks, raffles and an awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation to award college scholarships to graduating seniors. Those interested in sponsoring or participating should contact Jenna Ziegler at or visit the race website at


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 info, visit


body worlds vital: Premiere for adults 21 and over, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. In contrast with the heart-focused Body Worlds exhibit hosted by the museum in 2009, Vital explores the capabilities of the human body and shares how best to defeat life-threatening diseases through informed choices and lifestyle changes. The 6,000-square-foot exhibition presents both healthy and diseased specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. Tickets for the launch and timed tickets available for purchase through September are available at Tickets include general admission to the museum, including its new science studios. Admission rates range from $5 to $6 for museum members to up to $15 for nonmembers. Sponsors include Independent Health, M&T Bank and The Buffalo News.

Book exhibit: Opening reception for fifth Annual Western New York Book Arts Center Members’ Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.; free and open to the public. Those interested in entering work should visit Exhibit is open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through July 6.

Kids run: Twenty-fifth annual Independent Health Foundation’s Kids Run, 9 a.m. next Saturday, Zoofari Courtyard at Delaware Park. The free event, presented by Wegmans, includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages. In addition to registering as a team, participants can create custom shirts and purchase custom road signs to cheer on runners. After the race, all participants can enjoy the Buffalo Zoo with $2 admission per person. To register online or download an entry form, visit Entry forms are also available at all area Wegmans. Walk-up registration is welcome and open from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the event.