wellness store: Rite Aid will hold a grand opening of its Wellness Store from noon to 4 p.m. today at 798 Harlem Road, West Seneca. Nurses and pharmacists will be on hand to provide free services designed to help local residents keep their hearts healthy, including cholesterol and blood glucose testing; blood pressure readings; and information on the American Heart Association’s Life Check. Pharmacists also will be available to counsel on heart health topics, including how vitamins and supplements such as fish oil can promote heart health.

breast cancer support: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road. For more information, contact Kathy at 754-4719 or Joyce 434-5081.

stress fundamentals: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. This free seminar is open to the public and is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. It will focus on how stress affects health and will help participants learn to manage stress. Reservations may be made by calling 995-3851 or by going to

Green eating: Green Cuisine group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Epiphany Church, 9365 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. Learn about fermenting and the benefits of eating fermented foods. There will be a hands-on lesson in the kitchen making sauerkraut. For more information, call Donna Truman at 741-9477.

chess open houses: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Presented in collaboration with Archangel 8 Chess Academy. Tournament play is offered, as is a chance for the public to watch and learn to play chess informally. U.S. Chess Federation members wishing to compete are urged to register by emailing There is no registration fee to compete.

Explorer Post: Shawnee Junior Explorer Post hosts its annual spaghetti fundraising dinner and auction from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shawnee Fire Hall 3747 Lockport Road, near Shawnee Road, Sanborn. Drawings start at 4. Dinner costs $4 for children 12 and younger and $7 for adults. Call Jeff Binga Sr. at 867-0721.

BUllying prevention: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Student Alliance of Niagara County Community College (NCCC) will sponsor a performance of “Bullying Is a Drag” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Arts & Media Theatre on the NCCC Sanborn campus. The performance is free and open to the public and will feature entertainment by a number of drag queen entertainers from Buffalo area clubs.