MALL WALKS: The Wellness Institute and its community partners are offering Winter 2013 Be Active Erie County walks for older adults at area malls. Registration for the first walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the food court of the Boulevard Mall, Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst. The walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Participants have a choice of guided walks – long or short. Also offered are health education materials, health/fitness screenings, presentations, healthy refreshments and an opportunity to meet new people and socialize with old friends.

DANCE MARATHON: The Western New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host is first 18-hour Dance Marathon, from 6 p.m. Friday, through noon Saturday in Sinful Nightclub, 334 Delaware Ave. Dancers age 17 and older must register by Wednesday at The registration fee of $20 includes free swag bags. Doors open at 5 p.m.

WORKSHOP: Cornell University Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Rural Landowner Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Pioneer Central School, County Line Road, Yorkshire. The workshop involves several agencies that provide educational information and outreach to landowners. For more information or required preregistration, call 585-268-7644, Ext. 10.